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The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

NHL’s next big thing shows Victoria what hockey royalty looks like

Highly-touted Connor Bedard scores hat trick as his Regina Pats take 9-5 win over the Royals

The all girls Tofino-Ucluelet West Coast Kickers soccer club pose for an inaugural team photo. (Submitted photo)

All girls West Coast soccer team takes flight

Meet the ‘West Coast Kickers’, Tofino and Ucluelet’s female soccer club

The all girls Tofino-Ucluelet West Coast Kickers soccer club pose for an inaugural team photo. (Submitted photo)
Edge to Edge Half Marathoners burst over start line on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, in front of the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Melissa Renwick photo)

Ucluelet’s Edge to Edge Half Marathon and 10km makes stellar return

650 runners took to the Wild Pacific Trail on Sunday, Oct. 16

Edge to Edge Half Marathoners burst over start line on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, in front of the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Melissa Renwick photo)
Tofino pickleball players Dan Audet, front, Judy Michaud, Kris Brown, Janet St. Pierre, and Steve Thicke display their 55+ BC Games medals during a Wednesday practice. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino pickleball players win medals at +55 BC Games

“At the end of the match you were up hugging your opponent. It was just a big, social activity”

Tofino pickleball players Dan Audet, front, Judy Michaud, Kris Brown, Janet St. Pierre, and Steve Thicke display their 55+ BC Games medals during a Wednesday practice. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Tofino surfer Ocea Green, 13, unleashes during the Princess of the Peak final at Cox Bay on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Nora O’Malley photos)

Tofino’s Queen of the Peak surf contest roars back to Cox Bay

Winners in the shortboard and longboard scored a $3,000 prize purse

Tofino surfer Ocea Green, 13, unleashes during the Princess of the Peak final at Cox Bay on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Nora O’Malley photos)
BEACH DAYS ARE THE BEST: Little Juniper Newman, 3, and dad Pete catch a wave during an expression session at the Sept. 24 Bruhwiler Kids Classic Surf Classic at Cox Bay. See more photos of the fun beach day on Page 15. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic in Tofino

The future of Canadian surfing is bright (once the fog clears)

BEACH DAYS ARE THE BEST: Little Juniper Newman, 3, and dad Pete catch a wave during an expression session at the Sept. 24 Bruhwiler Kids Classic Surf Classic at Cox Bay. See more photos of the fun beach day on Page 15. (Nora O’Malley photos)
BCHL

BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

B.C. wakeboarding provincials ride over Sproat Lake

The Alberni Valley played host to the 2022 wakeboard and wakeskate provincials

Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Vancouver Island veterans enjoy experience of a lifetime at Invictus Games

Comox 19 Wing members Cpl. Emilie Poulin, chief warrant officer (retired) Rock…

Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
BCHL

BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors heading to Ultimate Frisbee provincials

The young team will travel to Surrey for BC’s Ultimate High School Provincial Championships on May 26

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)
Ucluelet Rotary Club supporters Jeff Anderson, front, Charley Ballantyne, Dennis Morgan, Chris Johnston, and Mark Salewski clean up the potential site of Ucluelet’s disc golf course on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Support for Ucluelet disc golf course gains traction

After two years of discussion, Ucluelet Rotary Club scores big win from council

Ucluelet Rotary Club supporters Jeff Anderson, front, Charley Ballantyne, Dennis Morgan, Chris Johnston, and Mark Salewski clean up the potential site of Ucluelet’s disc golf course on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First-ever B.C. Spearfishing Summit nets over $20,000 for Indigenous youth

36 sets of advanced snorkeling gear will be distributed amongst the Nations thanks to the fundraiser

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)

B.C. Spearfishing Summit this weekend at Tofino Resort + Marina

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program

  • Apr 21, 2022
Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)