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Dryden Hunt, seen here with the Florida Panthers, will play for the New York Rangers next season. File photo

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt signs with New York Rangers

Hunt previously played for Florida and Arizona

Jaxon Kuchar and Matti Erickson

West Kootenay athletes excel at Victoria track meet

Matti Erickson wins double-gold, Jaxon Kuchar silver and bronze at the BC Endurance Challenge meet

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U15 Trail Orioles undefeated in four-game weekend

U18 Trail Orioles close out regular season with two double headers at Butler Park this weekend

Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther crosses the line at the Sinister 7. Lowther finished second at the women’s 80-kilometre race. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther crosses the line at the Sinister 7. Lowther finished second at the women’s 80-kilometre race. Photo: Submitted
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Canada’s Lauren Bay-Regula from Trail celebrates with her team and their bronze medal win over Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Yokohama, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Team Canada wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Trail native and three-time Olympian, Lauren Bay-Regula gets her Olympic medal

  • Jul 27, 2021
Canada’s Lauren Bay-Regula from Trail celebrates with her team and their bronze medal win over Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Yokohama, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Former Trail Smoke Eaters assistant captain Kent Johnson was selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Blue Jackets pick Trail Smoke Eater alum fifth overall in NHL Draft

Former Trail Smoke Eater and BCHL MVP, Kent Johnson, goes top five overall in 2021 NHL Draft

Former Trail Smoke Eaters assistant captain Kent Johnson was selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. Photo: Jim Bailey
The U15 Trail Orioles cruised to a two-game sweep of the U15 West Kelowna Diamondbacks on Saturday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey

U15 Trail Orioles open season with sweep over West Kelowna

U15 Orioles will host the D-Backs in a doubleheader on Sunday at Butler Park in Trail

The U15 Trail Orioles cruised to a two-game sweep of the U15 West Kelowna Diamondbacks on Saturday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey
Boswell’s Rod Stewart (left) is sharing the $1,000 angler incentive prize with his fishing partner.

Boswell angler splits prize with fishing partner

Rod Stewart kicked off July with a $1,000 angler incentive prize for his Kootenay Lake trout

Boswell’s Rod Stewart (left) is sharing the $1,000 angler incentive prize with his fishing partner.
Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin celebrate the Cyclone Taylor Cup championship in 2014. The pair will rejoin the Nitehawks as coach and off-ice fitness trainer, respectively, for 2021-22 KIJHL season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Nitehawks make changes, ready for return to ice

Former Nitehawk stars return to fold in preparation for 2021-22 KIJHL season

Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin celebrate the Cyclone Taylor Cup championship in 2014. The pair will rejoin the Nitehawks as coach and off-ice fitness trainer, respectively, for 2021-22 KIJHL season. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
The U18 West Kootenay Orioles pitcher Marshall DeBruyn winds up vs Kamloops earlier this month, as the Orioles battle for a playoff spot in BCMB College Prep League. Photo: Jim Bailey

U18 West Kootenay Orioles remain in the mix

Injuries hurt U18 WK Orioles but manage to split four weekend games vs Sun Devils and Tigers

The U18 West Kootenay Orioles pitcher Marshall DeBruyn winds up vs Kamloops earlier this month, as the Orioles battle for a playoff spot in BCMB College Prep League. Photo: Jim Bailey
“I couldn’t be more proud of this group,” says coach Jen Dickson of the U14B West Kootenay Rebels. Photo: Submitted

U14B West Kootenay Rebel fastballers step up for summer sizzle

Submitted by Jennifer Dickson ***** After a long awaited COVID pause on…

  • Jul 8, 2021
“I couldn’t be more proud of this group,” says coach Jen Dickson of the U14B West Kootenay Rebels. Photo: Submitted
Slugger Conner Stainer hit a two-run home run to lead the U18 West Kootenay Orioles to a 5-2 win versus Penticton Tigers on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey file photo

Orioles split road games against Tigers and Sun Devils

U18 Orioles return home this weekend to take on the Kamloops RiverDogs in three-game series

Slugger Conner Stainer hit a two-run home run to lead the U18 West Kootenay Orioles to a 5-2 win versus Penticton Tigers on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey file photo
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Trail umpire earns BCBUA award

It takes character, comittment, and a calm demeanor to wear blue in baseball

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Columbia River rainbow

West Kootenay Fishing Report

June fishing was a hot month for Kootenay anglers

  • Jun 29, 2021
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The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay Orioles open season, split with Sun Devils

The Orioles will play a 24 game season in the BCMBA 18U College Prep League

The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Greater Trail barrel racer Hunter Weishaupt will race for a coveted spot in the Calgary Stampede. Photos: Parker Weishaupt

West Kootenay barrel racer takes run at Stampede

Hunter Weishaupt is inviting sponsors to get on board in her quest to compete in Calgary Stampede

Greater Trail barrel racer Hunter Weishaupt will race for a coveted spot in the Calgary Stampede. Photos: Parker Weishaupt