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Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Island BCHL game postponed due to ‘potential positive’ COVID-19 test

Nanaimo Clippers team suspends activities, players isolating pending further test results

Abigail Rigsby led OCU in the final round of the LSC Championship tournament Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. Murray Evans photo

Courtenay golfer leads team at Lone Star tourney

Courtenay’s Abigail Rigsby, a senior at Oklahoma Christian University, tied for 17th…

  • Apr 14, 2021
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Comox ladies golf results

On Tuesday, April 13, 34 ladies enjoyed the sunshine at the Comox…

  • Apr 13, 2021
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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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Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BC Hockey League submits notice to withdraw from CJHL

Canadian Junior ‘A’ League announces B.C. circuit’s intentions in short statement

Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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Comox ladies open golf season with 9-hole event

Forty-two ladies participated in the Comox Ladies Opening 9-Hole Golf Event April…

  • Apr 6, 2021
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Andrea Wilson — the top local woman and photo contest winner at the virtual Comox Valley RV Half Marathon — strikes a winning pose. Photo courtesy of Andrea Wilson

MacDonald, Wilson top locals at Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

A total of 213 runners participated in this year’s virtual Comox Valley…

  • Apr 6, 2021
Andrea Wilson — the top local woman and photo contest winner at the virtual Comox Valley RV Half Marathon — strikes a winning pose. Photo courtesy of Andrea Wilson
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)
Failure to adhere to your vessel’s maximum load capacity, as per its compliance notice, could result in having your marine insurance policy declared void. Photo supplied

BOATING WITH BARB: Compliance notices for small vessels integral to insurance coverage

If your pleasure boat is more than 78 feet in length you…

  • Mar 31, 2021
Failure to adhere to your vessel’s maximum load capacity, as per its compliance notice, could result in having your marine insurance policy declared void. Photo supplied
Carter Woods is a two-time national junior mountain bike champion. Photo supplied

Cumberland mountain bike racer named BC junior male athlete of year

Cumberland mountain bike racer Carter Woods has been named junior male athlete…

Carter Woods is a two-time national junior mountain bike champion. Photo supplied
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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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This year, the Cumby is a virtual event. Runners need to complete a prescribed course of 7km or 14km between May 1 and May 9. (Lorenz Jimenez photo)

MacDonald fastest Comox Valley runner at Port Alberni Paperchase

Comox Valley runners posted some strong results at the Port Alberni Paperchase…

  • Mar 18, 2021
This year, the Cumby is a virtual event. Runners need to complete a prescribed course of 7km or 14km between May 1 and May 9. (Lorenz Jimenez photo)
Dr. Janet Green is pictured with fellow marathoner Jon Mahoney at the site where a new St. Paul’s Hospital will be located in Vancouver. Green donated $100,000 to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation project. Photo supplied

Courtenay marathoner donates $100K to Vancouver hospital project

Dr. Janet Green has donated $100,000 to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation…

Dr. Janet Green is pictured with fellow marathoner Jon Mahoney at the site where a new St. Paul’s Hospital will be located in Vancouver. Green donated $100,000 to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation project. Photo supplied
Temwa Mtawali (left) has played on Isfeld’s senior boys’ basketball team since Grade 9, and Kye Kotapski-Tinga (right) captained the junior Ice team last year. Colin Cunningham photos

Courtenay basketball players listed among top 15 in B.C.

Two basketball players at Isfeld Secondary in Courtenay have been listed in…

Temwa Mtawali (left) has played on Isfeld’s senior boys’ basketball team since Grade 9, and Kye Kotapski-Tinga (right) captained the junior Ice team last year. Colin Cunningham photos
The BC Hockey League announced a shortened 2021 season will begin in early April, following approval from the league’s board of governors and the provincial health office. (Damon James photo)

BC Hockey League announces shortened season will begin in April

Junior ‘A’ hockey league board of governors approve season following green light from province

The BC Hockey League announced a shortened 2021 season will begin in early April, following approval from the league’s board of governors and the provincial health office. (Damon James photo)
The Comox Valley Recreation Commission is considering changes to its Ice Use Allocation Policy to better reflect the needs of the community. File photo

Ice needs not being met for all Comox Valley groups

The Comox Valley Recreation Commission is considering changes to its Ice Use…

The Comox Valley Recreation Commission is considering changes to its Ice Use Allocation Policy to better reflect the needs of the community. File photo
Logan Nijhoff of Comox has become the 80th captain of the Regina Pats major junior hockey club. Photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats

Comox hockey star named captain of WHL team

Comox Valley Minor Hockey product Logan Nijhoff has been named captain of…

Logan Nijhoff of Comox has become the 80th captain of the Regina Pats major junior hockey club. Photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats
Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIJHL pulls plug on 2020-21 season

‘It seemed that this is the time to make this decision’

Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Comox Valley’s Derek Vinge was the fastest runner among those participating in the Cedar 12k virtual race. Photo: Sarah Vallintine

Strong Comox Valley representation at Cedar 12k

The Virtual Island Race Series continued with the Cedar 12k race. For…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Comox Valley’s Derek Vinge was the fastest runner among those participating in the Cedar 12k virtual race. Photo: Sarah Vallintine
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)