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George Grey Posts Solid Result at World Ski Championships

eorge Grey ploughed through fresh snowfall to lead the track to the finish line for four Canadians and finished 21st in the men's 15-kilometre individual start competition at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic on Friday. Starting in the second tier of athletes, the 29-year-old Grey – who is the...

Madeline Edwards - Rossland Skater Wins Big

Rossland, as we all know, has a long and storied history of raising and producing top level athletes over the years from Nancy Greene, Kerrin Lee-Gartner, Dallas Drake and many others through to today’s current stars like George Grey. Following in that tradition, the next generation of Rossland athletes are starting to make...

The First Black Jack Loppet – An Historical Note by Ken Holmes

I was on the executive of the Black Jack Ski Club in 1984 when it was suggested by Roger Chrisfield and Rob Grey that the club should host a loppet. They had been to a loppet in Eastern Canada and they came home full of enthusiasm. At the first meeting of the 1984 executive, jobs were being volunteered for and, due to my...

BRENDA GIILL: An Ode to Herbs!

One of the reasons I like this time of year is the warming foods we eat. I decided to make Chicken Marbella for friends coming over for dinner on Sunday and was reminded of all the great reasons to add garlic and herbs to your cooking. It was a treat to have the waft of garlic interlaced with the pungent aroma of thyme,...

Centennial Trail Grooming is Back

Users of the Centennial Trail will notice an improvement in the trail grooming this week as the grooming issues identified over last summer and the fall have at least temporarily been worked out and the trail will be groomed and track set for the remainder of the winter season. Originally, as reported this past fall, the...

A Woman's Guide to Training Her Man for Avalanche Safety

By John Kelly Many of you will be waiting for your men to come home from their mountain adventures this weekend, and judging by the number of calls we are getting at the Canadian Avalanche Centre, many of you are worried about whether it’s really safe for them to be out there in the first place. That sentence is not intended...

Red Mountain Welcomes the Little Ones

Under sunny skies, the Red Mountain Racers hosted the second Nancy Green Ski League race in the annual series. With approximately 150 racers from Red Mountain, Whitewater, Salmo and Summit Lake in Nakusp in attendance, kids ranging in age from 5 to 12 raced a slalom course down the face of Red. With hard packed, yet totally...

BRENDA GILL: Ah Hah!! You Won't Get Me Now!!!!

It's the cold weather season, so it's time to boost your system so it can efficiently handle those pesky bacteria and viruses. Flus/colds can last two to three weeks and typically have the following symptoms: sore throats, sinus infection/congestion, cough with phlegm and sometimes slight fever and muscle aches, if you don't...

COMMENTARY: Impressed By My First Nordic Event

If you’re like me, there’s a good chance that the thought of standing outside for several hours in sub-zero weather watching skin suit-clad racers cross country ski around in circles for a few hours probably never made it to the top of your to-do list on a Sunday morning. This past weekend with the Haywood Nor Am event going...

Rosslander Dane Tudor Defends his Freeskiing Title

High above the Kootenay Sea and under the shining sun, Rossland’s premiere winter sporting event, the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships, went off successfully again this year on the slopes of Link’s Line and the face of Mt. Roberts. The first two days of competition hosted the qualifiers and semi-finals on Link’s Line ...

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