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The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Village of Port Clements councillor Kazamir Falconbridge, along with his children Charles and Sequoia, is pictured at the Port Clements bumper golf course on Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Port Clements bumper golf course in full swing

Volunteers, rec staff transformed soccer field into small, social distancing-friendly golf course

Village of Port Clements councillor Kazamir Falconbridge, along with his children Charles and Sequoia, is pictured at the Port Clements bumper golf course on Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
At the regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Village of Port Clements council tentatively approved a proposal to turn the local soccer field into a small, no-contact golf course, pending the completion of COVID-19 safety planning and insurance paperwork. (Needpix photo)

Port Clements tentatively approves turning soccer field into small golf course

Two sisters have proposed a free, no-contact golf course to get people outside, active amid COVID-19

At the regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Village of Port Clements council tentatively approved a proposal to turn the local soccer field into a small, no-contact golf course, pending the completion of COVID-19 safety planning and insurance paperwork. (Needpix photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay runners are pictured at cross-country zones in Smithers, B.C., which were held in October 2019. (Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay/Submitted photo)

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay wins ‘Most Outstanding School’ award

B.C. School Sports will present school with banner, add GTN to plaque as winners of 2019-2020 year

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay runners are pictured at cross-country zones in Smithers, B.C., which were held in October 2019. (Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay/Submitted photo)
Green Coast Kayaking held a free community paddle for Haida Gwaii residents on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Queen Charlotte. According to owner Bryce Klee, the free event is expected to continue weekly on Sunday mornings. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Green Coast offers free kayaking to Haida Gwaii residents

First “pop-up paddle” held Monday, May 25; free community paddles expected to continue weekly

Green Coast Kayaking held a free community paddle for Haida Gwaii residents on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Queen Charlotte. According to owner Bryce Klee, the free event is expected to continue weekly on Sunday mornings. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Skidegate Saints are the Seniors Division champions of the 2020 All Native Basketball Tournament. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Skidegate Saints return to top of the Seniors Division with comeback effort against Metlakatla AK

Jesse Barnes wins MVP as Saints get revenge on Alaska side in All Native finale

The Skidegate Saints are the Seniors Division champions of the 2020 All Native Basketball Tournament. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Tyler York (11) of Skidegate takes a three while being contested by Massett’s Cooper Wilson during opening round action at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert. For more on Haida Gwaii teams competing in the 61st annual tournament, see Page 3.

Haida Gwaii teams well in contention at All Native

Haida Gwaii teams well in contention at All Native

Tyler York (11) of Skidegate takes a three while being contested by Massett’s Cooper Wilson during opening round action at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert. For more on Haida Gwaii teams competing in the 61st annual tournament, see Page 3.
Kanisha Edinger of the Prince Rupert Rain watches her shot drop during her team’s 95-23 win over Kincolith. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 1

Prince Rupert Rain score blowout victory as Women’s division kicks off in full swing

Kanisha Edinger of the Prince Rupert Rain watches her shot drop during her team’s 95-23 win over Kincolith. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Cameron Holland of Masset won all three of his matches to take gold in the 80 kg category. He’s joined by Janelle Edgars from Old Massett, who placed second in her event. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii wrestlers grab golds in Rupert

Competition served as a warm-up for the upcoming Zones

Cameron Holland of Masset won all three of his matches to take gold in the 80 kg category. He’s joined by Janelle Edgars from Old Massett, who placed second in her event. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Haida Gwaii athletes headed to Halifax

Plenty of representation for the islands at next year’s North American Indigenous Games

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The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
Firefighters burn cops in Guns and Hoses game

Firefighters burn cops in Guns and Hoses game

Annual tournament saw a 10-5 win, $12,000 raised for charity

Firefighters burn cops in Guns and Hoses game