Sports News

Back-to-back double headers for Saints hockey at Complex


The Saints hockey team will complete the regular season with a four-game home stand over the next two weekends.

First up for the Saints is the expansion Thompson Rivers University (TRU), who have proven to be very strong in their first BCIHL season. Currently sitting in second place, TRU has become a top contender for the BCIHL Championships slated to run mid-March.

Kidsport coming to Castlegar?


You are cordially invited to attend an information meeting on Feb. 9 at the Castlegar Community Complex- Kootenay Room, to hear about the formation of a KidSport Castlegar community chapter.

KidSport™ is the charitable arm of Sport BC and since 1993 has been providing grants to assist with the costs of sport registration fees for financially disadvantaged children in British Columbia. KidSport™ assists over 3,500 BC kids annually to get in the game.

Selkirk Saints suffer

Both men’s volleyball and hockey experienced the same gut wrenching disappointment this weekend as they saw commendable efforts come up just short of the finish line.

Capilano University was in town on Friday night to face the Saints men’s volleyball squad that was still glowing from a strong finish last semester when they conquered cross Kootenay rival, College of the Rockies in a stunning five set victory.

Avalanche death a reminder to be aware

Canadian Avalanche Centre hosts avalanche awareness days next week: Photo, Craig Evanoff

The unfortunate death of an Albertan man in an avalanche over the weekend in Rossland is a tragic reminder that avalanche awareness is critical to anyone doing backcountry sports in the Kootenay Boundary. Greg Johnson, avalanche forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre based in Revelstoke, explained that current conditions across the regions are dangerous.

CBT gives $60K to bialthalon project in Hannah Creek

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Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Board member Kim Deane met with George Apel, Director of Biathlon BC and Director of the Hannah Creek Biathlon Society on Saturday, December 19 to announce a $60,000 grant toward the Society’s Hannah Creek Biathlon Enhancement Project.

LETTER: on leaf lickers and tree huggers

Dear editor,

While looking for information about the Telegraph I came upon the story about 'wreckreation' [COMMENT: B.C>'s shameful backcountry 'wreckreation']. This story is sooo lame I just have to respond. These leaf lickers and tree huggers are a real piece of work. First of all, I live in one of the areas this article refers to and do not suffer from the harassment mentioned.

2nd Annual Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships set to return to Rossland

2nd Annual Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships set to return to Rossland

Rossland, BC has once again been selected to host the Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships, a sanctioned qualifier for Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships in 2010. The tournament will take place from January 15-17th.


Players’ who want to experience this one-of-a-kind event that takes you back to playing on backyard rinks and frozen ponds, are encouraged to act quickly. There are openings for just 72 teams on a first registered, first served basis.