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The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver could help host as U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bid

U.S. bid is to host the men’s tournament in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029

Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary holds up the Olympic torch during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame was held in Beijing on Wednesday morning after it arrived at the Chinese capital from Greece. While the flame will be put on display over the next few months, organizers said a three-day torch relay is scheduled starting February 2nd with around 1200 torchbearers in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

The Canadian team was over 95 per cent fully vaccinated — but not 100 per cent — at the Tokyo Games last summer

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson (72) carries the puck past Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Unbeaten Buffalo Sabres rally for 5-2 win over visiting Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver drops second straight on six-game road trip to open NHL season

Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)

Big games from Vernon player boost UBCO women’s hoops

Kelsey Falk has pair of double-doubles as Heat take two of three exhibition games in Alberta

Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter (centre) and Kelowna’s Rick Sawatsky (left) and Andrew Nerpin welcomed back former teammate Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna to the team. The quartet went 2-3 and missed the playoffs at the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Classic in Penticton Oct. 14-17. (Michael Burns Photography)

Vernon skip welcomes back former teammate

Jim Cotter has former second Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna playing in a limited men’s schedule this season

Vernon’s Jim Cotter (centre) and Kelowna’s Rick Sawatsky (left) and Andrew Nerpin welcomed back former teammate Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna to the team. The quartet went 2-3 and missed the playoffs at the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Classic in Penticton Oct. 14-17. (Michael Burns Photography)
The results may not there but the coaching staff of the Fulton Maroons junior varsity football team believes the squad is getting better with each game. (Instagram file photo)

Bears handle Vernon’s Fulton Maroons

Two late touchdowns help seal Mt. Boucherie 35-7 win in junior varsity league play

The results may not there but the coaching staff of the Fulton Maroons junior varsity football team believes the squad is getting better with each game. (Instagram file photo)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

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

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FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games after probe into fake COVID vaccine card

B.C.-born San Jose Sharks forward forfeits about $1.68 million after probe into fake vaccine card

FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs are 2-0 in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Peewee Hockey League action after an 8-2 thumping of the Kelowna Rockets. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Mustangs wallop Kelowna Rockets

PEEWEE HOCKEY: Vernon rolls to 2-0 in Okanagan Tier 1 league play after 8-2 win over visiting Rockets

The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs are 2-0 in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Peewee Hockey League action after an 8-2 thumping of the Kelowna Rockets. (Morning Star file photo)
The annual Ski Swap is Oct. 19 at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Gearing up for Central Okanagan ski swaps

Two ski swaps will be held Oct. 22 and 23

The annual Ski Swap is Oct. 19 at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Vernon mountain biker Tom Van Steenbergen suffered multiple injuries in a crash Friday, Oct. 15, at the Red Bull Rampage event in Utah. He underwent eight hours of surgery Saturday and is now on the road to recovery. (twitter.com)

Rampage crash results in multiple injuries for Vernon mountain biker

Tom van Steenbergen was competing at Red Bull Rampage in Utah when a trick went awry

Vernon mountain biker Tom Van Steenbergen suffered multiple injuries in a crash Friday, Oct. 15, at the Red Bull Rampage event in Utah. He underwent eight hours of surgery Saturday and is now on the road to recovery. (twitter.com)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps still in playoff race after 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver remains a single point outside of a playoff spot with five games to go

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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BCHL’s first-ever all-female officiating crew works game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian Junior A hockey game

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Kelowna's Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club annual show returned on Saturday (Oct. 9) after having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Boxing club hosts first annual event for victim of Kelowna crane collapse

This is the club’s first show since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020

Kelowna's Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club annual show returned on Saturday (Oct. 9) after having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pettersson, Miller score in shootout as Canucks edge Philadelphia Flyers 5-4

Vancouver gave up two-goal lead before earning first win of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)

Local Abbotsford Canucks podcast launches first episode

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast set to drop weekly episodes covering the new AHL hockey team

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)
The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in the city with its 60th anniversary B.C. Hockey League Retro Theme jersey. The league unveiled jerseys for all but the expansion Cranbrook Bucks on Thursday, Oct. 14. (BCHL Video Grab)

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BC Hockey League unveils retro jerseys for all teams (save for expansion Cranbrook) during 60th anniversary season

The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in the city with its 60th anniversary B.C. Hockey League Retro Theme jersey. The league unveiled jerseys for all but the expansion Cranbrook Bucks on Thursday, Oct. 14. (BCHL Video Grab)