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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

The ice at the Barriere Curling Rink is ready and waiting for seniors and other area residents to come out and enjoy the sport. This photo was taken in 2019 before COVID-19 regulations were required. Curl BC has since put in place provincial guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety and still enable curling to take place (Barriere Recreation Society photo)

Curling can be adapted to all levels of a person’s mobility

Senior players may wish to use the stick delivery method, or curl from a wheelchair

  • Dec 19, 2020
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Empowering seniors in the North Thompson Valley:Carpet bowling welcomes new participants

Carpet bowling is a popular sport with 55+ residents in the North…

Barriere Outdoor Club members are shown celebrating after participating in the annual Wells Gray Birchleg cross country ski event in Clearwater on Feb. 2, 2019. The event wrapped up with a delicious hot Norwegian style lunch and refreshments provided by the Wells Gray Outdoor Club volunteers. (S/J file photo)

Outdoor sports for all ages thanks to Barriere Outdoor Club

By Mary MacLennan The Barriere Outdoor Club (BOC) is a non-profit organization…

  • Dec 17, 2020
Barriere Outdoor Club members are shown celebrating after participating in the annual Wells Gray Birchleg cross country ski event in Clearwater on Feb. 2, 2019. The event wrapped up with a delicious hot Norwegian style lunch and refreshments provided by the Wells Gray Outdoor Club volunteers. (S/J file photo)
The outdoor rink at Heffley Creek provides the community with an important recreation resource.  (SJ file photo)

Fundraiser underway for Heffley Creek and Westsyde outdoor rinks

The communities of Heffley Creek, Vinsulla and McLure are stepping up to…

The outdoor rink at Heffley Creek provides the community with an important recreation resource.  (SJ file photo)
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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Youth sports push-ups combined with Sean Hawthorne
Push up harder version with Sean Hawthorne
Push up easier version with Sean Hawthorne
Push up basics with Sean Hawthorne
The Barriere Curling Rink will also be dressed up in lights during the North Thompson Fall Fair’s Christmas At The Fair Drive Thru Light Show on Dec. 19 - 23, from 5 - 8 p.m. “Curling Rink members were able to get some decorating done last weekend in readiness for the light show,” said club president Susan Bondar, “We will have a sleigh in our design and are hoping to have it filled with food items for the Barriere Food Bank during the upcoming Fall Fair’s Drive Thru Light Display.” (BRS submitted photo)

Curlers wanted – Barriere Curling Rink open for business

Plenty of ice time available while making sure COVID-19 restrictions are being followed

  • Dec 4, 2020
The Barriere Curling Rink will also be dressed up in lights during the North Thompson Fall Fair’s Christmas At The Fair Drive Thru Light Show on Dec. 19 - 23, from 5 - 8 p.m. “Curling Rink members were able to get some decorating done last weekend in readiness for the light show,” said club president Susan Bondar, “We will have a sleigh in our design and are hoping to have it filled with food items for the Barriere Food Bank during the upcoming Fall Fair’s Drive Thru Light Display.” (BRS submitted photo)
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$2,500 each available for 10 organizations from Local Sport Funding

Pacific Sport Interior BC announced last Monday that they will be providing…

(Metro Creative photo)
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Safety in the woods: Could you get yourself out of a jam?

By Jim Hilton It started out innocently enough, a quick trip on…

  • Oct 16, 2020
(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Barriere Secondary principal spotted wearing Clearwater Raiders uniform

Barriere Secondary principal spotted wearing Clearwater Raiders uniform

Barriere Secondary (BSS) and Clearwater Secondary (CSS) joined forces this year to…

Barriere Secondary principal spotted wearing Clearwater Raiders uniform
The ladies are sad, but they’ll be back in the Spring

The ladies are sad, but they’ll be back in the Spring

By Leslie Stirling The Season is over. I’m feeling quite sad. I…

  • Oct 2, 2020
The ladies are sad, but they’ll be back in the Spring
Don Layton (r) is shown receiving the Chinook Cove Golf Men’s Club Championship trophy for 2020 from Men’s Club captain Brad Baker. Layton was the overall low gross winner and had an even par round of 72. (Submitted photo)

Layton takes Chinook Cove Golf Men’s Club Championship

The annual Chinook Cove Golf Men’s Club Championship took place on Sept.…

Don Layton (r) is shown receiving the Chinook Cove Golf Men’s Club Championship trophy for 2020 from Men’s Club captain Brad Baker. Layton was the overall low gross winner and had an even par round of 72. (Submitted photo)
Ladies Club secretary-treasurer Leslie Stirling, left, presents the trophy and prizes to low-net champion Anita Hill. (Deb Legaree, photo submitted)

Advent, Hill, top winners at Chinook Cove Ladies’ Golf Championship

By Leslie Stirling Sunday, Sept. 13th was the annual Chinook Cove Ladies’…

  • Sep 26, 2020
Ladies Club secretary-treasurer Leslie Stirling, left, presents the trophy and prizes to low-net champion Anita Hill. (Deb Legaree, photo submitted)
Power to Be cyclists pass through North Thompson

Power to Be cyclists pass through North Thompson

After nine days, about 800 kilometres and passing through numerous towns, two…

Power to Be cyclists pass through North Thompson
Gymkhana in Barriere (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Horseplay

Lyla Lougheed (left) with horse Birdie, and Weston Lougheed, sitting on Cougar,…

Gymkhana in Barriere (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Birdie pot was split five ways, while Deuce unclaimed

Birdie pot was split five ways, while Deuce unclaimed

Just two more Ladies’ Nights to go.

  • Sep 13, 2020
Birdie pot was split five ways, while Deuce unclaimed
A B-Town Basketball Camp was held inside the Barriere Curling Rink Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, with 30 grade 5 to 12 athletes participating under the eye of Coach Scott Clark (far right). Coach Clark is the men’s basketball coach at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops. (Jody Schilling photo)

Slam dunk for B-Town hosts Basketball Camp

The B-Town Basketball Camp saw 30 young athletes from Grades 5 through 12 take part.

A B-Town Basketball Camp was held inside the Barriere Curling Rink Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, with 30 grade 5 to 12 athletes participating under the eye of Coach Scott Clark (far right). Coach Clark is the men’s basketball coach at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops. (Jody Schilling photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)