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The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL 2022/23 season begins September 23

League adds almost two weeks to playoff schedule to allow for more rest days

The Trail Smoke Eaters will renew play against Coastal Conference teams this year, after the BCHL cancelled travel to the Lower Mainland due to flooding and road closures last season. Photo: Jim Bailey

BCHL releases 2022-23 league schedule

Showcase dates coming, 52 of 54 Trail Smoke Eaters games scheduled for the 2022-23 season

The Trail Smoke Eaters will renew play against Coastal Conference teams this year, after the BCHL cancelled travel to the Lower Mainland due to flooding and road closures last season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, L-R: Mike Sagal, Jay Blackmore, Mike Bowick, Doug Kennedy, Roger Hassol and Todd Kettner. The team is set to sail in the 1,200-km Race to Alaska. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘It’s the anti-yacht race’: Kootenay sailing team set to compete in Race to Alaska

Nelson’s Kootenay Pedalwheelers will sail over 1,200 km along the B.C. coast

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, L-R: Mike Sagal, Jay Blackmore, Mike Bowick, Doug Kennedy, Roger Hassol and Todd Kettner. The team is set to sail in the 1,200-km Race to Alaska. Photo: Tyler Harper
Trail Orioles second baseman Landon Uzeloc starts a double play in the Orioles 2-1 victory over the Penticton Tigers on Sunday at Butler Park. Photos: Jim Bailey

Trail U18 Orioles split with Penticton Tigers

Trail Orioles give up just three hits over two games versus Penticton at Butler Park Sunday

Trail Orioles second baseman Landon Uzeloc starts a double play in the Orioles 2-1 victory over the Penticton Tigers on Sunday at Butler Park. Photos: Jim Bailey
The 2008 Junior Smoke Eaters captured the championship ring at the BC Mayhem Spring Tournament in Coquitlam with a convincing 7-2 win over Kamloops.

Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters teams wrap up successful spring season

The 2008 and 2009 Jr. Smoke Eaters battle their way to finals at BC Mayhem tournament in Coquitlam

The 2008 Junior Smoke Eaters captured the championship ring at the BC Mayhem Spring Tournament in Coquitlam with a convincing 7-2 win over Kamloops.
John Korobanik is seen here on May 18 at the Nelson and District Community Complex during the launch of his book Visionary: The Ernie Gare Story. Photo: Tyler Harper

New book profiles Nelson man behind Canada’s first student-athlete scholarship

Ernie Gare was athletic director at the former Notre Dame University

John Korobanik is seen here on May 18 at the Nelson and District Community Complex during the launch of his book Visionary: The Ernie Gare Story. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson swimming star Marylee Banyard passes away

Banyard won multiple medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games

Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward and Trail native Judah Makway has committed to the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Local Trail product commits to Smoke Eaters

Judah Makway will make the jump from the KIJHL to the BCHL as a Trail Smoke Eater in 2022-23

Former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward and Trail native Judah Makway has committed to the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells

Castlegar running club hosting series of trail races

Club aims to bring races to runners that don’t want to run longer-distance crowded races

Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells
This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture

Outdoor sports win out in poll to set future for Campbell Field

The multi-sport facility between Nelson and Castlegar is still in the early stages

This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture
Redstone Golf Resort manager Jeff Bruce says the course has wintered well and is in pristine condition. Photo: Jim Bailey

Redstone Golf Resort tees off on new season

May 14 is the first event, called the Cinderella Fund for Greater Trail minor hockey

Redstone Golf Resort manager Jeff Bruce says the course has wintered well and is in pristine condition. Photo: Jim Bailey
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Talented players like Smoke Eaters forward Ridge Dawson is expected to return next year and was selected during Trail’s ID camps last year. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters primed for ID Camp

About 100 players will attend the Trail Smoke Eaters ID camp going from April 29 to May 1

Talented players like Smoke Eaters forward Ridge Dawson is expected to return next year and was selected during Trail’s ID camps last year. Photo: Jim Bailey
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
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Penticton Vees hold on for a 2-1 win over Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees take series lead over the Smoke Eaters with Game 4 set for Tuesday night in Trail

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September and Sage Stefani are enjoying a successful ski cross season. Photo: Submitted

A sensational week for Rossland ski-cross sisters

Sage and September Stefani topping podiums

September and Sage Stefani are enjoying a successful ski cross season. Photo: Submitted
The Trail Smoke Eaters face off against the Penticton Vees in the quarter-final of the Interior Conference. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters-Vees face off in Game 1 of BCHL playoff

Trail Smoke Eaters look to manufacture another upset over BCHL top seed Penticton Vees

The Trail Smoke Eaters face off against the Penticton Vees in the quarter-final of the Interior Conference. Photo: Jim Bailey