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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

BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

Jordie Hutchinson, left, and Philippe Bernier founded the Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation on the philosophy that no child should be denied access to sport based on financial barriers. (Thom Barker photo)

New youth sport charity seeks to eliminate barriers

The Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation ramps up for fundraising

From left, Ladies Northern Open winners Hellen Slaney, Loraine Halfe, Dallas Edwards and Lillian Kelly celebrate their Ladies Northern Open victory on the 18th hole at the Smithers Golf and Country Club July 18. (Thom Barker photo)

Houston team eclipses field at Smithers Ladies Northern Open

The women from Houston shot 134 (10 under par) over two rounds July 17 and 18

From left, Ladies Northern Open winners Hellen Slaney, Loraine Halfe, Dallas Edwards and Lillian Kelly celebrate their Ladies Northern Open victory on the 18th hole at the Smithers Golf and Country Club July 18. (Thom Barker 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.
Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)

BC Football Conference conditionally approves new team in Prince George

The Kodiaks would begin play in 2022 and be the junior football league’s seventh franchise

Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)
Members of Harold Palmer’s family pose with the Harold Palmer President’s Cup trophy following the second round of the inaugural tournament June 24. (Tanner Olson photo)

Inaugural Harold Palmer President’s Cup

Phil Lickers and David Hawkins win the inaugural 2021 Harold Palmer President’s Cup

Members of Harold Palmer’s family pose with the Harold Palmer President’s Cup trophy following the second round of the inaugural tournament June 24. (Tanner Olson photo)
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
Anna Hamhuis, Danielle Hamelink and Kandace Labrecque test Emma Cunningham’s endurance as they see how far they can carry her while she holds the ‘airplane position,’ a BVCS adaptation of an Inuit game. (Tom Grasmeyer photo)

Bulkley Valley Christian School Intermediate Games Day

Bulkley Valley Christian School intermediate Grades 4 - 7 held an outdoor…

Anna Hamhuis, Danielle Hamelink and Kandace Labrecque test Emma Cunningham’s endurance as they see how far they can carry her while she holds the ‘airplane position,’ a BVCS adaptation of an Inuit game. (Tom Grasmeyer photo)
From left, Myrna Arnett, Rita Wilson and Toni Perreault share a laugh with Bill Stephens before teeing off in the John and Celia Stephens Memorial Tournament at Smithers Golf and Country Club June 8. (Thom Barker)

Bill Stephens says goodbye to parents’ memorial tourney

The John and Celia Stephens Memorial Tournament has been played for 42 years

From left, Myrna Arnett, Rita Wilson and Toni Perreault share a laugh with Bill Stephens before teeing off in the John and Celia Stephens Memorial Tournament at Smithers Golf and Country Club June 8. (Thom Barker)
New pickleball courts at the Joseph F. Dockrill Rink in Telkwa have been getting a workout since they were painted in May. (Deb Meissner photo)

Bulkley Valley club to host pickleball workshop June 26 in Telkwa

There is room for 16 participants and 50 spectators at Joseph F. Dockrill Memorial Rink

New pickleball courts at the Joseph F. Dockrill Rink in Telkwa have been getting a workout since they were painted in May. (Deb Meissner 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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Ron Van Driel makes an attempt for birdie at the eighth hole during the Smithers Golf and Country Club Opening 2-man tournament on May 23. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Golf and Country Club Opening 2-man Golf Tournament

Team Saturday Net Score Sunday Gross Score Total Score 1 Stroet/McRae $450…

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Ron Van Driel makes an attempt for birdie at the eighth hole during the Smithers Golf and Country Club Opening 2-man tournament on May 23. (Thom Barker photo)
Noa was one of the winners of a local prize during a past Bike to Work Week at Town Hall in Smithers (Contributed photo)

GoByBike events planned for fun-filled week

Many local events planned during GoByBike Week

Noa was one of the winners of a local prize during a past Bike to Work Week at Town Hall in Smithers (Contributed photo)
Alia Marsden competing on the uneven bars (Thomas Camus photo)

Smithers Saltos gymnasts win gold, silver and bronze at provincials

Smithers gymnasts compete virtually at provincials and win gold, silver and bronze

Alia Marsden competing on the uneven bars (Thomas Camus photo)
BCHL

Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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From left: Ciril Habjan, Charlie Northrup, Bruce Graff and Thom Barker were the first group off the tee to open the 2021 season at Smithers Golf and Country Club April 27. (John Pierce photo)

Golf season gets underway at Smithers Golf and Country Club

Interior News editor Thom Barker reviews the golf course following his first round on opening day

From left: Ciril Habjan, Charlie Northrup, Bruce Graff and Thom Barker were the first group off the tee to open the 2021 season at Smithers Golf and Country Club April 27. (John Pierce photo)
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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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

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

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