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The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

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

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (front, second from right) and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team, are 1-1 after two games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, beating Brazil, then falling to Fiji in their second game. (Kevin Light photo - Rugby Canada)

Moleschi, Team Canada, 1-1 in women’s rugby sevens after two games at Tokyo Olympics

The Canadians’ quest for another medal started off to a roaring start Thursday morning in Japan

BC Games logo. (File photo)

‘The work begins now’ — Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid successful

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)

Moleschi, Canada, set for Olympic rugby opener versus Brazil Wednesday

City to show games on big screen at the Gibraltar Room

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Quesnel KIJHL expansion bid has owner, community meetings planned for August

Rob McMillan is looking to put together a team to help bring a junior B team to the city

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans return for rodeo in Quesnel

Around 400 fans packed the newly christened Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena for two days of action

Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A cowboy’s last ride: Gus Cameron honoured before start of Quesnel Rodeo

Cameron’s horse, Target, opened the first rodeo at the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena

Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildfires can’t snuff out return of Rodeo to Quesnel

Rodeo Club President Ray Jasper says the two jackpot events are good to go this weekend

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
Quesnel’s Mitch Love won gold as the assistant coach for Team Canada at the the 2020 IIHF World Juniors. He’ll be standing behind an AHL bench as a head coach in 2021. (Saskatoon Blades photo)

Quesnel’s Mitch Love named Calgary Flames AHL head coach

Love has been working behind the bench for the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades

Quesnel’s Mitch Love won gold as the assistant coach for Team Canada at the the 2020 IIHF World Juniors. He’ll be standing behind an AHL bench as a head coach in 2021. (Saskatoon Blades photo)
Lane Cork from Quesnel was one of two bullriders who managed to cling on for over eight seconds at a previous rodeo. (Karen Powell photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Open up the gates: Quesnel Rodeo Club welcomes spectators for jackpot events

The club will be hosting rodeo events on July 17/18 and August 14/15

Lane Cork from Quesnel was one of two bullriders who managed to cling on for over eight seconds at a previous rodeo. (Karen Powell photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League open to Cariboo expansion talks

It’s time to revisit the potential for a Kootenay International Junior Hockey…

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
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
Julia Bowden carries the National High School Rodeo Association flag into the Gus Cameron Arena to start Saturday’s events at the Provincial Senior High School Rodeo Finals. Bowden was the only competitor to represent Quesnel at the event, which included top competitors in events from across the province. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel hosts high school rodeo

Julia Bowden was the only local who competed at the provincial senior finals

Julia Bowden carries the National High School Rodeo Association flag into the Gus Cameron Arena to start Saturday’s events at the Provincial Senior High School Rodeo Finals. Bowden was the only competitor to represent Quesnel at the event, which included top competitors in events from across the province. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
BCHL

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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Captain Alessio Tomassetti says Kangaroos players are excited to get back on the ice after the 2020/2021 CIHL season was cancelled. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Senior hockey plans post-pandemic return to Quesnel this fall

The eight-team Central Interior Hockey League includes franchises in Quesnel and Williams Lake

Captain Alessio Tomassetti says Kangaroos players are excited to get back on the ice after the 2020/2021 CIHL season was cancelled. (Sasha Sefter - 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)

Quesnel to host spectator-less high school rodeo event

The provincial senior finals will qualify competitors for nationals in Iowa

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)
Kali Matter, Tylor Jensen, Bella Lind, Payton Beaudry from the Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association’s Peewee Rep team wait on the bench during practise. (Greg Scott Photo - Submitted)

Quesnel minor hockey looking for volunteer coaches

Carlos Gonzalez said he anticipates next season to be normal, with travel and games

Kali Matter, Tylor Jensen, Bella Lind, Payton Beaudry from the Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association’s Peewee Rep team wait on the bench during practise. (Greg Scott Photo - Submitted)