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Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone while lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard prepare to sweep in the bronze medal game against Team Sweden at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson earns women’s world curling bronze in 8-7 extra-end win over Sweden

Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni won a record third straight world title

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone while lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard prepare to sweep in the bronze medal game against Team Sweden at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson loses women’s world curling semifinal 9-6 to South Korea

EunJung Kim will face Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in Sunday’s final

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Team Canada shows their appreciation to the crowd after defeating Sweden on Wednesday, March 24. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Team Canada skip relishing opportunity to return to Prince George for world championships

Kerri Einarson was set to represent her country in 2020, before COVID cancelled the tournament

Team Canada shows their appreciation to the crowd after defeating Sweden on Wednesday, March 24. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Team Penny Shantz which consist of Cindy Curtain of Penticton, Shirley Wong of Parksville Qualicum Beach and Janet Suter of Parksville point to the narrow win they scored to lift the 2022 BC Women’s Masters crown. (Submitted photo)
Team Penny Shantz which consist of Cindy Curtain of Penticton, Shirley Wong of Parksville Qualicum Beach and Janet Suter of Parksville point to the narrow win they scored to lift the 2022 BC Women’s Masters crown. (Submitted photo)
Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left), Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Morgan Muise are off to an 0-2 start at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championships in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)

B.C. champs looking for first win at Scotties

Kelowna Curling Club’s Mary-Anne Arsenault rink is off to 0-2 start, suffering pair of one-point defeats

Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left), Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Morgan Muise are off to an 0-2 start at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championships in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)
Team Parkinson includes skip Chris Parkinson, Jackson Novak, Christian Klein-Beekman, Graham Lee and coach Bob Lee. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Curling Club juniors excel at U18 provincial tournament

Boys and girls teams earn berths in national championships

Team Parkinson includes skip Chris Parkinson, Jackson Novak, Christian Klein-Beekman, Graham Lee and coach Bob Lee. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Curling Club president Penny Shantz competes with Team BC at the 2021 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships, where they won a silver medal. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Curling Club president Penny Shantz competes with Team BC at the 2021 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships, where they won a silver medal. (Submitted photo)
Team Jacobs skip, Brad Jacobs encourages sweepers as a rock glides towards the rings during men’s final of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials against Team Gushue, in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rick Elvin

Canada’s Olympic mixed doubles curling trials cancelled due to COVID-19

Canada is the defending Olympic champion in mixed double

Team Jacobs skip, Brad Jacobs encourages sweepers as a rock glides towards the rings during men’s final of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials against Team Gushue, in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rick Elvin
Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna quartet rakes in Cotter cash

Hannah Rempel rink wins 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)

B.C. curler helps Canada win at World Wheelchair championships

Three-time world champ Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen scores wins over Switzerland and host China Sunday, Oct. 24

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)
The Parksville Curling Club’s Team Penny Shantz that include third Tina Chestnut, second Nicole Guizzo and lead Nancy Betteridge show off the gold medals they won at the B.C. Curling Club Championships in Quesnel. (Submitted photo)

Parksville curling quartet wins gold at B.C. club championships

Team Shantz to compete at the Canadian championships in Ottawa

The Parksville Curling Club’s Team Penny Shantz that include third Tina Chestnut, second Nicole Guizzo and lead Nancy Betteridge show off the gold medals they won at the B.C. Curling Club Championships in Quesnel. (Submitted photo)
The junior curling program at the Parksville Curling Club runs Mondays (3:45 to 5:15) and is for youngsters aged 10 to 18. Brooms, shoes and instruction are supplied. (Submitted photo)

Canadian Olympic gold medallist to run Parksville junior curling program

Penny Shantz eager to share her passion for the game

The junior curling program at the Parksville Curling Club runs Mondays (3:45 to 5:15) and is for youngsters aged 10 to 18. Brooms, shoes and instruction are supplied. (Submitted photo)
Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher, right, directs his teammates as Team Canada third Mark Nichols, left, and skip Brad Gushue look on at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Curling Canada says all athletes, fans, staff and media will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in or attend affiliated events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Curling Canada to require COVID-19 vaccinations to attend or play in events

Individuals 12 and over attending events must provide a proof of first vaccination by no later than Sept. 8

Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher, right, directs his teammates as Team Canada third Mark Nichols, left, and skip Brad Gushue look on at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Curling Canada says all athletes, fans, staff and media will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in or attend affiliated events. 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)
The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
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)
Switzerland’s celebrates after the finale match at the Women’s Curling World Championship in Silkeborg Denmark Sunday March 24. 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ritzau Scanpix - Henning Bagger

2 positive COVID-19 cases found before World Women’s Curling Championship

WCF said it was following a COVID-19 response plan along with Curling Canada and Alberta Health

Switzerland’s celebrates after the finale match at the Women’s Curling World Championship in Silkeborg Denmark Sunday March 24. 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ritzau Scanpix - Henning Bagger
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