Jessica Dempsey

(L to R) – East Kootenay riders Cassidy Boehm, Ryder Duczek, Dagen Duczek, Matt Boehm, Montanna Rouselle (missing from photo: Isaac and Gabrielle Hockley, Caroline Villeneuve, Mike Rouselle). Photo submitted

East Kootenay wakesurfers have success in national championships

Many local riders competed in the 2019 Nautique Canadian Wakesurf National Championships

(L to R) – East Kootenay riders Cassidy Boehm, Ryder Duczek, Dagen Duczek, Matt Boehm, Montanna Rouselle (missing from photo: Isaac and Gabrielle Hockley, Caroline Villeneuve, Mike Rouselle). Photo submitted
Dynamiters prepare for main camp

Dynamiters prepare for main camp

The Kimberley Dynamiters will host their main camp on Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at the Civic Centre

Dynamiters prepare for main camp
Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop

Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop

Four East Kootenay athletes had success at the annual competition

Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop
Knee woes end captain’s Dynamiters career

Knee woes end captain’s Dynamiters career

Chase Gedny won’t be returning for the 2019/20 season because of a recurring knee injury

Knee woes end captain’s Dynamiters career
Kimberley Dynamiters schedule set for next season

Kimberley Dynamiters schedule set for next season

The 2019/20 hockey season for the Dynamiters will start with a four-game homestand

Kimberley Dynamiters schedule set for next season
St. Eugene Golf Resort is hosting the 2019 ISPS Handa Canadian Blind Golf Open from July 12-13 where they have golfers from all over the world attending. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman

St. Eugene hosts 2019 ISPS Handa Canadian Blind Championship

Blind and partially sighted golfers from all around the world are in Cranbrook for the championships

St. Eugene Golf Resort is hosting the 2019 ISPS Handa Canadian Blind Golf Open from July 12-13 where they have golfers from all over the world attending. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman
Brett Anderson has been traded to the VIJHL in exchange for a player development fee. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review

Dynamiters trade Brett Anderson to VIJHL

Goaltender Brett Anderson has been traded to Victoria in exchange for a player development fee

Brett Anderson has been traded to the VIJHL in exchange for a player development fee. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review
Bowen Byram was selected fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman

Cranbrook defenceman drafted by Colorado Avalanche

Bowen Byram top WHL defenceman was selected fourth overall in the NHL Entry Draft

Bowen Byram was selected fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman
Easton Jolie (right) is expected to bring his physicality to the Nitros for the 2019/20 season. Photo by Tyler Harper/Nelson Star

Dynamiters make a trade with Nelson Leafs

The Kimberley Dynamiters have traded Tyson Meier to the Nelson Leafs in exchange for Easton Jolie

Easton Jolie (right) is expected to bring his physicality to the Nitros for the 2019/20 season. Photo by Tyler Harper/Nelson Star
Kimberley Dynamiter defenceman commits to Selkirk College

Kimberley Dynamiter defenceman commits to Selkirk College

Derian Bamber played with the Dynamiters for two seasons and will now join the Saints in the fall

Kimberley Dynamiter defenceman commits to Selkirk College
The East Kootenay Track and Field Club wrapped up their season, which they say was very successful. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman

East Kootenay Track and Field wraps up

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club has wrapped up a successful season with many new faces

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club wrapped up their season, which they say was very successful. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman
EKVC 13U Girls – Provincials, Gold Medal Division 4. Back row left to right: Rosie McLagan, Presley Tanner, Aimee Wood, Kiera Wiebe, Ava Stupar, Eloise Newsome. Front row left to right: Brie Bellm, Isabel Betker, Lauren Wood, Ally Beckman. Missing from Photo: coach: Robin Betker

East Kootenay Volleyball Club has a successful season

Teams with the EKVC saw success in many areas including at the provincial and national levels

EKVC 13U Girls – Provincials, Gold Medal Division 4. Back row left to right: Rosie McLagan, Presley Tanner, Aimee Wood, Kiera Wiebe, Ava Stupar, Eloise Newsome. Front row left to right: Brie Bellm, Isabel Betker, Lauren Wood, Ally Beckman. Missing from Photo: coach: Robin Betker
Bowen Byram had a standout year and was picked fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft

Bowen Byram goes fourth overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

The Cranbrook native was picked by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft

Bowen Byram had a standout year and was picked fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft
Nearly 160 racers took part in the Trikids Triathlon on June 8 at the Wasa Triathlon. Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon/Facebook

Wasa Triathlon has successful weekend

Hundreds of athletes took part in the annual event that includes bicycle, swimming and running

Nearly 160 racers took part in the Trikids Triathlon on June 8 at the Wasa Triathlon. Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon/Facebook
Braiden Koran (centre) has committed to play with the Humboldt Broncos. Robyn Wardle file.

Kimberley Dynamiter commits to Humboldt Broncos

Forward Braiden Koran has committed to play with the Broncos for the 2019/20 season

Braiden Koran (centre) has committed to play with the Humboldt Broncos. Robyn Wardle file.
The team was comprised of players from Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks. Photo by Tamara Morgan

Kootenay rugby team wins gold at provincials

The Kootenay team won the Tier 2 division at BC Rugby High School Girls’ Provincial XV championships

The team was comprised of players from Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks. Photo by Tamara Morgan
Team Cotter winners of the 2019 BC Men’s Curling Championship. Photo provided by Curl BC

Cranbrook to host BC women’s, men’s curling championships

Top curling teams to battle for provincial championship in the Kootenays in 2020

Team Cotter winners of the 2019 BC Men’s Curling Championship. Photo provided by Curl BC
Man is pleading for help after his puppies were stolen out of a house on May 11. Photo submitted

‘They are like my kids’: Litter of puppies stolen from Kootenay man’s home

Angelo Polh says a litter of puppies were taken from his home while he was away on May 11.

Man is pleading for help after his puppies were stolen out of a house on May 11. Photo submitted
Rock Mountain Rogues win against Elk Valley Bulls

Rock Mountain Rogues win against Elk Valley Bulls

The Rugby season kicked off in Cranbrook as the Rocky Mountain Rogues hosted the Elk Valley Bulls

Rock Mountain Rogues win against Elk Valley Bulls
Noah Samsonoff, Sarah Brooks-White and Sarah Engler have all signed athletic scholarships to schools in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman

Three local soccer players sign athletic scholarships

Kootenay Whitecap Academy had three players from the east sign with universities

Noah Samsonoff, Sarah Brooks-White and Sarah Engler have all signed athletic scholarships to schools in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Jessica Dempsey/Cranbrook Townsman