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The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.

Mission teenager crowned Canada’s top young darts player

Samantha Ponak, 17, wins singles in Canadian National Youth Darts Championship in Toronto

The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.
Several vessels out of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club finished the race including Light Scout that finished fifth in the Cape Flattery Race. (John Clarke photo)

PHOTOS: Swiftsure sets sail near Victoria dedicated to longtime leader

Victoria’s Inner Harbour filled with racers making final adjustments Friday

Several vessels out of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club finished the race including Light Scout that finished fifth in the Cape Flattery Race. (John Clarke photo)
Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Only 2 lit turf fields leave minor football struggling for field space in the West Shore

West Shore minor teams may be relocated to Saanich or shut down if no solution found

Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

$30M pledged for Vancouver to host winter hybrid Invictus Games in 2025

Province, federal government each contributing $15 million to event

Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Brandon Colantonio is hoping to turn professional after the event in Esquimalt on May 28. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Boxing making Island comeback in Esquimalt

May 28 event will be the first time most athletes have fought in two years

Brandon Colantonio is hoping to turn professional after the event in Esquimalt on May 28. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Lorraine Van Dyk has been a part of the Sooke Sports Council, which organizes sports activities for Grade 2 to 5 students at SD62 schools, for 33 years. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Retirement won’t slow down Sooke Sports Council president

Lorraine Van Dyk has been organizing community sporting events for 33 years

Lorraine Van Dyk has been a part of the Sooke Sports Council, which organizes sports activities for Grade 2 to 5 students at SD62 schools, for 33 years. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The City of Victoria has announced it is receiving funding from the provincial and federal governments to the tune of $2.4 million to help cover the costs of upgrades at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province, feds pitch in $2.4M for upgrades to Victoria’s Topaz Park

The funds will help cover the costs of a replacing and expanding the park’s turf field

The City of Victoria has announced it is receiving funding from the provincial and federal governments to the tune of $2.4 million to help cover the costs of upgrades at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)

Taekwondo kicks back into Sooke

Mijo Taekwondo partners with SEAPARC

Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)
Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo engineering students come to grips with gravity at soapbox derby

VIU Engineering Club holds race day, hopes to make it an annual event

Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
More than 300 runners enjoyed warm spring conditions Sunday in the Westcoast Sooke River 10K, the fifth race in the Vancouver Island Race Series. The race – hosted by Westcoast Running – was won by Logan Roots and Christine Bant. (Meredith Rose - Vancouver Island Runners Association)

Islanders win men’s, women’s Sooke 10K race

Logan Roots and Christine Bant top podium

More than 300 runners enjoyed warm spring conditions Sunday in the Westcoast Sooke River 10K, the fifth race in the Vancouver Island Race Series. The race – hosted by Westcoast Running – was won by Logan Roots and Christine Bant. (Meredith Rose - Vancouver Island Runners Association)
Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Vancouver Island Paralympian returns home happy with a gold and ‘bonus’ bronze

‘My first time standing up on my snowboard, I knew there might be a chance’

Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Dan Miller on the slopes of snowy Mount Washington. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island volunteers making winter fun through Adaptive Snowsports

Program at Mount Washington always in need of more volunteers

Dan Miller on the slopes of snowy Mount Washington. (Photo submitted)
Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley weightlifter breaks B.C. record

Track and field star Tasha Willing recently took up the sport

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Langley’s Tasha Willing set a new B.C. weightlifting record. Willing, a track and field star originally from Chilliwack, only started competing at weight lifting in November. ( Rob Wilton @RJMedia.tech/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Teal Harle of Campbell River crashes as he lands during the men’s freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Vancouver Island skier primed for 2nd Olympic event after crashing out in first

Teal Harle looking forward to slopestyle event next week

Teal Harle of Campbell River crashes as he lands during the men’s freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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