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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

2020 Rip Curl Hometown Showdown women’s champ Mathea Olin and men’s champ Peter Devries. (Bryanna Bradley photo)

Canada’s top surfers return to competition

“It felt so good to be back in a jersey competition and it made me realize how much I miss it.”

2020 Rip Curl Hometown Showdown women’s champ Mathea Olin and men’s champ Peter Devries. (Bryanna Bradley photo)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Fish for the Future event host Matt Dawson cheers alongside the tournament’s winner Mikayla Nikiforuk on Sept. 27. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Willie Mitchell’s Fish for the Future catch-and-release derby nets $60,000 for wild salmon

“I liked releasing the fish because I know there are not that many salmon left.”

Fish for the Future event host Matt Dawson cheers alongside the tournament’s winner Mikayla Nikiforuk on Sept. 27. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
An artist’s rendering of a proposed recreational facility in Tofino that the district believes will not receive funding as long as it’s competing with the West Coast Multiplex project. (Image from District of Tofino Council Agendas)

Grant applications pit Tofino’s gymnasium project against proposed West Coast Multiplex

Tofino’s manager of community sustainability says projects represent “mutually assured destruction.”

An artist’s rendering of a proposed recreational facility in Tofino that the district believes will not receive funding as long as it’s competing with the West Coast Multiplex project. (Image from District of Tofino Council Agendas)
Ucluelet Elementary School’s young athletes will be looking sharp when they get back to the fields, gyms and tracks as they’ll be sporting brand new jerseys that arrived this month thanks to the unwavering generousity of their town’s local business community. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Ucluelet Elementary School’s young athletes will be looking sharp when they get back to the fields, gyms and tracks as they’ll be sporting brand new jerseys that arrived this month thanks to the unwavering generousity of their town’s local business community. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A red-sail skiff in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Westerly File photo)
A red-sail skiff in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Westerly File photo)
Poised in front of the Ucluelet Brewery, the newly minted Ucluelet Mountain Bike Association board of directors, from left, Louis Maddiford, Nick Holatko, Travis Wade, James Inkster, and Markus Rannala are excited to see the wheels turning on a proposed new trail network. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet mountain bike non-profit takes flight

Vision for Ukee’s new trail system focuses on fun, inclusive trails for all riding abilities

Poised in front of the Ucluelet Brewery, the newly minted Ucluelet Mountain Bike Association board of directors, from left, Louis Maddiford, Nick Holatko, Travis Wade, James Inkster, and Markus Rannala are excited to see the wheels turning on a proposed new trail network. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Last year’s winners of the Tofino Saltwater Classic Shane Johnson and Morgan Ottridge flank the event’s host Brendan Morrison at the 2019 awards ceremony. The event, which has raised roughly $600,000 for local initiatives over the past decade, has been cancelled this year due to concerns around COVID-19. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

COVID-19: Brendan Morrison cuts line on 2020’s Tofino Saltwater Classic

Former Vancouver Canuck says philanthropic fishing derby placed on Long Term Injured Reserve

Last year’s winners of the Tofino Saltwater Classic Shane Johnson and Morgan Ottridge flank the event’s host Brendan Morrison at the 2019 awards ceremony. The event, which has raised roughly $600,000 for local initiatives over the past decade, has been cancelled this year due to concerns around COVID-19. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful resets after hard-fought journey to Tokyo Games hits COVID-19 pothole

When Faith Knelson learned Canada withdrew from the Olympics she had ‘five million emotions at once’

Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Olivia Rhodes takes down her opponent while wrestling her way to a silver medal at the provincial championships in Langley. It was Rhodes first time competing at the provincial level. (Mike Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School wrestlers wrap up successful season

The USS Warriors hit the mats for the final time this season at the provincials in Langley.

Olivia Rhodes takes down her opponent while wrestling her way to a silver medal at the provincial championships in Langley. It was Rhodes first time competing at the provincial level. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Maaqtusiis senior boys basketball team come together for a cheer during the Vancouver Island Championships in Nanaimo on Feb. 20 to 22. Maaqtusiis was honoured with the Most Sportsmanlike Team award and placed third overall in the tournament. (Curt McLeod photo)

Senior A Basketball: Maaqtusiis girls heading to Provincials

Ahousaht school’s boys team earns Most Sportsmanlike recognition at tournament.

Maaqtusiis senior boys basketball team come together for a cheer during the Vancouver Island Championships in Nanaimo on Feb. 20 to 22. Maaqtusiis was honoured with the Most Sportsmanlike Team award and placed third overall in the tournament. (Curt McLeod photo)
Maaqtusiis Secondary senior boys basketball player Matty Frank gains possession of the ball. (Curt McLeod photo)

Senior A Basketball: Maaqtusiis senior teams take on the Island Championships

Senior girls play at Duncan Christian and senior boys at Nanaimo Christian this weekend.

Maaqtusiis Secondary senior boys basketball player Matty Frank gains possession of the ball. (Curt McLeod photo)