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Hanna Edenshaw, teacher Christine Cunningham, and Devon Bjur get set to watch the HSBC Canada Rugby Sevens tournament in Vancouver. (Submitted)

Young players skill up at Canada Rugby Sevens

Haida Gwaii students travel to Vancouver to watch the international rugby sevens tournament

Hanna Edenshaw, teacher Christine Cunningham, and Devon Bjur get set to watch the HSBC Canada Rugby Sevens tournament in Vancouver. (Submitted)
Team Canada (a.k.a. Team Tardi of Langley) brings home the gold, snatching victory for Scotland in the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen today. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)

UPDATED: Team Tardi brings world junior curling gold home to Langley

A Langley-based team has won the international championships in Aberdeen, Scotland today.

  • Mar 10, 2018
Team Canada (a.k.a. Team Tardi of Langley) brings home the gold, snatching victory for Scotland in the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen today. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)
In Pictures: Basketball Day

In Pictures: Basketball Day

Elementary school students from across Haida Gwaii played a full day of…

In Pictures: Basketball Day
Both the boys and girls wrestling teams from Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay won northwest zones banners at the February championships in Smithers. (Submitted)

GTN wrestlers get a hold on gold

Wrestlers from Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay won both the girls and boys championship…

  • Feb 28, 2018
Both the boys and girls wrestling teams from Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay won northwest zones banners at the February championships in Smithers. (Submitted)
Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)

B.C. sending three youth rugby teams to Vegas Sevens

Players from across province recruited for elite sides

Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)
Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

Canadians place second in first heat of two-man bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz finish 0.02 seconds behind Latvian team in Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament

Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament

Kitamaat, Hydaburg, Port Simpson and Kitkatla win championships in 2018 All Native Tournament

Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament
Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament

Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament

Kitamaat, Hydaburg, Port Simpson and Kitkatla win championships in 2018 All Native Tournament

Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament
Malcolm Brown (Kitkatla) guards Kolby Jones (Prince Rupert) during their game on Feb 14. The Prince Rupert Synergy Storm were eliminated from the All Native Basketball Tournament after falling to the Kitkatla Warriors 63-62 on Feb. 14. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Day 4 of the All Native Basketball Tournament

Scores from Feb. 14 and 15 at the All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Malcolm Brown (Kitkatla) guards Kolby Jones (Prince Rupert) during their game on Feb 14. The Prince Rupert Synergy Storm were eliminated from the All Native Basketball Tournament after falling to the Kitkatla Warriors 63-62 on Feb. 14. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Desi Collinson surveys the floor for the Skidegate Saints during their game against Hydaburg on Feb. 13. The Saints lost 80-73 in what was an intense, fast-paced contest. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 3

Scores from Day 3 at the All Native tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Desi Collinson surveys the floor for the Skidegate Saints during their game against Hydaburg on Feb. 13. The Saints lost 80-73 in what was an intense, fast-paced contest. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Olympic wrestler Greg Edgelow is surrounded by some of his newest students, members of the Masset Wrestling Club, as well as parents, local police, and supporters. Edgelow recently gave a weekend wrestling clinic in Masset to spur on the fledging club that started last year, and spoke with elementary and high school students about some of what he had to grapple with to achieve the life he wanted. For more, turn to page 11. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Getting a hold on life’s challenges

Olympic wrestler Greg Edgelow visits Haida Gwaii to talk resilience on and off the mat

Olympic wrestler Greg Edgelow is surrounded by some of his newest students, members of the Masset Wrestling Club, as well as parents, local police, and supporters. Edgelow recently gave a weekend wrestling clinic in Masset to spur on the fledging club that started last year, and spoke with elementary and high school students about some of what he had to grapple with to achieve the life he wanted. For more, turn to page 11. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Photos: Ts’aahl wins super-close Clan Tournament

Photos: Ts’aahl wins super-close Clan Tournament

Three games finished in overtime. In the semi-final, the defending Clan Tournament…

Photos: Ts’aahl wins super-close Clan Tournament
Fat Tire Girls

Fat Tire Girls

Tough north-island duo braves river crossings and storm winds on cycling trek from Tlell to Tow Hill

  • Jan 12, 2018
Fat Tire Girls
From back row, left, are GTN girls volleyball coach Cal Westbrook, Cora Camire, Destiny Davidson, Mary Edgars, Brooklyn Lantin, Jessica Collison, coach Mariel Tecla, and coach Meghan Daoust. From front row, left, are Paige Setso, Cheyenne Smith, Alyson Bell, Solana Hepburn, and Mei Akaishi. (Submitted)

Girls volleyball team scores a first for Masset

Play five times a week, mixing in three kick-butt coaches, one lucky…

From back row, left, are GTN girls volleyball coach Cal Westbrook, Cora Camire, Destiny Davidson, Mary Edgars, Brooklyn Lantin, Jessica Collison, coach Mariel Tecla, and coach Meghan Daoust. From front row, left, are Paige Setso, Cheyenne Smith, Alyson Bell, Solana Hepburn, and Mei Akaishi. (Submitted)
Quesnel to host 2019 B.C. men’s curling championship

Quesnel to host 2019 B.C. men’s curling championship

The province’s best male curlers will compete in the Cariboo in 2019

Quesnel to host 2019 B.C. men’s curling championship
Day one in the books as B.C’s best volleyball players hit the court

Day one in the books as B.C’s best volleyball players hit the court

One full day of action is complete as Langley hosts the BC high school boys volleyball championships

Day one in the books as B.C’s best volleyball players hit the court
Hall puts out call for nominations

Hall puts out call for nominations

BC Sports Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2018 induction class

Hall puts out call for nominations
Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects

Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects

Comets GM Ryan Johnson talks about Canucks prospects that will impress at Young Stars Classic

Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects
Team Brady bested the Boogie Knights to win the second annual Brady Soccer Tournament in Tlell last weekend — but only after a double overtime, a shootout, two hat tricks and some divine saves. The tourney’s top scorers were Makai Brady (seven goals), Brionne Lavoie (six), Alan Friesen (five), Devin Brady (four), and Jennifer Dysart (three). (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Team Brady play underdogs brilliantly for the win

Final goes to shootout after intense double overtime

  • Aug 28, 2017
Team Brady bested the Boogie Knights to win the second annual Brady Soccer Tournament in Tlell last weekend — but only after a double overtime, a shootout, two hat tricks and some divine saves. The tourney’s top scorers were Makai Brady (seven goals), Brionne Lavoie (six), Alan Friesen (five), Devin Brady (four), and Jennifer Dysart (three). (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Swimmers have to make a splash-sprint before they hit deep water in Pure Lake. Running second from left is Noel ‘Agate Man’ Bellis, who finished first in the men’s single triathlon at the HlGaa k’aats’ii lihllnga/Agate Man triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 19. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Agate Man makes a splash

They did a sprint-splash-swim at Pure Lake, zoomed on bikes down to…

Swimmers have to make a splash-sprint before they hit deep water in Pure Lake. Running second from left is Noel ‘Agate Man’ Bellis, who finished first in the men’s single triathlon at the HlGaa k’aats’ii lihllnga/Agate Man triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 19. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)