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Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)

Spend a night on the town with 55+ BC Games participants, supporters

Community spirit aplenty at Government Street party in Victoria

2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon, left, moves the ball past LA Galaxy forward Douglas Costa during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. With just four games left on the schedule, the ‘Caps (9-14-7) are on a three-game losing skid and their playoff hopes have all but evaporated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Raul Romero Jr.
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon, left, moves the ball past LA Galaxy forward Douglas Costa during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. With just four games left on the schedule, the ‘Caps (9-14-7) are on a three-game losing skid and their playoff hopes have all but evaporated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Raul Romero Jr.
Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, smiles after her run during women’s moguls finals at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. Six months after becoming the first Canadian freestyle skier to compete in four Olympic Games, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Four-time Olympian and moguls specialist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring

30-year-old moguls skier from Montreal won silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, smiles after her run during women’s moguls finals at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. Six months after becoming the first Canadian freestyle skier to compete in four Olympic Games, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Oak Bay High students Maia Lawrence, left, and Monet Thurbide are national champions competing with B.C. this summer. The athletes are also defending provincial champions with the school field hockey team. (Field Hockey Canada photos)

Oak Bay High field hockey players snag national title

Teen athletes defend provincial school title this fall

Oak Bay High students Maia Lawrence, left, and Monet Thurbide are national champions competing with B.C. this summer. The athletes are also defending provincial champions with the school field hockey team. (Field Hockey Canada photos)
Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Canada boasted about its ‘second to none’ safe-sport management in 2019

Asked to self-govern its safe-sport cases, despite facing a ‘significant potential claim’

Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Toronto Raptors are coming to Victoria Sept. 30 for open practice and a charity scrimmage game. Pictured in this file photo, the Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on April 25 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors coming to Victoria later this month

The team will host an open practice and charity scrimmage at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

The Toronto Raptors are coming to Victoria Sept. 30 for open practice and a charity scrimmage game. Pictured in this file photo, the Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on April 25 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Celebrating the Western Speedway and Westshore Motorsports Park feature, page B1. <ins>Keith and Daryn Cahill stand for a photo in front of their car Saturday (Sept. 10) ahead of the Demo Championship at Westshore Motorsports Park in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)</ins>
Celebrating the Western Speedway and Westshore Motorsports Park feature, page B1. <ins>Keith and Daryn Cahill stand for a photo in front of their car Saturday (Sept. 10) ahead of the Demo Championship at Westshore Motorsports Park in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)</ins>
A deal between the Victoria HarbourCats and the City of Victoria will allow the baseball club to use Royal Athletic Park for a number of years. (Provided by Victoria HarbourCats)
A deal between the Victoria HarbourCats and the City of Victoria will allow the baseball club to use Royal Athletic Park for a number of years. (Provided by Victoria HarbourCats)
Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC tie against Atletico Ottawa

Result leaves PFC out of the playoff spots, but team has a game in hand on fourth-placed Valour

Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
B.C. Lions fullback David Mackie (34) protects the ball from Montreal Alouettes running back Jeshrun Antwi (20) during first half CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, September 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
B.C. Lions fullback David Mackie (34) protects the ball from Montreal Alouettes running back Jeshrun Antwi (20) during first half CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, September 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Peninsula Panther poised to defend title

Team enters new season without leading scorer, but has more balance in the roster

The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, front, and Colorado Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We know nothing’s over’: Underdog Vancouver Whitecaps continue playoff push

Club heads to Denver sitting eight points out of a post-season berth

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, front, and Colorado Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada will play Japan on Nov. 17 in Dubai in its final warmup game before the World Cup in Qatar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men to face Japan in final warmup before FIFA World Cup

‘It is important for our players to experience that level of international intensity’: coach

Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada will play Japan on Nov. 17 in Dubai in its final warmup game before the World Cup in Qatar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press football insiders Haluschak, Wolf preview the 2022 NFL season

Today in B.C.: Talk includes the Seahawks without Russell Wilson, Super Bowl picks

Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women have turned corner ahead of Rugby World Cup Sevens

Fifth-seeded Canada plays China in first game as tourney starts Friday in Cape Town

Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. Two years after dumping their controversial Clan nickname, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams will be called the Red Leafs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Two years after dumping the Clan, Simon Fraser teams will be known as the Red Leafs

Red Leafs will debut their new look with a launch party on Thursday

Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. Two years after dumping their controversial Clan nickname, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams will be called the Red Leafs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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