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Fun, safety, compliance - RCMP re-up RED Mountain patrol team

Six RCMP officers of the Trail and Greater District RCMP have again signed up to conduct patrols over the 2020 / 2021 winter season up at RED Mountain Ski Resort, according to Trail RCMP top cop Mike Wicentowich. "The volunteer ski patrol program has been active for many years in the area and has been a successful tool to...

The Ski Bus rides again

Wondering what’s happening with the Ski Bus service this year? The ski bus – also known as the ski shuttle – is partially funded by the Resort Municipality (RMI) funding that Rossland receives, and some of its benefits are recognized in Rossland’s RMI strategy document:  “The service alleviates...

Comment: Black Jack's early bird rate, and snow anxiety

(With files from Linda Allis, for Black Jack) Having great times in the snow: We’ve seen our first taste of snow in Rossland already, giving hope to everyone who loves the stuff and can hardly wait to get out in it this winter. As always, fingers are crossed for a great snow year.  For those who love cross-country...

Smoke Eaters add two more players ahead of 2020-21 season

British Columbia (September 2nd, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitments of two players in Nicolas Roussel and Jackson Krill for the upcoming season. Roussel, an 18-year-old from Maple Ridge and Krill, a 16-year-old from Port Moody, were both players the Smoke Eaters staff identified from the ...

Smokies welcome new head coach, GM

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce Tim Fragle as the team’s next General Manager and Head Coach. Fragle, a native of Edmonton, Alberta and former Smoke Eater comes to Trail with a strong coaching resume as the team’s new General Manager and Head Coach. During the past four years, Fragle has been head...

Selkirk College Saints and BCIHL Take Fall Semester Pause

To ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season will not begin its regular season any sooner than January 2021. At last week’s annual general meeting, the Selkirk College Saints and other member teams decided that safety concerns related to the COVID-19 ...

Rossland Rec on re-opening

  Many of us are eager to get out and socialize and have fun – with other people. When and how can we do that safely?  The Rossland Recreation department has sent the following press release.  Here’s the official word – so far:  The City of Rossland  and the Recreation Department continue to monitor the COVID‐19 pandemic and...

Selkirk College Saints Add Pair of Key Components

The Selkirk College Saints have started to build for the 2020-2021 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with the addition of a proven competitor between the pipes and a power forward who can put the puck in the net. Goaltender Jake Anthony and forward Carson Erhardt have committed to the Saints program...

The Smoke Eaters commit to Lawrence Academy product David Sacco for 2020/21.

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome forward David Sacco, a University of New Hampshire commit, to the Smoke Eaters organization for the upcoming season. Sacco, from Middleton, Massachusetts joins the Smoke Eaters after playing his last two years for the Lawrence Academy Spartans of the USHS-Prep league. The 18-year-old...

Smoke Eaters' Colella Commits to Northern Michigan Wildcats for 2020/21.

Trail, British Columbia (April 1st, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of #13 Michael Colella to Northern Michigan University to play division 1 hockey next season. After a season in the USHL in 2018/19 where he totaled 23 points in 54 games, including 21 points in ten games at the NCDC...

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