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West Kootenay Fishing Report: Spring fishing, the bite is on!!

Anglers having great results on Kootenay Lake and Columbia River

  • May 14, 2021
The Trail Smoke Eaters players and coaches return home safely after 20-game COVID season comes to an end. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Smoke Eaters emerge from pod, return home COVID-free

“It’s been an experience like no other,” said Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle

The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their tough 20-game season on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Penticton Vees shut out Trail Smoke Eaters in final game

Vees perfect on power play, end Smoke Eaters season in convincing fashion

Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted

Dirt bikes and ATVs damaging West Kootenay hiking trails

Trails society asks operators to obey the signs and keep off the trails

Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted
Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Braeden Tuck was named co-captain of NCAA Div. 1 team Sacred Heart University. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters alumnus to lead Sacred Heart University

Former Smoke Eaters captain Braeden Tuck to co-captain Sacred Heart hockey team

Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Braeden Tuck was named co-captain of NCAA Div. 1 team Sacred Heart University. Photo: Jim Bailey
Logan Terness stopped 34 shots and was named first star in a 2-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters beat Bucks, fall to Vees as they head into the final week

The Trail Smoke Eaters will play their final three games of the season this week

Logan Terness stopped 34 shots and was named first star in a 2-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo
Thomas Skelton, assistant coach of the Fernie Ghostriders, is embarking on a ride across the Kootenays and Okanagan in an effort to raise awareness for mental health and the MindRight for Athletes Society run by Kelowna Chiefs alum Myles Mattila.

Ghostriders assistant coach cycling for mental health

His focus is the MindRight for Athletes Society run by Kelowna Chiefs alum Myles Mattila

  • Apr 30, 2021
Thomas Skelton, assistant coach of the Fernie Ghostriders, is embarking on a ride across the Kootenays and Okanagan in an effort to raise awareness for mental health and the MindRight for Athletes Society run by Kelowna Chiefs alum Myles Mattila.
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson (22) scored twice in a 5-0 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters Monday at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Penticton Vees shut out Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees goalie Kaedon Lane stops 20 shots in a 5-0 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson (22) scored twice in a 5-0 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters Monday at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo
Rossland siblings Remi and Jasmine Drolet were named to the national ski team program.

Rossland siblings named to National Ski Team program

Remi and Jasmine Drolet were named to Canada’s senior and junior cross-country ski programs

Rossland siblings Remi and Jasmine Drolet were named to the national ski team program.
Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Carson Hemenway steps into a point shot blocked by the Cranbrook defender in a 4-3 shootout win on Sunday in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Wolford lifts Smokies to come-from-behind shootout win

Trail Smoke Eaters improve to 6-6 with 4-3 shootout win over Cranbrook Bucks

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Carson Hemenway steps into a point shot blocked by the Cranbrook defender in a 4-3 shootout win on Sunday in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo
Kokanee fishing opened for the first three days in April on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and will be back in July. Photos: submitted

West Kootenay Fishing Report: Prime time for fishing

April is a favourite month for big rainbows on the Columbia, also good walleye fishing

  • Apr 23, 2021
Kokanee fishing opened for the first three days in April on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and will be back in July. Photos: submitted
Trail Smoke Eaters coach and GM Tim Fragle takes a time out in Trail’s 5-3 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Monday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Smoke Eaters reach midway point of season with win

It’s been physically and mentally exhausting to play this amount of games in such a short time.

Trail Smoke Eaters coach and GM Tim Fragle takes a time out in Trail’s 5-3 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Monday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
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Trail hockey products receive Canucks alumni scholarship

Riley Brandt, Jeremy Lucchini recipients of the Canucks $2,500 scholarship to continue their studies

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Trail Smoke Eaters forward Coalson Wolford looks for a deflection on the Cranbrook Bucks goalie in Friday’s 4-3 Smokies victory. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters split weekend games

Smokies goalie Caedon Hamming earned his first win in a 4-3 victory over Cranbrook

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Coalson Wolford looks for a deflection on the Cranbrook Bucks goalie in Friday’s 4-3 Smokies victory. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Montrose resident Kimba McLean has hiked Antenna Trail every day since October and counting. Photo: Jim Bailey

Montrose man makes daily trek up Antenna Trail

Kimba McLean put on more than 800-km hiking Antenna Trail every day for the past six months

Montrose resident Kimba McLean has hiked Antenna Trail every day since October and counting. Photo: Jim Bailey
Champion Lakes Golf Course manager Kevin Nesbitt tees off on the first hole on a sunny afternoon. Golfers can make their tee times now and tee off on Saturday for the opening of the Champion Lakes course. Photo: Jim Bailey

Champion Lakes Golf Course tees off April 17

Golfers can make their tee times for the opening of Champion Lakes golf course on Saturday

Champion Lakes Golf Course manager Kevin Nesbitt tees off on the first hole on a sunny afternoon. Golfers can make their tee times now and tee off on Saturday for the opening of the Champion Lakes course. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness made 40 saves as the Smokies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters end Penticton Vees unbeaten streak

Smoke Eaters forward Brady Hunter scored the game winner in a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness made 40 saves as the Smokies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BC Hockey League submits notice to withdraw from CJHL

Canadian Junior ‘A’ League announces B.C. circuit’s intentions in short statement

Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)