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Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

Ed Mulrooney unleashes a mighty drive on his No. 9 finishing hole. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Casparie edges Reumkens for men’s club championship

Competition keen in four divisions at Mount Brenton Golf Course

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

Rhianna Pettapiece gives some batting tips to Bode Miller. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tadpole players benefit from Pettapiece’s baseball experience

Chemainus association product remembers the days she was learning the game

Rhianna Pettapiece gives some batting tips to Bode Miller. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
(Brian Cantoni/Flickr photo)

Ladysmith Chemainus swimmers compete against the Island

Competition included 10 swim teams with over 250 swimmers participating over the three days

  • Jun 16, 2022
(Brian Cantoni/Flickr photo)
Olympic gold-medal-winning soccer keeper Steph Labbé talks to Nanaimo United FC minor soccer players at a camp Tuesday, June 14, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Nanaimo minor soccer players score on Olympic gold-medal-winning keeper

Stephanie Labbé held a camp at Merle Logan Field on Tuesday, June 14

Olympic gold-medal-winning soccer keeper Steph Labbé talks to Nanaimo United FC minor soccer players at a camp Tuesday, June 14, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Vancouver Island veterans enjoy experience of a lifetime at Invictus Games

Comox 19 Wing members Cpl. Emilie Poulin, chief warrant officer (retired) Rock…

Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Diewert’s World Series defining moment goes over two days

Chemainus product plays pivotal role for Southeastern University’s baseball champions

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Ladysmith motocross racer Oriana Fraser is ranked sixth in women’s motocross in Canada and will be running with that number in the Canadian Nationals later on this year. (Photo submitted)
Ladysmith motocross racer Oriana Fraser is ranked sixth in women’s motocross in Canada and will be running with that number in the Canadian Nationals later on this year. (Photo submitted)
Zach Diewert, right, with outfielder Adrian Mella, left, and catcher Shamir Morales, centre, following the NAIA Opening Round baseball championship. (Photo submitted)

Diewert bound for NAIA college baseball World Series

Chemainus product keeps bouncing back from injuries

Zach Diewert, right, with outfielder Adrian Mella, left, and catcher Shamir Morales, centre, following the NAIA Opening Round baseball championship. (Photo submitted)
Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama

Island strong in Canadian women’s rugby roster chosen for New Zealand showdown

Two Cowichan and two Victoria players on Langford-picked squad headed to Pacific Four Series

Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama
Senior figure skater award goes to Lucy Street. (Photo by Celeste Paquet)

Fuller Lake Skating Club members covet awards

Division winners announced plus skate-a-thon results

  • May 2, 2022
Senior figure skater award goes to Lucy Street. (Photo by Celeste Paquet)
The MV Quinsam is now on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Long lineups certain at Crofton ferry terminal again

With more people travelling and no immediate fix, summer promises traffic gridlock

The MV Quinsam is now on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo submitted)

Saltair Slo-Pitch League given Special Events Permit after all

Regional district board votes in favour of allowing use of Saltair fields

The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo submitted)
It’s onward and upward for Fuller Lake senior skaters, as they perform the opening number for the club’s spring concert Friday in their flight attendant and officer outfits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Spring skating concert a celebration with an edge

Ceremonial trashing of COVID part of a built-in theme as skaters and the audience rejoice

It’s onward and upward for Fuller Lake senior skaters, as they perform the opening number for the club’s spring concert Friday in their flight attendant and officer outfits. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Luisa Shillingford on the ice with husband Cleve. Between the figure skating and power skating programs, they’ve spent many long hours at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dedicated figure skating president keeps club thriving

Shillingford knows the job so well she can do it with her eyes closed

Luisa Shillingford on the ice with husband Cleve. Between the figure skating and power skating programs, they’ve spent many long hours at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)