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by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Monday Jun 14 2021

In a media release Monday, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced approve a number of new measures and initiatives following a virtually hosted 2021 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 12th.

During the virtual meeting, league members covered a wide range of topics and approve a number of new measures and initiatives as the Junior B league looks to return...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.

The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

Volokhov is the grand prize winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program final draw, winning a sleek 18’ Kingfisher boat equipped with...

by City of Trail on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Learn to skateboard for free, all summer! From July 6 to Aug. 26, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Skatepark Hosts will be available at the Trail SK8 Park to offer free drop in skateboard coaching.

Trail Parks and Recreation and the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation are very excited to offer this community service to people of all...

by Benjamin Phillips on Monday Jun 07 2021
The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the signing of 2001 born forward Teddy Lagerback for the upcoming BCHL season.

Lagerback, from Chanhassen, Minnesota played last season with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. Prior to that he was the captain of his high school prep team at Minnetonka High where he had 17 goals and 19 assists in 25 games. In the...

by Contributor on Friday May 14 2021

By Emanuel Sequeira, Director of Communications

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has approved the sale of the Grand Forks Border Bruins to local physician Dr. Mark Szynkaruk, who assumes ownership of the club from the community-owned Grand Forks Border Bruins Association.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Szynkaruk to the KIJHL and...

by Contributor on Sunday May 09 2021

The weather has been awesome, and the fishing has been awesomer!  Haha, a little humour never hurt anyone.

With this great, spring weather, we have been spending plenty of time on the water.

So, here’s your latest fishing report:

Kootenay Lake

The creeks are flowing and the water levels are rising.  This is the beginning of our spring fishery.  With...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 12 2021

Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications

For a fifth straight year, the University of Jamestown Jimmies are playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship tournament.

The Jimmies will be pursuing a Division I men’s championship in Saint Louis, Mo., this month. Ranked 15th among the 20 teams in the tournament, they feature 16...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program is designed to help the iconic kokanee salmon population recover after their collapse in 2013. In 2017, only 12,000 spawners were estimated in the main lake. Conservationists have been trying to reverse the decline by conducting kokanee egg plants and fry release for the past five years.

The high in-lake abundance of rainbow and bull trout is...