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Caoimhe Heavey, 13, has added more silverware to her mantelpiece.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Heavey gets slopestyle silver at Nationals

Fernie teen makes headlines after her recent success at the Canada Freestyle Junior Nationals.

Caoimhe Heavey, 13, has added more silverware to her mantelpiece.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
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)
Fernie skier Seth Amundsen at the 2018 Freeride Junior World Championship in Kappl, Austria. Photo supplied

Fernie freeriders impress at World Championships

Snowboarder Heidi Farmer takes third in Austria with “beautiful big mountain turns”

Fernie skier Seth Amundsen at the 2018 Freeride Junior World Championship in Kappl, Austria. Photo supplied
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Monster turnout at Boarderstyle

Monster turnout at Boarderstyle

Female snowboarders make history

  • Mar 21, 2018
Monster turnout at Boarderstyle
Former Riders coach reflects

Former Riders coach reflects

Mohr looking for new opportunities after contract ends

  • Mar 17, 2018
Former Riders coach reflects
Sparwood skaters impress

Sparwood skaters impress

Club farewells coach

  • Mar 16, 2018
Sparwood skaters impress
Athletes ready for world stage

Athletes ready for world stage

Three Fernie athletes to compete in the world’s biggest junior freeride competition.

  • Mar 16, 2018
Athletes ready for world stage
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)
Elkford curlers compete at B.C. Winter Games

Elkford curlers compete at B.C. Winter Games

Coach recounts “incredible experience”

  • Mar 10, 2018
Elkford curlers compete at B.C. Winter Games
Ghostriders hold annual banquet

Ghostriders hold annual banquet

Captain receives three awards

  • Mar 8, 2018
Ghostriders hold annual banquet
Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)

B.C. sending three youth rugby teams to Vegas Sevens

Players from across province recruited for elite sides

Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)
(Above) Members of Fernie Secondary School’s Girls Ski team.   Submitted photo

FSS and TFA on their way to alpine provincials

FSS placed first overall, TFA placed first in Ski Boys, Ski Girls

(Above) Members of Fernie Secondary School’s Girls Ski team.   Submitted photo
Fernie Skating Club performs annual show

Fernie Skating Club performs annual show

On Saturday, February 18, the Fernie Skating Club braved the cold, and…

Fernie Skating Club performs annual show
Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

Canadians place second in first heat of two-man bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz finish 0.02 seconds behind Latvian team in Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
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Local rink heading to curling provincials

The Mens Masters East-West playdown took place in Sparwood from February 2-4.…

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Daryl Boyle (EHC Red Bull Muenchen) in the main round meeting of the German Ice Hockey League between the EHC Red Bull Munich and the Straubing Tigers on 20.10.2017. Photo courtesy of Heipix.

Sparwood’s Daryl Boyle to represent team Germany in winter games

B.C.-born defenseman chosen for Germany’s Olympic hockey team

Daryl Boyle (EHC Red Bull Muenchen) in the main round meeting of the German Ice Hockey League between the EHC Red Bull Munich and the Straubing Tigers on 20.10.2017. Photo courtesy of Heipix.
Jack Sadler competes in the under 16 division during the Provincial Moguls held in Fernie, January 27. Turn to page A17 for the full story.  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

New moguls course debuts at Provincials

Fernie shows skill in provincial moguls

Jack Sadler competes in the under 16 division during the Provincial Moguls held in Fernie, January 27. Turn to page A17 for the full story.  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Selkirk College Saints enhance roster for second semester

Selkirk College Saints enhance roster for second semester

The Selkirk College Saints added a trio of top-notch players.

  • Jan 11, 2018
Selkirk College Saints enhance roster for second semester
Riders in a rut; ‘We have to be tougher’ says Coach

Riders in a rut; ‘We have to be tougher’ says Coach

The Fernie Ghostriders were neck-and-neck with the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday, December…

Riders in a rut; ‘We have to be tougher’ says Coach
Creston local bodybuilder Shawn Joy wins big at the 2017 BCABBA Popeye Fall Classic. (Photo credit BCABBA Popeye Fall Classic)
Creston local bodybuilder Shawn Joy wins big at the 2017 BCABBA Popeye Fall Classic. (Photo credit BCABBA Popeye Fall Classic)