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Kootenay cross-country skiers attended a Teck sponsored snow camp at Panorama last week. (Photos by Cam Gillies)

Kootenay Nordic racers attend snow camp at Panorama

With recent snow, communities across the Kootenays are opening their Nordic trails…

The Castlegar Rebels took on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on home ice Sept. 29. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar Rebels make coaching change

Head coach Arnie Caplan is out, assistant coach serving as interim coach

On Oct. 21, Friends of Thunder Cats donated $24,000 to Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Friends of Thunder Cats donate towards future of hockey

In October, Friends of Thunder Cats gave back to Creston’s hockey community.…

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 on Friday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats on winning streak

Tonight, the team will face the Fernie Ghostriders

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 on Friday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Rossland Running Club joined up with the Nelson club to tackle the Seven Summits Trail earlier this month. The groups are hosting its Rossland to Nelson Run over the next four Saturdays, starting Oct. 29. (submitted photo)

Rossland Run Club hosts challenging and fun event

Join the Rossland Running Club in its run to Nelson event going over the next four weeks

The Rossland Running Club joined up with the Nelson club to tackle the Seven Summits Trail earlier this month. The groups are hosting its Rossland to Nelson Run over the next four Saturdays, starting Oct. 29. (submitted photo)
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Kimberley hosts Teck Dry Land Camp for Kootenay x-country skiers

Last week cross-country ski athletes and coaches from all over the East…

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Don Low presents Head Sensei Laura Knudsen a cheque for $1,000 on behalf of the Credit Union to support the BC Winter Games team. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Judo Club sending 7 local athletes to BC Winter Games

The make-up event for the 2022 BC Winter Games will be held in March 2023

Don Low presents Head Sensei Laura Knudsen a cheque for $1,000 on behalf of the Credit Union to support the BC Winter Games team. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats faced an unfortunate loss 3-2 to the Castlegar Rebels in the homeopener on Friday, Sept. 23. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats lose out on first games of the season

The Cats lost 3-2 to the Rebels in the homeopener last Friday

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats faced an unfortunate loss 3-2 to the Castlegar Rebels in the homeopener on Friday, Sept. 23. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

World and Olympic champion Kaetlyn Osmond coaching Nelson figure skaters

Osmond is leading a week-long camp at the city’s rec centre

Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Lower Kootenay Band’s Nasukin Jason Louie, along with Ethan, Carter and Rhonda Basil pose with NHL champion Bowen Byram. (Photo by M. Turner)

Lower Kootenay Band members enjoy Stanley Cup visit

Nasukin Jason Louie gifted hockey champ Bowen Byram a stay at Ainsworth Hot Springs

  • Aug 24, 2022
Lower Kootenay Band’s Nasukin Jason Louie, along with Ethan, Carter and Rhonda Basil pose with NHL champion Bowen Byram. (Photo by M. Turner)
Team photo - Back (L-R) - Kyle Southgate, Chad Ducharme, Sherri Jackson, Devon Howarth, Ben Blackmore, Chris Ducharme, Ryley Ducharme, Jeff Radersma, Chris Ferguson, Laurie. Middle - Lettie, Hayley Ducharme, Kadis, Char Dumont, Lindsay Wall, Trina Renz, Jeremy, Jaylin, Paige. Front - Skylar, Presley. *Some names missing.*(Submitted)

Creston team takes home victory from Nakusp slo-pitch tournament

The Creston D-Bags were the champions at the Nakusp Summer Splash Slo-Pitch Tournament

  • Aug 18, 2022
Team photo - Back (L-R) - Kyle Southgate, Chad Ducharme, Sherri Jackson, Devon Howarth, Ben Blackmore, Chris Ducharme, Ryley Ducharme, Jeff Radersma, Chris Ferguson, Laurie. Middle - Lettie, Hayley Ducharme, Kadis, Char Dumont, Lindsay Wall, Trina Renz, Jeremy, Jaylin, Paige. Front - Skylar, Presley. *Some names missing.*(Submitted)
Brad Tobin is the new head coach and general manager for the Thunder Cats. (Courtesy of KIJHL)

Thunder Cats bring back familiar face as new head coach

Brad Tobin is returning to Creston to take over the position

Brad Tobin is the new head coach and general manager for the Thunder Cats. (Courtesy of KIJHL)
Creston golfer Ashlyn Rejman and Team Kootenay won its first ever Team gold medal for Low Net at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. From left: Ashlyn Rejman (Creston), Mitchell Krahn (Christina Lake), Jordis Smith (Nakusp), Austin Krahn (Christina Lake), Lexus Coates (Nakusp), Adrian Roberts ( Rossland), and coach Kevin Nesbitt (Trail). (Submitted)

Kootenay golfers strike gold at Summer Games

Creston’s Ashlyn Rejman, age 13, was the youngest golfer on the team

Creston golfer Ashlyn Rejman and Team Kootenay won its first ever Team gold medal for Low Net at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. From left: Ashlyn Rejman (Creston), Mitchell Krahn (Christina Lake), Jordis Smith (Nakusp), Austin Krahn (Christina Lake), Lexus Coates (Nakusp), Adrian Roberts ( Rossland), and coach Kevin Nesbitt (Trail). (Submitted)
Creston’s Beers took home gold in the year-end slo-pitch tournament on July 16 and 17. (Submitted)

Creston’s Beers take home gold in slo-pitch tournament

19 teams gathered at Canyon Park for fun in the sun

  • Jul 27, 2022
Creston’s Beers took home gold in the year-end slo-pitch tournament on July 16 and 17. (Submitted)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
The U12 Girls’ Soccer Team pose in the new trailer after sorting bottles for the fundraiser, gathered mostly at the Creston Hotel. (Photo by Dianne Burnett)

Creston Valley Youth Soccer Association fundraises for new storage trailer

The $10,000 investment will benefit young soccer players for years to come

The U12 Girls’ Soccer Team pose in the new trailer after sorting bottles for the fundraiser, gathered mostly at the Creston Hotel. (Photo by Dianne Burnett)
The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted
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