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Bruce Graf had the honour of striking the first shot at the Smithers Golf and Country Club to open the 2019 golf season. Thom Barker photo

Smithers Golf and Country Club to open

Course will be open with precautions

Bruce Graf had the honour of striking the first shot at the Smithers Golf and Country Club to open the 2019 golf season. Thom Barker photo
Kispiox Rodeo cancelled in wake of pandemic

Kispiox Rodeo cancelled in wake of pandemic

Organizers said they made tough call to cancel 73rd annual event

Kispiox Rodeo cancelled in wake of pandemic
Murray Grasdal is the new greens superintendent at Smithers Golf and Country Club. (Thom Barker photo)

Meet Smithers Golf and Country Club’s new greens super

Murray Grasdal comes to Smithers from Mackenzie

Murray Grasdal is the new greens superintendent at Smithers Golf and Country Club. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Figure Skating Club ends competitive season on high note
Smithers Figure Skating Club ends competitive season on high note
Mamma Mia Carnival

Mamma Mia Carnival

Smithers Figure Skating Club hosts show

Mamma Mia Carnival
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Reuben Hunter, left, was the bronze medallist at provincial high school wrestling championships in Langley. (Submitted photo)

Smithers wrestler wins provincial bronze

Reuben Hunter qualifies for nationals with third place performance in Langley

Reuben Hunter, left, was the bronze medallist at provincial high school wrestling championships in Langley. (Submitted photo)
BV nordic skiers shine at BC Games

BV nordic skiers shine at BC Games

Ava Wimbush leads local athletes with two silver medals

  • Mar 11, 2020
BV nordic skiers shine at BC Games
Torben Schuffert at a recent Special Olympics competition in Burns Lake wearing his Team BC jacket. (Laura Blackwell photo)

Schuffert brings home snowshoeing gold

Special Olympics athlete takes top spot in 200 metre and 4X100 relay

Torben Schuffert at a recent Special Olympics competition in Burns Lake wearing his Team BC jacket. (Laura Blackwell photo)
Smithers Golf and Country Club Greens Superintendent Steve Kerbrat (right) at his good-bye party last Wednesday with club member and friend Al. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Greens Superintendent leaving Smithers Golf and Country Club

Steve Kerbrat moving after taking care of the golf course for more than a total of 25 years

Smithers Golf and Country Club Greens Superintendent Steve Kerbrat (right) at his good-bye party last Wednesday with club member and friend Al. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Almost 30 cars raced and came from as far east as Prince George and west as Prince Rupert in Saturday’s AUTOCROSS 2020. The event was held at the Bulkley Valley RV Park, formerly the Par 3 golf course. (Marisca Bakker photos)                                Lance Albert (BOTTOM) from Prince Rupert tipped over during a practice round but got back up and was the overall winner of the event. (Contributed photo)

AUTOCROSS 2020

Photos and results from AUTOCROSS 2020

Almost 30 cars raced and came from as far east as Prince George and west as Prince Rupert in Saturday’s AUTOCROSS 2020. The event was held at the Bulkley Valley RV Park, formerly the Par 3 golf course. (Marisca Bakker photos)                                Lance Albert (BOTTOM) from Prince Rupert tipped over during a practice round but got back up and was the overall winner of the event. (Contributed photo)
Charley Fox performs on the beam. (Contributed photo)

Saltos capture 49 medals at home event

Medallists included four all around champions

Charley Fox performs on the beam. (Contributed photo)
The Hazelton boys and girls wrestling teams both won the team zone championships in wrestling in Prince Rupert Feb. 8-9. (Contributed photo)

Hazelton wrestling boys and girls win zones

Three Smithers wrestlers qualify for provincials

The Hazelton boys and girls wrestling teams both won the team zone championships in wrestling in Prince Rupert Feb. 8-9. (Contributed photo)
Prince Rupert Rampage go the distance to knock off Hazelton

Prince Rupert Rampage go the distance to knock off Hazelton

Sunday afternoon victory caps off contentious series; Terrace River Kings up next

  • Feb 19, 2020
Prince Rupert Rampage go the distance to knock off Hazelton
Curl BC honours Smithers Curling Club volunteers

Curl BC honours Smithers Curling Club volunteers

Gord and Debbie Judzentis and David Mould recognized for their work

Curl BC honours Smithers Curling Club volunteers
Hazelton Bantams use new jerseys for first time in Fort St. James bantam tournament Feb 15-16. (Contributed photo)

Hazelton Minor Hockey gets new jerseys as league expands

The association raised $20,000 for jerseys to celebrate the village’s new arena

Hazelton Bantams use new jerseys for first time in Fort St. James bantam tournament Feb 15-16. (Contributed photo)
Deicon Russell Hazelton Bulldogs portrait. (Contributed photo)

Kispiox defenceman selected for European Peewee hockey tour

Deicon Russell has been playing hockey since he could walk

Deicon Russell Hazelton Bulldogs portrait. (Contributed photo)
From left, Isaiah Clunie-Mcleod, Sages Brunham and Reuben Hunter qualified for provincials at zone championships in Prince Rupert last weekend. (Contributed photo)

Smithers wrestler wins zones

Reuben Hunter qualifies for provincials along with teammates Isaiah Clunie-Mcleod and Sages Brunham

From left, Isaiah Clunie-Mcleod, Sages Brunham and Reuben Hunter qualified for provincials at zone championships in Prince Rupert last weekend. (Contributed photo)
Torben Schuffert at a recent Special Olympics competition in Burns Lake wearing his Team BC jacket. (Laura Blackwell photo)

Three from Smithers headed to Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

One athlete, one coach and one medical liaison selected to represent Team BC in Thunder Bay

Torben Schuffert at a recent Special Olympics competition in Burns Lake wearing his Team BC jacket. (Laura Blackwell photo)
Hazelton drops Game 1 of playoffs to Prince Rupert

Hazelton drops Game 1 of playoffs to Prince Rupert

The Wolverines will get another crack at the Rampage in Rupert this weekend

Hazelton drops Game 1 of playoffs to Prince Rupert