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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

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

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Prizes for pots, pins, putts and placing

I am proof positive that you can have a very bad game…

  • Jul 29, 2021
BC Games logo. (File photo)

‘The work begins now’ — Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid successful

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Susan Bondar, Leslee Lucy, Eileen Whitehead and Marie Gray are shown enjoying a Ladies Golf Hawaiian Fun Night at Chinook Cove Ladies Golf July 13. (Leslie Stirling photo)

Ladies have a smokin’ good time

Turkey dinner with all the fixings. What can I say? Wonderful, marvelous,…

  • Jul 24, 2021
Susan Bondar, Leslee Lucy, Eileen Whitehead and Marie Gray are shown enjoying a Ladies Golf Hawaiian Fun Night at Chinook Cove Ladies Golf July 13. (Leslie Stirling photo)
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Hot on course – but no one melted

I am slowly (and I mean slowly) acclimatizing myself to these warm…

  • Jul 15, 2021
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The U12 Barriere Stingers (orange) in a game against Barriere’s Stamer Logging team during the Softball BC Provincial Championships for U12, U14, U16 and U19 Boys. (Michelle Johnson photo)

Barriere ball parks come alive for Provincials

Community turns out to hear the crack of the bat and cheer on the players

The U12 Barriere Stingers (orange) in a game against Barriere’s Stamer Logging team during the Softball BC Provincial Championships for U12, U14, U16 and U19 Boys. (Michelle Johnson photo)
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

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Brad Cameron brought home a third place finish in the main event at Clearwater Speedway last weekend. (Facebook B.Cameron)

Bringing home wins from Clearwater Speedway

Local driver Ben Cameron had great success at the Clearwater Speedway last…

Brad Cameron brought home a third place finish in the main event at Clearwater Speedway last weekend. (Facebook B.Cameron)
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Tuesday night golf leaves ladies well done

Hey what’s cooking - me! With temperatures that climbed into the 40s…

  • Jul 8, 2021
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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
Barriere resident Donna Genier was happy to be able to gather with a small group of family and close friends to play a game of scrub last Sunday at the Barriere ball fields in memory of her youngest son Kurt Genier. Kurt passed unexpectedly in 2014 Since then, starting in 2015 an annual Memorial Slow Pitch Baseball Tournament has been held in Barriere to remember the young man who loved to play baseball. Unfortunately, the tourney had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. (Elli Kohnert photo)

Kurt Genier remembered with ball game in Barriere

The annual Kurt Genier Memorial Slow Pitch Ball Tournament was not able…

Barriere resident Donna Genier was happy to be able to gather with a small group of family and close friends to play a game of scrub last Sunday at the Barriere ball fields in memory of her youngest son Kurt Genier. Kurt passed unexpectedly in 2014 Since then, starting in 2015 an annual Memorial Slow Pitch Baseball Tournament has been held in Barriere to remember the young man who loved to play baseball. Unfortunately, the tourney had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. (Elli Kohnert photo)
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Dynamic drives and pitiful putting helped even the score

Another Ladies’ Night has come and gone. This season is passing by…

  • Jun 16, 2021
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(L-r) Cody Lee with six-year-old daughter Paisley, and Joshua Burleigh with his seven-year-old son Noah are extremely thankfull to Heffley Creek residents and First Responders for the help they received after their canoe capsized in rapids on the North Thompson River on Sunday, June 13. (Facebook photo)(L-r) Cody Lee with six-year-old daughter Paisley, and Joshua Burleigh with his seven-year-old son Noah are extremely thankfull to Heffley Creek residents and First Responders for the help they received after their canoe capsized in rapids on the North Thompson River on Sunday, June 13. (Facebook photo)

North Thompson River canoe trip almost ends in disaster

‘Only way I managed to get us to shore was the thought of not letting my boy drown’

(L-r) Cody Lee with six-year-old daughter Paisley, and Joshua Burleigh with his seven-year-old son Noah are extremely thankfull to Heffley Creek residents and First Responders for the help they received after their canoe capsized in rapids on the North Thompson River on Sunday, June 13. (Facebook photo)(L-r) Cody Lee with six-year-old daughter Paisley, and Joshua Burleigh with his seven-year-old son Noah are extremely thankfull to Heffley Creek residents and First Responders for the help they received after their canoe capsized in rapids on the North Thompson River on Sunday, June 13. (Facebook photo)
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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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Ladies Golf close enough for a cheery wave

A new month - new COVID rules - a new start. For…

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Humming on the golf course

Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky − stormy…

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Good fortune shines on 23, but two not so lucky

Evelyn Lucas and I are not losers …. BUT, 25 ladies golfed…

  • May 27, 2021
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Summer Fishing Challenge returns this summer

Youth throughout B.C. enthusiastically taking up the sport

  • May 27, 2021
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Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel will host High School Rodeo senior finals in June

Public Health gave organizers the all clear to host the competition June 11 - 13

Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)