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The Smithers Secondary Junior girls volleyball got off to a good start of the season winning all five of their matches in an SSS hosted tournament last weekend.                                 (Tom Best photo)

Smithers Secondary sports season off to a good start

The Junior girls volleyball team won all five of their matches at a home tournament last weekend

The Smithers Secondary Junior girls volleyball got off to a good start of the season winning all five of their matches in an SSS hosted tournament last weekend.                                 (Tom Best photo)
Otters swimmer Jonathan Dieleman stroked his way to an impressive international ranking in his top event, the 100 breaststroke. Tom Best photo

BV Otters prepare for another season in the pool

Registration has gone well and the introductory levels have encouraged new swimmers to sign up.

Otters swimmer Jonathan Dieleman stroked his way to an impressive international ranking in his top event, the 100 breaststroke. Tom Best photo
Luke Smith.                                (Contributed photo)

Local runner a surprise finish in first 10 km race

Luke Smith is officially a Special Olympic runner but that does not hold him back in any way.

Luke Smith.                                (Contributed photo)
Lifeguards in the process of recertifying their credentials practice their skills for dealing with specific situations during a session last weekend at the pool prior to it’s reopening on Monday. (Tom Best photo)

Pool offers subsidized lifeguard training

The Bulkley Valley Pool and Recreation Centre is now offering subsidized lifeguard…

Lifeguards in the process of recertifying their credentials practice their skills for dealing with specific situations during a session last weekend at the pool prior to it’s reopening on Monday. (Tom Best photo)
Teen runners led the pack after the start of the Terry Fox Run. Tom Best photo                                Bikers made up a large number of the participants in attendance at the Terry Fox Run. For many it was a family event. (Tom Best photo)

Terry Fox run raises $5.2K for cancer research

Annual Smithers fundraiser attracts 150 participants

Teen runners led the pack after the start of the Terry Fox Run. Tom Best photo                                Bikers made up a large number of the participants in attendance at the Terry Fox Run. For many it was a family event. (Tom Best photo)
Regan Yee in competition for Trinity Western University (TWU). TWU photo

Hazelton runner named to national Pan Am Games team

Regan Yee will compete in the women’s 3000m steeplechase event Aug. 10

Regan Yee in competition for Trinity Western University (TWU). TWU photo
Dan Hamhuis heads up a cast of 35 athletes, musicians and TV personalities who will be playing in the 2019 Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament Aug 8-10. Photo courtesy Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament

Celebrity golf tourney boasts star-studded field

The bi-annual event raises more than $100k for health-related charities

Dan Hamhuis heads up a cast of 35 athletes, musicians and TV personalities who will be playing in the 2019 Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament Aug 8-10. Photo courtesy Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament
Student created art was on display at the Art and Soul evening at the Bulkley Valley Christian School last week. Tom Best photo

Importance of creativity the soul of art show

Bulkley Valley Christian School showcases student art

Student created art was on display at the Art and Soul evening at the Bulkley Valley Christian School last week. Tom Best photo
From left, actor Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan (and son), tour director Ian Speirs, Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach and Inuit rap star Hyper Tee. (Tom Best photo)

Grizzlies movie a stark depiction of Arctic life

Film star and music composer visit Smithers Secondary School

From left, actor Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan (and son), tour director Ian Speirs, Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach and Inuit rap star Hyper Tee. (Tom Best photo)
Bulkley Valley Rapids under 14 soccer will go on to the provincial championships in July following their aggregate win over Williams Lake last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Bulkley Valley U14 boys soccer squad wins zones

The Rapids will now proceed to provincial championship in Prince George July 4-5

Bulkley Valley Rapids under 14 soccer will go on to the provincial championships in July following their aggregate win over Williams Lake last weekend. (Submitted photo)
Coach Sean Levenson ran an introduction to the sport of rugby with some sessions of flag rugby at Heritage Park. The perfect weather helped make the event a success for the girls who will be moving on to high school next year. Tom Best photo

Passing the ball

An introduction to rugby

Coach Sean Levenson ran an introduction to the sport of rugby with some sessions of flag rugby at Heritage Park. The perfect weather helped make the event a success for the girls who will be moving on to high school next year. Tom Best photo
Runners start the senior boys 100-metre dash at the Northwest Zone Track and Field championships held in Smithers last week. Tom Best photo

Smithers Secondary dominates Northwest Track and Field Zones

Smithers high school athletes finish first in more than 50 events

Runners start the senior boys 100-metre dash at the Northwest Zone Track and Field championships held in Smithers last week. Tom Best photo
Madison Richter achieves triple crown

Madison Richter achieves triple crown

Smithers bowler one of elite to win bantam, junior and senior national titles

Madison Richter achieves triple crown
Magic man delights Walnut Park Elementary

Magic man delights Walnut Park Elementary

David Leif is living the dream many years after discovering magic when he was eight

Magic man delights Walnut Park Elementary
Trade show puts Smithers businesses on display

Trade show puts Smithers businesses on display

Expo not just about business, but a family affair, says outgoing chamber of commerce manager

Trade show puts Smithers businesses on display
The Town of Smithers is using the otherwise idle new arena to provide an area for pickleball courts. (Tom Best photo)

Pickleball grows in popularity

It all started in the mid-1960’s when a couple of avid badminton…

The Town of Smithers is using the otherwise idle new arena to provide an area for pickleball courts. (Tom Best photo)
Steelheads recruiting event shows promise

Steelheads recruiting event shows promise

A small but enthusiastic group of organizers is hoping to put a Smithers team back in the CIHL

Steelheads recruiting event shows promise
Kyra Abu Khadra lands a reverse kick on Karim Abu Khadra as coach Marwan Abu Khadra looks on. (Tom Best photo)

Smithers dojo captures quadruple gold

Four local youth and one adult top their divisions in national championship competition

Kyra Abu Khadra lands a reverse kick on Karim Abu Khadra as coach Marwan Abu Khadra looks on. (Tom Best photo)
A round of golf at the Smithers Gold and Country Club is an experience that is much more than just a game. This year’s should be even better with the positive developments in management Tom Best photo

Golf course on solid financial ground

Improvements to membership structure and restaurant management paying dividends

A round of golf at the Smithers Gold and Country Club is an experience that is much more than just a game. This year’s should be even better with the positive developments in management Tom Best photo
Madison Richter is headed to the national Youth Bowling Championships in search of the Triple Crown after previously winning the Bantam and Junior divisions. (Contributed photo)

Two Smithers bowlers go to nationals

Madison Richter and Peyton Pettigrew are heading to Oshawa after winning gold at B.C. provincials.

Madison Richter is headed to the national Youth Bowling Championships in search of the Triple Crown after previously winning the Bantam and Junior divisions. (Contributed photo)