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Smithers Golf and Country Club view of the ninth green and Hudson Bay Mountain from the 10th tee box. (Thom Barker photo)

Golf season opening day set for April 27, Ladies Night

Course drying and greening nicely with warm weather and sunshine

The 18th green on April 10 shows it survived the winter reasonably well. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers golf course greens in good shape for early April

Club still hopeful for an April opening weather permitting

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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

Spring soccer. (PQB News file photo)
Spring soccer (PQB News file photo)
Spring soccer. (PQB News file photo)
Spring soccer (PQB News file photo)
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Charitable Status for BV Youth Sports Foundation

BV Youth Sports Foundation receives Charitable Status

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The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Skatebording to and from school is one of the activities encouranged under new pilot program. (file photo)
Andrew Hudson photo Paisley Nelson shoots toboggan-style down a ramp at the Queen Charlotte Youth Centre skate park on Thursday, Oct. 27. Paisley is one of many local kids who started skateboarding this year — the Youth Centre has plenty of helmets, but just four skateboards to share among as many as 20 kids who drop in after school. Anyone with a skateboard they would like to donate to the centre is welcome to call the village at 250-559-4765.

Muheim Elementary School chosen for pilot project to help students to get moving

Pilot project at Muheim Elementary School airm to get students moving

Skatebording to and from school is one of the activities encouranged under new pilot program. (file photo)
Andrew Hudson photo Paisley Nelson shoots toboggan-style down a ramp at the Queen Charlotte Youth Centre skate park on Thursday, Oct. 27. Paisley is one of many local kids who started skateboarding this year — the Youth Centre has plenty of helmets, but just four skateboards to share among as many as 20 kids who drop in after school. Anyone with a skateboard they would like to donate to the centre is welcome to call the village at 250-559-4765.
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C.’s Truth Smith grinds a rail (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Indigenous Lifesport Academy to lead mentorship program on Hudson Bay Mountain

Local Witset woman Chelsie McCutcheon to lead mentorship program on Hudson Bay Mountain

B.C.’s Truth Smith grinds a rail (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Smithers Secondary School students participate in a high performance workout in advance of the school becoming a campus of the Canadian Sport School. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Secondary chosen for campus of elite sport school

The Canadian Sport School provides supports and resources for high performance athletes

Smithers Secondary School students participate in a high performance workout in advance of the school becoming a campus of the Canadian Sport School. (Thom Barker photo)
Robin Price in action with Thompson Rivers University women’s soccer team. (TRU photo)

Former Smithers athlete helps Kamloops homeless people

Robin Price, now a fourth year nursing student and soccer player at TRU, spearheads fundraiser

Robin Price in action with Thompson Rivers University women’s soccer team. (TRU photo)
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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

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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.

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)
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Hudson Bay Mountain Resort opens

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

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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)
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.