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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

A much loved and enjoyed event by both competitors and spectators alike, longboarders from around Canada flocked to Kimberley to compete in the 20th-annual Sullivan Challenge Longboard Race. Paul Rodgers photos.

GALLERY: The 20th-annual Sullivan Challenge Longboard Race

The race takes place in Kimberley on JulyFest weekend every year

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.
Team Canada paracyclist Tristen Chernove, with the three medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chernove is preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, set for August 24-Sept. 5

A cyclist’s journey, measured in more than just miles

Tristen Chernove, a Team Canada paracyclist from Cranbrook, speaks of Rio, Tokyo and facing challenges

Team Canada paracyclist Tristen Chernove, with the three medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chernove is preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, set for August 24-Sept. 5
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.
Pictured is Myles Fitzgerald, the new Assistant Coach of the Cranbrook Bucks. (Cranbrook Bucks file)
Pictured is Myles Fitzgerald, the new Assistant Coach of the Cranbrook Bucks. (Cranbrook Bucks file)
Piccolo Team Champions – Ground Floor Coworking Space Debra Parker, Cindy Oberle, Viola Heyde (Submitted file)

Go By Bike Champions announced

Rotary Sunrise Club of Cranbrook announces team champions for recent GoByBike Week in Cranbrook.

Piccolo Team Champions – Ground Floor Coworking Space Debra Parker, Cindy Oberle, Viola Heyde (Submitted file)
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
After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.

Information released for Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon scheduled for August

In 2020 the COVID pandemic forced the Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon to…

After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.
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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

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The Cranbrook Bucks celebrate a victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Exhibition play, November, 2020. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks

BCHL, Cranbrook Bucks will begin regular season Oct. 8

It’s one of the sure signs of the arrival of autumn —…

The Cranbrook Bucks celebrate a victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Exhibition play, November, 2020. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks
Pictured are the bike racks at Kootenay Orchards school. Kootenay Orchards has won the bike to school challenge for GoByBike Week for the third year in a row. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook students break records in 2021 GoByBike Week

Kootenay Orchards retains their winning title for third year in a row

Pictured are the bike racks at Kootenay Orchards school. Kootenay Orchards has won the bike to school challenge for GoByBike Week for the third year in a row. (Submitted file)
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BCHL takes another step towards eliminating fighting

The BCHL claims it will have the stiffest anti-fighting measures of any North American league

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The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)
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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

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The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)

Vernon-based hockey squad sends 5 to college ranks

Thompson Okanagan U18AAA Lakers players heading to Canadian and U.S. programs

The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)
GoByBike week takes place in Cranbrook from May 31st to June 6th. There are several challenges to participate in for the chance to win prizes, and the championship title. (Townsman file)

GoByBike week in Cranbrook returns at the end of May

Ride your bike to school or work between May 31st and June 6th

GoByBike week takes place in Cranbrook from May 31st to June 6th. There are several challenges to participate in for the chance to win prizes, and the championship title. (Townsman file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association’s spring outdoor season is up and running after a successful inaugural indoor season at the newly built New Dawn Place. Photo courtesy Nicole Fulton

KEYSA’s spring outdoor season underway

KEYSA’s spring outdoor season underway

Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association’s spring outdoor season is up and running after a successful inaugural indoor season at the newly built New Dawn Place. Photo courtesy Nicole Fulton