Pan Am locals

Michael Mason and Kai Langerfeld are in Toronto at games

A couple of Ballenas Secondary School alumni are in Toronto for the Pan Am Games, which kicked off this past weekend and will run through to July 26.

Michael Mason, from Nanoose Bay, and Kai Langerfeld, from Parksville, are both at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, looking to bring home a medal in their respective events.

Mason, 28 years old, will compete in the high jump event, taking place on July 25, looking to bring home another medal to add to his resume.

Mason is no stranger to the big stage as he’s represented Canada in the 2004 World Junior Championships, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

At the 2004 World Junior Championships, Mason jumped his way to a gold medal, becoming only the second Canadian to win a World Junior Championship gold medal (after Mark Boswell in 1996).

Langerfeld, who turned 28 on July 5,

will have a chance at a medal in two events as he and his team reached the finals in both the men’s coxless four and the men’s eight rowing events.

The men’s four final took place on Monday (results not available at press time) while the men’s eight final will take place on July 15.

Just Posted

Parksville resort fire caused by flammable gas used to extract oil from cannabis

Investigators detail reasons for explosion and blaze that destroyed building

Suspect arrested following gunpoint robbery in Qualicum Beach

Stop and Shop Grocery was robbed June 5; man now in custody

Wildfire burning near Taylor Flats in the Alberni Valley

Fire is located close to Highway 4 near Sproat Lake

Concerned farmers speak up about legislative changes to ALR land use

Bills 15 and 52 the focus of ‘emergency’ meeting to be held in Nanoose Bay

Qualicum Beach cinema advocates want to hear from you

Group inspired by local, international examples of community projects

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Port Alberni man dies in ATV accident

A Port Alberni man has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident near… Continue reading

B.C. woman fighting to block coroner’s report detailing husband’s death

Fears revealing exactly how Ben Kilmer took his life will have traumatic effect on her two children

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Three Albertans land ‘monster’ sturgeon in B.C.’s Fraser River

For angler who landed the exceptionally large sturgeon it was an ‘incredible dream come true’

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Most Read