Strathcona Nordics get a kick out of May camp on Mount Washington

THE STRATHCONA NORDICS enjoyed their spring training camp on Mount Washington.

The Strathcona Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) recently kicked off summer training with their annual May Camp on Mount Washington. This year they had their largest turnout of racers ever – drawing from communities across Vancouver Island. The group was made up of young peewees through seasoned masters, and coaches Dave Battison, Tim McGrady, and Berend Henckel led them through four days of workouts. Each workout began with a hard Nordic ski climb up the Mount Washington slopes to access the groomed trails.  SNSC racers not only skied together but also enjoyed camaraderie, communal cooking, and a few practical jokes. Most racers won’t train on snow again until next season, so they’ll be strapping on their roller skis and hitting the trails to continue their 11-month training program. If you would like to learn more about SNSC racing or recreational programs, visit their website at

Just Posted

Comox resident proposes golf course conversion to park

A Comox resident is hoping he’s not the only one who would… Continue reading

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

Amalgamation fails in North Cowichan and Duncan

North Cowichan says yes, but Duncan says no

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

Most Read