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Trust Fund Established for Families of Sparwood Snowmobilers

A trust fund has been established to aid the families of the eight snowmobilers who were killed in Sparwood on December 29, 2008. Donations can be made to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Transit: 5080 Branch: 003 Account: 5077425 or Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Transit: 03070 Branch: 010 Account: 7573138 Anyone wishing...

Junior Skiers Impress at Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships

Remember back when you were seven years old and it was a thrill just bombing semi-snowplow, poles tucked up under your armpits points to the sky down the steepest blue trail you could find, impressed in your own ‘Look mom, I didn’t fall!’ style? OK maybe that was just me in my pre-Western days on the small hills of Nova Scotia...

Black Jack Hosts Kootenay Cup #1, Dedicates Trailhead Cabin to Memory of Rich Thorpe

Kootenay Cup # 1, held Sunday at Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club, was a rousing success. 90 racers (including 40 in the Atoms and Peewees division) turned out for a great day of racing. The youngest skiers were 3 years old and the Atoms and Peewees division gave an exciting finish as kids vied for 1st place. Some Atoms...

Calling all Red Mountain Racers Alumni

While Rossland may be best known for the millions of dollars’ worth of gold that came out of Red Mountain last century, the Red Mountain Racers and a dedicated team of volunteers are working hard to showcase a whole different kind of gold that came not from beneath the surface but from the snowy slopes of Red Mountain. Over...

Pond Hockey Championships Ready to Rock

Lately as I’ve been walking past the Emcon yard on 3rd Ave. I keep having a slightly modified version of the Monday Night Football song opening run through my head: “Are you ready for some Hockeeyyyyy!” Pond Hockey, that is. With the Western Qualifying tournament of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships coming to ...

Busy Season Starts for Rossland's Nordic Community

Factor in the strong skiing history of Rossland and the current success of George Grey, member of the Canadian National Ski Team who started his skiing at Black Jack, as well as other up and coming Junior Cross Country Racers from Rossland and you have a winning equation and reason to attend the 2009 Haywood NorAm and Teck ...

BRENDA GILL: Tips To Get Back On Track Now That the Christmas season is Over!

One of the areas I address, especially after the holiday season is helping people get into a good routine again with eating and to try to lose those added pounds from the holidays. Here are a few tips to achieve that goal. Eat 3 full meals a day to keep the fire burning Always eat breakfast-- whole grain porridge oats or whole...

George Grey Among Three Canadians to Qualify for Sprint Finals at Tour de Ski

PRAGUE, CZE.—A trio of Canadians were ready to pounce onto the podium for the second straight day, but ran into some tough luck in the finals of a skate-sprint race and third stage of the Tour de Ski in Prague, Czech Republic on Monday. Feeding off the adrenalin of his first podium performance of the year yesterday in Germany,...

Red Lifts to Start Turning This Friday

The first major snowfall of the season hit the Kootenays last week with up to forty centimetres being reported at higher elevations. While it’s not out of the norm for winter storm cycles to get fired up this late into December, the big snowfall has cranked up the itch to strap on skis and snowboards and get out on the local...

Rossland Skiers Dominate at Vernon NorAm Race

The cream of the crop stacked the top of the leaderboard in the men’s and women’s individual skate races at the Haywood NorAm series near Vernon, B.C. on Sunday afternoon. Canadian World Cup team veteran, George Grey, led the way for Rossland's skiers and won the men’s 15-kilometre race after clocking a time of 39 minutes...

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