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The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Canadian women’s rugby sevens squad misses quarterfinals by slim margin

Canada to face Brazil later Friday in placing round semifinals

  • Jul 30, 2021
Hazelton’s Christopher Muigg scores and 80-point ride on C+ Rodeos’ horse Sixth Sense to take first in the bareback riding event at the Esket A.C.E. Rodeo during the weekend. (Liz Twan photo)

Alkali Lake plays host to Esket A.C.E. Rodeo during weekend

Top five results (where applicable) from the Esket A.C.E. Rodeo are as follows:

Young Thunder Mountain Speedway fan Grayson Busat is over the moon with excitement after getting the chance to hop inside a stock car driven by TMS vice-president Ken Waslen Saturday night during the first racing event held at the local race track since September of 2019 because of the cancellation of last year’s season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Fisher photo)

Waslen, Kunka, nab checkered flags as Thunder Mountain Speedway racing makes return

Ken Waslen said volunteers had been working hard getting the track up to speed

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (front, second from right) and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team, are 1-1 after two games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, beating Brazil, then falling to Fiji in their second game. (Kevin Light photo - Rugby Canada)

Moleschi, Team Canada, 1-1 in women’s rugby sevens after two games at Tokyo Olympics

The Canadians’ quest for another medal started off to a roaring start Thursday morning in Japan

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (front, second from right) and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team, are 1-1 after two games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, beating Brazil, then falling to Fiji in their second game. (Kevin Light photo - Rugby Canada)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

‘The work begins now’ — Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid successful

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Williams Lake could be home to a new disc golf course in Boitanio Park, like the one pictured above at the Willow Point Park Sportsplex in Campbell River. (Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror photo)

City applying for funding to build disc golf course in Boitanio Park

The planned course in Williams Lake will be located in currently unused space within Boitanio Park

Williams Lake could be home to a new disc golf course in Boitanio Park, like the one pictured above at the Willow Point Park Sportsplex in Campbell River. (Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror photo)
Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)

Moleschi, Canada, set for Olympic rugby opener versus Brazil Wednesday

City to show games on big screen at the Gibraltar Room

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)
The Williams Lake Stampede Association has announced it will be hosting a Back in the Saddle Bull Riding event Sept. 5-6 at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. (Greg Sabatino file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Stampede Association has announced it will be hosting a Back in the Saddle Bull Riding event Sept. 5-6 at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. (Greg Sabatino file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association U18 player Bailey Cail helps U7 player Nyla McMartin during an all female fun time at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Sunday afternoon. The event was hosted by WLMHA and organized by female coordinator Brianna MacDonald. (Angie Mindus photo)

Esso Fun Day introduces girls to hockey in Williams Lake

Free event coming up next month

  • Jul 24, 2021
Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association U18 player Bailey Cail helps U7 player Nyla McMartin during an all female fun time at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Sunday afternoon. The event was hosted by WLMHA and organized by female coordinator Brianna MacDonald. (Angie Mindus photo)
Brendon Pritchard, from left, Sydney Pritchard, Benjamin Stupitch, Andrea Moleschi, Caren Poole-Pritchard, Tavis Stupitch, Todd Pritchard, Harrison Stupitch and Paxton Stupitch are excited to watch Williams Lake’s own Kayla Moleschi who is off to compete with the Canada’s Women’s Sevens at the Tokyo Olympics. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake locals cheer on hometown rugby Olympian Kayla Moleschi

Canada women’s sevens national rugby team plays its first game July 28, 2021

  • Jul 22, 2021
Brendon Pritchard, from left, Sydney Pritchard, Benjamin Stupitch, Andrea Moleschi, Caren Poole-Pritchard, Tavis Stupitch, Todd Pritchard, Harrison Stupitch and Paxton Stupitch are excited to watch Williams Lake’s own Kayla Moleschi who is off to compete with the Canada’s Women’s Sevens at the Tokyo Olympics. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club suspending operations temporarily

President Al Cooper said this move comes out of an overabundance of caution

AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jaxen Carson of 150 Mile House will compete at the upcoming Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in August after finishing first in cutting at the provincials in Quesnel this past June. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Cariboo cowboy off to Canadian finals

Jaxen Carson finished first in cutting the the provincial high school rodeo finals in Quesnel

Jaxen Carson of 150 Mile House will compete at the upcoming Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in August after finishing first in cutting at the provincials in Quesnel this past June. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)

BC Football Conference conditionally approves new team in Prince George

The Kodiaks would begin play in 2022 and be the junior football league’s seventh franchise

Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)
Mountain bikers, city officials, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and members of the Williams Lake Cycling Club gather outside the Tourism Discovery Centre at the location of a new bike washing station in the lakecity. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bike wash station now available at Tourism Discovery Centre

The City of Williams Lake has installed a new bike wash station…

  • Jul 11, 2021
Mountain bikers, city officials, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and members of the Williams Lake Cycling Club gather outside the Tourism Discovery Centre at the location of a new bike washing station in the lakecity. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Joseph Wilburn of Williams Lake competes in the strongman deadlift. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lakecity plays host to largest strongman, strongwoman competition in B.C.

The 2021 Cariboo’s Strongest in Williams Lake Saturday, June 26 proved to…

Joseph Wilburn of Williams Lake competes in the strongman deadlift. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
150 Mile’s Brock Everett Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cariboo cowboys, cowgirl take part in busy high school rodeo final weekend

Both were happy to be back competing following the pandemic

150 Mile’s Brock Everett Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov during second period Game 3 Stanley Cup finals action in Montreal, Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov during second period Game 3 Stanley Cup finals action in Montreal, Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson