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Dan Hamhuis finished his 16-year NHL career with the Nashville Predators who were eliminated from the NHL playoffs Aug. 12 by the Arizona Coyotes. (Photo courtesy Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament)

Hamhuis hangs up his skates

The Nashville Predators defenceman and Smithereen spent 16 years in the NHL

Dan Hamhuis finished his 16-year NHL career with the Nashville Predators who were eliminated from the NHL playoffs Aug. 12 by the Arizona Coyotes. (Photo courtesy Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament)
The Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club honoured Bob Blackburn’s achievement of 125,000 registered targets with a jacket Aug. 8. (Contributed photo)                                The Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club honoured Bob Blackburn’s achievement of 125,000 registered targets with a jacket Aug. 8. (Contributed photo)

Local gun club member marks major milestone

Bob Blackburn, 89, shot at his 125,000th trap over the weekend

The Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club honoured Bob Blackburn’s achievement of 125,000 registered targets with a jacket Aug. 8. (Contributed photo)                                The Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club honoured Bob Blackburn’s achievement of 125,000 registered targets with a jacket Aug. 8. (Contributed photo)
The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre hopes to reopen Sept. 14. (Facebook photo)

Pool announces target reopening date

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre hopes to be open Sept. 14

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre hopes to reopen Sept. 14. (Facebook photo)
Former BV Rod & Gun Club president Brian Atherton pictured in April 2019. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

‘God help gun owners like me if [the Liberals] get a majority’: former gun club president

Brian Atherton says the recent Liberal gun ban could kill the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club

Former BV Rod & Gun Club president Brian Atherton pictured in April 2019. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
The design concept for the Smithers Skate Park expansion project. (Newline Skateparks rendering)

Smithers Skate Park expansion gains momentum

Project ready for Phase 2: Detailed design and construction documentation

The design concept for the Smithers Skate Park expansion project. (Newline Skateparks rendering)
Don Carter, a BCHBC North West member from Fraser Lake guides his horse through a water box obstacle during a friendly competition July 29 on his way to a second place finish. Story Page A22. (Thom Barker photo)

Local Horsemen welcome small group of club members from other chapters

The five-day visit was full of camaraderie and exploring the trails around the club’s new Telkwa camp

Don Carter, a BCHBC North West member from Fraser Lake guides his horse through a water box obstacle during a friendly competition July 29 on his way to a second place finish. Story Page A22. (Thom Barker photo)
Alex Schell competed with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for five years racking up three individual national titles and a Canada West team championship. (GetMyPhoto.ca)

Schell retires from wrestling with three national titles

Smithers wrestler competed for University of Saskatchewan Huskies while excelling in academics

Alex Schell competed with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for five years racking up three individual national titles and a Canada West team championship. (GetMyPhoto.ca)
Brendan Moore hits an approach shot on the first hole at the Smithers Golf and Country Club July 19 during the second round of the Four-man Texas Scramble tournament while teammates Riley Coish, left, and Adam Veenstra look on. Full tournament coverage Page 16 - 17. (Thom Barker photo)

Team Veenstra wins Four-man Texas Scramble

The B-flighters edged out A-flight Team Olson for a one-stroke advantage and the overall title

Brendan Moore hits an approach shot on the first hole at the Smithers Golf and Country Club July 19 during the second round of the Four-man Texas Scramble tournament while teammates Riley Coish, left, and Adam Veenstra look on. Full tournament coverage Page 16 - 17. (Thom Barker photo)
The Bulkley Valley Soccer Society is offering an alternative summer program after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled their spring season. (Marisca Bakker photos)

Soccer makes a return in Smithers

Bulkley Valley Youth Soccer starting up practises again

The Bulkley Valley Soccer Society is offering an alternative summer program after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled their spring season. (Marisca Bakker photos)
Dana Atagi presents the low gross trophy to Senior Men’s Open champion Dennis Williams Sunday. (Contributed photo)

Williams takes Senior Men’s Open

Only 38 men participated in the event this year

Dana Atagi presents the low gross trophy to Senior Men’s Open champion Dennis Williams Sunday. (Contributed photo)
Lando Ball in Smithers in late June. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan fighter from Telkwa wins provincial award

Lando Ball recognized for his commitment to and accomplishments in karate and for community service

Lando Ball in Smithers in late June. (Submitted photo)
Bulkley Valley Christian School principal Chris Steenhof, right, presents Ron Van Driel with his BC School Sports Male Coach of the Year plaque. (Submitted photo)

Van Driel named BC School Sports Coach of the Year

BV Christian School coach says highlight of career is still the 2017-2018 Outstanding School Award

Bulkley Valley Christian School principal Chris Steenhof, right, presents Ron Van Driel with his BC School Sports Male Coach of the Year plaque. (Submitted photo)
Final version of the HMCV Cat 1, which Bruce McGonigal and Rob Goodine plan to float from Quick to Smithers on this homemade catamaran on the Bulkley River in August. (Contributed photo)

Down the Bulkley on a homemade catamaran built for two

Bruce McGonigal and Rob Goodine plan to float from Quick to Smithers in August

Final version of the HMCV Cat 1, which Bruce McGonigal and Rob Goodine plan to float from Quick to Smithers on this homemade catamaran on the Bulkley River in August. (Contributed photo)
Ski Hill manager steps down

Ski Hill manager steps down

Mike Huffman will be replaced by Lex Rei-Jones later this month

Ski Hill manager steps down
BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)

BV Pool not opening yet

Staff are working on kids summer camps and planning on reopening soon

BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BV Rod and Gun Club responds to federal gun ban

BV Rod and Gun Club responds to federal gun ban

Past-president says ban will impact law-abiding owners while doing nothing to curtail illegal trade

BV Rod and Gun Club responds to federal gun ban
Tanner Esperson in competition with the University of South Dakota prior to COVID-19 shutting down sports events. (Contributed photo)

Otters not swimming

The pandemic break from competition not a bad thing, swim coach says

  • May 13, 2020
Tanner Esperson in competition with the University of South Dakota prior to COVID-19 shutting down sports events. (Contributed photo)
COVID-19 restrictions are in place as the Smithers Golf and Country Club opens for the season April 30. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Golf and Country Club opens

Light rain and COVID-19 restrictions did not dampen the enthusiasm of golfers eager to be back out

COVID-19 restrictions are in place as the Smithers Golf and Country Club opens for the season April 30. (Thom Barker photo)
Ski offers discounted passes for next season

Ski offers discounted passes for next season

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is giving 10 per cent off for returning pass holders

Ski offers discounted passes for next season