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Kitkatla senior men’s squad repeats as champions at the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament: Seniors Final

Kitkatla holds off upstart Vancouver squad to repeat as champions

Kitkatla senior men’s squad repeats as champions at the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
All Native Basketball Tournament: Masters Final

All Native Basketball Tournament: Masters Final

The Hydaburg Warriors claimed their fifth straight masters division title Saturday.

All Native Basketball Tournament: Masters Final
All Native Basketball Tournament: Women’s Final

All Native Basketball Tournament: Women’s Final

Kitamaat held off Similkameen to take the Championship 45-39

All Native Basketball Tournament: Women’s Final
Jesse Barnes (Skidegate) directs the defence as Dionte Stephens (Prince Rupert) prepares for the inbound (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 5: Recap

Highlights and results from day 5 at the All Native Tournament

Jesse Barnes (Skidegate) directs the defence as Dionte Stephens (Prince Rupert) prepares for the inbound (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
All Native Basketball Tournament Day 6: Preview

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 6: Preview

Look ahead to all the action scheduled for Feb. 16 at the All Native Tournament

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 6: Preview
Kristi Innes (Prince Rupert) follows Laura Lewis (Vancouver) up the floor on day four of the All Native Basketball Tournament (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 4: Recap

Results and highlights from day 4 at the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament

Kristi Innes (Prince Rupert) follows Laura Lewis (Vancouver) up the floor on day four of the All Native Basketball Tournament (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
Darcy Pearson of Skidegate drives past Gene Wolff of Vancouver during their game at the All Native Tournament (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 3: Recap

Highlights from around Day 3 of the tournament

Darcy Pearson of Skidegate drives past Gene Wolff of Vancouver during their game at the All Native Tournament (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.

13-year-old B.C. hockey player quits team over bullying

Jamison Ladd penned a letter alleging that coaches did not do enough to resolve harassment

Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.
Randy Robinson Jr. tries to get around his man in Kitkatla’s opening game against Hazelton in the Master’s division (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament Day One Recap

Highlights and Results from the first day of the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament

Randy Robinson Jr. tries to get around his man in Kitkatla’s opening game against Hazelton in the Master’s division (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)
Benson Hilgemann flies down part of the Honna Loop trails that he and fellow mountain bikers are building a short ride west of Queen Charlotte in what old-timers might know as the “burn zone.” With about 2.5 km of trail built so far on well-drained skidder roads, Hilgemann hopes the Honna Loop will inspire new and experienced mountain bikers to join a new Haida Gwaii mountain bike society this March. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii mountain biking gets in gear

The frost was gone, but the iced puddles on Mac Blo Road…

Benson Hilgemann flies down part of the Honna Loop trails that he and fellow mountain bikers are building a short ride west of Queen Charlotte in what old-timers might know as the “burn zone.” With about 2.5 km of trail built so far on well-drained skidder roads, Hilgemann hopes the Honna Loop will inspire new and experienced mountain bikers to join a new Haida Gwaii mountain bike society this March. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Carlotta Edwards and her celebrity partner Richard Blackwood (Submitted by Carlotta Edwards)

North Coast figure skater set to make television debut

Carlotta Edwards is set to star in Dancing on Ice in the New Year

Carlotta Edwards and her celebrity partner Richard Blackwood (Submitted by Carlotta Edwards)
Junior NBA steps up in Masset

Junior NBA steps up in Masset

Bouncing kids and basketballs filled the Howard Phillips Community Hall last weekend…

Junior NBA steps up in Masset
Maori Head Coach Raymond Cameron gets schooled in a pre-final dance-off at the Skidegate Saints Junior Girls’ Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Māori girls net a big win on Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii and New Zealand are just a few b-ball games away.…

Maori Head Coach Raymond Cameron gets schooled in a pre-final dance-off at the Skidegate Saints Junior Girls’ Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Sean and surfer dad Aaron Cunningham paddle in.

In Pictures: Expression Sessions hangs ten

Wave gods smile on the 10th edition of the Haida Gwaii surf festival

Sean and surfer dad Aaron Cunningham paddle in.
Players from Prince Rupert break out of their zone towards the Haida Gwaii goaltender. (Nick Laws/The Northern View)

20th annual Old Timers Tournament kicks off

Hockey teams from Haida Gwaii and across British Columbia travelled to Prince Rupert to play

Players from Prince Rupert break out of their zone towards the Haida Gwaii goaltender. (Nick Laws/The Northern View)
Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)

55+ BC Games coming to Abbotsford in 2022

More than 3,000 athletes in 23 sports competing at event

Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)
The 6.5 km Sunset Park Trail in Port Clements proved perfect for an all-ages fun run during Canada Days this year — one plucky five-year-old went the whole distance. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii Run Series kicks off this weekend

Sunday is fun day for Haida Gwaii runners this fall. Starting with…

The 6.5 km Sunset Park Trail in Port Clements proved perfect for an all-ages fun run during Canada Days this year — one plucky five-year-old went the whole distance. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tip-off time for Junior NBA

Masset community coaches to run weekly basketball program for five- to seven-year-olds

From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)