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Denny Morrison qualifies for 1,500 metre race at Sochi Olympics

The feat was especially impressive as Morrison needed to overcome the emotional let down of not qualifying for the 1,000 metre race. It appeared as though Morrison had a spot in the 1,000 metre race sealed up, but he clipped his skates on the final turn and fell, eliminating his chances to compete in the event. Fans and supporters of...

Local curlers competing to gain entrance into Alberta Senior Provincials

The provincial tournament will be held February 13-17 at Edmonton’s Granite Curling Club. On the men’s side of the competition, Fort St. John will have two teams on the ice, as both Glen Godberson and Kelly Ollenberger, along with their respective rinks, will play for a spot in Edmonton. Dawson Creek’s Darrel Viener will also be competing in that same division. Within...

New Fieldhouse opens to user groups

The newly renovated arena looked more than ready to be put to use, with the freshly installed impact resistant turf glowing green, as well as brand new glass boards providing easy visibility to the games being played. This soft opening period is a great opportunity for user groups to help provide feedback about the new facility. Once issues with the...

Final week to register for Fort St. John Triathlon

There are a number of options for participants to choose from. There is a short course and a long course race. There is also a long course team event, and a junior event as well. In the duathlon competitors will run for three kilometres, as well as a 26 kilometre bike ride, and a final three kilometre run. Those 17 and under...

North Peace Gymnastics Association opens registration for fall season

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Gymnastics Association says that online registration for the upcoming fall session is now officially open. The NPGA announced on social media that anyone wanting to register for the session that begins in September can do so via the association’s website. In addition, the association will be hosting in-person registration sessions at the...

Trackers aiming for wins on three game road trip

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers are back on the road this weekend for a trio of games in the Edmonton area this weekend. The Trackers are coming off another road trip during the third week of December, when they dropped a pair of games to the Whitecourt Wolverines. The team sits in fourth spot in the...

Huskies get winner in $10,000 raffle

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A longtime team supporter of the Fort St. John Huskies won the team’s $10,000 fundraiser raffle on Sunday. Huskies President Mike Bacso says that the final draw for the raffle was done yesterday evening at the North Peace Arena. Sheldon Steele, who has also volunteered in the local hockey community for many years, ended up...

Registration open for Mini Stars of Tomorrow

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Registration for the Fort St. John Soccer Club's Mini Stars of Tomorrow opened this week. Mini Stars is an introduction to the Excellence Program. The program is open to kids born between 2007 and 2009. Featured during the program are a variety of fun and challenging training techniques. The program will have ten sessions led by Alberta...

Huskies stave off elimination to win Game 5 against Navs

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Huskies are still alive in the NWJHL post-season. Facing elimination in Peace River last night, the Huskies were looking to score some goals after being held off the scoresheet in Saturday night’s 4-0 loss to the North Peace Navigators on home ice. Score goals is exactly what the Huskies did. Though they...

Flyers finish off Mustangs to start two-game weekend

After Wednesday’s win, Senior Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy said despite the lop-sided victory, his team still needed to be better out of the gate. Well, message received Friday night. The Flyers hit the North Peace Arena ice in full stride Friday, out-shooting the Mustangs 17-7 in the first, and scoring the only four goals of the opening frame, providing...

Northeast BC Wildlife Fund offering boat safety course

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Boaters and would-be boaters in the Peace Region can improve their on-the-water savvy with a boating safety course later this month. The course is being put on by the Notheastern BC Wildlife Fund on July 25th in Fort St. John at the Qwest Helicopters hangar at the North Peace Airport. There will also be a...

van Nostrand loses to Larter at the Prestige Awards

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HALIFAX, N.S. – Paul van Nostrand attended the 2018 Prestige Awards at the Convention Centre in Halifax this afternoon. The Prestige Awards, hosted by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, are presented annually to recognize the outstanding volunteer efforts put forth during sporting events across Canada. van Nostrand was one of three finalists for the Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award...

NPHL title on the line as the Flyers host Pirates in Game 5 tonight

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are one win away from the winning the NPHL Finals, with Game 5 set versus the Falher Pirates on Tuesday night. The Flyers are coming off a three-goal victory in Game 4 as the team used a four-goal third period and a hat-trick from Rick Cleaver to take a commanding...

Huskies score four unanswered, defeat JDA Kings Friday night

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Huskies got back into the win column after defeating the Grande Prairie JDA Country Kings. The Huskies didn't have the start they were looking for as the Kings opened the scoring 12:02 into the first period. Joshua Robinson fired home a cross-crease pass from Matthew Apsassin to tie it up at...

Men's soccer league offering one final registration date

Registration will be running from 5-9 p.m. For more information on the upcoming indoor soccer league, or for additional information on registration, email [email protected] or call 250-787-5425. Information is also available through the league’s official website.

Umpire Clinic comes to Fort St. John April 28th and 29th

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The City of Fort St. John is hosting a slo-pitch umpire clinic at Surerus park next weekend on April 28th and 29th. The City of Fort St. John is partnering with the organization Engage Sport North to bring in certified coaches to teach Fort St. John slo-pitch players and other residents how to umpire. In...

Final day to register for the 2nd Annual Canada Day Beach Volleyball Tournament

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Today marks the final day of registration for the 2nd Annual Canada Day Beach Volleyball Tournament. So far the tournament has 12 teams registered to play but organizer Faye Anstey will take even more participants until the end of the night. Registration for the tournament costs $40 per team and can be done by emailing [email protected] Prizes will...

Mayor Lori Ackerman to referee charity boxing match between councillors

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman says that she’s used to occasionally acting as a referee during city council meetings when councillors Dan Davies and Trevor Bolin offer differing viewpoints. In a month’s time however, the mayor will be acting as a real referee while the two councillors duke it out in a boxing ring...
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