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Instant winter benefits Bulkley Valley Snow Camp

Camp celebrates new Ski North Team, promoting companionship with all northern teams in this region.

  • Dec 27, 2018
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Instant winter benefits Bulkley Valley Snow Camp

After being postponed two weeks earlier due to lack of snow, the…

  • Dec 22, 2018
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Ready, aim, fire! Local archers tested their skills at Vanderhoof Youth Archery Club’s final tournament. Contributed photo

Vanderhoof Youth Archery Club right on target

Local club held its season-ending tournament Nov. 20

  • Dec 2, 2018
Ready, aim, fire! Local archers tested their skills at Vanderhoof Youth Archery Club’s final tournament. Contributed photo
NVSS’ junior boys team, from left: Mitch, Rayen, Hyatt, Lachlan, Dominic and Tanton. Submitted photo

Pedersen places in prestigious top 25 at Cross-Country Provincial Championships

Local junior girls and boys teams performed well at provincial running event

  • Nov 20, 2018
NVSS’ junior boys team, from left: Mitch, Rayen, Hyatt, Lachlan, Dominic and Tanton. Submitted photo
Alison Desmarais won a bronze medal skating in a relay competition for Canada at the first short track speed skating World Cup in Calgary. Olympic Oval Calgary/Facebook photo

Vanderhoof speed skater makes international debut

Alison Desmarais earned a bronze medal in her first short track speed skating World Cup

Alison Desmarais won a bronze medal skating in a relay competition for Canada at the first short track speed skating World Cup in Calgary. Olympic Oval Calgary/Facebook photo
Vanderhoof soccer player Sydney Kelly won a Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport on Oct. 28. Grande Prairie Wolves photo

Local soccer player Sydney Kelly receives prestigious Premier’s Award

The 18-year-old trained with UNBC’s soccer team while in high school

Vanderhoof soccer player Sydney Kelly won a Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport on Oct. 28. Grande Prairie Wolves photo
NVSS cross-country team are zone champions and will head to provincials in Nanaimo Nov. 3. Contributed photo

NVSS runners qualify for provincials

Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ teams qualified by winning Zone Championship on Oct. 20 in Vanderhoof

  • Oct 31, 2018
NVSS cross-country team are zone champions and will head to provincials in Nanaimo Nov. 3. Contributed photo
20th annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament raises more than $1,500 for spinal cord research

20th annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament raises more than $1,500 for spinal cord research

W.L. McLeod’s tournament had prizes and teams galore in its 20th year

  • Oct 24, 2018
20th annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament raises more than $1,500 for spinal cord research
Orrin and Brian at the race in Kelowna. Contributed photo

Local runners get personal bests at Kelowna half marathon

Brian Nemethy on the dedication of one local runner

  • Oct 19, 2018
Orrin and Brian at the race in Kelowna. Contributed photo
The Williams Lake Sabercats get a pep talk from their coach, Dionte Jelks, during the beginning of their 2014 season — the last year Williams Lake had a youth football team. The Cats, which folded due to a lack of volunteers, is hoping to be revived by the BC Community Football Association for the 2019 season.

Youth football looks to touch down in B.C. Interior

The BC Community Football Association is looking to bring back youth football in the lakecity.

The Williams Lake Sabercats get a pep talk from their coach, Dionte Jelks, during the beginning of their 2014 season — the last year Williams Lake had a youth football team. The Cats, which folded due to a lack of volunteers, is hoping to be revived by the BC Community Football Association for the 2019 season.
Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)

55+ BC Games coming to Abbotsford in 2022

More than 3,000 athletes in 23 sports competing at event

Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)
Teed shows off one of his belts while posing with a jiu jitsu student of his. Contributed photo

New Saik’uz recreation co-ordinator fights for community

Cody Teed teaches youth discipline and focus through MMA

Teed shows off one of his belts while posing with a jiu jitsu student of his. Contributed photo
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks for two more years.
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks for two more years.
The bantam AA North Island Royals ball team won the Island league, earning a berth to provincials. Photo supplied

Bantam Royals tops on Island

Ball team moves onto BC’s

  • Jul 16, 2018
The bantam AA North Island Royals ball team won the Island league, earning a berth to provincials. Photo supplied
Banner season for the BCHL

Banner season for the BCHL

League record 153 players earn university scholarships

Banner season for the BCHL
Community Foundation of the North Okanagan board president Janice Mori. (Morning Star File)

Mori earns Curl BC board position

Will serve as governor and vice chair for two years

Community Foundation of the North Okanagan board president Janice Mori. (Morning Star File)
Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)

BC High school track championships keep coming back to Langley

There will be 2,400 athletes, 400 coaches, and countless supporters in Langley this weekend.

Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)

Cowichan Valley coaches reflect on Humboldt bus crash

Former Caps bench boss Bob Beatty led Broncos for eight seasons

Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)
Team Canada (a.k.a. Team Tardi of Langley) brings home the gold, snatching victory for Scotland in the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen today. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)

UPDATED: Team Tardi brings world junior curling gold home to Langley

A Langley-based team has won the international championships in Aberdeen, Scotland today.

  • Mar 10, 2018
Team Canada (a.k.a. Team Tardi of Langley) brings home the gold, snatching victory for Scotland in the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen today. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)