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Kelly Choi age 11, was the only swimmer to qualify from Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club in the Spring Provincial Championships where she won bronze. She is seen practicing her talent on April 27. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert swimmers make waves at recent competitions

Virtual competitions see PRASC bring home medals

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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

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

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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

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

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)
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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

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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

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
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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 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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Iain Cullen avid pickleball player vollies the lightweight ball down the court on Dec. 5. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Cancelled team sports have left a pickle – try pickleball instead

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America - Iain Cullen, Prince Rupert Racquet Club

Iain Cullen avid pickleball player vollies the lightweight ball down the court on Dec. 5. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
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)
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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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North Coast home-grown ice talent Carly Edwards from Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert takes centre ice on TV competition show Battle of the Blades Thursday nights at 8 p.m., with her partner NHL partner Kris Versteeg.

Local figure skater spotlights on TV show’s centre ice

Prince Rupert’s Carly Edwards is featured on TV competition show Battle of the Blades

North Coast home-grown ice talent Carly Edwards from Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert takes centre ice on TV competition show Battle of the Blades Thursday nights at 8 p.m., with her partner NHL partner Kris Versteeg.
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)
Fiona Riesen swim lengths as part of the first Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club training session on Sept. 14 after the aquatic facilities were closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Swim club is back with a splash

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club dives into training on Sept. 14

Fiona Riesen swim lengths as part of the first Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club training session on Sept. 14 after the aquatic facilities were closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Heart of the City - Jason Scherr

Heart of the City – Jason Scherr

Try and Try again - Prince Rupert Seamen Rugby Club

Heart of the City - Jason Scherr
Prince Rupert Seamen Rugby Club members Dakota MacDonald and Cody Curry practice on Sept. 3 at Charles Hays Secondary School field while recognizing COVID-19 restrictions of the no-contact game version. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Back to sport with COVID-19 restrictions

Prince Rupert Seamen Rugby club is first in province for back to sport training - Jason Scherr

Prince Rupert Seamen Rugby Club members Dakota MacDonald and Cody Curry practice on Sept. 3 at Charles Hays Secondary School field while recognizing COVID-19 restrictions of the no-contact game version. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
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)
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)
Tickets on sale now for the Second Annual Tyee Fishing Derby (Melissa Boutilier/The Northern View)

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

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

Tickets on sale now for the Second Annual Tyee Fishing Derby (Melissa Boutilier/The Northern View)
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.