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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…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
Juliette Desvaux, left, and gym owner Meaghan Orcutt share a joke during a break in a workout session. (Submitted photo)

Parksville sprinter finds much-needed community support during COVID-19 pandemic

Local gym, former coaches lend a hand with Desvaux’s athletic endeavours

Juliette Desvaux, left, and gym owner Meaghan Orcutt share a joke during a break in a workout session. (Submitted photo)
The Oceanside Generals leaders this VIJHL season will consist of Aiden Sutherland (captain), alternates Dawson Heathcote, Aleko Karamanis and Brandon Hannibal. (Oceanside Generals photo)

VIJHL Generals return to action after league-mandated break

Play was halted for one week due to COVID-19 incidents in Nanaimo schools

The Oceanside Generals leaders this VIJHL season will consist of Aiden Sutherland (captain), alternates Dawson Heathcote, Aleko Karamanis and Brandon Hannibal. (Oceanside Generals photo)
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Former Highlands resident Josh Reaume was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR following a social media post that breached members’ code of conduct. (Black Press Media file photo)

NASCAR suspends former Vancouver Island resident for insensitive social media post

Josh Reaume ‘sorry’ if food photo ‘taken out of context’ offended anyone

Former Highlands resident Josh Reaume was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR following a social media post that breached members’ code of conduct. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Ethan Dean has committed to join the Victoria Golden Tide. (PQB News file photo)

Golden Tide makes UVic an easy choice for Nanoose Bay pitcher

Lefthanded hurler commits to new Victoria team for 2021

Parksville Royals pitcher Ethan Dean has committed to join the Victoria Golden Tide. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm at Oceanside place. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Oceanside Generals avoid being swept by Storm in VIJHL double dip

Gens beats Campbell River side for first time this season

The Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm at Oceanside place. (Oceanside Generals photo)
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Tofino aims to combat winter doldrums with temporary ice rink

District prepares to install temporary ice rink in RV parking lot in December

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Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans was named VIJHL North Division’s Player of the Week. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals split pair of games with Comox Valley

Gens drop first game 5-2 but eke out a 5-4 win the next day

Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans was named VIJHL North Division’s Player of the Week. (PQB News file photo)
Jake Schleier of Cascadia Martial Arts Parksville executes a roundhouse kick at the Cascadia Invitational Poomsae Championships. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville taekwondo school hosts poomsae competition

Approximately 50 competitors show off fighting patterns

Jake Schleier of Cascadia Martial Arts Parksville executes a roundhouse kick at the Cascadia Invitational Poomsae Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Jim Cameron receives a plaque of appreciation from Shady Rest Eagles Football Club for serving as manager for over 30 years. (Michael Briones photo)

After 30 years, Shady Rest Eagles FC manager hangs up cleats

Friends, players honour Parksville’s Cameron with plaque of appreciaiton

Jim Cameron receives a plaque of appreciation from Shady Rest Eagles Football Club for serving as manager for over 30 years. (Michael Briones photo)
Bill Flower. (PQB News file photo)

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Bill Flower. (PQB News file photo)
Marcus Walker looks foward to playing his first game with the VIU Mariners men’s soccer team. (Submitted photo)
Marcus Walker looks foward to playing his first game with the VIU Mariners men’s soccer team. (Submitted 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)
There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach running track project plans reduced in scale

Track group to switch to community grassroots level due to lack of support from regional district

There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)
Pitcher Ethan Dean has committed to the Victoria Golden Tide of the Canadian College Baseball Conference. (Michael Briones photo)
Pitcher Ethan Dean has committed to the Victoria Golden Tide of the Canadian College Baseball Conference. (Michael Briones photo)
VIU Mariners coach Larry Stefanek. (Black Press File Photo)

Parksville soccer coach Stefanek earns special national certification

VIU Mariners head coach one of 30 in Canada to complete program

VIU Mariners coach Larry Stefanek. (Black Press File Photo)
An angler watches a salmon jump out of the water near Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
An angler watches a salmon jump out of the water near Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)