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Bill Flower. (PQB News file photo)

Practice makes perfect when it comes to the game of golf

Taking lessons key to becoming proficient

  • Oct 30, 2020
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)
Former Oceanside Generals forward Max Creighton has rejoined the club as one of its assistant coaches. (PQB News file photo)
Former Oceanside Generals forward Max Creighton has rejoined the club as one of its assistant coaches. (PQB News file photo)
Brad Reimer, right, with club pro Ryner Wilson, successfully defended his Fairwinds Golf Club Championship title. (Kathy Scales photo)

Reimer, Dunville keep Fairwinds golf club crowns

Men’s championship event draws 76 golfers

Brad Reimer, right, with club pro Ryner Wilson, successfully defended his Fairwinds Golf Club Championship title. (Kathy Scales photo)
The Oceanside Generals celebrate after sinking the Nanaimo Buccaneers in their VIJHL season opener at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Oct. 1. (Generals Facebook Photo)

Oceanside Generals crush Nanaimo 9-1 in VIJHL season opener

Newans, Carson each net three goals to pace Gens

The Oceanside Generals celebrate after sinking the Nanaimo Buccaneers in their VIJHL season opener at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Oct. 1. (Generals Facebook Photo)
Crystal Friesen, left, and Holly Sanders, both from Sunnydale, took the low gross prize of the qualifier for Zone 6 Social Distancing Four Ball Tournament. (Submitted photo)

Zone 6 golf tournaments go virtual

172 teams take part in ladies Social Distancing Four Ball Qualifier

Crystal Friesen, left, and Holly Sanders, both from Sunnydale, took the low gross prize of the qualifier for Zone 6 Social Distancing Four Ball Tournament. (Submitted photo)
Dawson Heathcote, left, is back to lead the Oceanside Generals this VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Generals face Nanaimo Buccaneers to open VIJHL season

Fans not permitted inside arenas due to COVID-19 restrictions

Dawson Heathcote, left, is back to lead the Oceanside Generals this VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Royals finished second at the Zack Downey Memorial Tournament in Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Royals second at Victoria baseball tournament

Seniors player showcase talents in front of scouts

The Parksville Royals finished second at the Zack Downey Memorial Tournament in Victoria. (Submitted photo)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Wayne Jackson (right) latched onto “the big one” - a chinook salmon weighed in at more than 60 pounds. Photo submitted

60-pound chinook part of a ‘unicorn’ year, says Vancouver Island fishing guide

Alberta couple catches, then releases, monster salmon near Comox

Wayne Jackson (right) latched onto “the big one” - a chinook salmon weighed in at more than 60 pounds. Photo submitted
Jill Davies has recovered from her running injury last March and is planning a Thanksgiving run to raise funds for charity. (Submitted photo)
Jill Davies has recovered from her running injury last March and is planning a Thanksgiving run to raise funds for charity. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association slo-pitch season was held with special COVID-19 restrictions. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville seniors celebrate end of a slo-pitch season

League completed play amid COVID-19 restrictions

The Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association slo-pitch season was held with special COVID-19 restrictions. (Michael Briones photo)
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
Parksville Curling Club is looking forward to a good season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News File Photo)
Parksville Curling Club is looking forward to a good season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News File Photo)