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George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

 

The 2022 Port Hardy Reigns Girls Club Volleyball Team. (Sandy Grenier photo)

Port Hardy Reigns Girls Volleyball team makes enthusiastic return to the court

The Port Hardy Reigns were able to travel to several tournaments to compete

 

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

 

Mia and Summer Lambert. (Photo credit Heather Wade)

Port McNeill sisters heading to Prince George for the 2022 BC Summer Games in Dressage

Horse Council BC is excited to announce the athletes that have been…

Mia and Summer Lambert. (Photo credit Heather Wade)
Port McNeill U12 Girls. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy’s Aftershock soccer tourney makes triumphant return to the pitch

The Aftershock youth soccer tournament made a triumphant return to Port Hardy…

Port McNeill U12 Girls. (Submitted photo)
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Island baseball player’s defining World Series moment goes over two days

Being part of Southeastern University’s baseball champions a dream come true

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Port McNeill Whalers logo

Port McNeill Minor Hockey’s AGM aims to help grow the sport locally

The AGM is being held May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill

Port McNeill Whalers logo
Port McNeill local Thomas Symons throws an axe during the 2019 Logger Sports competition in Port McNeill. (Submitted photo)

Logger Sports returns to the North Island on June 4 in Port McNeill

High-profile local competitors will include the talented Ally Briscoe and Thomas Symons

Port McNeill local Thomas Symons throws an axe during the 2019 Logger Sports competition in Port McNeill. (Submitted photo)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre

Young Vancouver Islander bowls perfect game — twice in 2 weeks

Ethan Belanko scored twelve strikes in a row, then did it again just two weeks later

Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre
Opening night puck drop. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

U18 North Island Eagles finish 2-2 at Tier 3 BC Championship held in Port Hardy

The Eagles’ coaches said they would like to thank all of the fans of the North Island

Opening night puck drop. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)

Noisy pickleballers permanently ejected from Victoria neighbourhood

Courts only 17 metres from nearest home; new B.C. policy recommends 50 metres

The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)
The helmets purchased by Ryan Minihan. (Ryan Minihan photo)

North Island youth football league starting up in April

Ryan Minihan has turned Cheslakees Elementary School’s old soccer pitch into a football field

The helmets purchased by Ryan Minihan. (Ryan Minihan photo)
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
(Xenia Peterson photo)

U13 North Island Eagles win Tier 4 league banner on home ice in Port McNeill

It was quite the finish to the regular season. The U13 North…

(Xenia Peterson photo)
Port Hardy Secondary School Senior Girls Volleyball team in action. (Sandy Grenier photo)

High school volleyball season comes to an end with island tournament

The Port Hardy Reigns Girls Volleyball Club will begin play in January

Port Hardy Secondary School Senior Girls Volleyball team in action. (Sandy Grenier photo)