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Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)

Terrace takes home gold for Every Child Matters Soccer Tournament

With local hotels booked up for the weekend, the tournament had a major turnout of players and fans.

Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)
With the CIHL scheduled to start this September, the Kitimat Ice Demons will be talking amongst players and the CIHL in the coming days about the possibility of starting up the season again this year. (Gerry Leibel photo)

Senior hockey plans post-pandemic return to Kitimat this fall

The eight-team Central Interior Hockey League includes the franchise in Kitimat

With the CIHL scheduled to start this September, the Kitimat Ice Demons will be talking amongst players and the CIHL in the coming days about the possibility of starting up the season again this year. (Gerry Leibel photo)
The Haisla Braves in action against the Terrace Providers. (Photos Gerry Leibel)

Soccer action – all weekend long

Two women’s teams will play two exhibitions, with nine men’s teams committed to the tournament

The Haisla Braves in action against the Terrace Providers. (Photos Gerry Leibel)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Grade nine student, Charles-Emile Guay, placed first in the 10-kilometre run with a time of 43.10 min. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

MEMMS running club keeps kids active as extra-curricular sports are put on pause during Covid-19

Many students are new to running club but were excited to be a part of the event

Grade nine student, Charles-Emile Guay, placed first in the 10-kilometre run with a time of 43.10 min. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Council approved a motion to work with the GMHL and bring a new Junior A hockey team to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)

New unsanctioned GMHL Kitimat hockey club splits Kitimat council

Votes were split between the council as Kitimat already has a sanctioned hockey team

Council approved a motion to work with the GMHL and bring a new Junior A hockey team to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)
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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Four Marlins from the Kitimat Marlin Swim Club qualified and competed in the Virtual North and Interior Divisional Championships and came away with nine medals. (Kitimat Marlin Swim Club logo)
Four Marlins from the Kitimat Marlin Swim Club qualified and competed in the Virtual North and Interior Divisional Championships and came away with nine medals. (Kitimat Marlin Swim Club logo)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
A delegation request was presented by the Greater Metro Hockey League on March 15th proposing the potential of a Jr. A team coming to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)

Greater Metro Jr. A Hockey League proposal

GMHL is expanding their Western Division

A delegation request was presented by the Greater Metro Hockey League on March 15th proposing the potential of a Jr. A team coming to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)
Weldon Regular, 15, flies into the air with his scooter backflipping off the quarter pipe at the Kitimat skatepark. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)

Sunshine and Smiles for youth at local Kitimat skatepark

Kids are seen at the skatepark enjoying the calm before the storm

Weldon Regular, 15, flies into the air with his scooter backflipping off the quarter pipe at the Kitimat skatepark. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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