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The Cross on the Commons race is one of events organized by the Arrowsmith Cycling Club. (PQB News file photo)

More people than ever mountain biking in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Arrowsmith Cycling Club VP promotes healthy, fun activity

Ucluelet Mountain Bike Association volunteers and Ucluelet First Nation youth work on a mountain bike trail in Ucluelet First Nations territory. (UMBA photo)

Mountain bikers, First Nation strike landmark deal in Ucluelet

Up Mount Ozzard, trail building hums along in tandem with decolonization. Back…

Tyler Turner competes in a Para Snowboard World Cup event in Colere, Italy. Photo contributed

Campbell River snowboarder tops podium in international debut

Tyler Turner wins Gold at his first-ever Para Snowboard World Cup in Colere, ITA

  • Apr 16, 2021
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

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

Nanaimo NightOwls cancel season due to COVID-19

Baseball team’s inaugural season in West Coast League will have to wait until 2022

Nanaimo NightOwls. (News Bulletin file photo)
Legendary broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among in the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (PQB News file photo)

Island broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall named to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Pascall named by Football Reporters of Canada as inductee in the 2021 class in the media category

Legendary broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among in the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (PQB News file photo)
Rowing Canada has erected a temporary aluminum structure at the Duncan Community Lodge property as part of its move to Quamichan Lake. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rowing Canada making progress in move to Duncan area

Quamichan Lake has been ‘invaluable’ in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

Rowing Canada has erected a temporary aluminum structure at the Duncan Community Lodge property as part of its move to Quamichan Lake. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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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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The current Ballenas Secondary track requires upgrading. (PQB News file photo)
The current Ballenas Secondary track requires upgrading. (PQB News file photo)
Former Parskville Royals Tim Holyk has been hitting well this season for the Miles Community College Pioneers in Montana. (Tim Holyk Facebook Photo)

Parksville Royals field veteran team for 2021 baseball season

Former star Tim Holyk hitting well in college action in Montana

Former Parskville Royals Tim Holyk has been hitting well this season for the Miles Community College Pioneers in Montana. (Tim Holyk Facebook Photo)
Anna Wu, a young golfer from Victoria, came in second at the Masters’ Drive, Chip and Putt challenge at the Augusta National Golf Club on March 4. (Photo courtesy of Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Victoria golfer places second at Masters’ Drive, Chip and Putt youth competition

Anna Wu’s chipping challenge hole out was praised by Masters champ Phil Mickelson

Anna Wu, a young golfer from Victoria, came in second at the Masters’ Drive, Chip and Putt challenge at the Augusta National Golf Club on March 4. (Photo courtesy of Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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 local runners at Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

Virtual event becomes a 19K as a nod to COVID-19

  • Apr 9, 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 Cambridge crew, including Shawnigan Lake School grad Quinten Richardson, celebrates beating Oxford in the 166th running of the Boat Race on Sunday, April 4. (Submitted)

Vancouver Islanders square off in England’s fabled Boat Race

Shawnigan Lake alum Richardson and Cambridge edge out Brentwood grad Barakso and Oxford

The Cambridge crew, including Shawnigan Lake School grad Quinten Richardson, celebrates beating Oxford in the 166th running of the Boat Race on Sunday, April 4. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Kahlil Fontana tries to keep the puck away from Bulldogs’ forward Finn Brown. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

Cowichan Capitals still looking for first win of pod season

Effort is there, but third-period errors cost Caps

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Kahlil Fontana tries to keep the puck away from Bulldogs’ forward Finn Brown. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
The Oceanside Mother’s Day Race will again be cancelled this year but Oceanside Running Club Association members like Jill Davies (239) aim to stage individual solo runs to raise money for charitable groups. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Mother’s Day Race will again be cancelled this year but Oceanside Running Club Association members like Jill Davies (239) aim to stage individual solo runs to raise money for charitable groups. (PQB News file photo)
Ringette will return to the ice in Victoria this spring. (Photo: Greater Victoria Ringette Association)

Ringette returns to the ice in Greater Victoria with spring youth program

The program for ages six to 18 runs from April 10 to June 26 at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Ringette will return to the ice in Victoria this spring. (Photo: Greater Victoria Ringette Association)
Port Alberni Paper Chase runners depart from Cherry Creek Community Hall during a pre-COVID Paper Chase event. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Port Alberni Paper Chase runners depart from Cherry Creek Community Hall during a pre-COVID Paper Chase event. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Duncan’s own Kahlil Fontana will be counted on by the Caps for scoring and leadership during the quick 20-game BCHL season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Caps gear up for intense BCHL season

Cowichan will play in a pod with Alberni, Nanaimo and Victoria

Duncan’s own Kahlil Fontana will be counted on by the Caps for scoring and leadership during the quick 20-game BCHL season. (Citizen file)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau fires a shot on the Cowichan goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up overtime win against Cowichan

For the second night in a row, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs came back from behind

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau fires a shot on the Cowichan goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Special Olympics athletes attend their March meeting earlier this month. The online gatherings were instituted a year ago to help the athletes maintain a sense of social connection. (Screenshot courtesy of Susan Simmons)
Special Olympics athletes attend their March meeting earlier this month. The online gatherings were instituted a year ago to help the athletes maintain a sense of social connection. (Screenshot courtesy of Susan Simmons)