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Cynthia Appiah from Canada competes during the Bobsleigh World Cup in Altenberg, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Robert Michael/dpa via AP

Canadian bobsledder hopes to break stereotype of what a Winter Olympian looks like

While bobsled is a predominantly white sport, Black pilots are even scarcer

Cynthia Appiah from Canada competes during the Bobsleigh World Cup in Altenberg, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Robert Michael/dpa via AP
Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their routine during the senior pairs short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

James, Radford nab pairs spot on Olympic team despite withdrawal from nationals

Figure skating duo withdrew after stint with COVID over the holidays

Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their routine during the senior pairs short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to the media at a press conference Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Brossard, Quebec.  Bergevin joined the Los Angeles Kings as a senior advisor, the team announced Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Former Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin joins LA Kings as senior advisor

Bergevin was in his 10th season as Montreal’s GM when he was fired on Nov. 28

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to the media at a press conference Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Brossard, Quebec.  Bergevin joined the Los Angeles Kings as a senior advisor, the team announced Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left) and Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Megan Muise won the B.C. women’s curling championship in Kamloops Sunday. The rink advances to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian championships Jan. 28 - Feb. 6 in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)

Central Okanagan rink wins B.C. women’s curling title

Mary-Anne Arsenault heads to Canadian championships for 15th time after 8-6 win over Vancouver team in final

  • Jan 9, 2022
Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left) and Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Megan Muise won the B.C. women’s curling championship in Kamloops Sunday. The rink advances to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian championships Jan. 28 - Feb. 6 in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)
Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada plays a shot against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during their semifinal match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Maple Leaf rules: Canada wins ATP Cup with win over Spain

Felix Auger-Aliassime saved 10 of the 11 break points he faced and had 15 aces

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada plays a shot against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during their semifinal match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
The visiting Osoyoos Coyotes needed a 71st shot to beat the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in overtime in KIJHL action Saturday, Jan. 8, in Armstrong. (Jen Jensen Photography)

Butler, Dubinsky lead North Okanagan Knights to three of four points

KIJHL: New forward scores three goals in first two games, goalie stops 95 of 102 weekend shots

The visiting Osoyoos Coyotes needed a 71st shot to beat the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in overtime in KIJHL action Saturday, Jan. 8, in Armstrong. (Jen Jensen Photography)
Portland’s Josh Zakreski (left) and Kelowna’s Dylan Wightman battle for the puck during the Winterhawks’ 3-1 WHL win over the hometown Rockets Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospera Place. (kelownarockets.com)

Portland rallies past Kelowna Rockets

Home team scores 31 seconds into game, Winterhawks scored three straight for 3-1 win

Portland’s Josh Zakreski (left) and Kelowna’s Dylan Wightman battle for the puck during the Winterhawks’ 3-1 WHL win over the hometown Rockets Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospera Place. (kelownarockets.com)
Madeline Schizas skates during the warm up for the senior women’s free program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, all but clinching her trip to the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Madeline Schizas skates during the warm up for the senior women’s free program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, all but clinching her trip to the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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P.E.I. hockey player suspended after criticizing league’s response to racist incident

Keegan Mitchell shared a letter he received Thursday from Hockey P.E.I. notifying him of the suspension

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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba takes a knee during the national anthem flanked by Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse, before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba, former NHL player Akim Aliu, Colorado’s Nazem Kadri, Toronto’s Wayne Simmonds and Florida’s Anthony Duclair are members of the recently formed Hockey Diversity Alliance. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Players share painful past in campaign to rid NHL of racism

Akim Aliu, Matt Dumba, Nazem Kadri, Wayne Simmonds and Anthony Duclair share their experiences

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba takes a knee during the national anthem flanked by Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse, before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba, former NHL player Akim Aliu, Colorado’s Nazem Kadri, Toronto’s Wayne Simmonds and Florida’s Anthony Duclair are members of the recently formed Hockey Diversity Alliance. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
An arena worker removes the net from the ice after the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames NHL hockey game was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NHL postpones Saturday’s Canucks-Senators game over ongoing capacity limit

Neither the Canucks (16-15-3) nor the Sens (9-18-2) have played since Jan. 1

An arena worker removes the net from the ice after the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames NHL hockey game was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Protestors gather outside an immigration detention hotel where Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is believed to stay, in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Locked in a dispute over his COVID-19 vaccination status, Djokovic was confined to the immigration detention hotel in Australia on Thursday as the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world awaited a court ruling on whether he can compete in the Australian Open later this month. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)

Unvaccinated tennis star spends his Christmas in immigration detention

Novak Djokovic battling deportation over COVID-19 rules to compete in the Australian Open

Protestors gather outside an immigration detention hotel where Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is believed to stay, in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Locked in a dispute over his COVID-19 vaccination status, Djokovic was confined to the immigration detention hotel in Australia on Thursday as the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world awaited a court ruling on whether he can compete in the Australian Open later this month. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
Canada’s Keegan Messing reacts to the crowd after performing his men’s free program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 spectre hangs over Canada’s Olympic figure skating trials in Ottawa

Canada’s top figure skaters will begin their quest for a spot on the Beijing Olympic team on Friday

Canada’s Keegan Messing reacts to the crowd after performing his men’s free program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey

UPDATED: KIJHL games postponed after 4 teams report COVID-19 cases

Kelowna, Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Fernie each have infected players

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey
BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)

Overcoming COVID-19, other barriers ‘a wild ride’ says BCHL commissioner

Chris Hebb has dealt with a pandemic, cancelled games and travel issues since joining league

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)
The Vernon Vipers dropped another shootout game to the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

Vernon Vipers game postponed as Trail benched by COVID protocol

The Smoke Eaters paused all activities for five days starting Tuesday, Jan. 4

The Vernon Vipers dropped another shootout game to the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)
A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)

Pair of avalanches catch skiers in Apex backcountry to end 2021

The skiers were cutting below the ski line when slope gave way

A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)
The North Okanagan Knights traded Jesse Lee and the rights to Owen Spannier to the Sicamous Eagles in exchange for forward Paison Butler Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (KIJHL photo)

North Okanagan Knights acquire forward in trade with Sicamous Eagles

The Knights picked up Paison Butler in exchange for Jesse Lee, rights to Owen Spannier

The North Okanagan Knights traded Jesse Lee and the rights to Owen Spannier to the Sicamous Eagles in exchange for forward Paison Butler Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (KIJHL photo)
Kyla Inaba of Predator Ridge Resort has been named to the PGA of B.C.’s Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2021 list. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap golf pros crack PGA of BC top 100 of 2021 list

15 golfers from Okanagan and Shuswap courses made the list

Kyla Inaba of Predator Ridge Resort has been named to the PGA of B.C.’s Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2021 list. (PGA of BC photo)