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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

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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

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

BCHL

BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)

Telkwa Range snowmobiling permit lottery opens

Application period is Oct. 20 to Nov. 2o for snowmobiliers and skiers to gain access to Starr Basin

Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
VIDEO: Tickets now available for the second annual Tyee Fishing Derby

VIDEO: Tickets now available for the second annual Tyee Fishing Derby

Four great locations in Prince Rupert and Port Edward to buy your tickets

VIDEO: Tickets now available for the second annual Tyee Fishing Derby
Participants from the inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby show off their catch at the weigh-in. (The Northern View file photo)

VIDEO: Learn more about the second annual Tyee Fishing Derby

More than $15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs on September 5

Participants from the inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby show off their catch at the weigh-in. (The Northern View file photo)
King of the Mountain Connor Block, honorable mention Adam Brown and Queen of the Mountain Raina Trappl celebrate their achievements in the 43rd annual King of the Mountain foot race in August 2020. (Photo courtesy Skeena Valley Runners)

Results are in for Terrace’s King of the Mountain foot race

Race adopted virtual format this year in response to pandemic

  • Aug 20, 2020
King of the Mountain Connor Block, honorable mention Adam Brown and Queen of the Mountain Raina Trappl celebrate their achievements in the 43rd annual King of the Mountain foot race in August 2020. (Photo courtesy Skeena Valley Runners)
Dan Hamhuis finished his 16-year NHL career with the Nashville Predators who were eliminated from the NHL playoffs Aug. 12 by the Arizona Coyotes. (Photo courtesy Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament)

Hamhuis hangs up his skates

The Nashville Predators defenceman and Smithereen spent 16 years in the NHL

Dan Hamhuis finished his 16-year NHL career with the Nashville Predators who were eliminated from the NHL playoffs Aug. 12 by the Arizona Coyotes. (Photo courtesy Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament)
Runners competed in the 42nd King of the Mountain foot race in Terrace on July 13, 2019. This year, the 43rd annual race will be held in a virtual format due to the pandemic. (Contributed photo)

King of the Mountain foot race switches to virtual format

Organizers didn’t cancel because event is fundraiser for Terrace SAR

Runners competed in the 42nd King of the Mountain foot race in Terrace on July 13, 2019. This year, the 43rd annual race will be held in a virtual format due to the pandemic. (Contributed photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shames Mountain deems season a success, despite early closure

Shames Mountain deems season a success, despite early closure

Ski hill visitation was up 20 per cent this 2019/2020 year

Shames Mountain deems season a success, despite early closure
COLUMN | Overcoming the blues by running green

COLUMN | Overcoming the blues by running green

Sports columnist Joe Pelletier writes about the St. Patrick’s Day Race in Terrace last weekend

  • Mar 19, 2020
COLUMN | Overcoming the blues by running green
Terrace Skating Club’s athletes bring home medals from provincial competition
Terrace Skating Club’s athletes bring home medals from provincial competition
COLUMN | Take a hike to John Little Falls

COLUMN | Take a hike to John Little Falls

Sports columnist Joe Pelletier shares how to get to an unmarked hiking path in the Terrace area

  • Mar 16, 2020
COLUMN | Take a hike to John Little Falls