McElhanney make a clean sweep

The brooms were found lying in storage among old stock at Trigos

A record number of teams entered the Kitimat business curling contests at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club recently.

Businesses and organizations from Kitimat put curling teams together for the fun of the game, mingling with other like-minded people, the highlight for the winner being able to display the trophy at their office.

In 2003 Eurocan employee Jim Boguski championed the idea of having businesses and industry in Kitimat challenge each other to a curling contest, a superb idea which was an immediate hit. Over the years there has never been a company that has been a repeat winner, until this year that is, when the fellas from McElhanney put on a dazzling display to take home the prize trophy again, beating their toughest opponents, the team from UNIFOR, in the final A-event game.

Synthetic curling brooms were used in the contest (the old straw brooms aren’t allowed in curling any longer as they spread a lot of debris, making the curling rocks change course).

The brooms, which were found lying in storage among old stock at Trigos in Kitimat, are synthetic and don’t give off debris, and make sweeping the rock a lot easier.

About the fishing – spring is getting closer and it won’t be too long until the river opens up and the elusive steelhead arrive.

Just Posted

The District of Kitimat issues a water advisory

Three fires over the weekend underscore the need to conserve water

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

LNG Canada to build two salt marshes

Offsets will mitigate the effect of construction

Police patrol for looters in evacuated areas south of Burns Lake

RCMP have brought in extra officers for the task

Kitimat opens its arms, and its hearts, to wildfire evacuees

Emergency Social Services invites volunteers to apply

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

More young people are flocking to birdwatching than ever, aided by social media, digital photography

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash adjourned until October

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, other charges

REVIEW: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat and some of the winners turned heads

4.6 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island

The small earthquake happened early Tuesday morning

Quesnel RCMP seize gun, drugs after stopping man cycling without a helmet

The man had a warrant out for his arrest and was carrying illegal items in a backpack

Puppies picked up by BC Wildfire crew to be returned to family

They were just leaving the Monashee Complex of fires when they found the cutest creatures.

At least 14 illegal fires set in Fraser Valley this month

Conservation officers are fed up with people not listening to the province-wide fire ban

B.C. woman promoting ‘orange glow’ campaign to support firefighters

A Penticton woman is hoping an orange ribbon campaign will catch on throughout B.C.

Air Canada-led consortium signs deal to buy Aeroplan program

The deal would acquire the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc

Most Read