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Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

The Dam City Rollers are excited to get our seventh season rolling - We're starting it off with a home game. Two high caliber local teams, the Dam City Rollers of Castlegar will face off against the Nelson Killjoys.. This game will be full of big hits, fast, agile jamming and strategic blocking.

"The game is changing; it's fast, it's hard, and it's going to leave someone flying into the suicide seats,” said Amber Harper, aka Pantsoff.

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Just in time for the coming ski season, the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has completed the installation of two new ski trail bridges at the Paulson Ski Trails, located along highway 3 near the Paulson summit, 32 km. west of Castlegar.  The new bridges replace old log structures crossing Big Sheep Creek on the club’s Short-Loop and Mid-Loop trails.  Both bridges, which were designed by SNT Engineering Ltd. of Nelson, have 3 metre wide timber decks with steel superstructures and are 11 metres in length.

Nelson's Reece Hunt, Team BC capture bronze medal at Women's U18 Championship

Reece Hunt of Nelson receives player-of-game award following a semi final loss to Ontario Red at the National Women's U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.

Reece Hunt and Team BC won a bronze medal at the National Women's U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.

The Nelson Minor Hockey product and Team BC teammates defeated Ontario Blue 5-3 in the medal match.

Ontario Red defeated Team Quebec 4-1 in the Gold Medal Final.

Winning the bronze medal ties BC's best ever finish at the National Women's U18 Championship. BC previously won bronze at the 2005 edition of the tournament in Salmon Arm, BC.

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Here in southern BC, it is still alarmingly warm for skiers awaiting snow.  It rains, or the sun shines, and we wait, and look at a thin bit of white decorating local mountain-tops, and look askance at the thermometer registering over 12 degrees C. -- or whatever well-above-freezing, balmy temperature it happens to be at the moment.  

While we wait and hope, here's a story about snow and skiing that needs to be told, from further north in BC and from another year.  Avalanche Canada has sent out the following message:

Selkirk College Saints Continue With On-Ice Lessons

Selkirk College Saints rookie forward Wade Johnson battles along the boards in Friday night’s British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) game against the Trinity Western University Spartans in Castlegar. The Saints split the weekend series with their rivals from the Lower Mainland.

The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints have shown great promise in the opening third of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, but there is plenty to learn before the final playoff test arrives in March.

The Saints split their home weekend set with the Trinity Western University Spartans to remain atop the league standings as they build towards taking a shot at a fifth straight BCIHL championship. The Spartans took the Friday night game 4-3 and the Saints rebounded on Saturday to claim a 3-2 victory.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — What better way to enjoy rain

Nothing like catching a big fish to make a young lad smile. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Despite one of the wettest October's on record, Kerry has a way of getting the best out of a day on the water.

Despite the weather in October, we managed to get out on the water almost every day.  I had good intentions of spending lots of time in the jetsled, however it was much more comfortable in the big boat with the furnace.