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Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL approves back-up plan for 2020-21 season

Without gate revenue, league will rely on player fees, government and business support

Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Berleen the pig disappeared from a Cobble Hill farm around Aug. 9, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to travel to a sanctuary in Manitoba. (Facebook photo)

Have you seen Berleen? B.C. pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Berleen the pig disappeared from a Cobble Hill farm around Aug. 9, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to travel to a sanctuary in Manitoba. (Facebook photo)
Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

NHL return unlikely to affect minor hockey in B.C.: officials

Minor sports remain part of Phase 4 of Restart Plan

Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)

BCHL asks province for help with pandemic losses

League has ‘every intention’ of playing next season, but financial issues have been identified

The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is seeking the leadership of the B.C. Green Party. The leadership race has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

B.C. Greens suspend leadership race due to COVID-19

Cowichan Valley MLA Furstenau among contenders

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is seeking the leadership of the B.C. Green Party. The leadership race has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Students on Rotary Club exchanges have been told to remain in their host countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

B.C. Rotary exchange students told to ‘shelter in place’ through COVID-19

Participants concerned about being stuck, visas running out

Students on Rotary Club exchanges have been told to remain in their host countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Pat Kay displays the trophy from the 2017 Singapore Sevens during a visit to the Cowichan Rugby Football Club later that spring. Kay and the Canadian men’s sevens team have qualified for the 2020 Olympics. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island rugby star bound for Tokyo Olympics

Duncan product helps make rugby history again

Pat Kay displays the trophy from the 2017 Singapore Sevens during a visit to the Cowichan Rugby Football Club later that spring. Kay and the Canadian men’s sevens team have qualified for the 2020 Olympics. (Citizen file)
B.C. dog breeder surrenders pugs, French bulldogs to SPCA

B.C. dog breeder surrenders pugs, French bulldogs to SPCA

21 dogs surrendered, suffering from medical issues

B.C. dog breeder surrenders pugs, French bulldogs to SPCA
Veterinary technicians at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital treat two bald eagles after a spate of poisonings in North Cowichan earlier this month. (Submitted)

Positive prognosis for poisoned Vancouver Island eagles

Six birds should be ready to go home soon; investigation continues

Veterinary technicians at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital treat two bald eagles after a spate of poisonings in North Cowichan earlier this month. (Submitted)
Veterinary technicians at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital treat two bald eagles after a spate of poisonings in North Cowichan this past week. (Submitted)

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Veterinary technicians at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital treat two bald eagles after a spate of poisonings in North Cowichan this past week. (Submitted)
Legendary B.C. sports writer Jim Taylor died on Monday at the age of 82. (Facebook photo)

Celebrated B.C. sports writer Jim Taylor dies

Longtime columnist and author was 82

Legendary B.C. sports writer Jim Taylor died on Monday at the age of 82. (Facebook photo)
International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BC Games triathletes take on their coaches in fun race

Alumni, coaches and competitors from all eight zones across the province teamed up and raced

International-level competitor and Team BC alumnus Brent Hoel heads out of the water and toward the bike racks during Saturday morning’s relay featuring current BC Games triathletes, coaches, and alumni at Brentwood College School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 5: Nate Rosser dedicates BC Games to late friend who died of a stroke

Tsawwassen teen keeps memories of Kyle Losse, 14, alive at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

Tsawwassen’s Nate Rosser is playing at the BC Summer Games in memory of his best friend, Kyle Losse. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Abbotsford’s Riley Ward gets involved in the offence during Fraser Valley’s convincing win over Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Games late on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

ZONE 3: Luck played no part in getting Riley Ward to the BC Summer Games

Langley baller flouts misfortune on the floor; he’d rather get by on hard work

Abbotsford’s Riley Ward gets involved in the offence during Fraser Valley’s convincing win over Kootenays at the Cowichan 2018 BC Games late on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Coquitlam’s Liam Haysom heads off the pitch at Duncan’s McAdam Park after his Fraser River team’s win over Vancouver-Coastal in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

ZONE 4: Heart surgery didn’t stop Liam Haysom’s journey to the BC Games

Coquitlam soccer player refused to be sidelined for long after treatment for heart condition

Coquitlam’s Liam Haysom heads off the pitch at Duncan’s McAdam Park after his Fraser River team’s win over Vancouver-Coastal in the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games on Friday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Kelly Mann, president and CEO of the BC Games Society. (Black Press photo)

BC Games marks 40 years in 2018

Cowichan Games a milestone for BC Games Society

Kelly Mann, president and CEO of the BC Games Society. (Black Press photo)
Gymnast Brooklyn Stobbe and bowler Jenny Scholefield bring in the torch to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Countdown is on to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games

Cowichan Valley hosts on July 19-22

Gymnast Brooklyn Stobbe and bowler Jenny Scholefield bring in the torch to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)

Cowichan Valley coaches reflect on Humboldt bus crash

Former Caps bench boss Bob Beatty led Broncos for eight seasons

Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)
Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)

B.C. sending three youth rugby teams to Vegas Sevens

Players from across province recruited for elite sides

Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)
Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt, one of many highlights of the festival’s visit to the Cowichan Valley last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hometown Hockey visits home of the Big Stick on Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley hosts Rogers broadcast and accompanying festival

Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt, one of many highlights of the festival’s visit to the Cowichan Valley last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)