Jim Bailey

Kootenay Savings Super League curling team made up of skip Bill van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Garry Beaudry, and lead Richard Faunt captured top spot at the Kootenay Masters Regional Playdowns to advance to the BC Masters Curling championship in March.                                 Submitted photo.

van Yzerloo team wins berth to Masters curling provincials

Kootenay Savings Super League curling team goes undefeated at Masters Kootenay Playdowns

Kootenay Savings Super League curling team made up of skip Bill van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Garry Beaudry, and lead Richard Faunt captured top spot at the Kootenay Masters Regional Playdowns to advance to the BC Masters Curling championship in March.                                 Submitted photo.
RNG plant

Construction on ground-breaking RNG plant in Fruitvale set to go in spring 2021

REN Energy partners with Calgary engineering firm for innovative West Kootenay gas plant

RNG plant
“Trophy Town” filmmakers were in Trail filming a documentary on the ‘39 and ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters. From left writer/producer Dave Alexander, director/producer/cameraman Robert Barrett, and cinematographer/cameraman David Cain.

Building ‘Trophy Town’: A Home of Champions story

Filmmakers visit Trail to create upcoming documentary on world champion ‘39 and ‘61 Smoke Eaters

“Trophy Town” filmmakers were in Trail filming a documentary on the ‘39 and ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters. From left writer/producer Dave Alexander, director/producer/cameraman Robert Barrett, and cinematographer/cameraman David Cain.
Greater Trail at odds with BC Hockey

Greater Trail at odds with BC Hockey

Greater Trail Bantam Rep players left without a league

Greater Trail at odds with BC Hockey
Trail athlete Jaxon Kuchar won gold in the 1,500-m Steeplechase at the Legion national youth track and field meet in Cape Breton on Sunday.

Trail athlete wins gold at the National Youth Track and Field Meet

Trail athlete Jaxon Kuchar was at the top of his game on Sunday winning gold in the 1,500-m steeple

Trail athlete Jaxon Kuchar won gold in the 1,500-m Steeplechase at the Legion national youth track and field meet in Cape Breton on Sunday.
West Kootenay Orioles capture Washington State ‘A’ championship

West Kootenay Orioles capture Washington State ‘A’ championship

West Kootenay Orioles make history, beat Hanford to claim the Washington Legion ‘A’ title

West Kootenay Orioles capture Washington State ‘A’ championship
The West Kootenay Orioles won their semifinal match against the Olympic Crosscutters, 7-6, Tuesday night, and play in the final of the Washington American Legion State championship against Hanover Wednesday at 4 p.m. Keith DeWitt photo.

West Kootenay ‘A’ Orioles in prime position for Washington State final

The West Kootenay Orioles defeated Olympic in the semifinal on Tuesday, play Hanover in State final

The West Kootenay Orioles won their semifinal match against the Olympic Crosscutters, 7-6, Tuesday night, and play in the final of the Washington American Legion State championship against Hanover Wednesday at 4 p.m. Keith DeWitt photo.
Trail videographer Jordan Stobel films “Sport Fishing on the Fly” host Don Freschi fighting a rainbow on the Columbia River with the slopes of Red Mountain looming in the background. Freschi is launching ontheflyadventures.ca this coming week, a portal to many of Freschi’s ultimate fly-fishing experiences.  Jim Bailey photo

Host/creator of ‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ shares destination portal

‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ host Don Freschi hooks people up with the ultimate fly-fishing experience

Trail videographer Jordan Stobel films “Sport Fishing on the Fly” host Don Freschi fighting a rainbow on the Columbia River with the slopes of Red Mountain looming in the background. Freschi is launching ontheflyadventures.ca this coming week, a portal to many of Freschi’s ultimate fly-fishing experiences.  Jim Bailey photo
Trail native Katie Yuris (left) won the Coach of the Year Award from BC Hockey and says she wouldn’t have received the award if not for the support of sister McKayla (right), who is co-coach of the West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team.

Katie Yuris receives BC Hockey Coach of the Year

Katie Yuris, coach of West Kootenay Wildcats, honoured with the Ernie Gare Coach of the Year Award

Trail native Katie Yuris (left) won the Coach of the Year Award from BC Hockey and says she wouldn’t have received the award if not for the support of sister McKayla (right), who is co-coach of the West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team.
Community Futures-Greater Trail launched its wesportfish.com website to promote sport-fishing on the Columbia River and its surrounding communities. Jim Bailey photo.

Community Futures launches Columbia River sport-fishing website

Website promotes Columbia River’s excellent sport fishing and local communities and businesses

Community Futures-Greater Trail launched its wesportfish.com website to promote sport-fishing on the Columbia River and its surrounding communities. Jim Bailey photo.
Garrett Kucher with Rattlesnake Open low-gross-champion trophy. Submitted photos.

Greater Trail golfer rallies for second straight win at Rattlesnake Open

Garrett Kucher broke away from the pack in the final three holes to win the Rattlesnake Open

Garrett Kucher with Rattlesnake Open low-gross-champion trophy. Submitted photos.
Guest fly tyer Ed Smith shares the tricks of his fly-tying trade at the West Kootenay Fly Fishing Clubs 20th annual Symposium at the Castlegar Rec Complex this weekend. Jim Bailey photos.

West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club hosts fly-fishing symposium

Castlegar fly-fishing symposium delivers an intriguing mix for local fly anglers

Guest fly tyer Ed Smith shares the tricks of his fly-tying trade at the West Kootenay Fly Fishing Clubs 20th annual Symposium at the Castlegar Rec Complex this weekend. Jim Bailey photos.
A couple of fly-fishing primers are coming to Castlegar with the 20th annual Fly Fishing Symposium going this weekend and the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival screened for Apr. 5 at the Old Castle Theatre. Jim Bailey photo.

A couple of great catches upcoming for Kootenay fly anglers

West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club hosts its 20th fly-fishing symposium and film festival in Castlegar

A couple of fly-fishing primers are coming to Castlegar with the 20th annual Fly Fishing Symposium going this weekend and the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival screened for Apr. 5 at the Old Castle Theatre. Jim Bailey photo.
Team Wes Craig from Nanaimo-Kerry Park and Team Marilou Richter from Penticton-Kelowna won the 2019 Senior Curling Championships at the Trail Curling Club on Sunday. (From left) Team Craig: Keith Clarke, Craig Button, Steve Waatainen, and Wes Craig. Team Richter: Marilou Richter, Dawn Everest, Cindy Curtain, and Deirdre Riley. Jim Bailey photos

Senior curling championships wrap up at the Trail Curling Club

The Marilou Richter and Wes Craig teams win gold at the senior curling championship in Trail

Team Wes Craig from Nanaimo-Kerry Park and Team Marilou Richter from Penticton-Kelowna won the 2019 Senior Curling Championships at the Trail Curling Club on Sunday. (From left) Team Craig: Keith Clarke, Craig Button, Steve Waatainen, and Wes Craig. Team Richter: Marilou Richter, Dawn Everest, Cindy Curtain, and Deirdre Riley. Jim Bailey photos
Teams Deputan and van Yzerloo won the bronze medal at the 2019 BC Senior Curling Championships. From left: lead Donna Maitland, second Crystal Murray, third Pam Cuthbert, and skip Lisa Deputan. Men’s team, skip Bill van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Alex Coutts, and lead Richard Faunt. Jim Bailey photos.                                Teams Deputan and van Yzerloo won the bronze medal at the 2019 BC Senior Curling Championships. From left: lead Donna Maitland, second Crystal Murray, third Pam Cuthbert, and skip Lisa Deputan. Men’s team, skip Bill van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Alex Coutts, and lead Richard Faunt. Jim Bailey photos.

Finals set for senior curling championship

Bill van Yzerloo and Lisa Deputan teams win bronze, Craig and Cowan rinks headed to the finals

Teams Deputan and van Yzerloo won the bronze medal at the 2019 BC Senior Curling Championships. From left: lead Donna Maitland, second Crystal Murray, third Pam Cuthbert, and skip Lisa Deputan. Men’s team, skip Bill van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Alex Coutts, and lead Richard Faunt. Jim Bailey photos.                                Teams Deputan and van Yzerloo won the bronze medal at the 2019 BC Senior Curling Championships. From left: lead Donna Maitland, second Crystal Murray, third Pam Cuthbert, and skip Lisa Deputan. Men’s team, skip Bill van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Alex Coutts, and lead Richard Faunt. Jim Bailey photos.
BC senior championship: Tie breakers to decide men’s, Richter goes undefeated in women’s
BC senior championship: Tie breakers to decide men’s, Richter goes undefeated in women’s
Kimberley’s Team Tom Buchy looks to stay in contention, but has a tough road to playoffs.

Senior curling provincials setting up for exciting finish

Standings tight as Senior curling teams push for provincial playoffs

Kimberley’s Team Tom Buchy looks to stay in contention, but has a tough road to playoffs.
West Kootenay skip Bill van Yzerloo, with Trail’s Richard Faunt on the broom, was right on target with his final shot Wednesday afternoon to score a 4-3 win over Tom Buchy’s East Kootenay rink in Day 2 action at the B.C. Senior Curling Championships at the Trail Curling Club.

Parity prevails at BC Senior Curling championship

Teams go toe-to-toe in second Draw at the BC Senior Curling Championship

West Kootenay skip Bill van Yzerloo, with Trail’s Richard Faunt on the broom, was right on target with his final shot Wednesday afternoon to score a 4-3 win over Tom Buchy’s East Kootenay rink in Day 2 action at the B.C. Senior Curling Championships at the Trail Curling Club.
Trail Curling Club ice maker Mike Williams works on the ice while City of Trail’s Shane Dixon replaces the lights, all in preparation for the BC Senior Curling Championships starting Tuesday at the Trail Curling Club.

Trail Curling Club set for BC senior championships

Volunteers step up for BC Senior Curling championships at Trail Curling Club

Trail Curling Club ice maker Mike Williams works on the ice while City of Trail’s Shane Dixon replaces the lights, all in preparation for the BC Senior Curling Championships starting Tuesday at the Trail Curling Club.
Community Futures’ inspired Kootenay Sport Fishing Project is in the early stages of building a web portal to the world that will help promote angling in the Columbia River and area, grow current businesses, and create new opportunities. Jim Bailey photo.

Sport fishing gets boost on Lower Columbia

Grant for creating website to promote fishing tourism

Community Futures’ inspired Kootenay Sport Fishing Project is in the early stages of building a web portal to the world that will help promote angling in the Columbia River and area, grow current businesses, and create new opportunities. Jim Bailey photo.