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Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)

Ex-Parksville Royals pitcher inks free agent deal with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Comox-born McKillican to join minor league affiliate in Surprise, Ariz.

Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)
Winners of the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s ‘Bring Your Neighbour to Bowl’ fun tournament: Tex Gooding, Dave Fraser (guest) and Beverly Benson. (Chuck Benson photo)
Winners of the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s ‘Bring Your Neighbour to Bowl’ fun tournament: Tex Gooding, Dave Fraser (guest) and Beverly Benson. (Chuck Benson photo)
A Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club member enjoying fishing on Vancouver Island (Submitted photo)
A Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club member enjoying fishing on Vancouver Island (Submitted photo)
Stephen Watson was with his dad John when he competed with Team B.C. in 2011. He brought his dad again at his B.C. Seniors Golf Championships debut. (PQB News file photo)
Stephen Watson was with his dad John when he competed with Team B.C. in 2011. He brought his dad again at his B.C. Seniors Golf Championships debut. (PQB News file photo)
Nanoose Bay high jumper Michael Mason has represented Canada many times on the international stage. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay high jumper Michael Mason has represented Canada many times on the international stage. (Submitted photo)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League ponders vaccine mandate

VIJHL governors will discuss the issue at an upcoming meeting

The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Oceanside Youth Soccer hopes to have more girls playing during the fall season. (PQB News file photo)

PQB youth soccer organization sees decline in participation among girls

Drop-in night aims to boost numbers back to pre-COVID levls

Oceanside Youth Soccer hopes to have more girls playing during the fall season. (PQB News file photo)
Central Vancouver Island Rage show off the bronze medals they won at the Women’s D Softball BC Provincial Championships. (CVI Rage photo)
Central Vancouver Island Rage show off the bronze medals they won at the Women’s D Softball BC Provincial Championships. (CVI Rage photo)
Parksville Royals, from left, Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Ryan Deagle were presented with awards in recognition of their outstanding performance this season. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Royals dole out awards for top players during 2021 baseball season

Trio recognized for performance, contributions to the team

Parksville Royals, from left, Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Ryan Deagle were presented with awards in recognition of their outstanding performance this season. (Submitted photo)
Morningstar Golf Club is once again being highly regarded as a place golfers want to play. (Michael Briones photo)
Morningstar Golf Club is once again being highly regarded as a place golfers want to play. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Anson McGorman shut out Victoria Mariners 2-0 at the B.C. Premier League Baseball Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Anson McGorman shut out Victoria Mariners 2-0 at the B.C. Premier League Baseball Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Nanoose Bay athlete Michael Mason did not reach the finals in the men’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Submitted photo)

Former Ballenas Secondary athletes compete for Canada at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Langerfeld just misses podium, finals elude Mason and Butterworth still to compete

Nanoose Bay athlete Michael Mason did not reach the finals in the men’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Submitted photo)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Hirschfield a Canadian wheelchair rugby co-captain at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Athlete previously represented country in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro

Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)

Former CFL player, Grey Cup champion Chuck McMann of Qualicum Beach dies at age 70

‘He was a wonderful father and grandfather, as well as a great friend and neighbour’

Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer captures 2nd straight B.C. senior women’s crown

Birdie on first playoff hole against Jackie Little clinched title

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)
The David Wallace Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, was presented to Parksville Royals players Trevor Nicoll, left, and Cody Jackson by David Wallace’s daughter Kim, wife Judy and son Chris at Springwood Park diamond on July 24. (Submitted photo)
The David Wallace Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, was presented to Parksville Royals players Trevor Nicoll, left, and Cody Jackson by David Wallace’s daughter Kim, wife Judy and son Chris at Springwood Park diamond on July 24. (Submitted photo)