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Northstars Hockey Academy goaltender Jaxson Dikur stops a shot on the Northstars’ net. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATED: Northstars Hockey Academy wins 1, loses 1 on home ice in Williams Lake Jan. 5

The Northstars Hockey Academy won one and lost one on home ice…

 

While there might not be snow in Quesnel, up near Groundhog Lake, there’s likely some. (Wells Snowmobile Club Facebook)

Snowmobilers in Cariboo encouraged to purchase insurance

Snowmobile owners should purchase liability insurance, said insurance advisor Josee Jalbert in…

 

Langley Secondary senior girls basketball coach Sheldon Guy speaks to a crowd at Earl Marriott Secondary Tuesday (Dec. 5) before an exhibition game about his experience with suddenly losing his sight, and how to pivot and adapt to the challenges life may bring. (Contributed photo)

Blind B.C. basketball coach gives inspirational talk before exhibition game

‘It’s OK to not be OK,’ Langley coach Sheldon Guy tells Earl Mariott audience

 

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Peace Hills Insurance recently provided $5,000 to help light up the tennis and pickleball courts at West Fraser Timber Park. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)
Peace Hills Insurance recently provided $5,000 to help light up the tennis and pickleball courts at West Fraser Timber Park. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)
62 cross-country ski athletes from Smithers, Houston, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake participated in the Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp. (Photo submitted)

Cross-country ski athletes converge in Prince George for Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp

A weekend of learning and fun was held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

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62 cross-country ski athletes from Smithers, Houston, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake participated in the Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp. (Photo submitted)
Marj Watt and Shannon Coffey of Quesnel won this year’s Barb Smith Marj Jefferson Low Net Trophy. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel Ladies Best Ball Tournament supports Jumpstart, Hospice Association

60 ladies took part in last month’s annual tournament

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Marj Watt and Shannon Coffey of Quesnel won this year’s Barb Smith Marj Jefferson Low Net Trophy. (Photo submitted)
Ejaz Mohammed from Surrey’s Port Kells Boxing Club (left) and Rome Macalalag from Vancouver’s Diaz Boxing land blows in-close during their main event bout at the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Fighters show moxy at Vernon boxing card

12-bout Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show at Vernon Rec Centre draws near-capacity crowd

Ejaz Mohammed from Surrey’s Port Kells Boxing Club (left) and Rome Macalalag from Vancouver’s Diaz Boxing land blows in-close during their main event bout at the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Sealions swimmers are looking forward to competing in Kamloops this weekend at the BC Summer Swim Association Provincial Championships. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Sealions off to provincial meet in Kamloops

Swimmers will dive into the pool starting Friday

Sealions swimmers are looking forward to competing in Kamloops this weekend at the BC Summer Swim Association Provincial Championships. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger back from Canada West youth championships

It was a chance to get more experience after competing in the B.C. provincials

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds 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)