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Elisha Boutilier's children make use of their backyard rink. (Photo submitted)

Puck drops in Horse Lake: family wins ice rink kit in Canadian Tire contest

Elisha Boutilier will see the puck drop in her own backyard.

A 100 Mile House Minor Hockey Player practices his stickwork at a practice at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House Minor Hockey Association suspends activities

This move is effective immediately and comes due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in 100 Mile House

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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

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Owen and Macy Cunningham show off their catch of the day while ice fishing. (Photo submitted).

Hooked on fishing in South Cariboo

For Ryan Cunningham, ice fishing has been a passion he seeks to pass on to his children.

Owen and Macy Cunningham show off their catch of the day while ice fishing. (Photo submitted).
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160 Cariboo skiers hit the slopes on Mount Timothy’s opening day

120 cm of snow mid-mountain and more expected in the next few days.

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An older player of the 100 Mile House Minor Hockey League assists in coaching a goalie during a U13 practice last week. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Minor League Hockey thankful to be on the ice

Players continue to practice, but not compete, during the pandemic

An older player of the 100 Mile House Minor Hockey League assists in coaching a goalie during a U13 practice last week. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brian Henderson is president of the Mica Mountain Snowmobile Association. (Submitted photo).

Snowmobiler keeps Mica Mountain legacy alive

Brian Henderson’s love of snowmobiling started with his “first little kitty cat” snowmobile.

Brian Henderson is president of the Mica Mountain Snowmobile Association. (Submitted photo).
Ilia Visscher, 6, left and Debra Visscher enjoy the snow at the 99 Mile ski trails. The 100 Mile Nordics opened the season on Nov. 26. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Ilia Visscher, 6, left and Debra Visscher enjoy the snow at the 99 Mile ski trails. The 100 Mile Nordics opened the season on Nov. 26. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
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)
The Interlakes Snowmobile Club had a great season last year and hopes to repeat it this season. (Photo submitted)
The Interlakes Snowmobile Club had a great season last year and hopes to repeat it this season. (Photo submitted)
Nadaya McNeil and her father John McNeil are excited to be part of creating a new outdoor ice rink in 100 Mile House this winter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Future outdoor rink taking shape

Organizers hope to have rink set up for Christmas

Nadaya McNeil and her father John McNeil are excited to be part of creating a new outdoor ice rink in 100 Mile House this winter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ian Watson, left, and Gary Carlson, take a fast turn at the 99 Mile cross-country ski trails. The 100 Mile Nordics opened the season on Nov. 26. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Busy opening weekend for 100 Mile Nordics

Membership up 30 percent over last year

Ian Watson, left, and Gary Carlson, take a fast turn at the 99 Mile cross-country ski trails. The 100 Mile Nordics opened the season on Nov. 26. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The slopes and lifts of Mount Timothy, which will require the use of face masks this year. (Photo submitted)

Mount Timothy ski hill set to open season on Dec. 18

Preparations are just about done and a COVID-19 safety plan is in place.

The slopes and lifts of Mount Timothy, which will require the use of face masks this year. (Photo submitted)
A young skier practices his skills at Centennial Park last week. The 100 Mile Nordics season starts Thursday, Nov. 26. (Submitted photo)
A young skier practices his skills at Centennial Park last week. The 100 Mile Nordics season starts Thursday, Nov. 26. (Submitted photo)
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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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Charlie Murray takes off down the hill at Centennial Park Sunday as Tipsy (the dog) and Alexandra Wetzig and her dad Thorsten watch. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

Snow fun for young Nordics

Young members of the 100 Mile Nordics were out in full force at Centennial Park Sunday afternoon

  • Nov 20, 2020
Charlie Murray takes off down the hill at Centennial Park Sunday as Tipsy (the dog) and Alexandra Wetzig and her dad Thorsten watch. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
Village of Clinton office, date unknown. Photo credit: Journal files
Village of Clinton office, date unknown. Photo credit: Journal files
Skis on display at one of the 100 Mile Nordic’s previous in-person ski swaps. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile Nordic’s Ski Swap moves online

The virtual ski swap will be taking advantage of the existing Facebook marketplace group.

Skis on display at one of the 100 Mile Nordic’s previous in-person ski swaps. (Photo submitted)
Bighorn Archery club’s president Allen Pickering looks forward to getting back on target next year. (Millar Hill photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

Bighorn Archery Club aims to get back on target in 2021

Archery this year has been almost non-existent since pandemic hit.

Bighorn Archery club’s president Allen Pickering looks forward to getting back on target next year. (Millar Hill photo, 100 Mile Free Press).