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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Selkirk College Saints players with some of the 1,500 individual food items they collected as part of the team’s annual food drive. Along with $900 in cash donations, the student-athletes will provide both the Selkirk College Student Food Bank and other regional food banks with much-needed resources for December. Photo: submitted
Mayor Ron Toyota strikes a smile after making a shot at a men’s curling league event Nov. 25. Photo: Dave Dyck

Creston Curling: Rockin’ the House

“In these very difficult times, it is such a wonderful feeling to have a commitment to be somewhere and also to enjoy the exercise and meet with friends.”

  • Dec 1, 2020
Mayor Ron Toyota strikes a smile after making a shot at a men’s curling league event Nov. 25. Photo: Dave Dyck
Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long says she doesn’t understand why her sport is currently shut down while others are allowed to operate. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘It is bewildering’: Nelson sports leaders call out provincial shut down

Indoor group classes for activities such as gymnastics and dance are on hold

Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long says she doesn’t understand why her sport is currently shut down while others are allowed to operate. Photo: Tyler Harper
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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

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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

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.
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
Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sport-fishing Charters shows off a large bull trout caught in Kootenay Lake last month. Photo: Submitted.
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)
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
Carson Small is the Campbell River Storm’s latest acquisition. He was a top-scorer with his previous team, the Creston Valley Thundercats. Image courtesy of Campbell River Storm/ Jeff Banman

Campbell River Storm acquire leading scorer from KIJHL team

Carson Small joins the Storm from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Carson Small is the Campbell River Storm’s latest acquisition. He was a top-scorer with his previous team, the Creston Valley Thundercats. Image courtesy of Campbell River Storm/ Jeff Banman
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
Fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson re-open at end of month

Fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson re-open at end of month

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

Fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson re-open at end of month
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)
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
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper                                The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper

RDCK closes all indoor recreational facilities until at least August 18

The district said closures are necessary to meet financial plan and to deliver safe programming

The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper                                The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper