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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. 

Students Run for Cross-Country Honours

The Seven Summits Team:  Back Row, Left to Right: Remi Drolet, Morgan Gash, Alvise Scarabosio, Sacha Stagg, and Coach Bronwyn Moore; Front Row, Left to Right: Michaela Mclean, Jasmine Drolet, and Yasmin Evans.

Seven Summits Centre for Learning in Rossland hosted a cross-country running race at BlackJack on October 19, with 80 students participating from over a dozen schools.  There was a 2-kilometre race for elementary students, a 4-kilometre race for junior males, junior females, and  senior females, and a 6-kilometre race for senior males.  The Rossland Telegraph congratulates every student, from every school, for taking part in cross-country running -- you're all winners on our scorecard, regardless of your time in the races.  To us, just doing the acti

Bombers take flight to High School Field Hockey Championships

Bomber forward Hanna Quinn (2) scores a hat-trick goal during a recent game against Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar. — Submitted photo

The wet October weather certainly put a damper on the West Kootenay High School Field hockey season.

However, any ill feelings are definitely in the past as the L.V. Rogers Bombers take flight for the Lower Mainland to compete in the BC High School AA Girl’s Field hockey championships beginning Wednesday in Surrey.

The Bombers, finishing ninth overall in 2015, open the tournament at 10:30 a.m. against perennial power St Michael’s University.

Selkirk College Saints Sweep Weekend Series with Eagles

Selkirk College Saints assistant captain Matt Martin had a huge game against the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex registering his first every BCIHL hat trick and pacing his team to a 6-1 victory.

If the Selkirk College Saints hope to capture a fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title, they will do it with depth.

Flowing into the form that has seen the Saints become the gold standard in the league over the last few years, the Selkirk College squad beat the Eastern Washington University Eagles twice over the weekend to extend their winning streak to five games. Matt Martin led the way with a hat trick in Friday night’s 6-1 victory and Alex Milligan notched a hat trick in Saturday night’s 5-4 win to pace the Saints offence.

Nitehawks win eighth straight to pull away in Murdoch Division; Leafs pounded by Thunder Cats

Nitehawks win eighth straight to pull away in Murdoch Division; Leafs pounded by Thunder Cats

While the rest of the division flounders, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks are quietly putting some separation between them and the rest of the Murdoch Division teams.

The Hawks won for the eighth straight time Saturday, posting a 4-0 shutout of the Fernie Ghostriders in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in Fruitvale.

Devin Ghirardosi scored twice as Beaver Valley increased its lead in the Murdoch Division to seven points over the Nelson Leafs.

Local youth wins first-ever 'Beauty Award'

Kadrian Klimchuk (middle) honoured by Castlegar Gentlemen's Hockey League

The Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League is proud to announce Kadrian Klimchuck as the inaugural winner of the CGHL Beauty Award.

The award is given to a SHSS Graduate that has played their final season of Castlegar Minor Hockey, has at least a C+/ B average, plans to attend Selkirk College in the fall and submits a short essay describing why they are a true beauty.

The winner receives a $250 cheque and a free year in the CGHL. Total Value: $600 and a lifetime of lessons. 

New Partnership: National Ski Academy and RED

New Partnership:  National Ski Academy and RED

We are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s 'Official Western Canadian Training Centre'. 

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