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After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
File photo from the third annual Comox Valley Pickleball Association indoor tournament in 2018.

Comox Valley Pickleball Annual Indoor Tournament returns May 7-8

The Comox Valley Pickleball Association is hosting its fifth annual indoor tournament…

File photo from the third annual Comox Valley Pickleball Association indoor tournament in 2018.
Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo engineering students come to grips with gravity at soapbox derby

VIU Engineering Club holds race day, hopes to make it an annual event

Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Four serving/veteran members from the Comox Valley are part of the Canadian team heading to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. Supplied

19 Wing Comox veterans bound for Invictus Games

Multi-sport event held this year in Holland

Four serving/veteran members from the Comox Valley are part of the Canadian team heading to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. Supplied
55+ mixed slow pitch is starting up for the season at Lewis Park in Courtenay.

Comox Valley 55+ slow pitch season gets underway at Lewis Park in April

Now that COVID restrictions are finally easing up, the mixed Evergreen Slow…

  • Mar 31, 2022
55+ mixed slow pitch is starting up for the season at Lewis Park in Courtenay.
The Comox Valley United Soccer Club is offering a referee clinic in an effort to certify some new officials in the community. (Black Press file photo)

Comox Valley United Soccer Club offering a referee clinic

The Comox Valley United Soccer Club is offering a referee clinic in…

The Comox Valley United Soccer Club is offering a referee clinic in an effort to certify some new officials in the community. (Black Press file photo)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The 2022 Royal LePage Snow to Surf is May 1. Sign-up closes April 1. Photo supplied

Royal LePage Snow to Surf final call to register

Well folks, the temperature is trending upwards, we’ve survived a perilous week…

  • Mar 23, 2022
The 2022 Royal LePage Snow to Surf is May 1. Sign-up closes April 1. Photo supplied
Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Vancouver Island Paralympian returns home happy with a gold and ‘bonus’ bronze

‘My first time standing up on my snowboard, I knew there might be a chance’

Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Rod Hamilton (middle) won a gold medal with Rick Folk won gold in the 4.5 doubles.  Rod then picked up a silver medal in the singles. Photo submitted.

Comox Valley pickleball players rise to the challenge in Phoenix

The Comox Valley Pickleball club is proud to acknowledge gold and silver…

  • Mar 1, 2022
Rod Hamilton (middle) won a gold medal with Rick Folk won gold in the 4.5 doubles.  Rod then picked up a silver medal in the singles. Photo submitted.
Dan Miller on the slopes of snowy Mount Washington. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island volunteers making winter fun through Adaptive Snowsports

Program at Mount Washington always in need of more volunteers

Dan Miller on the slopes of snowy Mount Washington. (Photo submitted)
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley weightlifter breaks B.C. record

Track and field star Tasha Willing recently took up the sport

  • Feb 23, 2022
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Teal Harle of Campbell River crashes as he lands during the men’s freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Vancouver Island skier primed for 2nd Olympic event after crashing out in first

Teal Harle looking forward to slopestyle event next week

Teal Harle of Campbell River crashes as he lands during the men’s freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Teal Harle practices on the rails at the Phoenix Snowpark at PyeongChang at the last Olympics in 2018. Instagram photo

Vancouver Island freestyle skier heading back to Olympics

Harle placed third in X Games Big Air event right before Beijing Games

Teal Harle practices on the rails at the Phoenix Snowpark at PyeongChang at the last Olympics in 2018. Instagram photo
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

During the winter months, hockey dominates winter sports in Canada

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Campbell Riverite Tyler Turner won gold at the para snow sports world championships event in Lillehammer, Norway on Jan. 21. Photo Samuel Andersen / Lillehammer 2021

Campbell Riverite rides local board to world championship in Para Snowboarding

Snowboarder partnered with hometown board manufacturer for winning run

Campbell Riverite Tyler Turner won gold at the para snow sports world championships event in Lillehammer, Norway on Jan. 21. Photo Samuel Andersen / Lillehammer 2021
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)

New trial ordered for children’s hockey coach in voyeurism case

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has set aside the convictions, with one of three judges dissenting

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)