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Kids participating in the Earth Day “Clean up the park” event at the Grand Forks Skate Park. Photo: Grand Forks Skate Park Committee

Grand Forks skate park to begin revitalization, thanks to community support

The skate park is in need of repairs and expansion, and is currently raising funds for the project

 

The Trail U18 Orioles are heading to Chilliwack for the final four provincial championship. Photo: Times file

Trail U18 Orioles advance to final 4 in provincial championship

Trail and Chilliwack are the only returning teams from last year’s final four.

  • Jul 20, 2022

 

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

 

A strong contingent of Trail pickleball players competed at the Hook, Line and Dinker Pickleball Tournament in Christina Lake.

Hook, Line and Dinker

Christina Lake Pickleball Club sees 166 participants from all over BC and Alberta compete

A strong contingent of Trail pickleball players competed at the Hook, Line and Dinker Pickleball Tournament in Christina Lake.
The West Kootenay Rebels fast pitch team went undefeated at the Fleetwood U17 Softball Tournament in Surrey last week. The team won its second consecutive tournament, cruising through the round robin before beating the Delta Devils 7-4 in the final gold medal match. The Rebels also won gold at the Kamloops U17 Knockout tournament on May 8. Congratulations Rebels!! Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay Rebels golden again!

The West Kootenay team includes players from Trail, Rossland, Castlegar and Salmo

The West Kootenay Rebels fast pitch team went undefeated at the Fleetwood U17 Softball Tournament in Surrey last week. The team won its second consecutive tournament, cruising through the round robin before beating the Delta Devils 7-4 in the final gold medal match. The Rebels also won gold at the Kamloops U17 Knockout tournament on May 8. Congratulations Rebels!! Photo: Submitted
Lauran Bay Regula engaged and inspired participants letting them get up close and personal with her Olympic bronze medal that she won with Team Canada softball team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Hockey

Trail icon inspires ballplayers at Teck coaching series

Olympic bronze medalist Lauren Bay Regula held a fun afternoon of instruction for local players

Lauran Bay Regula engaged and inspired participants letting them get up close and personal with her Olympic bronze medal that she won with Team Canada softball team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Hockey
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Dergousoff won the 100m and 200m breaststroke events at the Canadian Trials last week. Photo: Swimming Canada/Scott Grant

Kootenay Boundary swimmer punches ticket to world championship

James Dergousoff swam to first place in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke at the Canadian Trials

James Dergousoff won the 100m and 200m breaststroke events at the Canadian Trials last week. Photo: Swimming Canada/Scott Grant
The basketball court at Beaver Valley Family Park at Marsh Creek will get an overhaul this summer, and turned into a pickleball court.

Pickleball coming to Beaver Valley park

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has scored an asset win…

The basketball court at Beaver Valley Family Park at Marsh Creek will get an overhaul this summer, and turned into a pickleball court.
Johnna Abdou, Angie Abdou and Katie Hafke at the start line in Matanchen Bay, Mexico. (Image courtesy of Bev Dougan)

Three generations of Fernie family complete open water challenge in Mexico

Contributed by Aidan Chudleigh Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club At age 73,…

  • Mar 9, 2022
Johnna Abdou, Angie Abdou and Katie Hafke at the start line in Matanchen Bay, Mexico. (Image courtesy of Bev Dougan)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The family used to play charades every holiday. Until a fight over someone cheating ruined it. Photo: Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: The Christmas Chronicles

It’s Christmas Eve in 2007, we have some family and friends over for dinner at our place …

  • Dec 27, 2021
The family used to play charades every holiday. Until a fight over someone cheating ruined it. Photo: Unsplash
Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey

‘Tis the season

Trail Hockey Club Society donates generously to minor hockey.

Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey
Rossland Curling Club volunteers Joanne Drystek and Shane Preedy introduced Seven Summits students to the intricacies of the sport earlier this month. Photo: Submitted

Rossland students on the button

Rossland Curling Club volunteers introduce sport to Gr. 8 and 9 Seven Summits students

  • Dec 21, 2021
Rossland Curling Club volunteers Joanne Drystek and Shane Preedy introduced Seven Summits students to the intricacies of the sport earlier this month. Photo: Submitted
Competitiveness is a ‘Jones’ staple as you readers know, and many times we have towed the line and occasionally gone past it. Photo: Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Don’t act like a jerk

This story: one of those times.

  • Nov 9, 2021
Competitiveness is a ‘Jones’ staple as you readers know, and many times we have towed the line and occasionally gone past it. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Shayna Douglas/Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Forget the darn Gatorade

By Connor Jones *************** On a cold Sunday morning in November, Grandpa…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Photo: Shayna Douglas/Unsplash
“Lindsey was much faster than us two ding bats. She flew into the ribbon, beating us only by a foot.” Photo: Tamas Pap on Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Sailor Moon boots kick butt

Montrose native and professional hockey player Connor Jones looks back at his time growing up

  • Sep 9, 2021
“Lindsey was much faster than us two ding bats. She flew into the ribbon, beating us only by a foot.” Photo: Tamas Pap on Unsplash
“All baseball teams know it is a sin to run a squeeze play with two outs, and you certainly don’t do it with two strikes with your worst bunter hitting.” Photo: Thomas Park on Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Time for some new signs

Their pitcher for five innings, who I’m pretty sure was related to or maybe even was Josh Beckett

  • Sep 7, 2021
“All baseball teams know it is a sin to run a squeeze play with two outs, and you certainly don’t do it with two strikes with your worst bunter hitting.” Photo: Thomas Park on Unsplash