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An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar invasive species fishout taking place July 22-31

Fishing derby targeting Walleye and northern pike

An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is sacked by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson (5) during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Blue Bombers blitz B.C. Lions 43-22 in battle of CFL unbeatens

Winnipeg QB Zach Collaros tosses for 288 yards, 3 TDs

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is sacked by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson (5) during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victor Cui, speaks to media, in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 25, 2022. For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language. The Edmonton Elks president and chief executive officer announced Friday the franchise’s July 22 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

For first time ever, CFL game set to be broadcast in an Indigenous language

Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree

Victor Cui, speaks to media, in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 25, 2022. For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language. The Edmonton Elks president and chief executive officer announced Friday the franchise’s July 22 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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PETEY 2.0: Canucks draft a second Elias Pettersson

It was deja vu for Canucks fans on July 8 during the NHL draft in Montreal

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Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay talks to GM Patrik Allvin during the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

NHL’s glass ceiling finally shattering as more women move into front-office roles

Several women on the floor at the NHL entry draft, including five female AGMs

Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay talks to GM Patrik Allvin during the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hosting 2030 Winter Olympics in B.C. estimated to cost $1.2B in public funds

Events would be hosted in Whistler, Metro Vancouver and Sun Peaks

A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Canucks first-round pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki poses with team officials during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canucks take Swedish right-winger Jonathan Lekkerimaki in 1st round of NHL draft

Vancouver is set to make five more selections, starting with No. 80

Vancouver Canucks first-round pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki poses with team officials during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Juraj Slafkovsky poses for photos after being selected as the top pick in the first round of the NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadiens select Slafkovsky with the No. 1 pick at the NHL draft

18-year-old Slovakian tabbed by Montreal in front of home crowd

Juraj Slafkovsky poses for photos after being selected as the top pick in the first round of the NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions, Blue Bombers clash in battle of undefeated CFL clubs

Victoria-born QB Rourke has been stellar for unbeaten Leos

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl (48) moves the puck ahead of Nashville Predators’ Roman Josi (59) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on April 12, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL has announced its 2022-23 schedule, with the Predators and Sharks kicking off the season Oct. 7 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Humphrey
San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl (48) moves the puck ahead of Nashville Predators’ Roman Josi (59) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on April 12, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL has announced its 2022-23 schedule, with the Predators and Sharks kicking off the season Oct. 7 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Humphrey
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B.C. commits $500K to address abuse in amateur sport

Funding will go toward viaSport’s Play Safe B.C. program

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Germany assistant coach Jessica Campbell stands behind players at the German bench during the group A Hockey World Championship match between France and Germany in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022. The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired Campbell, the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Germany assistant coach Jessica Campbell stands behind players at the German bench during the group A Hockey World Championship match between France and Germany in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022. The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired Campbell, the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on June 7, 2022. Canada Soccer says it has made a new compensation offer to its men’s and women’s national teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada Soccer makes new compensation offer to its national teams

Both men’s and women’s sides have been negotiating new deals

Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on June 7, 2022. Canada Soccer says it has made a new compensation offer to its men’s and women’s national teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, front right, and Los Angeles FC’s Ryan Hollingshead vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Andres Cubas scores first MLS goal as Vancouver Whitecaps slay LAFC 1-0

Newcomer Cubas made the game-winning strike in the 89th minute

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, front right, and Los Angeles FC’s Ryan Hollingshead vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions still unbeaten after thrilling 34-31 win over Redblacks

QB Rourke tosses for 359 yards as Leos move to 3-0 on CFL season

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar youth bowlers go undefeated at provincials — twice

Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers are now headed to the Youth Bowl Canada National Championships

(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted

No smooth sailing: Kootenay Pedalwheelers finish 6th in Race to Alaska

The Nelson-based team completed the 1,200-kilometre journey in 7 days

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted