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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

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

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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)

Valley Voices: Earl Celesta recognized during National Coaches Week

In recognition of National Coaches Week in British Columbia and across Canada…

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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Little Fort carpet bowlers are excited that their sport will be getting underway again on Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Little Fort Hall. Pictured are Little Fort residents (l-r) Sharon March, Hector Denton, and Linda Verhoeven receiving the silver medal and trophy in 3s from BC Carpet Bowling Association president Patti Randal at the 2019 Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships which were hosted in Little Fort and Barriere. (S/J photo)

Little Fort bowlers looking forward to starting up again Sept. 13

Learn the about fine art and sport of carpet bowling

  • Sep 9, 2021
Little Fort carpet bowlers are excited that their sport will be getting underway again on Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Little Fort Hall. Pictured are Little Fort residents (l-r) Sharon March, Hector Denton, and Linda Verhoeven receiving the silver medal and trophy in 3s from BC Carpet Bowling Association president Patti Randal at the 2019 Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships which were hosted in Little Fort and Barriere. (S/J photo)
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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Season almost done – join in the fun

Judging from recent temperatures the Dog Days of Summer are over. Days…

  • Sep 5, 2021
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Chinook Cove Ladies golfed, gabbed, and had fun

By Leslie Stirling We were back to normal (if there really is…

  • Sep 3, 2021
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This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to ‘Walk, Run, Wheel’ for Terry Fox?

This year’s Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the…

This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)
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Lady golfers raise $5,712.50 for Cancer research

By Leslie Stirling This small community of ours is in my books…

  • Aug 26, 2021
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Smoke blamed for poor golf game

In those memorable words of Yogi Berra with all this smoke in…

  • Aug 19, 2021
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A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Kayaking the Clearwater River

A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from…

A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
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Seven weeks left to win hole-in-one prizes

What a strange summer I am having. Feeling a bit like something…

  • Aug 13, 2021
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The outdoor pickleball courts in Barriere are open to play.   (Facebook photo)

Barriere Pickleball Court is ready to play

Pickleball is again alive and well in the community of Barriere thanks…

The outdoor pickleball courts in Barriere are open to play.   (Facebook photo)
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Ladies on course even in the smoke

Tuesday, Aug. 3, was another warm day. The smoke had thinned in…

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
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

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.