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Brette Kerley and Pyper Alexander, who both played their early minor hockey careers in Williams Lake and are now players for the Prince George-based Northern Capitals, will both be continuing their careers next season as post-secondary players. (Photo submitted)

Alexander, Kerley, looking forward to university hockey careers

Brette Kerley, Pyper Alexander excited about move on to next level in hockey careers

Jayden Nohr, manager of Concrete Fitness, said there are legitimate safety concerns surrounding the latest public health order requiring gym patrons to wear masks while exercising. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lakecity gyms, fitness facilities challenged by latest COVID-19 restrictions

Required masks while exercising posing difficulties for some

Mike Dutour can’t wait to get the golf season underway following the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club’s announcement it would be opening its front nine this Friday, April 16. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club open for 2021 season

Tee times will begin daily starting Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m.

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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Williams Lake Cycling Club president Shawn Lewis (from left), Jeremy Stoward of New Path Forestry, WLCC Boitanio Bike Park director Andrew Hutchinson accept a cheque from Williams Lake and District Credit Union investment specialist Abigail King. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Cycling Club gets bike park donation to bolster upgrades, maintenance

Plans are to complete three rideable lines each year, he added

Williams Lake Cycling Club president Shawn Lewis (from left), Jeremy Stoward of New Path Forestry, WLCC Boitanio Bike Park director Andrew Hutchinson accept a cheque from Williams Lake and District Credit Union investment specialist Abigail King. (Photo submitted)
Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team and Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (10th from left) picked up the win during the weekend at its first competition in over a year — the Emirates Invitational 7s. (Rugby Canada photo)

Moleschi, Team Canada finish first at Emirates Invitational 7s

It was the first time the team had competed since the start of the pandemic

  • Apr 7, 2021
Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team and Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (10th from left) picked up the win during the weekend at its first competition in over a year — the Emirates Invitational 7s. (Rugby Canada photo)
The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is stepping up to the plate for its 2021 season at the Dave Means Ball Park, albeit with modified rules and regulations in place due to the pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Minor Fastball accepting registration for 2021 season

Practices will run Monday and Wednesday evenings until the end of June

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is stepping up to the plate for its 2021 season at the Dave Means Ball Park, albeit with modified rules and regulations in place due to the pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Leslie Cripps, who grew up in Williams Lake and went on to play rugby at the international level, speaks to rugby players at Lake City Secondary School in 2019 during a visit to B.C. (Photo submitted)

Leslie Cripps announced as Rugby Canada Hall of Fame inductee

Cripps was first introduced to rugby at the Williams Lake Rugby Club in 1996

Leslie Cripps, who grew up in Williams Lake and went on to play rugby at the international level, speaks to rugby players at Lake City Secondary School in 2019 during a visit to B.C. (Photo submitted)
The Williams Lake Bighorns Minor Lacrosse Association is slated to begin practices this week for its 2021 season. (Image submitted)

Bighorns get underway with 2021 season in Williams Lake

The WLBLA noted once the weather improves practices could take place outdoors

The Williams Lake Bighorns Minor Lacrosse Association is slated to begin practices this week for its 2021 season. (Image submitted)
Canada’s women rugby sevens captain Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake will join her teammates this weekend in Dubai at the Emirates International 7s — the team’s first event since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March of 2020. (Photo submitted)

Moleschi, Canada, to hit pitch at Emirates Invitational 7s for first time since start of pandemic

After over a year without competition, Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and her…

Canada’s women rugby sevens captain Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake will join her teammates this weekend in Dubai at the Emirates International 7s — the team’s first event since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March of 2020. (Photo submitted)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League president Linda Barbondy Rich. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: A family of Rowdies

Linda Barbondy Rich is no stranger to Williams Lake’s slo-pitch scene

Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League president Linda Barbondy Rich. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Three Skiers weave back and forth along a hill at Troll Ski Resort in February. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Easter Sunday marks end of downhill skiing season in Quesnel

Troll Ski Resort said their final day will be Sunday, April 4

Three Skiers weave back and forth along a hill at Troll Ski Resort in February. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League is gearing up for its 2021 spring and summer season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League looks to resurface infields in 2021 season

ased on feedback already received, Barbondy Rich said people can’t wait to be back

The Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League is gearing up for its 2021 spring and summer season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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C+ Rodeos’ Roy Call gives advice to a cowboy at a past Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo)

Rodeo stock contractor ready to hop on post-pandemic saddle

“The biggest thing now is flexibility is going to be everything,” Call said.

C+ Rodeos’ Roy Call gives advice to a cowboy at a past Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo)
The Western States Hockey League is looking to expand into Williams Lake for the 2021/22 season.

Second league, WSHL, eyes Williams Lake for junior hockey expansion team

The WSHL is the second independent junior league this fall to express interest in lakecity expansion

The Western States Hockey League is looking to expand into Williams Lake for the 2021/22 season.
Williams Lake Blue Fins Cristelle Panida (front) and Peyton Bailey swim during the club’s regional championships held locally at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Blue Fins swim to provincial times, among best in region

Twelve swimmers racing in over 75 individual races were completed in Williams Lake

Williams Lake Blue Fins Cristelle Panida (front) and Peyton Bailey swim during the club’s regional championships held locally at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Derek Prue, the Greater Metro Hockey League’s West Division expansion director, fields questions posed from a City of Williams Lake public survey soliciting feedback on whether the league should expand to the lakecity. (YouTube screenshot)

Greater Metro Hockey League fields community questions on Williams Lake expansion

Survey results will be discussed at the Central Cariboo Joint Committee meeting on March 24.

Derek Prue, the Greater Metro Hockey League’s West Division expansion director, fields questions posed from a City of Williams Lake public survey soliciting feedback on whether the league should expand to the lakecity. (YouTube screenshot)
The City of Williams Lake is planning a 3 on 3 Co-Ed Rec League this summer. Pictured is the ice pad in rink two at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City to keep summer ice, host co-ed 3 on 3 league in Williams Lake

The league will be no pressure, and strictly for fun

The City of Williams Lake is planning a 3 on 3 Co-Ed Rec League this summer. Pictured is the ice pad in rink two at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)