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Nicolas Hay performs the Sepai kata he entered in Tbilisi Open Online Goju-Ryu Kata Tournament. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville black belt tops online kata competition

Hay to teach karate at Qualicum Martial Arts dojo

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

Oceanside Youth Soccer Society hopes spring soccer will take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside youth soccer opens 2021 spring registration

Society hopes season will get the green light

Oceanside Youth Soccer Society hopes spring soccer will take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Breandan McLaughlin goes through a weighted ball workout under the watchful eye of coach Bruce Biro. (Parksville Royals photo)

Parksville Royals to form four teams for 2021 baseball season

Approximately 60 players vying spots on senior, junior, bantam teams

Breandan McLaughlin goes through a weighted ball workout under the watchful eye of coach Bruce Biro. (Parksville Royals photo)
Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Black Press Media photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League remains hopeful about 2020-21 season

Annual awards are cancelled, but league wants to resume season if possible

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Black Press Media photo)
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Anson McGorman gets ready to pitch for Team World at the Future Star Series at Fenway Park, Boston last year. (Inset) He has committed to play for Sacramento State this fall. (Submitted photos)
Anson McGorman gets ready to pitch for Team World at the Future Star Series at Fenway Park, Boston last year. (Inset) He has committed to play for Sacramento State this fall. (Submitted photos)
BCHL

BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Ballenas Whalers football considers spring training as a vital tool their success. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers football players get in off-season workouts

Coach Smith says training key to high school team’s success

Ballenas Whalers football considers spring training as a vital tool their success. (PQB News file photo)
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awaits next public health order

Junior B league on pause since November due to COVID restrictions

  • Feb 1, 2021
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)
Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach goalie Connor LaCouvee joins AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners

Backstop returns to North America after stint in Slovakia

Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The effort to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track surface continues. (PQB News file photo)
The effort to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track surface continues. (PQB News file photo)
The Village Way and Highway 19A roundabout is the Town of Qualicum Beach priority for a grant application. (Google Map)

Qualicum Beach council favours roundabout over turf field project

Mayor believes road project has better chance of landing grant

The Village Way and Highway 19A roundabout is the Town of Qualicum Beach priority for a grant application. (Google Map)
Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Parksville and Qualicum Beach curling clubs forced to end season

Restrictions impact financial sustainability of both operations

Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hasn’t given up on season

Games can’t resume until at least February, but league brass still hopeful

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander making NHL assistant coaching debut

Brett McLean of the Comox Valley opens coming NHL season behind the bench of the Minnesota Wild

Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied
The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hope to resume play soon. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hope to resume play soon. (PQB News file photo)
BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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Jack Giroux, right, is disappointed not to play football in his last year in high school at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers football players missing out on final season of high school career

Parksville pair hope to play the game at another level in the future

Jack Giroux, right, is disappointed not to play football in his last year in high school at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary. (PQB News file photo)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island soccer leagues make plans to move forward

Schedules and cup draws are set in case adult soccer gets go-ahead

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)