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Flyers improve to 2-0 with 4-2 win over Rangers

The Fort St. John Senior Flyers are two for two to begin their North Peace Hockey League season. The team played their first road game last night and came away with a 4-2 win over the Spirit River Rangers despite having only 11 skaters. The Rangers opened the scoring just after the four minute mark of the first period, but...

Dreher called up for Manulife Classic

The tournament, being played at the scenic Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, starts Thursday, June 21, running until Sunday, June 24. The event is a significant one for the local golfer, as it will be Dreher’s first LPGA event of the season. However, she’ll be in some tough company, as Dreher is grouped with the number two player in...

Fort St. John residents to compete at the B.C. Summer Games

COWICHAN, B.C. - Two Fort St. John residents will be competing at this years B.C. Summer Games in Cowichan this July. Isabella Ziebart and Mykenzie Beech were notified earlier this week that they had made the B.C. Summer Games and will be competing in the U-15 soccer division. Seven Fort St. John boys soccer players also tried out for the B.C....

Basketball resumes in weekly Spring League

First on the court was the Junior Mixed League, with Player of the Game honours being dished out to Aiden Craig-Steele, Justin Panatis, Jackson Tegart, Tyne Tkachanko and Tanner Sandberg. In the first Senior Girls game, Lube-X defeated Northern Valve 49-14, with Player of the Game awards going to Samantha Archer of Lube-X for her sharp-shooting skills and crisp passes,...

Halfway River Rodeo showcasing local riders all weekend long

HALFWAY RIVER, B.C. – The Halfway River Valley Round Up open rodeo is taking place this weekend for the 15th year at the Halfway River First Nation. The two-day event will feature over one hundred riders participating in a wide range of events, including bull riding, barrel racing, bareback, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, calf roping, and kids wild pony racing....

Flyers bounced from NPHL playoffs

It was a tale of two hockey games last night at the North Peace Arena for game six between the Fort St. John Senior Flyers and the Spirit River Rangers. For the first 30 minutes everything seemed to be in the Flyers control but mid way through the second the momentum started to shift towards the Rangers and they...

Dennis Robertson traded to Blackhawks in deal involving Kris Versteeg

Fort St. John alum Dennis Robertson has been traded for a second time since being drafted into the NHL in 2011. The former Carolina Hurricanes prospect is now a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization following a four player swap involving Kris Versteeg. Robertson has one full pro season under his belt after playing with the Charlotte Checkers last year...

Trackers fall to Prince George twice on the road

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The NEBC Yukon Trackers were in PG for their final pair of exhibition games against the Prince George Tier 1 Midget Cougars. The Cougars got off to an early start on Saturday afternoon, punishing the Trackers for an early charging penalty with a power play goal. Things started to get exciting, and a bit rough in the 2nd...

Fort St. John Triathlon and Duathlon to be held June 28

Registration is open for this year's Pomeroy Inn and Suites Fort St. John Triathlon and Duathlon, and this time around it's being held a little later than usual. The event is scheduled for June 28, which is almost three weeks later than the 2014 running, and nearly four weeks later than the 2013 edition. This year's date is the result of...

Fivestar boxers go undefeated at B.C. Bronze Gloves

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Five of Fivestar MMA's boxers are back from competing at the B.C. Bronze Gloves in Quesnel last weekend where the team went undefeated. Nick Dragojevich was awarded the Fight of the Night and won the Welterweight division. Brayden Sims and Lincoln Pomeroy won the Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions respectively. Six-year-old Cruz Gordon not only won...

Streeper looking for four-peat at international sled dog race

Streeper’s first place ranking results from a time of 4 hours, 9 minutes and 20 seconds. Racers are currently mushing 56 miles through Alpine Wyoming, while this year, competitors will also cross into Idaho and Utah, making this year’s race the first time participants will ride through the Rocky Mountain States. Streeper enters the competition as the man to beat, as...

Knights of Columbus Flyers to play in third place game at home tournament

The KOC Flyers opened the tournament with a 9-1 over Whitehorse on Friday evening. The big win was followed by a 8-3 loss to Williams Lake. Adam Bowie, Austin Crossley, and Jeridyn Loewen found the back of the net in the loss to Williams Lake. Fort St. John had much better luck in their second game of the day against Southside...

Professional bull riding event coming to Fort St. John this April

The event is a fundraiser for the rodeo grounds McLeod is currently building, and local charities, as well as to prepare for the first rodeo planned for next year. Although the group had originally requested that the City donate the use of the arena for the event, that request has been withdrawn. However, at Tuesday's city council meeting, council instead approved...

Register in one stop this Saturday

The event will allow people looking to participate in some extra curricular activities to register for programs such as literacy, dance, sports, health and wellness, art, martial arts and many more. If unfamiliar with what programs are available in Fort St. John, the event will provide a good glimpse into the various programs offered for the whole family through the summer,...

Blizzards hold Hilly and Tough 53 km Road Race on Sunday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Blizzard Bicycle Club held their Hilly and Tough 53 km Road Race on Sunday, June 9. This race started in Fort St. John to Cecil Lake and returned back via the Big Hills. Dawit Feyissa won the race with a time 1:53:00. Darren Guliov came in second with 1:55:28 and Kevin Shaw in third with a...

Motorcross races coming to Dawson Creek this weekend

The Peace Motorcross Association will host races on the Collins Road just off of Highway 49 (Spirit River Highway) featuring over 250 riders from across British Columbia and Alberta. The track promises to present racers with challenging terrain to test their skills. "The Dawson Creek track is built on the natural terrain of the location, so there are a lot...

Flight Basketball bottle drive raises more than expected

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Flight Basketball team raised more money than they expected after holding a bottle drive this weekend. Bottle drive organizer Tamara Hollman said that residents were dropping bottles off for the team all week, as well as using Flight's donation code at the bottle depot. She said that the team raised $2,500...

Crash cuts short weekend races at Northern Lights Raceway

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was a nerve-wracking weekend at Northern Lights Raceway as the drag strip saw its first major incident in several years’ time. Acting Race Director James Rutherford says that the incident happened on Sunday during the first elimination round in the Pro bracket. Rutherford said that the driver, who declined to be named, was on...

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