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Tim Zimmer & BC U18 Boys win two games in first day at Western Canadian Rugby Championships

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - After the first day of play, on Thursday, at the 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships in Regina, Tim Zimmer, of Fort St. John, and his team B.C. U18 Boys has had quite the successful start. In their first game of the Championships, B.C. U18 took on Manitoba where they were able to win the game...

NPHL denies La Crete’s intention to join league

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Hockey League has denied La Crete’s intention to join the League for the 2019-2020 season. According to NPHL.com, the NPHL advised the team on August 1 that their intention to join the league was denied by its member teams in a secret vote after a conference call on July 30. The main reason...

North Peace Gymnastics Association fall registration opens tonight, August 1

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Online registration for the North Peace Gymnastics Association's fall programming opens tonight, August 1, at 5:00 p.m. According to Chantelle Yates, of the NPGA, the registration period is open for all programs taking place this fall. Yates says registration is open to everyone as the NPGA offers a wide selection of programs and sessions for all...

Tim Zimmer in Regina for 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Local rugby player Tim Zimmer, of Fort St. John, is in Regina for the 2019 Western Canadian Rugby Championships. This is the second time Zimmer has been to the Rugby Championships, with the first time being last year when he played with the B.C. U17. That time, his team managed to win a silver medal...

Two silver medals for Lane Harris at WKA Canadian National Championships

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John's Lane Harris and Justin Donally, of Fivestar Boxing Academy, were in Edmonton over the weekend, July 26 to the 28, for the World Kickboxing Association Canadian National Championships. During his time at the Championships, Harris managed to win in the K1 Division and Muay Thai Division. These wins would advance him to...

Local golfer Aiden Craig-Steele off to Canadian Men’s Amateurs

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - After having a solid play at the 117th B.C. Amateur Championship earlier this month, local golfer Aiden Craig-Steele has qualified to play at the 115th Canadian Men's Amateur Championship in Nova Scotia. During the B.C. Amateurs, Craig-Steele says his goal was to make the cut so that way he could move on to the Canadian...

2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals took place over the weekend in Merritt

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals took place over the weekend in Merritt. A great number of cowboys and cowgirls from the Peace Region took part in this year's Rodeo Finals in both the Junior and Senior divisions. One of the local participants of note from the Rodeo Finals is Wyatte Copeland, of Fort St....

New Totem Archery Club holds Outdoor 3D Redding Safari Spot Shoot

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The New Totem Archery Club held their Outdoor 3D Redding Safari Spot Shoot over the weekend at their Outdoor Range on Jones Sub Division Road. According to Graham Goertzen, of the New Totem Archery Club, this event saw 16 people take part despite it not going as planned due to poor weather conditions on Saturday,...

Caps Transport IMCA Invitational this weekend at Taylor Motor Speedway

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Caps Transport IMCA Invitational is taking place this weekend at the Taylor Motor Speedway. The Invitational is the last race of the season for the Speedway and will feature three nights of high horsepower action. Making an appearance will be the Taylor Speedway Minisprints, Viper Innovation Bombers, and Ministocks. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with races...

Former Fort St. John resident competes in boxing at 2019 PAN AM Games in Peru

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Former Fort St. John resident Bryan Colwell was representing Canada at the 2019 PAN AM Games in Lima, Peru. On Sunday, July 28, Colwell competed in the 91 kg Men's Heavy Quarterfinals, taking on Cuban boxer Erislandy Savon Cotilla. Despite his best efforts, Colwell came up short against the number one amateur heavyweight in the world,...

Doig River Rodeo this coming weekend August 3 and 4

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Doig River First Nations will be hosting the Doig River Rodeo this coming weekend, August 3 and 4. This year's Rodeo will feature events such as Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, and Junior Events, along with Open Ranch Bronc Riding. On Saturday and Sunday morning, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., there will be...

Three North Peace Black Sox Players selected to play in Alberta AA Provincials

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - North Peace Minor Baseball and the North Peace Black Sox are proud to announce that three of their players have been picked to play in the Alberta AA Provincials. Dillon Neufeld and Kalen Hynes have been picked up by the Jasper Place Jays Bantam AA Tier 3 team to play in Provincials this weekend in...

2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals this weekend in Merritt

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals are taking place this weekend in Merritt. A great number of cowboys and cowgirls from the Peace Region will be taking part in the Junior and Senior divisions at this year's Canadian High School Rodeo Finals. The 2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals takes place July 26 to the...

La Crete looks to join NPHL for 2019-2020 season

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Hockey League has announced that a group from La Crete, Alberta is interested in joining the League for the 2019-2020 season. According to NPHL.com, the League officially notified its member clubs July 24 of La Crete’s intentions. The President and Head Coach of the La Crete team, Ryan Becker, had sent a preliminary...

Former Fort St. John resident to compete in Boxing at 2019 PAN AM Games in Peru

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Former Fort St. John resident Bryan Colwell is representing Canada at the 2019 PAN AM Games in Lima, Peru. Colwell will be competing in the 91 kg Men's Boxing at this year's Games. According to Team Canada, Colwell started boxing when he was 17-years-old in an attempt to get into better shape for the soccer tryouts...

Blueberry River First Nations Rodeo this weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Blueberry River First Nations will be hosting their Rodeo this weekend, July 27 and 28. The Rodeo will feature main events such as Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, and Steer Wrestling. The Rodeo will also feature Minor and Peewee Events for the younger riders. On site will be beer gardens, concessions, and camping. Taking place both the mornings...

Fort St John Senior Flyers hold Annual Barbecue and Awards Celebration

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Senior Flyers held their Annual Barbecue and Awards Celebration on July 20. This event was to celebrate the accomplishments made within the previous 2018-2019 hockey season. According to Flyers President, Paul van Nostrand, the BBQ saw a great turnout with well over 40 players, spouses, and off-ice volunteers in attendance. Here are this...

2nd Annual Mens’ Traditional Dene $75,000 Handgames Tournament this August in Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. - This August, the Fort Nelson Handgames Society will be hosting their 2nd Annual Men's Traditional Dene $75,000 Handgames Tournament. According to event organizers, hundreds of players and their families will be visiting the community, coming from communities all over Western and Northern Canada. Handgames is a fast-paced, exciting, traditional game of skill and sport that provides an...

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