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West Kootenay Basketball Officials take to court to call fouls on cancer

Basketball Officials in the West Kootenay are once again joining with their provincial colleagues to call fouls on CANCER. West Kootenay Basketball Officials are again raising money and awareness in the 15th Call a Foul on Cancer — Pink Whistles Legacy Fund, which strives to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society — B.C. and […]

BCHL sets new league record for NCAA Division 1 committed players

With a flurry of recent NCAA Division I commitments, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) has set a new benchmark for committed players with 193, with many more expected in the coming months. The previous high of 190 was set in June of last season. Trail Smoke Eaters players committed to NCAA Division I programs are:  […]

Trail and Rossland Sign Recreation Agreement for 2024

In a move towards continued regional collaboration, the cities of Trail and Rossland have reached a Trail Resident Program (TRP) recreation services agreement for one year that would come into effect Jan. 1, 2024. This agreement marks a significant step forward in promoting community well-being, sharing resources and enhancing recreational opportunities. The agreement permits residents […]

Dec. 12 proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day

Dec. 12 will be proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day in B.C. to recognize the extraordinary career and outstanding achievements in sport of the Canadian women’s soccer legend. “Dec. 12 is a day for our province to celebrate the extraordinary career of Christine Sinclair and her unparalleled contributions to soccer, both on and off the field,” said […]

RED: A new, improved, FREE ski shuttle

RED Mountain has announced a new, revamped, FREE ski bus for the 2023/24 winter season. The new bus will be larger, accommodating up to 44 passengers, and it will run seven days a week, from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM, transporting skiers, workers and day-trippers between downtown Rossland and RED. The new shuttle will have […]

Brian DeBiasio to be inducted into Golf Hall of Fame of BC

Former Granite Pointe golfer Brian DeBiasio was recently welcomed into the Golf Hall of Fame of BC. DeBiasio, who was a former administrator in the Kootenay Lake School District at L.V. Rogers High School before retiring and moving to Vancouver Island, joins Craig Doell of Victoria, Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay and the late Ron […]

Bruno Campese Bringing Stanley Cup to Nelson on October 15

The Stanley Cup victory tour for the Vegas Golden Knights will touch down in the West Kootenay on October 15 with a visit from Nelson-raised Bruno Campese. One of the most legendary trophies in all of sport has been crisscrossing the globe since the Knights defeated the Florida Panthers in June to claim the franchise’s […]

Team Kootenay Chaos claims Provincial SloPitch Championship

The Slopitch Team of women from the West Kootenay recently added their names to the local history books by capturing the SloPitch National Women’s Provincial Championship. Earlier this month, a group of 13 women from Kaslo, Nelson and Warfield, with only a handful of practices under their respective belts, made the journey to Chilliwack to […]

FIRE AND ICE

With submissions by the Rossland Curling club Fire has invaded and disrupted – even ended — so many lives recently, in BC and around the world – and so far Rossland has been very fortunate, suffering only a few days of dense smoke.  We can all be grateful for that, even as we send donations […]

Smoke Eaters Bolster Blueline With Addition Of Kennedy

The Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the addition of defenceman Jack Kennedy for next season!   Kennedy, from Granby, Massachusetts is coming off a championship season with Avon Old Farms School, winning the Elite 8 title at the NESPAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) Prep tournament. The 18-year-old,...

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