Local Sports

George Rorke with a halibut from Sayward. Don Daniels Photo

Spring fishing enthusiasts have a few options

By Don Daniels On any given day in April, if you drive…

  • Apr 14, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Unexpectedly, it was the best 20 minutes

By James Durand We left Swicked last Thursday with a small group…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Tyler Turner competes in a Para Snowboard World Cup event in Colere, Italy. Photo contributed

Tyler Turner wins Gold at his first ever Para Snowboard World Cup in Colere, ITA

Making his Para Snowboard World Cup debut in Colere, ITA, Canada’s Tyler…

  • Apr 12, 2021
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Too much of a good thing

By James Durand Well, we finished the Swicked 30 for 30 event…

  • Apr 7, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Fish Culturist Duaine Hardie releases 1,250 trout into Echo Lake. Photo by Don Daniels

1,250 new trout are ready for you to catch at Echo Lake

By Don Daniels Last year, the spring stocking of catchable trout occurred…

  • Apr 7, 2021
Fish Culturist Duaine Hardie releases 1,250 trout into Echo Lake. Photo by Don Daniels

Words matter: When a bike accident is not an accident

This past week ex-NBA player Shawn Bradley was hit from behind by…

  • Apr 7, 2021
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Put a bit of five-year-old into your attitude

It’s tough to put fun a head of life when you’re an…

  • Mar 31, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The regional district has chosen a design firm as part of its overhaul of Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Strathcona Gardens, Sportsplex, Community Centre suspend adult group physical activities

Following provincial health order issued due to COVID-19 spike

  • Mar 30, 2021
The regional district has chosen a design firm as part of its overhaul of Strathcona Gardens. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Spring is here, and the kids are riding again

By James Durand It doesn’t feel like our typical spring weather, but…

  • Mar 24, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Catch of the day at Echo Lake. Photo by Don Daniels

New arrival of trout offer anglers fun on shore or from a boat

By Don Daniels Already in the month of March a number of…

  • Mar 24, 2021
Catch of the day at Echo Lake. Photo by Don Daniels
BCHL

BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Alyse Aydon – Bronze All Around. Photo contributed

Campbell River gymnasts compete in their first Virtual Invitational meet

The Campbell River gymnastics Association (CRGA) participated in what, for most of…

  • Mar 17, 2021
Alyse Aydon – Bronze All Around. Photo contributed
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Shop dog or no shop dog?

By James Durand Not the deepest question I’ve ever contemplated, but now…

  • Mar 17, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Fishing guide Rick Raps today works and guides in Campbell River. Don Daniels photo

Fishing trip memories: 39 years ago with Rick Raps

By Don Daniels Prior to 1981, my only experience with salmon fishing…

  • Mar 17, 2021
Fishing guide Rick Raps today works and guides in Campbell River. Don Daniels photo
Buttle Lake is still a winter wonderland for fishing. Photo by Don Daniels

Saying goodbye to winter fishing but it might be early for good spring results

By Don Daniels The official start of spring is only days away…

  • Mar 10, 2021
Buttle Lake is still a winter wonderland for fishing. Photo by Don Daniels
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Sometimes, you just have to buy in

By James Durand For most of my adult life I’ve tried to…

  • Mar 10, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIJHL pulls plug on 2020-21 season

‘It seemed that this is the time to make this decision’

Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Carson Ogg is the first gymnast from the Campbell river Gymnastics Association to compete at Elite Canada Feb. 11-17. Photo by Stephanie Ogg

Carson Ogg makes history competing in Elite Canada competition

Carson Ogg, a gymnast from the Campbell River Gymnastics Association made history…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Carson Ogg is the first gymnast from the Campbell river Gymnastics Association to compete at Elite Canada Feb. 11-17. Photo by Stephanie Ogg