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By Contributor on Thursday Feb 13 2014

Competitive swimmers from the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) - Trail Regional Academy of EXcellence (TRAX) Aquatic Program competed in the Kelowna SNOW FEST Invitational Short Course Swim Meet Jan. 17 to 19.

By Graeme Willson on Tuesday Feb 11 2014

The Grand Forks Border Bruins played on home ice Saturday Feb., 8th against the Castlegar Rebels. No matter how hard the Bruins tried, the Rebels kept throwing out the plays and won the game with a score of 6:2.

With methodically executed power plays the Rebels scored both the goals recorded in the first period. The first goal came in with 14:45 remaining in first period being scored by Matt Reed -- his fifth goal this season -- he received assists from Rebels’ Kody Disher and Aaron Petten.

By Graham Watt on Tuesday Feb 11 2014
Editor's note: Graham chose to submit this creative work instead of his usual Kettle River Q&A after sharing it at a conference and receiving positive support.
By Shara JJ Cooper on Sunday Feb 09 2014

Al Sandner has a secret. He uses mushrooms and mealworms when he fishes and this weekend his bait paid off when he caught a fish that weighed 0.65 kg (1 lb and 7 oz). It’s not even close to the biggest rainbow trout ever pulled out of Wilgress Lake, but it almost got him a top three position at the third annual Ice Fishing Derby this weekend.

As of Sunday, the top three fish have weighed over two pounds, but organizer Greg Sterling said that the lake is full of trout and that just a few weeks ago someone caught one that weighed around eight pounds.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Feb 03 2014

Midway RCMP discovered a grow-up in Beaverdell in early January after stopping a driver for a broken light. The driver gave the police the wrong name in order to hide his identity but the RCMP discovered he has been in Canada illegally for 10 years. 

When they went to arrest him on Jan. 10, they found a grow-op in a Beaverdell residence. The grow-op had 1,600 freshly cultivated Cannabis plants, which Cpl. Kevin Christensen said was a fair size operation. 

By Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Feb 03 2014

The Christina Lake Winterfest has been a pillar at the Lake for so long that organizer Brenda Auge can't put a date on when it first started, but she does know that community members look forward to it each year and this year was no different. 

"A lot of people have told me stories from Winterfest from when they were young," she said. 

By Shara JJ Cooper on Saturday Feb 01 2014

Midway hockey parents showed initiative last night by hosting a roast beef dinner for 150 at the Midway Community Centre. 

The main goal of the event was to help ease the financial burden for parents as they travelled with their children to games. 

Organizer and hockey mom Jerry Watson said she knew some hockey family struggled during the away games. 

"Some of them cant' afford to go eat at a restaurant with the rest of the team," she said. 

In order to lighten their load -- and the load of all the hockey families -- she organized this dinner to raise funds. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Feb 01 2014

The Boundary Historical Society (BHS) held their annual luncheon Saturday in the basement of the Boundary Museum. 

Around 45 diners crowded into the room to enjoy soup and sandwiches at the social gathering. 

Typically, a speaker is invited to the BHS' luncheon, but this year the guests just enjoyed each other's company. 

We are a new board and we are still working out the kinks and trying new ideas, president Al Donnelly explained when he spoke to the crowd after lunch. 

By Graeme Willson on Friday Jan 31 2014

The Grand Forks Border Bruins’ Jan. 22 game at home ice against the Osoyoos Coyotes was a well played perfectly match game. It was so well played, that the results were a coin toss.  But as things go, eventually someone grasps the upper edge and this time it was the Coyotes. They won the toss with a score of six to Bruins’ five.

To say the least, both teams played the game equally, which must have been a little agonizing for them. Things played out right up to close to the final third period with a constant back and forth. Each team had an equal amount of time with the puck.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 30 2014

The Castlegar Bantam House Vikings (ages 13 and 14) are proving there is more than one way to show winning spirit – first, by sharing their love of the sport with our neighbours south of the border and second, by beating out the rival Trail Warriors to take home the championship from the 2014 South Okanagan Bantam House Tournament.

It all began at the very start of the year, when Castlegar was gearing up (literally and figuratively) to participate in Castlegar Minor Hockey Week.