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Salmo sports icon Art Field dies

Art Field coached many a Salmo athlete the local high school. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art) was one helleva guy dedicated to family, friends, community (and) education,” said close friend Lou DeRosa of Trail..

“Art was one of those guys who was always there,” said Jack Closkey of Castlegar, who coached against the Salmo Falcons skipper.

Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp gets visit from Caps Tim Parker

Tim Parker of the Whitecaps was in town Thursday, helping out at the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp at the Lakeside Fields. — Submitted photo

Every player on the Vancouver Whitecaps had to get their start somewhere.

And during a camp or two those rising stars probably experienced the opportunity into interact with a current roster player.

During this week’s Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp, Tim Parker, a 6'2" up-and-coming defender with the parent club treated campers with visit Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.

BROKEN GOAT -- it was a great race!

Photo by Jade Hollendeck

Runners came to Rossland from places as far-flung as Bella Bella, BC, Yellowknife, NT, and La Ronge, SK. to take part in the Broken Goat races.  Over 300 people pattered along the race routes in the sunshine, ranging in age from 20 to 56. 

Former Kootenay Ice, Castlegar Rebels star back in Sunflower City after inking deal with Saints

Derek Georgopoulos is returning to the West Kootenay this fall to play for the Selkirk College Saints where he will be part of a team that will be striving for its fourth straight BCIHL championship. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Veteran Kootenay Junior International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) forward Derek Georgopoulos will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints starting this September.

The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints announced this week that the Cranbrook resident will join the team for the 2015-2016 season.

Always have a Plan B — Nelson's Dryden Hunt to attend Canadiens Development Camp

Dryden Hunt, who was at the Carolina Hurricanes camp in 2014, is off to Montreal to attend the Canadiens Development Camp beginning Sunday. — Photo courtesy Jamie Kellner

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name called out for the second consecutive year last week at the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft  in Sunrise, Florida, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward already has a direction in place.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Stick to shorelines

Kerry Reed (left) helps a client hold a catch during a Reel Adventures outing. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet.  So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’

Killjoys blast Dam City to capture second Golden Boot Trophy in three years

Action was intense in the 40 C degree temperature inside the NDCC Arena Saturday at the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys scored early and often en route to reclaiming the West Kootenay Roller Derby title at the Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys dominated the contest from the opening jam, scoring a 220-146 win over defending champion Castlegar Dam City Rollers to claim the Golden Boot Trophy.

“Winning the title was very rewarding after a season of hard training and determination,” said Jennifer Worman, AKA, Meg Ablast of the Killjoys.