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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
The 2022 Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon returned to the Comox Valley Sports Centre May 29. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Photographic Society

Tri-K Triathlon returns to Courtenay after three-year hiatus

The weather was beautiful, the racers keen, and volunteers were out in…

  • Jun 2, 2022
The 2022 Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon returned to the Comox Valley Sports Centre May 29. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Photographic Society
Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)

VIDEO: The world’s biggest adventure race is coming to B.C.

The non-stop 500 km course will see world competitors traverse Okanagan terrain and water

Expedition Canada 2022 is coming the Okanagan on June 5. (Photo- Expedition Canada)
The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.

Mission teenager crowned Canada’s top young darts player

Samantha Ponak, 17, wins singles in Canadian National Youth Darts Championship in Toronto

The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

$30M pledged for Vancouver to host winter hybrid Invictus Games in 2025

Province, federal government each contributing $15 million to event

Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Jason Heit (left) training Brandon Colantonio at Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria, on May 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Boxing making a Vancouver Island comeback with Esquimalt fight card

May 28 event will be the first time most athletes have fought in two years

Jason Heit (left) training Brandon Colantonio at Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria, on May 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon returns May 29. Photo supplied
The Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K Triathlon returns May 29. Photo supplied
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