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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.

New COVID regs suspend junior and minor hockey rep play

All West Kootenay travelling hockey teams have been grounded until Dec. 7

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sport-fishing Charters shows off a large bull trout caught in Kootenay Lake last month. Photo: Submitted.

West Kootenay Fishing Report: Prime fishing months for Kootenay Lake

Water temperature perfect for bull trout and rainbow trout on Kootenay and Arrow Lakes

  • Nov 19, 2020
Skip Myron Nichol’s Team defeated Team Les Lepine on Thursday at Kootenay Savings Super League Curling. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Kootenay Savings Super League: van Yzerloo-Albo game goes down to wire

Kootenay Savings Super League curling slides into the Trail Curling Club every Thursday night

  • Nov 18, 2020
Skip Myron Nichol’s Team defeated Team Les Lepine on Thursday at Kootenay Savings Super League Curling. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Castlegar Rebels will kick off the KIJHL season this weekend with a pair of exhibition games against the Nelson Leafs, before the season start on Nov. 13.  Photo: Jim Bailey.

Rebels, Leafs set to open KIJHL season

The Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs kick off the KIJHL season with a pair of exhibition games

Castlegar Rebels will kick off the KIJHL season this weekend with a pair of exhibition games against the Nelson Leafs, before the season start on Nov. 13.  Photo: Jim Bailey.
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
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Nelson’s Brian Boyes has been awarded a provincial honour for coaching junior golfers. Photo: Submitted

Nelson golf coach wins provincial honour

Bryan Boyes was honoured for his work with young golfers

Nelson’s Brian Boyes has been awarded a provincial honour for coaching junior golfers. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.

West Kootenay Fly Fishing club hosts virtual International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Buy online tickets and support Trail Salvation Army, with virtual screening of IF4

The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.
The Rebels will play 30 games in the upcoming season. Photo: Castlegar Rebels

Rebels continue building off last season, speed a focus

Submitted by KIJHL The Castlegar Rebels qualified for the KIJHL playoffs last…

  • Oct 8, 2020
The Rebels will play 30 games in the upcoming season. Photo: Castlegar Rebels
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper

Lily and the lake: How a young B.C. girl with Down syndrome swam to her dream

Kaslo’s Lily Nay set her mind to swimming Kootenay Lake on Sept. 3

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL delays season to Nov. 13; three teams opt out

The league will play a 30-game season without 100 Mile House, Spokane and Beaver Valley

The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper
Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season

Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are going dark for the first time in 40 years of play in the KIJHL

Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season
The Castlegar Skating Club handed out hardware recently. Top left, preliminary skaters of the year Kailee Stewart and Anaya Molitwenik; top right, coaches Ashley Ross (left) and Rachel Stewart (right) present Taylor Singer with the best all-around and dedication awards; bottom left, top juniors Ella Pangburn and Emma McIntosh; bottom right, congenialty award winners Jordan Singer and Anastasia Salekin. Photos submitted

Castlegar Skating Club presents annual awards

The club looks forward to starting a new season in September

  • Aug 25, 2020
The Castlegar Skating Club handed out hardware recently. Top left, preliminary skaters of the year Kailee Stewart and Anaya Molitwenik; top right, coaches Ashley Ross (left) and Rachel Stewart (right) present Taylor Singer with the best all-around and dedication awards; bottom left, top juniors Ella Pangburn and Emma McIntosh; bottom right, congenialty award winners Jordan Singer and Anastasia Salekin. Photos submitted
The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star

Ice rinks in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson to reopen in September

Rinks have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star
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PHOTOS: Black Belt training for Castlegar martial arts students

Students from Ignite Martial Arts in Castlegar

  • Jul 29, 2020
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The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced that indoor weight rooms and fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson will be re-opening their doors to the public on July 27. File photo

RDCK fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson reopen at end of month

Drop-ins are prohibited and gym-goers are required to make a reservation up to five days in advance

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced that indoor weight rooms and fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson will be re-opening their doors to the public on July 27. File photo
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Tosh Sherkat bouldering in Pass Creek. Photo: Liam Barnes

Nelson climbers raise racism awareness with video

Tula and Tosh Sherkat and Rossland director Liam Barnes collaborated on the video

Tosh Sherkat bouldering in Pass Creek. Photo: Liam Barnes
KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

Teams to move to move forward with the scheduling and delivery of summer camps and programs under the guidance of the league and BC Hockey

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020