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Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. Sprinter Andre De Grasse and decathlete Pierce LePage are among the top Canadian track and field stars who have withdrawn from competing at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Ashley Landis

De Grasse, Brown, Blake, LePage withdraw from Commonwealth Games following worlds

Athletes need time to recover and prepare, says Athletics Canada

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. Sprinter Andre De Grasse and decathlete Pierce LePage are among the top Canadian track and field stars who have withdrawn from competing at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Ashley Landis
Hockey Canada logo is seen at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. TSN has extended its media rights agreement with Hockey Canada through the 2033-34 season.The sports network announced Tuesday that the agreement fives TSN and French-language broadcaster RDS exclusive rights to Hockey Canada events, including the world junior championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Hockey Canada releases plan to combat ‘toxic’ culture ahead of parliamentary hearings

Organization commits to centralized tracking and reporting system for abuse complaints

Hockey Canada logo is seen at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. TSN has extended its media rights agreement with Hockey Canada through the 2033-34 season.The sports network announced Tuesday that the agreement fives TSN and French-language broadcaster RDS exclusive rights to Hockey Canada events, including the world junior championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pierce Lepage, of Canada, competes in the decathlon pole vault at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David J. Phillip
Pierce Lepage, of Canada, competes in the decathlon pole vault at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David J. Phillip
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis

De Grasse leads Canada to men’s 4x100m relay gold at world championships

Canadians set a national record and world-leading time of 37.48 seconds Saturday

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis
Sophia Schubert, of the United States, follows her ball after playing on the 5th hole during the last round of the Evian Championship women’s golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Sophia Schubert, of the United States, follows her ball after playing on the 5th hole during the last round of the Evian Championship women’s golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Dane Kerluck (in red) at the starting gate in a race earlier this year. Photo supplied by Jason Kerluck

Campbell River BMX racer represents at UCI World Championships

Dane Kerluck competing in Nantes, France next week

Dane Kerluck (in red) at the starting gate in a race earlier this year. Photo supplied by Jason Kerluck
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Sean Hayes heaves an Atlas stone onto the platform at the Western Canada’s Strongest Man event. Photo supplied

Courtenay athlete crowned Western Canada’s Strongest Man

Sean Hayes earned the title of Western Canada’s Strongest Man on the…

Sean Hayes heaves an Atlas stone onto the platform at the Western Canada’s Strongest Man event. Photo supplied
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B.C. commits $500K to address abuse in amateur sport

Funding will go toward viaSport’s Play Safe B.C. program

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Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Vancouver Canucks ‘honoured’ to bring Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The pre-season tournament runs from Sept. 16 to 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Vancouver Canucks legend Stan Smyl joined by Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and the team’s mascot, Fin, for the formal announcement that the Young Stars Classic is coming back to the city. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Some of the Tōshikan members who participated in the Coastal Martial Arts Open on June 4 (L-R: Kieran Maxwell, Van Cudmore, Peyton Bauders, Peter Shaver, Sensei Mac Newton).

Courtenay karate dojo members excel at rare live competition

Students at Courtenay martial arts school, Tōshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudō, experienced…

  • Jun 16, 2022
Some of the Tōshikan members who participated in the Coastal Martial Arts Open on June 4 (L-R: Kieran Maxwell, Van Cudmore, Peyton Bauders, Peter Shaver, Sensei Mac Newton).
Jules Galarneau of the Comox Valley returns to his home province of Quebec this month to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Montreal. Photo supplied

Comox Valley triathlete heads home for world championships

Jules Galarneau of the Comox Valley returns to his home province of…

Jules Galarneau of the Comox Valley returns to his home province of Quebec this month to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Montreal. Photo supplied
John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor hand delivers Nanaimo bars to Penticton after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Skateboarders flying from around the globe to Lower Mainland

Competitors prepare for first-ever ‘7 Generations Cup’ underway at Langley Events Centre

The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Racetrack group looking at 4 options for a new home for Western Speedway

President of Westshore Motorsports Park racing group says priority is salvaging of equipment

A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Emilie Poulin is draped in the Canadian flag after her powerlifting performance at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Comox 19 Wing veterans enjoy experience of a lifetime at Invictus Games

Comox 19 Wing members Cpl. Emilie Poulin, chief warrant officer (retired) Rock…

Emilie Poulin is draped in the Canadian flag after her powerlifting performance at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Canada-Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Dispute includes a demand that the women’s national team get equal match fees

Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men’s soccer training session scrapped amid compensation talks

Dispute in part over how much the athletes will get for playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Berwick general manager Paul Vieria hands the torch off to Joan Tebbutt, Friday at Berwick Comox Valley in the countdown to the 55+ B.C. Games in Victoria. Scott Stanfield photo

Berwick Comox Valley holds 55+ B.C. Games torch relay

Berwick Comox Valley gathered Friday with residents, staff, previous and current athletes,…

  • Jun 3, 2022
Berwick general manager Paul Vieria hands the torch off to Joan Tebbutt, Friday at Berwick Comox Valley in the countdown to the 55+ B.C. Games in Victoria. Scott Stanfield photo