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The Marnie Devlin rink captured bronze in Women’s Curling. From left: Devlin, Rose Beauchamp, Rhonda Baldwin, and Sandra Prentice. Photos: Courtesy of 55+ BC Games

Greater Trail athletes excel at 55+ BC Games

Abbotsford 55+ Games saw 2,500 athletes participate and over 1,000 volunteers

Movement is Medicine, a new trail race, will be held in Nelson on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30. The organizers include (L-R): Randy Richmond, Alexandra Forsythe, Danica Weager and Jaclyn Dexter. A logo for the event was designed by former Mount Sentinel Secondary student Sage Piller. Photo: Tom Weager

New Nelson trail race to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Movement is Medicine will be held Sept. 30

Ethan Warrener was named Trail Smoke Eaters captain for the 2023-24 season. Photos: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters select veteran defenceman as captain

The Smoke Eaters announced their leadership group for the upcoming 2023-24 BCHL season

Trail Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle puts the Smoke Eaters through a workout in preparation for its home opener against Cranbrook on Friday. Jim Bailey photo.

Trail Smoke Eaters prime for new season

Smoke Eaters coach likes mix of veteran and rookie players, host the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday

Trail Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle puts the Smoke Eaters through a workout in preparation for its home opener against Cranbrook on Friday. Jim Bailey photo.
Fruitvale golfer Tom Talarski captured the Champion Lakes Men’s championship on Saturday. Photo: Kevin Nesbitt

Talarski claims men’s championship at Champion Lakes

Champion Lakes Golf Course hosted its annual Men’s championship on Saturday

Fruitvale golfer Tom Talarski captured the Champion Lakes Men’s championship on Saturday. Photo: Kevin Nesbitt
Owen McCarthy will play for Team BC at the WHL Cup in Red Deer in October. (Photo contributed)

Trail minor hockey product named to Team BC

Trail defenceman Owen McCarthy was selected to play for Team BC at the WHL Cup next month

Owen McCarthy will play for Team BC at the WHL Cup in Red Deer in October. (Photo contributed)
Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (#8) had a goal and two assists in the Buck’s 4-3 win over the Smoke Eaters on Saturday night. (Martin Ross photo)

Trail Smoke Eaters wrap up exhibition season

The Smoke Eaters fell to the Cranbrook Bucks Saturday in a close 4-3 match

Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (#8) had a goal and two assists in the Buck’s 4-3 win over the Smoke Eaters on Saturday night. (Martin Ross photo)
Nitehawks coach Terry Jones shakes hands with Creston player following a Game 7 win over the Thunder Cats in the KIJHL playoffs last season. Photo: Jim Bailey

B.V. Nitehawks coach likes veteran players, set for competitive season

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks will open season September 23 in Kimberley vs the Dynamiters

Nitehawks coach Terry Jones shakes hands with Creston player following a Game 7 win over the Thunder Cats in the KIJHL playoffs last season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Nelson’s Bruno Campese lifts the Stanley Cup on June 13. Campese is a scout with the Vegas Golden Knights. Photo courtesy Bruno Campese

Stanley Cup to visit Nelson in October

The Cup will be available at a public event hosted by Bruno Campese

Nelson’s Bruno Campese lifts the Stanley Cup on June 13. Campese is a scout with the Vegas Golden Knights. Photo courtesy Bruno Campese
Alexanne Lepage on top of the podium after winning gold in the 100 metre breaststroke race at the 2023 World Junior Swimming Championships, held in Netanya, Israel. (Contributed)

Vernon swimmer roars to gold at World Juniors in Israel

Alexanne Lepage beat championship record holder Eneli Jefimova for gold in the 100 m breaststroke

Alexanne Lepage on top of the podium after winning gold in the 100 metre breaststroke race at the 2023 World Junior Swimming Championships, held in Netanya, Israel. (Contributed)
Izabella Marshall, with her dad Jody, after winning on June 17 the junior dragsters Division Six competition at the Mission Speedway in the Fraser Valley. (Contributed)

The art of drag racing, with 12-year-old Vernon phenom

Izabella Marshall has already sped to accolades on the junior dragster circuit

Izabella Marshall, with her dad Jody, after winning on June 17 the junior dragsters Division Six competition at the Mission Speedway in the Fraser Valley. (Contributed)
No curling will be played this season at the Nelson Curling Club, which has not yet raised money to make repairs to its ice plant. File photo

Nelson Curling Club forced to miss upcoming season for 1st time in 127 years

The club is unable to pay for necessary repairs to its ice plant

No curling will be played this season at the Nelson Curling Club, which has not yet raised money to make repairs to its ice plant. File photo
Austin Krahn, seen here receiving his award for top juvenile in MJT BC last November, won the individual gross points in the BC Golf BC Juvenile Championships. Gazette file photo

Christina Lake teen golfer wins provincial championship

Austin Krahn comes first in the individual gross points at BC Juvenile Championships

Austin Krahn, seen here receiving his award for top juvenile in MJT BC last November, won the individual gross points in the BC Golf BC Juvenile Championships. Gazette file photo
A scene from the 2018 Fat Tire Festival parade on Baker Street in Nelson. The festival is returning after a three-year break. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson’s Fat Tire Festival returns Sept. 15-17

It’s the first time the festival has been held since 2019

A scene from the 2018 Fat Tire Festival parade on Baker Street in Nelson. The festival is returning after a three-year break. Photo: Tyler Harper
Six-month-old Marcelina had her picture taken, seated in the Stanley Cup, with her mom, Hailey Reid, from Abbotsford, and Aldergrove’s Shea Theodore, who had brought the trophy to his hometown on Tuesday, Aug. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Six-month-old Marcelina had her picture taken, seated in the Stanley Cup, with her mom, Hailey Reid, from Abbotsford, and Aldergrove’s Shea Theodore, who had brought the trophy to his hometown on Tuesday, Aug. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Josh Schenk commits to Darmouth. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters forward commits to Dartmouth

Whitehorse product Josh Schenk will continue his hockey and studies in 2024-25 for the Big Green

Josh Schenk commits to Darmouth. Photo: Jim Bailey
Fruitvale product Kian Johnston makes a play in the outfield for the Kariskoga Bats of the Swedish Elite Baseball League. Photo: contributed

Fruitvale product launches Kariskoga Bats to playoff berth

Kian Johnston scored back-to-back winning RBIs in Elite Swedish League playoff run

Fruitvale product Kian Johnston makes a play in the outfield for the Kariskoga Bats of the Swedish Elite Baseball League. Photo: contributed
Cal Hockley, ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters captain, and Norm Lenardon stopped for a photo in front of the mural dedicated to the ‘61 Smoke Eaters and Minor Hockey Day in Canada in February, 2014. Hockley passed away in December 2020. Photo: Jim Bailey

Remembering Trail Smoke Eaters legend, Norm Lenardon

‘61 Trail Smoke Eater and community advocate Norm Lenardon passed away last week at the age of 89

Cal Hockley, ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters captain, and Norm Lenardon stopped for a photo in front of the mural dedicated to the ‘61 Smoke Eaters and Minor Hockey Day in Canada in February, 2014. Hockley passed away in December 2020. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Rossland Curling Society is celebrating its 125th season with free curling lessons, off-ice upgrades, and events. Photo: rosslandcurling.org.

Rossland curling celebrates quasiquicentennial

Rossland Curling Society will honour 125 years of throwing rocks at its Heritage Bonspiel

The Rossland Curling Society is celebrating its 125th season with free curling lessons, off-ice upgrades, and events. Photo: rosslandcurling.org.
Dave Venman won the 76th annual Birchbank Men’s Open on Sunday with a 7-under 137. From left: Derrick Simister (committee), Scott Browell Senior champion, Mike Cullinane Overall Low Net, Brett McLaren (committee), Dave Venman Open champion, and Aaron Stoushnow Senior Low Net champion. Missing Rob Harasin (committee). Photo: contributed

Venman runs away with Birchbank Men’s Open title

David Venman shot 7-under to capture the Birchbank Men’s Open title on Sunday at the Trail course

Dave Venman won the 76th annual Birchbank Men’s Open on Sunday with a 7-under 137. From left: Derrick Simister (committee), Scott Browell Senior champion, Mike Cullinane Overall Low Net, Brett McLaren (committee), Dave Venman Open champion, and Aaron Stoushnow Senior Low Net champion. Missing Rob Harasin (committee). Photo: contributed