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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

Mike Grace-Dacosta (L) discusses basics with instructor Frankie Tam (R) before strapping on his snowboard. Citing warm temperatures and rain, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort (HBMR) is holding off on its scheduled Nov. 22 opening. In a Nov. 14 email to The Interior News HBMR said that its new scheduled opening date is now set for Nov. 29. (File photo)

Hudson Bay Mountain officially has a new manager

Interm general manager Lex Rei-Jones given the job.

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Hudson Bay Mountain Resort opens

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is officially open. The ski hill welcomed back…

Smithers Secondary School’s Evan Doyle (centre) sends a rock down the ice with Oliver Kildaw (left) and Matthew Steventon (right) ready to sweep. (File photo)

Smithers curling season cancelled

Club executive hopes people will understand they are acting in the best interests of its members

Smithers Secondary School’s Evan Doyle (centre) sends a rock down the ice with Oliver Kildaw (left) and Matthew Steventon (right) ready to sweep. (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)
Dan Imhof with a group of Bulkley Valley Soccer Society kids. (Contributed photo)

Two members of BV soccer club honoured with provincial awards

Daniel Imhof is Youth Coach of the Year and Georgia Mack is Administrator of the Year

Dan Imhof with a group of Bulkley Valley Soccer Society kids. (Contributed photo)
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Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the fresh, fluffy snow at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Ski hill scheduled to open Dec. 4

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort will open without its usual contingent of international workers

Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the fresh, fluffy snow at Fernie Alpine Resort.
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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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BVCS X-Country Fun Run. (Marisca Bakker photo)

BVCS X-Country Fun Run

Bulkley Valley Christian School held its annual cross country fun run on…

BVCS X-Country Fun Run. (Marisca Bakker photo)
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)
Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)

Telkwa Range snowmobiling permit lottery opens

Application period is Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 for snowmobiliers and skiers to gain access to Starr Basin

Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)
Last year just prior to the cancellation of curling season, David Mould was honoured by Curl BC as the province’s volunteer of the year. (File photo)

Curling club delays season start

The board said due to COVID-19 they felt obligated to make the difficult decision

Last year just prior to the cancellation of curling season, David Mould was honoured by Curl BC as the province’s volunteer of the year. (File photo)
Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Paralyzed B.C. cowboy set to ride again thanks to custom saddle

Cunin soon started hanging around back at the rodeo arena helping out

Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
John Pierce, Smithers golf club pro maxed out on the green at number 17 in the season-closing Tombstone event. (Facebook photo)

Tombstone event wraps competitive golf season

Ron Van Driel wins event by making it to the green on his 19th hole before maxing out

John Pierce, Smithers golf club pro maxed out on the green at number 17 in the season-closing Tombstone event. (Facebook photo)
Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club renovates gym

Inside and outside of building gets facelift and new equipment has been purchased

Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Steelheads Captain Randall Groot looks on at a puck which would bounce just short of a goal in the second period of their Jan. 5 match against the Prince Rupert Rampage. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Arena users frustrated with ice time situation

From the Steelheads to U7, delay of Civic Centre Opening and COVID restrictions cause concern

Steelheads Captain Randall Groot looks on at a puck which would bounce just short of a goal in the second period of their Jan. 5 match against the Prince Rupert Rampage. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Junior/Senior champions Alyson Stolte and Nate Steenhof with junior golf program coordinators Charlie Northrup and Janice Malkow. (Contributed photo)

Alyson Stolte wins Junior/Senior golf tournament

Stolte and senior partner Nate Steenhof combined for a net 67.2 on the par-72 Smithers golf course

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Junior/Senior champions Alyson Stolte and Nate Steenhof with junior golf program coordinators Charlie Northrup and Janice Malkow. (Contributed photo)
Kaleb Gorbahn notched his first professional golf win in Arizona Dec. 10, 2019. (Facebook photo)

Disappointing couple of weeks for Smithers golf pro in Ontario

Kaleb Gorbahn comes in 59th place and misses cut in two Canada Life MacKenzie tour events

Kaleb Gorbahn notched his first professional golf win in Arizona Dec. 10, 2019. (Facebook 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)
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Photos from Monday’s skateboarding competition

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