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After nearly a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Coal Valley Boxing Club out of Fernie and Sparwood returned to Competitive Amateur Boxing at the Mad Katz Boxing Fight for the recent Community Charity boxing event in Kelowna. This was the first amateur boxing event outbreak hosted by Boxing BC since the Covid-19, and David Thompson fought on the card representing Fernie. Pictured above: Head Coach and President Mike Johnson

Coal Valley boxer back in action at Kelowna event

After nearly a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Coal Valley…

  • Oct 14, 2021
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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
A record number of women mountain bikers took part in the 14th Annual Dirt Diggler Fall Classic near Fernie. The Womens’ overall winner, Chandrima Lavoie, is third from the left wearing the gray pullover and bearing number 57 on her bike.  Photo courtesy Vince Mo.

Aidan Jones wins 14th Dirt Diggler Fall Classic

Annual mountain bike race goes ahead Saturday, Sept. 11, after taking a hiatus last year

  • Sep 14, 2021
A record number of women mountain bikers took part in the 14th Annual Dirt Diggler Fall Classic near Fernie. The Womens’ overall winner, Chandrima Lavoie, is third from the left wearing the gray pullover and bearing number 57 on her bike.  Photo courtesy Vince Mo.
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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Tom Medlicott, U18 winner in the Fernie Junior Tournament, organised by Fernie Sports Co. And photos courtesy Emily Park

Tennis holds court at Fernie Junior Tournament

After a delayed start, some serious court mopping (thank you Jae Harrup)…

Tom Medlicott, U18 winner in the Fernie Junior Tournament, organised by Fernie Sports Co. And photos courtesy Emily Park
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Elk Valley Dolphins Swim into Season with New Coaching Staff

By Angie Abdou Frank Comerford has recently moved to Canada to take…

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.

TransRockies Race Series cancels Kootenay events due to Covid restrictions

Organizers of the TransRockies Single Track 6 mountain bike race have made…

The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.
Maddie and Katie at the start: @MKuhnPhoto

Dolphins host first swim camp

By Kiera Hansen In the last week of July, the Elk Valley…

  • Aug 24, 2021
Maddie and Katie at the start: @MKuhnPhoto
Orlan Weber and Danielle Kiedyk won the tournament and got their names on the trophy. (Image courtesy of Bruce Elson)

40th Annual Tony Servello golf tournament

On August 12 the Fernie Golf Club hosted the tournament with 70 golfers

Orlan Weber and Danielle Kiedyk won the tournament and got their names on the trophy. (Image courtesy of Bruce Elson)
The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)

Spokane opts out of KIJHL season

American club cites travel uncertainty between Canada and the U.S. for dropping out

The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
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

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.
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)
Joy Attalla rides a downhill bike borrowed from her bike mechanic at Kicking Horse. (Photo by Danyal Taylor)

Fernie teen takes first place at the Canadian Downhill Championships

Joy Attalla won nationals in what was her third ever race with a bike she borrowed

Joy Attalla rides a downhill bike borrowed from her bike mechanic at Kicking Horse. (Photo by Danyal Taylor)
Podium finishers in the MPO division of the 2019 Kootenay Up and Down. Paul Rodgers photo.
Podium finishers in the MPO division of the 2019 Kootenay Up and Down. Paul Rodgers photo.
Sonny Muzzin, of Fernie, scored a hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Fernie Golf Club on Saturday, July 10, during the Fernie Open. Sonny won $10,000 for the shot. The two-day Fernie Open itself, along with the July 7 Men’s League event on July 7,  was the club’s first major tournament to be held since the pandemic began — a sure sign things are returning to normal, perhaps?  (Photo courtesy Max Sherwood)

Fernie Golf Club hosts two July tournaments

The Fernie Golf Club hosted two different tournaments recently. July 7 was…

Sonny Muzzin, of Fernie, scored a hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Fernie Golf Club on Saturday, July 10, during the Fernie Open. Sonny won $10,000 for the shot. The two-day Fernie Open itself, along with the July 7 Men’s League event on July 7,  was the club’s first major tournament to be held since the pandemic began — a sure sign things are returning to normal, perhaps?  (Photo courtesy Max Sherwood)