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Canada’s Caileigh Filmer, left, and Hillary Janssens look at each other after receiving their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on Thursday, July 29. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Grandparents cheer from Nanaimo as granddaughter wins Canada’s first rowing medal of Olympics

Caileigh Filmer used to see how fast she could paddle around Nanaimo’s Shack Islands

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Former Nanaimo Clippers star Sheldon Rempal has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks organization. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former Nanaimo Clippers star signs with Vancouver Canucks organization

Sheldon Rempal signs one-year, two-way contract with NHL club

BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer captures 2nd straight B.C. senior women’s crown

Birdie on first playoff hole against Jackie Little clinched title

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)
Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Boxing club trying to raise money so Indigenous youths can go more rounds

Online fundraiser set up after Team 700 has its funding cut

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete Sonya Urbanowicz with her record-setting pole vault, and afterward with coach Sven Donaldson. (Photos courtesy Wanda Urbanowicz)

Nanaimo’s track and field athletes highly ranked

Numerous Nanaimo Track and Field Club members set personal bests in return to competition

  • Jul 21, 2021
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete Sonya Urbanowicz with her record-setting pole vault, and afterward with coach Sven Donaldson. (Photos courtesy Wanda Urbanowicz)
‘Option 00’ is one of two options being considered for the next phase of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion plans. (RDN illustration)
‘Option 00’ is one of two options being considered for the next phase of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion plans. (RDN illustration)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)

BC Football Conference conditionally approves new team in Prince George

The Kodiaks would begin play in 2022 and be the junior football league’s seventh franchise

Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)
Levi Verch and the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen will open a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League exhibition season this Saturday, July 10, with a game at the NIC against the Burnaby Lakers. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lacrosse finally back in the box in Nanaimo

Junior A Timbermen begin exhibition season with game this Saturday, July 10, at the NIC

Levi Verch and the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen will open a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League exhibition season this Saturday, July 10, with a game at the NIC against the Burnaby Lakers. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer camp program started Monday, July 5. (Photo submitted)

Canoe and kayak club’s summer day camps return at Nanaimo’s Long Lake

Paddling club offers programs for various ages and abilities

The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer camp program started Monday, July 5. (Photo submitted)
Mid-Island Pirates catcher Ben Shugar awaits a throw as a Parksville Royals baserunner slides for home during a B.C. Premier Baseball League game June 24 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Mid-Island Pirates getting a baseball season at last

B.C. Premier Baseball League team to play a 24-game season and then a championship tournament

Mid-Island Pirates catcher Ben Shugar awaits a throw as a Parksville Royals baserunner slides for home during a B.C. Premier Baseball League game June 24 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes are off to a fast start this season after no competition last season due to the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo athletes back on track, starting with club competitions

Nanaimo Track and Field Club registration filled up

  • Jun 20, 2021
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes are off to a fast start this season after no competition last season due to the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)
Curl B.C. chairperson Teri Palynchuk is this year’s winner of the Janette Robbins Award for leadership. Palynchuk is pictured here with the Curling Canada Foundation Cup along with past chairperson Peter Muir, left, and Curl B.C. CEO Scott Braley. (Photo courtesy Curl B.C.)

Nanaimo curling exec wins Curl B.C. leadership award

Teri Palynchuk receives Janette Robbins Award

Curl B.C. chairperson Teri Palynchuk is this year’s winner of the Janette Robbins Award for leadership. Palynchuk is pictured here with the Curling Canada Foundation Cup along with past chairperson Peter Muir, left, and Curl B.C. CEO Scott Braley. (Photo courtesy Curl B.C.)
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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BCHL takes another step towards eliminating fighting

The BCHL claims it will have the stiffest anti-fighting measures of any North American league

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The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)
The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Expansion Port Alberni Bombers hire coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)