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Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s 2003 world hockey junior team also accused of group sexual assault

2nd allegation of sexual assault involving Hockey Canada to become public in a span of two months

Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7) tries to run the ball past Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Tunde Adeleke during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions survive scare, claw out 17-12 victory over Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Lions force the Ti-Cats to turn the ball over on downs twice in the late going to seal the win

B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7) tries to run the ball past Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Tunde Adeleke during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen, centre, leaves B.C. Supreme Court after testifying at his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen testifies to deny sexual assault charge

Virtanen was charged in January with one count of sexual assault tied to a 2017 incident

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen, centre, leaves B.C. Supreme Court after testifying at his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Defence wraps cross-examination of Virtanen accuser as B.C. trial continues

Woman has testified that she repeatedly said “no” before Virtanen allegedly sexually assaulted

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - “Ariagato” is displayed at the end of the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits are as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Tokyo Olympic aftermath still being untangled a year later

Japan’s goal after the pandemic-fueled postponement was to get through it

FILE - “Ariagato” is displayed at the end of the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits are as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Indian Band takes part in a joint press conference between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Four Host First Nations, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler where the “hosting concept” for the 2030 Winter Olympics bid was unveiled in Whistler, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Vinnick

Vancouver council OKs next step in Indigenous-led 2030 Olympic bid

Next steps are to get commitment from federal and provincial governments as partners

Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Indian Band takes part in a joint press conference between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Four Host First Nations, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler where the “hosting concept” for the 2030 Winter Olympics bid was unveiled in Whistler, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Vinnick
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Defence lawyer argues former Canuck Jake Virtanen, accuser had consensual sex

Virtanen charged with one count of sexual assault in January after Vancouver police investigation

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO

Mike Savard wins Sunday men’s golf championship at Alberni Golf Club

Savard also topped the two-day Alberni Golf Club championship

The Alberni Golf Club is located on Cherry Creek Road. FILE PHOTO
V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Raiders excited about the start of football season

Raiders play Okanagan Sun this Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo

V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tricia Smith, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, takes part in a joint press conference between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Four Host First Nations, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler where the “hosting concept” for the 2030 Winter Olympics bid was unveiled in Whistler, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Vinnick

Canadian Olympic Committee sees ‘ample time’ for 2030 bid as BC cities discuss doubts

Report by the Vancouver city manager says proposed timeline for the bid is ‘not achievable’

Tricia Smith, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, takes part in a joint press conference between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Four Host First Nations, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler where the “hosting concept” for the 2030 Winter Olympics bid was unveiled in Whistler, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Vinnick
Former Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) sits in the penalty box as seats normally filled with fans remain empty during first period NHL action against the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A defence lawyer is expected to cross-examine a woman today who claims she was sexually assaulted by Virtanen in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Former Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) sits in the penalty box as seats normally filled with fans remain empty during first period NHL action against the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A defence lawyer is expected to cross-examine a woman today who claims she was sexually assaulted by Virtanen in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada’s Rebecca Quinn, left, and United States’ Sophia Smith fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano

US beats Canada for women’s soccer title, ‘24 Olympic berth

The U.S. got a measure of revenge for their Olympic semifinal loss…

Canada’s Rebecca Quinn, left, and United States’ Sophia Smith fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono will play in a pair of games in his hometown of Port McNeill in September 2022. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) falls in front of Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear (74) as he reaches for the puck while Jesse Puljujarvi, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial begins for Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, former Canuck charged with sexual assault

Charge tied to a police investigation into an incident that took place on Sept. 26, 2017

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) falls in front of Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear (74) as he reaches for the puck while Jesse Puljujarvi, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Team Canada makes their entrance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast for the opening ceremony (DetailsGroup photo).

61 B.C. athletes to represent Team Canada at 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham

2022 Commonwealth games have B.C. born athletes gearing up for competition

Team Canada makes their entrance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast for the opening ceremony (DetailsGroup photo).
A Port Alberni pitcher attempts to strike out a batter for the Ladysmith Lightning on Sunday, July 10. Ladysmith ended up winning the game 11-1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni hosts U15 softball provincials

Abbotsford Outlaws named provincial champions

A Port Alberni pitcher attempts to strike out a batter for the Ladysmith Lightning on Sunday, July 10. Ladysmith ended up winning the game 11-1. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Tiger Woods of the US reacts to dust after playing a shot on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 14 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport’s oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Tiger Woods of the US reacts to dust after playing a shot on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 14 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport’s oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island hockey player traded on busy day for NHL transactions

Dylan Coghlan traded from Vegas Golden Knights to Carolina Hurricanes

Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)
Declan Fines and Rhys Galloway have been selected to represent Vancouver Island at the BC Summer Games later this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni lacrosse players headed to BC Summer Games

Games will take place from July 21-24 in Prince George

Declan Fines and Rhys Galloway have been selected to represent Vancouver Island at the BC Summer Games later this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)