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Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

 

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

 

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

 

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Lynn Chwartacki of Qualicum Lawn Bowling Club, centre, and Bob Stevens of Port Alberni, right, check out the lie of bowls during a Presidents Cup game May 19, 2022 at the Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
Lynn Chwartacki of Qualicum Lawn Bowling Club, centre, and Bob Stevens of Port Alberni, right, check out the lie of bowls during a Presidents Cup game May 19, 2022 at the Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Island baseball player’s defining World Series moment goes over two days

Being part of Southeastern University’s baseball champions a dream come true

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre

Young Vancouver Islander bowls perfect game — twice in 2 weeks

Ethan Belanko scored twelve strikes in a row, then did it again just two weeks later

Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre
The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)

Noisy pickleballers permanently ejected from Victoria neighbourhood

Courts only 17 metres from nearest home; new B.C. policy recommends 50 metres

The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace holds the puck at the blueline during a Bulldogs powerplay opportunity against the Victoria Grizzlies on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo by Elena Rardon, Alberni Valley News)

Determination makes Blace the ultimate Bulldog

Adjustments made prior to junior paying off for defensive stalwart

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Braden Blace holds the puck at the blueline during a Bulldogs powerplay opportunity against the Victoria Grizzlies on Dec. 15, 2021. (Photo by Elena Rardon, Alberni Valley News)
Donna Michaud returns a volley from Bryce Barr during a fun pickle ball tournament with the PA Picklers Association, Dec. 14, 2021 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Pickle ball players get festive in Port Alberni

Members of the Port Alberni Picklers Association held a tournament

Donna Michaud returns a volley from Bryce Barr during a fun pickle ball tournament with the PA Picklers Association, Dec. 14, 2021 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

32 years later, Island racer clocks first Western Speedway win — at track’s finish

Mike Dash says he’ll be sad when the Western Speedway closes, where he’s been racing since 1989

Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Perfection! Jeremy Garside bowls 300 at Duncan Lanes

Garside is youngest to bowl perfect game in Cowichan Valley

Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander cycles across Canada for summer adventure

Campbell River’s Alexis Barbot rode 7,000 km across country

Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied