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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

BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
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.
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
A disc golf basket in Art Gibbon Park. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson council OKs permanent disc golf course in Art Gibbon Park

The course started in the spring of 2020 as a pilot project

A disc golf basket in Art Gibbon Park. Photo: Tyler Harper
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

BCHL
Glacier Gymnastics athletes brought home plenty of hardware after hosting a virtual Kootenay Zone Championships. Photo: Submitted
Glacier Gymnastics athletes brought home plenty of hardware after hosting a virtual Kootenay Zone Championships. Photo: Submitted
Carter Duffin is staying on with the Castlegar Rebels as head coach. Photo: Castlegar Rebels Facebook

Castlegar Rebels coach signs contract extension

Carter Duffin will be staying with the Rebels

Carter Duffin is staying on with the Castlegar Rebels as head coach. Photo: Castlegar Rebels Facebook
Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson carries the puck out in front of goalie Logan Terness in a game vs the Penticton Vees in January, 2020. Both Johnson and Terness cracked NHL Central Scoutings Top Rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni ranked high on 2021 NHL Draft rankings

NHL Central Scouting ranks former Smoke Eaters Kent Johnson #3 and goalie Logan Terness #25

Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson carries the puck out in front of goalie Logan Terness in a game vs the Penticton Vees in January, 2020. Both Johnson and Terness cracked NHL Central Scoutings Top Rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft. Photo: Jim Bailey
BCHL

Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

BCHL
Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted

Dirt bikes and ATVs damaging West Kootenay hiking trails

Trails society asks operators to obey the signs and keep off the trails

Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted
LVR student Boris Oudemans is organizing a recycling effort for tennis balls in partnership with the Nelson Tennis Club. Photo: Submitted

L.V. Rogers student kick starts recycling initiative for tennis balls

Boris Oudemans wants to make sure old balls don’t end up in the trash

LVR student Boris Oudemans is organizing a recycling effort for tennis balls in partnership with the Nelson Tennis Club. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Neptunes coach Madeline Holitzki explains how the two-metre rule works in the pool. Photo: Submitted

Summer registration underway for Nelson Neptunes

A developmental program for younger swimmers will start at the end of June

Nelson Neptunes coach Madeline Holitzki explains how the two-metre rule works in the pool. Photo: Submitted
BCHL

BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

BCHL
Glacier’s Junior Olympic Level 6, fourth-place team. Front: Jersey Skolka, Sarah Stew, Molly Anderson. Middle: Rebecka van Hellemond, Selina Kromer-Anton, Emerson Mandseth. Back: Anika Denkovski, Anni van Hellemond, Lumay Plautz. Photo: Submitted

Glacier Gymnastics wins 22 medals at provincials

Nelson athletes also won three all-around titles and 24 top-10 placements

Glacier’s Junior Olympic Level 6, fourth-place team. Front: Jersey Skolka, Sarah Stew, Molly Anderson. Middle: Rebecka van Hellemond, Selina Kromer-Anton, Emerson Mandseth. Back: Anika Denkovski, Anni van Hellemond, Lumay Plautz. Photo: Submitted
BCHL

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

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Aleah Smith Photo: Submitted

Nelson Nordic Ski Club athletes named to provincial squads

Maya Abraham and Aleah Smith will ski for B.C. teams

Aleah Smith Photo: Submitted
The Bucks in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters on April 4. Photo: cranbrookbucks.ca

Nelson’s Noah Quinn scores in Cranbrook Bucks’ BCHL debut weekend

Quinn has one goal, two assists through the Bucks’ first two games

The Bucks in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters on April 4. Photo: cranbrookbucks.ca