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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

 

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

 

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

 

Brandon Switzer is the new head coach for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats name new head coach

Brandon Switzer had replaced Bill Rotheisler as head coach for next season

Brandon Switzer is the new head coach for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)
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)
Back row from left to right: Assistant Coach Adam Oler, Head Coach Jeff Shatzko, John Coleman, Haven Balsillie DeBoer, Assistant Captain Austin Huscroft, Assistant Coach Steve Rejman. Front Row from left to right: Emmett Shatzko, Logan Merkley, Carver Fanning, Noah Daikuhara, Zack Smith, Ethan Ryder, Medeas Brunham, Cash Fedechko, Captain Easton Bishop, Evan Carbert, Wyatt Oler, Kaine Gauthier, Trey Jackman. Missing: Assistant Coach Paul Coleman, Corbin Miller, Porter Santano. (Submitted)

Creston U-13 Chiefs win 2021-2022 season banner

Submitted by Mel Lankhaar-Rejman Congratulations to this years’ U-13 Creston Chiefs for…

  • Mar 25, 2022
Back row from left to right: Assistant Coach Adam Oler, Head Coach Jeff Shatzko, John Coleman, Haven Balsillie DeBoer, Assistant Captain Austin Huscroft, Assistant Coach Steve Rejman. Front Row from left to right: Emmett Shatzko, Logan Merkley, Carver Fanning, Noah Daikuhara, Zack Smith, Ethan Ryder, Medeas Brunham, Cash Fedechko, Captain Easton Bishop, Evan Carbert, Wyatt Oler, Kaine Gauthier, Trey Jackman. Missing: Assistant Coach Paul Coleman, Corbin Miller, Porter Santano. (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)
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
Goaltender Liam Stevens and forward Blake Anderson are new additions to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats make player moves, hit trade deadline

A new goalie and three new forwards have joined the ranks

  • Jan 27, 2022
Goaltender Liam Stevens and forward Blake Anderson are new additions to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)
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)
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)
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Kootenay kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 13, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
According to a Research Co. survey, 52 per cent of Canadians surveyed will skip the Grey Cup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Dec. 12. Pictured here, Ti-Cats QB Jeremiah Masoli (8) tries to elude Saskatchewan Roughriders’ DB Rolan Milligan (32) and DL Charbel Dabire (98) on Nov. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Majority of Canadians plan on skipping Grey Cup, says research company

Research Co. poll re-ignites debate about popularity of NFL and CFL in Canada

According to a Research Co. survey, 52 per cent of Canadians surveyed will skip the Grey Cup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Dec. 12. Pictured here, Ti-Cats QB Jeremiah Masoli (8) tries to elude Saskatchewan Roughriders’ DB Rolan Milligan (32) and DL Charbel Dabire (98) on Nov. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
He shoots… he scores! The Creston Valley Thunder Cats score on the Columbia Valley Rockies at the home game on Nov. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats win 11 of last 17 games

The Thunder Cats are currently third in the standings

He shoots… he scores! The Creston Valley Thunder Cats score on the Columbia Valley Rockies at the home game on Nov. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Back row: Jackson Semancik, Dax Wiese, Carter Friesen, Ace Wiese, Owen Davidson, Callum Zieffle, Phillip MacDonald, Rowan Syfchuk, and Head Coach Norm Eisler. Front row: Oliver Keen-Eisler, Drayden Miller, Oliver Valdal, and Stellaen Damery. Missing: Team member Logan Lawrence. Coaches Casey Charles, Frieda Draxlir, and Devan Davidson. (Submitted)

Creston bantam boys volleyball team wins championship

The Bulldogs took first place in the East Kootenay Volleyball Championships

Back row: Jackson Semancik, Dax Wiese, Carter Friesen, Ace Wiese, Owen Davidson, Callum Zieffle, Phillip MacDonald, Rowan Syfchuk, and Head Coach Norm Eisler. Front row: Oliver Keen-Eisler, Drayden Miller, Oliver Valdal, and Stellaen Damery. Missing: Team member Logan Lawrence. Coaches Casey Charles, Frieda Draxlir, and Devan Davidson. (Submitted)
Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)

Proof of vaccinations required at 2022 BC Winter Games in Vernon

Everyone participating to show proof: no exceptions

Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)
The KIJHL announces the schedule for the 2021-22 season, with the Kimberley Dynamiters getting back at it on Oct. 1 at home against Columbia Valley. Paul Rodgers file.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Ryan Patterson is chased by Kimberley Dynamiters defenceman Mitch Fargey during the Jan. 3 game. (Photo by Jeff Banman)

KIJHL prepares for upcoming 2021-22 season

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats first game will take place on Oct. 1 against Fernie

The KIJHL announces the schedule for the 2021-22 season, with the Kimberley Dynamiters getting back at it on Oct. 1 at home against Columbia Valley. Paul Rodgers file.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Ryan Patterson is chased by Kimberley Dynamiters defenceman Mitch Fargey during the Jan. 3 game. (Photo by Jeff Banman)
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)

Canada Sports Hall of Fame launches Indigenous Heroes Exhibition

Featuring 14 Indigenous athletes, the digital book will be available for educators at no cost

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)