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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)
Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri attends a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Raptors to open season Oct. 20 vs. Wizards – hopefully at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena

Masai Ujiri said that playing last season out of Tampa set the team back two years

Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri attends a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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)
B.C. Lions’ Dominique Rhymes (19) dives but fails to make the reception as Edmonton Elks’ Darius Williams, back, defends during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday August 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Dominique Rhymes (19) dives but fails to make the reception as Edmonton Elks’ Darius Williams, back, defends during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday August 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, centre, throws the ball as Calgary Stampeders close in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. entrepreneur Amar Doman introduced as new owner of B.C. Lions

Asset management firm owner buys team from the estate of former owner David Braley

BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, centre, throws the ball as Calgary Stampeders close in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada's Rougeau Lauriane fights for control of the puck with U.S.A.'s Kendall Coyne Schofield during first period of Women's Rivalry Series hockey action in Vancouver on February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Women’s world hockey championship revived in Calgary after pandemic hiatus

Ten countries will compete in summer for a world title in Calgary

Team Canada's Rougeau Lauriane fights for control of the puck with U.S.A.'s Kendall Coyne Schofield during first period of Women's Rivalry Series hockey action in Vancouver on February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) line up for a face-off during the second period in Game one of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh. Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, because the league had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NHL teams OK’d to add sponsor patches on jerseys: sources

The NHL added helmet ads last season, which largely allowed teams to make sponsors whole during the pandemic

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) line up for a face-off during the second period in Game one of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh. Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, because the league had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
BC Lions players practice at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Reilly takes the reins as Lions face Elks in B.C. Place return

Up to 12,500 spectators will be permitted into the lower bowl and suite areas

BC Lions players practice at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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)
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Para swim star Rivard buoyed by performance of Canadians at Tokyo Olympics

The crowdless Paralympics run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 to Tokyo

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
BC Lions players practise at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: BC Lions practise for their first home game in nearly two years

Thursday at BC Place, the band Chilliwack will perform at halftime

BC Lions players practise at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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)
FILE – A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)
BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, right, runs the ball as Calgary Stampeders’ Mike Rose closes in during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, right, runs the ball as Calgary Stampeders’ Mike Rose closes in during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cowichan Valley curling icon Glen Harper, seen here during the ceremony to rename the Duncan Curling Club’s building in his honour, died on Aug. 3 at the age of 92. (Citizen file)

Cowichan curling cornerstone Glen Harper dies

5-time provincial champion was integral part of Duncan Curling Club for decades

Cowichan Valley curling icon Glen Harper, seen here during the ceremony to rename the Duncan Curling Club’s building in his honour, died on Aug. 3 at the age of 92. (Citizen file)
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)