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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

Amy Hanson from Burns Lake. The girl in the pink/red is Julia Meyer from Smithers. The girl in the grey/green is Dana Gardner from Fort St James. (Amy Hanson photo/Lakes District News)

Hitting the powder

Amy Hanson from Burns Lake, Julia Meyer from Smithers and Dana Gardner…

  • Dec 30, 2020
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Atom team members practicing. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Hockey practices in full swing in Burns Lake

The Burns Lake Minor Hockey teams have started going out onto the…

  • Nov 11, 2020
Atom team members practicing. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Dan Plante, who works with Canada Post, coaches the Burns Lake Minor Hockey. (Burns Lake Minor Hockey Facebook photo)

Burns Lake local Dan Plante gets an Unsung Hero Award

The Canucks and BC Hockey organized this award to thank essential workers

Dan Plante, who works with Canada Post, coaches the Burns Lake Minor Hockey. (Burns Lake Minor Hockey Facebook photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social distancing at the skatepark — kids style

Social distancing at the skatepark — kids style

Kids in the village have taken on board this season of social…

Social distancing at the skatepark — kids style
Burns Lake track resurface in full swing

Burns Lake track resurface in full swing

The Burns Lake track, owned by the School District 91, has been…

Burns Lake track resurface in full swing
Golfers must not touch the flagstick at the Willow Grove Golf and Country Club as the course implements COVID-19 restrictions. (Willow Grove Golf and Country Club photo)

Golfers reacting well to COVID-19 prevention rules

And there have been tournament cancellations

Golfers must not touch the flagstick at the Willow Grove Golf and Country Club as the course implements COVID-19 restrictions. (Willow Grove Golf and Country Club photo)
Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games

Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games

The BC Seniors Games Society along with the Richmond Host Society of…

  • Apr 1, 2020
Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games
Burns Lake Minor Hockey winners

Burns Lake Minor Hockey winners

Burns Lake Minor Hockey winners are as follows: $3500 Becky Thompson, $2000…

  • Mar 18, 2020
Burns Lake Minor Hockey winners
Burns Lake little league are looking for volunteers. (Lakes District News file photo)

Burns Lake Little League needs volunteers

The Burns Lake Little League is in serious need of volunteers, or…

  • Mar 18, 2020
Burns Lake little league are looking for volunteers. (Lakes District News file photo)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Lakes Loppet at Omineca Ski Club in Burns Lake

Lakes Loppet at Omineca Ski Club in Burns Lake

Lakes Loppet was held on March 7 at Omineca Ski Club. It…

  • Mar 11, 2020
Lakes Loppet at Omineca Ski Club in Burns Lake
Burns Lake goes to provincials

Burns Lake goes to provincials

The Lakes District Secondary School Snowboard team competed at the Provincials at…

  • Mar 11, 2020
Burns Lake goes to provincials
Zones hockey tournament held in Burns Lake

Zones hockey tournament held in Burns Lake

Burns Lake hosted the zone championships on Feb. 28 through to March…

  • Mar 4, 2020
Zones hockey tournament held in Burns Lake