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UPDATE: Outdoor and indoor adult team sports banned as B.C. battles surge in COVID cases

Youth sports will continue in a more restrictive phase

 

Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman one of the oldest competitive bowlers in Western Canada

Florence Pineo is still keeping it between the gutters at almost 98 years old.

 

A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Return of baseball, basketball brings customers back to sports bars

Sergakis said bars will need government help to get through the coming months to avoid major closures in Montreal

 

Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Just 24 per cent of head coaches of women’s teams in Canadian universities and colleges are women

Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)

Chilliwack awarded new Junior B hockey team

Team name borrowed from a previous Junior B franchise based in Chilliwack from 1965-1971

The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township first B.C. city to host World Track and Field Trials in nearly 20 years

Township of Langley will host 2022 and 2023 editions

Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Prince Rupert is hungry for Archery

Prince Rupert is hungry for Archery

Eagle Eye Archers hold their annual indoor Christmas 3D Shoot at Pentecostal Tabernacle

Prince Rupert is hungry for Archery
Samantha Wiley (centre) was one of six Northwest winners of the Premier’s Award, selected by I-SPARC and the Province of British Columbia. (Submitted photo)

Premier’s Award for Prince Rupert athlete

Samantha Wiley adds prestigious honour to her already accomplished athletic résumé

Samantha Wiley (centre) was one of six Northwest winners of the Premier’s Award, selected by I-SPARC and the Province of British Columbia. (Submitted photo)
Scenes such as these are becoming all too common in pro sports these days, as far as Kurial is concerned. (Keith Allison photo, via Wikimedia Commons)

KURIAL: Let’s pick up the pace

Over analyzing of replay has left small town sports with a superior speed of play

Scenes such as these are becoming all too common in pro sports these days, as far as Kurial is concerned. (Keith Allison photo, via Wikimedia Commons)
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
The Northern View reporter, Alex Kurial, loves sports and newspapers. #newspapersmatter to him because they give athletes a voice. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

KURIAL: Box scores and so much more

Why #newspapersmatter to this sports journalist

The Northern View reporter, Alex Kurial, loves sports and newspapers. #newspapersmatter to him because they give athletes a voice. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)

Northwest athletes have big haul at 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna

Prince Rupert’s Ann Marie Vandermeer tops the podium five different times in swimming

Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)
The forest wall bordering the Prince Rupert Golf Course is beginning to change colour with the season. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Sports Briefs: Season ending tournaments at the golf course signal in fall

Also: Rainmakers rugby squad using Rugby World Cup to fundraise for their team

The forest wall bordering the Prince Rupert Golf Course is beginning to change colour with the season. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Kids look up to sports stars for more than just their athletic skills. (File photo)

KURIAL: Speak up athletes

Athletes have a powerful platform at all levels, and should use it to influence change

Kids look up to sports stars for more than just their athletic skills. (File photo)
Rushbrook Trail spring spruce up, June 15, 2019. (Alex Kurial/ The Northern View)
Rushbrook Trail spring spruce up, June 15, 2019. (Alex Kurial/ The Northern View)
The Queen’s tourney champion Diamond Diggers. The squad consists of (back left to right) Greg Girbav (coach), Amber Stroud, Kelly Jackson, Jocelyn Anderson, Jessica Lindstrom, Jaime Nuyens, Linda Nguyen, Shauna Anderson, Trevor Girbav (coach), (front left to right) Lianna Spence, Shayla Billy, Kristal Le, Courtnay Girbav, Avery Ryan, Kayla Park, Matina Sampare. (Shauna Anderson photo)

Diamond Diggers strike it rich to win Slo-Pitch championship

Prince Rupert side wins the Queen’s Tournament in Terrace with a rousing rally

The Queen’s tourney champion Diamond Diggers. The squad consists of (back left to right) Greg Girbav (coach), Amber Stroud, Kelly Jackson, Jocelyn Anderson, Jessica Lindstrom, Jaime Nuyens, Linda Nguyen, Shauna Anderson, Trevor Girbav (coach), (front left to right) Lianna Spence, Shayla Billy, Kristal Le, Courtnay Girbav, Avery Ryan, Kayla Park, Matina Sampare. (Shauna Anderson photo)
The Northwest Stealers, fielding girls from Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Kitimat, will be taking on B.C.’s top talent at the U-16 C Girls Provincial Softball Tournament in Quesnel from July 12-14. (Dan Lorette photo)

Prince Rupert girls feature on a team of their own

Northwest softball team ready to take the field at provincials

The Northwest Stealers, fielding girls from Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Kitimat, will be taking on B.C.’s top talent at the U-16 C Girls Provincial Softball Tournament in Quesnel from July 12-14. (Dan Lorette photo)
PRFC women won their third tournament in a row at the Haisla Annual Soccer Tournament 2019 in Kitimat. (Gerry Leibel)
PRFC women won their third tournament in a row at the Haisla Annual Soccer Tournament 2019 in Kitimat. (Gerry Leibel)
The women’s PRFC team wins first tournament ever in Kitwanga (Karen Cruz)                                The women’s PRFC team wins first tournament ever in Kitwanga, May 2019. (photo courtesy of Karen Cruz)
The women’s PRFC team wins first tournament ever in Kitwanga (Karen Cruz)                                The women’s PRFC team wins first tournament ever in Kitwanga, May 2019. (photo courtesy of Karen Cruz)