Wildcats ready for challenge at BC High School A Girls Volleyball Championships

Mount Sentinel is taking an underdog mindset into the BC High School A Girls Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday in at Selkirk College in Castlegar and at L.V. Rogers in Nelson. The Wildcats enter the tournament as the 16th seed. However, according to head coach Joe Moreira, the seeding is just a number. “We are a […]

Brian DeBiasio to be inducted into Golf Hall of Fame of BC

Former Granite Pointe golfer Brian DeBiasio was recently welcomed into the Golf Hall of Fame of BC. DeBiasio, who was a former administrator in the Kootenay Lake School District at L.V. Rogers High School before retiring and moving to Vancouver Island, joins Craig Doell of Victoria, Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay and the late Ron […]

Nitros to host 2024 Junior A Championship

BC Hockey, along with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) announced Thursday that the Kimberley Dynamiters (KIJHL) will host the 2024 BC Hockey Junior A Championship, April 18-21, 2024. BC Hockey said in a media release that the four-team tournament […]

Nelson's Ryan Lewis earns varsity soccer honours

Nelson Soccer grad Ryan Lewis has earned not one, but two major awards for his goal-scoring weekend on the Canada West Men’s Soccer circuit. Tuesday, for the second time in his Thompson Rivers University WolfPack soccer career, Lewis was selected Canada West men’s soccer player of the week. Then on Wednesday, the WolfPack forward earned the […]

Bruno Campese Bringing Stanley Cup to Nelson on October 15

The Stanley Cup victory tour for the Vegas Golden Knights will touch down in the West Kootenay on October 15 with a visit from Nelson-raised Bruno Campese. One of the most legendary trophies in all of sport has been crisscrossing the globe since the Knights defeated the Florida Panthers in June to claim the franchise’s […]

Team Kootenay Chaos claims Provincial SloPitch Championship

The Slopitch Team of women from the West Kootenay recently added their names to the local history books by capturing the SloPitch National Women’s Provincial Championship. Earlier this month, a group of 13 women from Kaslo, Nelson and Warfield, with only a handful of practices under their respective belts, made the journey to Chilliwack to […]


With submissions by the Rossland Curling club Fire has invaded and disrupted – even ended — so many lives recently, in BC and around the world – and so far Rossland has been very fortunate, suffering only a few days of dense smoke.  We can all be grateful for that, even as we send donations […]

KIJHL releases 2023-24 schedule

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has released its 2023-24 regular season schedule, which begins on Friday, September 22nd with 16 of the league’s 20 teams in action. All KIJHL teams will play a 44-game regular season that includes six games each against divisional rivals, two games against teams from the alternate division within the […]

Dam City to Slay on April Fools Day, Roller Derby Returns to West Kootenay Turf

The Castlegar Dam City Rollers are ready to slay the competition at their 13th anniversary game Saturday, April 1st when they take on the Penticton Pistoleras.   April Fools’ Slay is no joke; it’s a much-anticipated all-ages, family-friendly roller derby smash-up rolling into Selkirk College Gymnasium at full throttle.   “Fans...

Smoke Eaters To Face Vees In First Round OF BCHL Playoffs

The Trail Smoke Eaters are into the BCHL Playoffs, presented by Shaw and their first round opponent and dates have been confirmed. For the second consecutive year the Smoke Eaters will battle the Penticton Vees for a spot in the second round. The series will begin on March 31 in Penticton, with the Vees hosting games one and...