John White

The Castlegar Rebels try to defend on the power play. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels tied 2-2 in series against Nitehawks after second loss

The Castlegar Rebels are tied 2-2 in the playoff series against the Nitehawks after losing Tuesday.

The Castlegar Rebels try to defend on the power play. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
A Nitehawks forward slides on the ice after being checked in first-period action in Fruitvale. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

UPDATED: Rebels downed 4-2 in Game 3

The Nitehawks stormed back with three unanswered goals in the second.

A Nitehawks forward slides on the ice after being checked in first-period action in Fruitvale. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Rebels defenceman Vince Bitonti scores on a rebound. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels ride shutout to 2-0 series lead

Rebels caption Vince Bitonti scored two power-play goals to lead the offence.

Rebels defenceman Vince Bitonti scores on a rebound. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
FILE — Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (from left) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways. The company handed out more than 300 reflective armbands that are aimed at increasing pedestrian visibility. (Selkirk College)

John White: No excuse for dark highway walking without reflectors

The pedestrian in question was breaking all of the rules of pedestrianing.

FILE — Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (from left) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways. The company handed out more than 300 reflective armbands that are aimed at increasing pedestrian visibility. (Selkirk College)
Dawson Tritt scores past stretching goaltender Curt Doyle and a sprawling Brady Daniels. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

So-called meaningless game packed a punch for Rebels

The pace was slow, the decisions too cute by half, and the results predictable.

Dawson Tritt scores past stretching goaltender Curt Doyle and a sprawling Brady Daniels. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Poll question: Would you like to see ride-hailing services in Castlegar?

Poll question: Would you like to see ride-hailing services in Castlegar?

The province is expected to introduce ride-hailing legislation in the fall.

Poll question: Would you like to see ride-hailing services in Castlegar?
John White: Scumbag Brain makes its most unwelcome return

John White: Scumbag Brain makes its most unwelcome return

I’ve been suffering from sporadic insomnia thanks to sinus migraines over the last couple of weeks.

John White: Scumbag Brain makes its most unwelcome return
Poll question: Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?

Poll question: Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?

Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?…

Poll question: Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?
FILE - Florio Vassilakakis (left) and James Varghese (right) from The Nineteenth took home the People’s Choice award at the Kootenay Gallery of Art’s Soup for the Cultured Soul fundraiser Saturday night.

Soup for the Cultured Soul tickets up for grabs

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for the Soup For The Cultured Soul event on Feb. 24.

FILE - Florio Vassilakakis (left) and James Varghese (right) from The Nineteenth took home the People’s Choice award at the Kootenay Gallery of Art’s Soup for the Cultured Soul fundraiser Saturday night.
Andrea Ryman demonstrates the new Destination Castlegar website events calendar tool. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: Community comes together to maximize event successes

Andrea Ryman from Destination Castlegar was the driving force behind the movement.

Andrea Ryman demonstrates the new Destination Castlegar website events calendar tool. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Brady Daniels scores a shorthanded goal on a breakaway with a quick snapper over the glove of Ross King. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

UPDATED: Castlegar Rebels lose to Leafs after critical bounce-back win

The Castlegar Rebels were in Nelson on Sunday where they battled the Leafs but came up short.

Brady Daniels scores a shorthanded goal on a breakaway with a quick snapper over the glove of Ross King. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
This adorable pupper was one of the dozens trundling around the streets of Rossland during the winter carnival. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: Rossland Winter Carnival warmed the heart

It was my first foray into this fabled gathering, and I wasn’t disappointed.

This adorable pupper was one of the dozens trundling around the streets of Rossland during the winter carnival. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Castlegar Rebels forward Andrew Petten delivers a thunderous body check in front of the Rebels bench. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels shut out by Creston in one-sided stinker

The playoff-bound squad will need to regroup to regain momentum.

Castlegar Rebels forward Andrew Petten delivers a thunderous body check in front of the Rebels bench. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Win one of two pairs of tickets to Hollow In The Land

Win one of two pairs of tickets to Hollow In The Land

We have two pairs of tickets to see the movie Castlegar is talking about.

Win one of two pairs of tickets to Hollow In The Land
Every news-nerds’ favourite book, Canadian Press Caps and Spelling.

John White: How to put your best submission forward

Examining the best ways to get your events covered in the paper and on our websites.

Every news-nerds’ favourite book, Canadian Press Caps and Spelling.
John in happier times, en route to winning a trophy in an MCA event in Winnipeg years ago. File

John White: Seizing the moment, or seizing up

It’s one of the hardest things to do in sports.

John in happier times, en route to winning a trophy in an MCA event in Winnipeg years ago. File
John White: Time to ask hard questions about hospitals

John White: Time to ask hard questions about hospitals

When is Castlegar getting appropriate funding for its hospital?

John White: Time to ask hard questions about hospitals
Those brief stunning moments in life should be held closely. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: Where to find hope in a sea of turmoil

I’m finding it more challenging to find sparks of positivity when reviewing the year’s milestones.

Those brief stunning moments in life should be held closely. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Castlegar goaltender Tanner Douglas sets his sights on the puck during action Wednesday night at the Complex. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels roll on with shutout win

The Castlegar Rebels made it 11 wins in a row in KIJHL action Wednesday night.

Castlegar goaltender Tanner Douglas sets his sights on the puck during action Wednesday night at the Complex. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Lloyd White (left) wears a makeshift snow shield together with City of Winnipeg coworkers during the blizzard on March 4, 1966. (Don Hunter/Winnipeg Tribune/University of Manitoba Archive)

John White: Snowstorm triggers vision of ‘66 blizzard spectacle

Anytime I have to deal with a major dump of snow, I’m reminded of what my dad went through.

Lloyd White (left) wears a makeshift snow shield together with City of Winnipeg coworkers during the blizzard on March 4, 1966. (Don Hunter/Winnipeg Tribune/University of Manitoba Archive)