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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

Skiers enjoy the second official day of the 2020-21 season Saturday, Dec. 19 at Troll Ski Resort near Wells. The hills will still be open on Saturday, April 11, 2021. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Troll Ski Resort extends season after snowfall

The ski hill closest to Quesnel will be open on April 10 and 11

Quesnel and area golf courses are hoping for favourable weather so they can open later this week. (Stock photo)

Golf season up in the air as Quesnel courses look to forecast

Planned openings later this week could be pushed back by snow and cold

Ryan Elden has represented Canada three times at IBU world junior events. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel Biathlete finishes junior career in Austria

Ryan Elden competed in the IBU World Junior Championships in March

Ryan Elden has represented Canada three times at IBU world junior events. (Submitted Photo)
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)
Zach Morrison stands next to his new 2021 Kawasaki KX-250 dirt bike. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel motocross rider gets upgrade for season

Zack Morrison got a 2021 Kawasaki bike courtesy of Full Throttle Motorsports

Zach Morrison stands next to his new 2021 Kawasaki KX-250 dirt bike. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Three Skiers weave back and forth along a hill at Troll Ski Resort in February. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Easter Sunday marks end of downhill skiing season in Quesnel

Troll Ski Resort said their final day will be Sunday, April 4

Three Skiers weave back and forth along a hill at Troll Ski Resort in February. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel minor baseball is hoping to hit the field in the first week of May. (pxfuel.com)

Registration open for Quesnel minor baseball

No baseball activities took place during 2019 for the group

Quesnel minor baseball is hoping to hit the field in the first week of May. (pxfuel.com)
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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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C+ Rodeos’ Roy Call gives advice to a cowboy at a past Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo)

Rodeo stock contractor ready to hop on post-pandemic saddle

“The biggest thing now is flexibility is going to be everything,” Call said.

C+ Rodeos’ Roy Call gives advice to a cowboy at a past Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo)
The West Fraser Centre will have ice until March 22. Arena 2 will have ice removed on March 15. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel rinks will have ice removed later this month

Both the West Fraser Centre and Arena 2 will be without ice earlier than normal

The West Fraser Centre will have ice until March 22. Arena 2 will have ice removed on March 15. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on for dear life during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High School Rodeo events planned for Cariboo cities

Both Williams Lake and Quesnel are set to host rodeos for students this spring

Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on for dear life during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Quesnel hosted the BC Winter Games in 2000, and is hoping to host in 2024. (File photo)

Quesnel’s BC Winter Games hosting effort going into overtime

The BC Games Society has granted an extension so the city can complete the bid

Quesnel hosted the BC Winter Games in 2000, and is hoping to host in 2024. (File photo)
Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake seeks feedback on hosting junior hockey league team

A league expansion application in Quesnel is also pending

The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A timing board was set up so skiers could record their own times. Savannah Robinson, who competes in biathlon as well, got a chance to test her skiing power. She came in second in the 20km classic race. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Ski Touring Club ‘So-Lo-Ppet’ results

The Quesnel cross-country skiing group was forced to change because of COVID

A timing board was set up so skiers could record their own times. Savannah Robinson, who competes in biathlon as well, got a chance to test her skiing power. She came in second in the 20km classic race. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jacob Bowden competes at the 2020 Provincial High School Rodeo in Quesnel. The Quesnel student was named to the provincial (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Jacob Bowden named to high school Cinch team

The Quesnel grade eight student was named to the team in 2020 as well

Jacob Bowden competes at the 2020 Provincial High School Rodeo in Quesnel. The Quesnel student was named to the provincial (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The City of Quesnel has been working on a bid for the 2024 BC Winter Games since January of 2020. (File photo)

Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid falls through

The city failed to receive a required letter of support to submit the bid

The City of Quesnel has been working on a bid for the 2024 BC Winter Games since January of 2020. (File photo)