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Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson swimming star Marylee Banyard passes away

Banyard won multiple medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games

Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells

Castlegar running club hosting series of trail races

Club aims to bring races to runners that don’t want to run longer-distance crowded races

This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture

Outdoor sports win out in poll to set future for Campbell Field

The multi-sport facility between Nelson and Castlegar is still in the early stages

Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Kootenay Climbing Association is looking for a location to build a $4.2-million indoor climbing facility. Illustration: City of Nelson agenda
The Kootenay Climbing Association is looking for a location to build a $4.2-million indoor climbing facility. Illustration: City of Nelson agenda
Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks Minor Hockey awards a success

GEM Theatre stes up after rain threatens to ruin the show

Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Black Jack skiers Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie just released the Nordic Pulse Newsletter to keep users up to date on the website’s progress and platforms. (Contributed)

Explosive growth for Black Jack skiers’ Nordic Pulse website

Nordic Pulse offers x-country skiers and clubs cutting edge technology with user friendly website

Black Jack skiers Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie just released the Nordic Pulse Newsletter to keep users up to date on the website’s progress and platforms. (Contributed)
Amanda Asay prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime national team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. Photo: Baseball Canada
Amanda Asay prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime national team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. Photo: Baseball Canada
Head Coach Tyson Soobotin (far left) and his father Kelly share a moment in the spotlight after the U-15 Bruins’ took the house league championships at Nelson Sunday, March 6. Photo courtesy of Rich Piché

Grand Forks’ U-15 Bruins sweep house league championships

Young Bruins win final after tense shoot-out, says head coach

Head Coach Tyson Soobotin (far left) and his father Kelly share a moment in the spotlight after the U-15 Bruins’ took the house league championships at Nelson Sunday, March 6. Photo courtesy of Rich Piché
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted

At the Beijing Games, B.C. goaltender Kimberly Newell is a Chinese sensation

Newell’s performance and love for her heritage have made her a star

British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted
Bruins captain Ray Warrack scores the first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night, Feb. 11. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks’ Bruins bring Beaver Valley to home ice shoot-out

The Bears put up a hard fight, but lost to the Nitehawks in successive weekend games

Bruins captain Ray Warrack scores the first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night, Feb. 11. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
Rossland rider Bodhi Kuhn will compete on the World Cup circuit starting this spring in Lourdes, France. Photo: Clint Trahan

Rossland mountain biker makes jump to world stage

Local downhill racer Bodhi Kuhn will compete on World Cup circuit in Europe this year

Rossland rider Bodhi Kuhn will compete on the World Cup circuit starting this spring in Lourdes, France. Photo: Clint Trahan
Black Jack skier Remi Drolet (second from left) anchored Team Canada to a silver medal at the Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Germany in 2020. Photo: Nordiq Canada

West Kootenay skier heading to Winter Olympics

Rossland’s Remi Drolet and Quebec’s Olivia Bouffard Nesbitt join Olympic x-country ski team

Black Jack skier Remi Drolet (second from left) anchored Team Canada to a silver medal at the Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Germany in 2020. Photo: Nordiq Canada
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey

UPDATED: KIJHL games postponed after 4 teams report COVID-19 cases

Kelowna, Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Fernie each have infected players

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey
James Dergousoff sat down for an interview with The Gazette shortly before Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
James Dergousoff sat down for an interview with The Gazette shortly before Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks lifeguard, hopeful Olympian working at pool that started his career

James Dergousoff has nearly qualified for the past two Summer Olympics

James Dergousoff sat down for an interview with The Gazette shortly before Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
James Dergousoff sat down for an interview with The Gazette shortly before Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A downhill skier flies down the hill at Phoenix Mountain on March 4. Photo: Facebook / Phoenix Mountain

Season-opener draws near at Phoenix Mountain

Ski Association President James Hall is hoping for snow in the coming days — and plenty of it

A downhill skier flies down the hill at Phoenix Mountain on March 4. Photo: Facebook / Phoenix Mountain
The Bruins are now ranked fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, according to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Graphic: borderbruins.ca

Grand Forks Border Bruins win at Castlegar, lose at home

The team played their last games of the season half over the Dec. 17-19 weekend

The Bruins are now ranked fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, according to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Graphic: borderbruins.ca