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Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger back from Canada West youth championships

It was a chance to get more experience after competing in the B.C. provincials

 

Women’s divisions’ teams from Lax Kw’alaams and Greenville playoff for advancement to the second round at the first day games of the 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament on April 3. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Video: Opening day of 62nd ANBT and evening ceremonies

Opening ceremonies were led by the Haida Nation

 

The Prince Rupert Middle School Storm Grade 8 boys basketball team won at the Northern Junior B Year-End tournament, on Feb. 26. (Supplied photo)
The Prince Rupert Middle School Storm Grade 8 boys basketball team won at the Northern Junior B Year-End tournament, on Feb. 26. (Supplied photo)
Tyson Nguyen won gold at the BC School Sports Wrestling Provincials on Feb. 26. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Tyson Nguyen won gold at the BC School Sports Wrestling Provincials on Feb. 26. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Master Paul Bozman celebrated 40 years of practicing taekwondo with his students at his dojo, on Feb. 8. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Master Paul Bozman celebrated 40 years of practicing taekwondo with his students at his dojo, on Feb. 8. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rupert Raiders players on the ice during a practice on Feb. 8. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rupert Raiders players on the ice during a practice on Feb. 8. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Ryan Taylor and Tyler Harris wrestle during a practice on Feb. 2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Ryan Taylor and Tyler Harris wrestle during a practice on Feb. 2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Brody Hemrich of the Rupert Rampage was hit in the jaw by the puck and had to be taken to hospital while playing against the Terrace River Kings, on Feb. 4. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Brody Hemrich of the Rupert Rampage was hit in the jaw by the puck and had to be taken to hospital while playing against the Terrace River Kings, on Feb. 4. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Hyla McQuid wrestles Mary-Jane Rojeski during practice on Feb. 2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Hyla McQuid wrestles Mary-Jane Rojeski during practice on Feb. 2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Grayson Witzke and Fisher Witzke in their garage shop where they sharpen ice skates for their Prince Rupert customers, on Feb. 2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Grayson Witzke and Fisher Witzke in their garage shop where they sharpen ice skates for their Prince Rupert customers, on Feb. 2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Swimmers get ready to race at the Prince Rupert Regional Swim Meet, on Jan. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Swimmers get ready to race at the Prince Rupert Regional Swim Meet, on Jan. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rupert Rampage Cole Atchison fights for the puck against Williams Lake Stampeder Nick Fidanza, on Jan. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rupert Rampage Cole Atchison fights for the puck against Williams Lake Stampeder Nick Fidanza, on Jan. 29. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
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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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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