Jim Bailey

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.
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.

Community Futures launches Kootenay Sports-Fishing Project

Community Futures initiative focuses on building sports-fishing tourism on the Columbia River

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.
The combined Kootenay Savings Super League seniors team of skip Myron Nichol, third Bill van Yzerloo, second Garry Beaudry and Lead Rich Faunt dominated the Kootenay Senior Men’s Regional Playdowns this past weekend in Grand Forks, going undefeated, and earning the right to compete in the BC Senior Men’s Playdowns in Duncan later this month. (Submitted)

Nichol rink advances to provincial curling championship

Super League curlers team up for provincial berth in the Senior Curling Championship

The combined Kootenay Savings Super League seniors team of skip Myron Nichol, third Bill van Yzerloo, second Garry Beaudry and Lead Rich Faunt dominated the Kootenay Senior Men’s Regional Playdowns this past weekend in Grand Forks, going undefeated, and earning the right to compete in the BC Senior Men’s Playdowns in Duncan later this month. (Submitted)
CBT holds trans-boundary pike forum

CBT holds trans-boundary pike forum

CBT hosted the first trans-boundary collaboration that dealt with the spread of northern pike.

CBT holds trans-boundary pike forum
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Chase Heat 5-2 on Thursday to sweep the best-of-five KIJHL final series.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks soar to KIJHL title, prep for Cyclone

The Nitehawks beat the Heat with a 5-2 victory Thursday to capture the KIJHL and sweep Chase in the best-of-five series, 3-0.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Chase Heat 5-2 on Thursday to sweep the best-of-five KIJHL final series.

Two ‘local’ players selected in Bantam draft

A pair of players with Trail ties went one right after another in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday.

U16 Girls fastball: Strong showing for Kodiaks

The West Kootenay Kodiaks competed at the U16 B Girls Fastball Provincial championship in Prince George on the weekend

Kodiaks off to Futures fastball tournament

The West Kootenay Kodiaks head off to Surrey to play against the best teams in the west.

A fly angler poised precariously on a large boulder casts into an eddy near Rock Island on the Columbia River earlier this week.

Columbia River collaboration

Two area fly-fishing aficionados are teaming up to make the Mighty Columbia River more accessible to local and visiting anglers.

A fly angler poised precariously on a large boulder casts into an eddy near Rock Island on the Columbia River earlier this week.
Castlegar Rebels #17-Darren Medeiros is denied by Kings goalie Michael Hails Thursday

Little consolation for Castlegar Rebels

The KIJHL champion Castlegar Rebels were eliminated from contention after heartbreaking back-to-back losses at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

Castlegar Rebels #17-Darren Medeiros is denied by Kings goalie Michael Hails Thursday

West Kootenay Fishing Report

The West Kootenay Fishing Report is a supplement appearing every second Thursday of the month.

Rebels stick around, win in OT

The Castlegar Rebels prolonged the Neil Murdoch Division title series against Beaver Valley with a 4-3 double-overtime win.

Beaver Valley comes back to win in OT

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks won Game 2 of the Neil Murdoch Division title over Castlegar Rebels 5-4 in overtime.