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The Arrowsmith Cycling Club wants more young people to take up biking. (PQB News file photo)

Bikes for All project seeks $26K to promote cycling for youth in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Funding sought for purchase of mountain bikes to donate to school programs

The Arrowsmith Cycling Club wants more young people to take up biking. (PQB News file photo)
The Challenge Cup that pits the ladies versus the men in over-65 action takes place at the Parksville Community Park diamond on July 28.
The Challenge Cup that pits the ladies versus the men in over-65 action takes place at the Parksville Community Park diamond on July 28.
Aidan Cook will man the blueline for the Oceanside Generals this coming season. (Submitted photo)

VIJHL: Oceanside Generals add d-man Cook for 2021-22 campaign

Junior hockey team also looking for billet families

Aidan Cook will man the blueline for the Oceanside Generals this coming season. (Submitted photo)
Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, of Finland, plays against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game. (AP/Mark Humphrey)

Stars sign Heiskanen for 8 years, trade Dickinson to Canucks

The Stars traded forward Jason Dickinson to Vancouver for a 2021 third-round pick

Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, of Finland, plays against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game. (AP/Mark Humphrey)
Gabriel Rodriguez is one of four people who have been arrested after more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized at a downtown Denver hotel close to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. (Denver Police/AP)

3 men arrested near All-Star Game facing federal gun charges

The suspects were arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near the site

Gabriel Rodriguez is one of four people who have been arrested after more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized at a downtown Denver hotel close to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. (Denver Police/AP)
Dolores Claman, the composer behind the former “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song, has died at 94. THE CANADIAN PRESS/SOCAN

B.C.’s Dolores Claman, ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ song composer dead at 94

Claman was born in Vancouver, grew up with an opera singer for a mother and studied at the University of Southern California

Dolores Claman, the composer behind the former “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song, has died at 94. THE CANADIAN PRESS/SOCAN
The Arrowsmith Tennis Club is hosting events again for 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
The Arrowsmith Tennis Club is hosting events again for 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
The CN Tower is seen as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers in Toronto Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Toronto Blue Jays get government approval to return to Canada, starting July 30

The team says it will begin playing its home games at Rogers Centre starting July 30

The CN Tower is seen as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers in Toronto Saturday, May 7, 2011.
The Toronto Blue Jays participate in a batting practice at Summer Training Camp in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Ontario’s sports minister has asked the federal government to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Ontario asks federal government to open border for Toronto Blue Jays

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said the Blue Jays’ return to Canadian soil is trending in a very good direction’

The Toronto Blue Jays participate in a batting practice at Summer Training Camp in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Ontario’s sports minister has asked the federal government to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
‘Option 00’ is one of two options being considered for the next phase of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion plans. (RDN illustration)
‘Option 00’ is one of two options being considered for the next phase of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion plans. (RDN illustration)
The Central Vancouver Island Rage U12 celebrate after winning the U12C Regional Softball Tournament held in Sooke July 9 to July 11. (Submitted photo)
The Central Vancouver Island Rage U12 celebrate after winning the U12C Regional Softball Tournament held in Sooke July 9 to July 11. (Submitted photo)
Sydney Payne will continue Brentwood College School’s legacy of having a graduate at every Summer Olympics since 1976. (Kevin Light Photography/Copyright Rowing Canada)

Olympic legacy continues for Mill Bay’s Brentwood College

Delegation includes first grad to represent country other than Canada

Sydney Payne will continue Brentwood College School’s legacy of having a graduate at every Summer Olympics since 1976. (Kevin Light Photography/Copyright Rowing Canada)
Canada’s Steven Vitoria (5) kicks the ball next to Haiti’s Frantzdy Pierrot (20) during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Bridgeview, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kamil Krzaczynski

Haiti missing 7 players due to COVID-19 ahead of Canada game at Gold Cup

Canada will face a depleted Haiti at the Gold Cup on Thursday

Canada’s Steven Vitoria (5) kicks the ball next to Haiti’s Frantzdy Pierrot (20) during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Bridgeview, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kamil Krzaczynski
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
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Abbotsford AHL franchise named the Canucks

New franchise set to begin play in October, logo is the Johnny Canuck character

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BC Grassroots Rugby coach Gavin Purewal leads young rugby players in a drill at the Black Sheep Rugby Club on Monday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Grassroots rugby for kids coming to Port Alberni this summer

Camps will be hosted at the Port Alberni Black Sheep Rugby Club’s pitch

BC Grassroots Rugby coach Gavin Purewal leads young rugby players in a drill at the Black Sheep Rugby Club on Monday, July 12. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Mary Ann Arsenault will be one of the instructors of the Academy of Curling, coming to the Parskville Curling Club this September. (Michael Briones photo)

Some of Canada’s top curlers bringing on-ice talents to Parksville

Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault among Academy of Curling stars visiting in September

Mary Ann Arsenault will be one of the instructors of the Academy of Curling, coming to the Parskville Curling Club this September. (Michael Briones photo)
Susette Cote of the Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society gets ready to smash the ball during a game at the lacrosse box at the Parksville Community Park on July 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Susette Cote of the Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society gets ready to smash the ball during a game at the lacrosse box at the Parksville Community Park on July 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville pitcher Seth Gurr struck out 11 to earn a 7-2 win over the Whalley Chiefs on July 10. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Royals split 2 double dips in BCPBL action

Royals sit in fifth place in league standings

Parksville pitcher Seth Gurr struck out 11 to earn a 7-2 win over the Whalley Chiefs on July 10. (Michael Briones photo)
American League’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr., of the Toronto Blue Jays, runs out his solo home run during the third inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
American League’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr., of the Toronto Blue Jays, runs out his solo home run during the third inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)