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Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Abbotsford Canucks players Yushiroh Hirano and Joe Murdaca emerged as stars over the weekend after two wins over the San Diego Gulls. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks sweep San Diego on home stand

Recent signee Joe Murdaca records two wins, Yushiroh Hirano adds two goals

Emily Dickson has been announced to Canada’s 2022 Biathlon team for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)

From Omineca Ski Club to Beijing 2022

Emily Dickson from Burns Lake is now an Olympian

St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Faulk has 2 points as visiting St. Louis Blues trip short-handed Canucks 3-1

Vancouver club has 6 players and 2 assistant coaches in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris captures 10th X Games gold with slopestyle win

The 28-year-old Regina native has now won 21 X Games medals, including 10 gold

Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)
Abbotsford Canucks players congratulate recent call-up goalie Joe Murdaca after earning his first-ever AHL win on Saturday (Jan. 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks ride call-up goalie to 5-3 win

Joe Murdaca makes 13 saves to win first-ever AHL start on Saturday

Abbotsford Canucks players congratulate recent call-up goalie Joe Murdaca after earning his first-ever AHL win on Saturday (Jan. 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

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Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Adam Hall pursued the puck during the Vancouver Giants 4-2 win on the Island over the Royals on Friday, Jan, 21. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down Victoria Royals

Langley-based team rises in the rankings

Adam Hall pursued the puck during the Vancouver Giants 4-2 win on the Island over the Royals on Friday, Jan, 21. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bill Behse of the Canadian Red Cross checks the contents of an emergency shelter unit at the Regent Park Community Centre in Toronto, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was “winding down” its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Waves of nostalgia for Canadians taught to swim by Red Cross as program winds down

The transition marks the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians

Bill Behse of the Canadian Red Cross checks the contents of an emergency shelter unit at the Regent Park Community Centre in Toronto, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was “winding down” its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) checks Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg (94) in front of Vancouver goalie Spencer Martin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, January 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) checks Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg (94) in front of Vancouver goalie Spencer Martin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, January 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Four Delta Hockey Academy players were to represent their respective countries at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship had it not been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: (clockwise, from top-left) Tova Henderson (Canada), Hailey MacLeod (Canada), Ava Svejkovsky (USA) and Jordan Baxter (Canada). (Delta Hockey Academy photos)

Four Delta players named to national teams for cancelled Women’s U18 World Championship

DHA’s Tova Henderson, Jordan Baxter, Hailey MacLeod to Team Canada; Ava Svejkovsky to Team USA

Four Delta Hockey Academy players were to represent their respective countries at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship had it not been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: (clockwise, from top-left) Tova Henderson (Canada), Hailey MacLeod (Canada), Ava Svejkovsky (USA) and Jordan Baxter (Canada). (Delta Hockey Academy photos)
Pilot Justin Kripps with Cam Stones, Ryan Sommer and Benjamin Coakwell from Canada start for the first run of the men's four-man bobsleigh World Cup race in Winterberg, Germany,  Jan. 9, 2022. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)

Elgin Park grad to compete in bobsled at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Former track-and-field athlete Ryan Sommer named to one of Canada’s four-man bobsled teams

Pilot Justin Kripps with Cam Stones, Ryan Sommer and Benjamin Coakwell from Canada start for the first run of the men's four-man bobsleigh World Cup race in Winterberg, Germany,  Jan. 9, 2022. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)
Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip will captain Team China at the Olympics. (Kunlun Red Star Facebook/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip will captain Team China at the Olympics. (Kunlun Red Star Facebook/Special to The News)
Semiahmoo’s Izzy Forsyth battles (right) was a key member of the senior girls team’s run to back-to-back provincial quad-A championships, but has now graduated to the NCAA. (Garrett James photo)

New-look Thunderbirds aim to keep program’s winning tradition alive

Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior girls basketball team aims for provincials again

Semiahmoo’s Izzy Forsyth battles (right) was a key member of the senior girls team’s run to back-to-back provincial quad-A championships, but has now graduated to the NCAA. (Garrett James photo)
Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)

Summerland bobsleigh athlete to compete in Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps previously tied for gold in two-man event in 2018 Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)
The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators in a nearly empty Scotiabank Arena during NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

NHL reschedules 98 postponed games, moves 23 more after COVID-19 disruptions

NHL also announced date changes for 23 other games as it filled former Olympic break

The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators in a nearly empty Scotiabank Arena during NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Maple Leafs' Timothy Liljegren (37) and Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Toronto Maple Leafs' Timothy Liljegren (37) and Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe reacts in a penalty shootout during the women’s final soccer match against Sweden at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Canadian soccer keeper Stephanie Labbe surprises by announcing retirement plans

Gold-medal winning Olympian stepping away at the top of her game

Canada’s goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe reacts in a penalty shootout during the women’s final soccer match against Sweden at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
With gyms closed across B.C. – and some people not comfortable with returning to them, regardless – at-home workouts will be more important as people aim to stay healthy. (Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash photo)

TOTAL HEALTH: ‘Do anything, as long as you aren’t sitting still’

At-home workouts, walks suggested for those not comfortable inside fitness centres

With gyms closed across B.C. – and some people not comfortable with returning to them, regardless – at-home workouts will be more important as people aim to stay healthy. (Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash photo)
Adam Svensson plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Best-ever PGA result for South Surrey golfer

Adam Svensson finishes tied for 7th at PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii

Adam Svensson plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)