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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 13 2010

Our region is about to get 'raided' by extreme sports fans, as a six-day, 500-kilometre adventure race invades the West Kootenay. Raid the North Extreme has hosted intense, non-stop wilderness races through some of Canada's most challenging landscape, from Newfoundland and the Queen Charlotte Islands to Revelstoke and Whitehorse, and chief adventure officer Geoff Langford says the competitors...

by Ethan Barnes on Thursday May 06 2010

May 6 marks the beginning of a season of orienteering in the Mountain Kingdom, spearheaded by Kootenay Orienteering Club members Eva and Alar Ruutopold. Says Eva, “Orienteering is a sport for life, fun at any age, fitness, and skill level. The goal is to navigate with a map and compass around a course, finding control points as fast as possible – on foot, bicycle, skis, etc. Nearly every event...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2010

BC’s West Kootenays has been selected as the destination for the 2010 edition of the internationally acclaimed expedition race Raid the North Extreme, to be held September 4-12, 2010.  The event is organized byFrontier Adventure Sports & Training Inc (Frontier). Over 6 days, co-ed teams of four will navigate a 500km+ expedition over an unmarked route by canoe, kayak, mountain bike,...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

The Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) is inviting the public to an open house meeting regarding the future planning of a skateboard park in the city. All interested residents and members of the public are welcomed to the Rossland Miners' Hall on Apr. 6 from 7-9 p.m.

The RSA will introduce themselves, present their mission statement, discuss their progress to date and what the next...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 22 2010

Last year’s impromptu ‘Gathering’ brought together the legendary group of friends who perfected the freeski alpine lifestyle, melding mountaineering with mogul-mania and fashion with free-dog in Verbier in the 1970s and 80s. News of the frenetic blend of skiing, philosophizing and partying that ensued over three days in March 2009 at Red...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Mar 08 2010

This is the time of year where we are exposed to increased dust and moulds as the snow melts away.  Some of you may experience symptoms of increased sneezing, nasal or sinus congestion, usually worse in the morning: irritated eyes, increased post-nasal drip and subsequent sore or irritated throat or some combination of these.  This week we will discuss some of the treatments that will...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jan 06 2010

The unfortunate death of an Albertan man in an avalanche over the weekend in Rossland is a tragic reminder that avalanche awareness is critical to anyone doing backcountry sports in the Kootenay Boundary. Greg Johnson, avalanche forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre based in Revelstoke, explained that current conditions across the regions are dangerous.

“It sounds like what...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 21 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Board member Kim Deane met with George Apel, Director of Biathlon BC and Director of the Hannah Creek Biathlon Society on Saturday, December 19 to announce a $60,000 grant toward the Society’s Hannah Creek Biathlon Enhancement Project.

The project has seen the society expand trails, increase the number of lanes in the...

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