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Canada’s Women’s rugby team prepares to face Brazil during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Japan on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, COC, Darren Calabrese

Rugby Canada condemns criticism of 7s team, with some coming from within

Much had been expected of the Canadian women in Tokyo, given their performance in Rio

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

Vancouver Island-based women’s eights wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Team trained on Quamichan Lake, includes several Island rowers

Romania’s Maria Nechita, right, punches Japan’s Sena Irie during their women’s featherweight 57-kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool)

Olympic women’s boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Nine years after London debut, women’s boxing is flattening all kinds of milestones in Tokyo

Mexico’s Chelsea Gonzales hits a single in the sixth inning of a softball game against Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Mexico boxers accuse country’s softball players of throwing away Olympic apparel

All but one member of Mexico’s 15-woman Olympic roster was born in the United States

Mexico’s Chelsea Gonzales hits a single in the sixth inning of a softball game against Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC play the Montreal Impact in an empty B.C. Place due to COVID-19 protocols during the second half of MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, September, 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian MLS teams given green light to finish out season using home stadiums

Canada has approved a “National Interest Exemption” for MLS teams crossing the border

Vancouver Whitecaps FC play the Montreal Impact in an empty B.C. Place due to COVID-19 protocols during the second half of MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, September, 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II

Oilers, Flames make big splashes in free agency; Leafs find help in net

Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Poolman, re-sign Hamonic

Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II
Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada gets first rowing medal of Tokyo Olympics

B.C.-based pair led after 500 and 1,000 metres, and sat second with a quarter of the race to go

Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Emma Entzminger hugs her dad John Entzminger as he welcomes her back from her Olympic win. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Island softball player has tearful return from Olympics with bronze medal

Emma Entzminger knocked in two runs as Canada’s women’s team beat Mexico 3-2 Monday

Emma Entzminger hugs her dad John Entzminger as he welcomes her back from her Olympic win. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo’s surge is being propelled by the new, more contagious delta variant

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)

Former CFL player, Grey Cup champion Chuck McMann of Qualicum Beach dies at age 70

‘He was a wonderful father and grandfather, as well as a great friend and neighbour’

Ex-CFL coach and player Chuck McMann has died at age 70. (Submitted photo)
Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)

Islander named Canadian wheelchair rugby co-captain at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Parksville’s Hirschfield previously represented country in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro

Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader

Penny Oleksiak swims into Canada’s record books after earning sixth career medal

Her bronze is her sixth career medal, the most for any Canadian in the Summer Games

Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Hamilton would be among the most coveted free agents. He's a 28-year-old right-shooting defenseman who can produce offensively. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Grubauer, Hamilton among top names entering NHL free agency

Hockey’s annual spending season kicks off this morning

FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Hamilton would be among the most coveted free agents. He's a 28-year-old right-shooting defenseman who can produce offensively. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
Justin Trudeau speaks with a young Montreal Canadiens fan at the Frank Conservation Area in Plainfield, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau says that as a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan he’s disappointed by the team’s selection of Logan Mailloux in the NHL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Trudeau says Canadiens’ selection of sex-related offender shows ‘lack of judgment’

Logan Mailloux picked after sharing, without her consent, a photo of a woman performing a sexual act

Justin Trudeau speaks with a young Montreal Canadiens fan at the Frank Conservation Area in Plainfield, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau says that as a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan he’s disappointed by the team’s selection of Logan Mailloux in the NHL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

‘We did it’: Canadian softball team wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

B.C. players lead Canada to country’s first-ever Olympic softball medal

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a point to Marketa Vondrousova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rough day for stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka at Olympics

Some July 27 highlights from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a point to Marketa Vondrousova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)