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

Let’s be careful, we don’t want to get hurt?

By James Durand So, a couple of buddies and I planned a…

  • Jul 27, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Mini-stocks staged for racing and ready to rumble. Photo by Blackwolf Photography

Big Rigs, mini stocks try Saratoga Speedway on for size

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press After a series of rained-out events…

Mini-stocks staged for racing and ready to rumble. Photo by Blackwolf Photography
Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dane Kerluck (in red) at the starting gate in a race earlier this year. Photo supplied by Jason Kerluck
Dane Kerluck (in red) at the starting gate in a race earlier this year. Photo supplied by Jason Kerluck
L-R back row Kailey Horel (Biggs), Victoria Hoffman, Ryan Lofstrom, Kiera Steele, Gillian Galik and Maile Wesner. Front row L-R Zoe Steele, Walker Smits, Elisabeth Hoffman and Payge Doty-Brown. Photo courtesy Cougars Track and Field Club

Cougars Track and Field club has good weekend and provincial championships

Athletes from Campbell River, Comox Valley had good results at event

L-R back row Kailey Horel (Biggs), Victoria Hoffman, Ryan Lofstrom, Kiera Steele, Gillian Galik and Maile Wesner. Front row L-R Zoe Steele, Walker Smits, Elisabeth Hoffman and Payge Doty-Brown. Photo courtesy Cougars Track and Field Club
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Ace Brewing Bombers line up for the heats led by points leader #24 Charley Ackerman. Photo by BlackWolf Photography

Rain-shortened race weekend made for super Saturday at Saratoga

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Mother Nature challenged the Quinsam Sprint…

  • Jul 11, 2022
Ace Brewing Bombers line up for the heats led by points leader #24 Charley Ackerman. Photo by BlackWolf Photography
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

When do you pull the plug?

By James Durand My uncle has been riding mountain bikes since the…

  • Jul 6, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Dave Fife with a nice three-pound trout caught on a plug. Photo contributed

Locals plugging away in search of trout

By Don Daniels In the month of July, the weather, at times,…

  • Jul 6, 2022
Dave Fife with a nice three-pound trout caught on a plug. Photo contributed
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Everything in moderation … including moderation

By James Durand As you may have read in my past blabberings,…

  • Jun 29, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Jan and Ashley at the Mars Wildlife Rescue Visitors Centre ready to set hook at wetlands for frogs. Don Daniels photo

Watch birds in the water to spot active insects, frogs and fish

By Don Daniels There are a number of lakes in the Campbell…

  • Jun 29, 2022
Jan and Ashley at the Mars Wildlife Rescue Visitors Centre ready to set hook at wetlands for frogs. Don Daniels photo
Pete Layton from London, UK with an Echo Lake trout. Don Daniels photo

Tourists are arriving in Campbell River for outdoor recreation and fishing

By Don Daniels The weather has been unsettled for the month of…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Pete Layton from London, UK with an Echo Lake trout. Don Daniels photo
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Without setting goals, how do we improve?

By James Durand Last week, I raced the second annual Mega Volt…

  • Jun 15, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River’s Chris Zizek participated in the Invictus Games at The Hague in April, 2022. Lyndon Goveas photo

Experience of a lifetime for Campbell River veteran

Chris Zizek represented Canada at the Invctus Games in the Netherlands in April

Campbell River’s Chris Zizek participated in the Invictus Games at The Hague in April, 2022. Lyndon Goveas photo
Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Vancouver Island veterans enjoy experience of a lifetime at Invictus Games

Comox 19 Wing members Cpl. Emilie Poulin, chief warrant officer (retired) Rock…

Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
Why not join Mirror fishing columnist Don Daniels for a fly-tying session in the new year? Photo by Don Daniels

Fly-tying sessions finished. It’s time to go fishing!

By Don Daniels To say the least, it has been an interesting…

  • Jun 8, 2022
Why not join Mirror fishing columnist Don Daniels for a fly-tying session in the new year? Photo by Don Daniels
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

All animals need play

By James Durand As I write this it’s Sunday night. I got…

  • Jun 8, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Front row from left: Jackson Martin, Hannah Herschler, Jordan Loock and Carson Ogg. Back row: Coaches Todd Sader and Toni Vance. Photo by Stephanie Ogg

Campbell River gymnasts soar at the Canadian Championships

Campbell River Gymnastics Association had a historic competition May 26-31, competing at…

  • Jun 7, 2022
Front row from left: Jackson Martin, Hannah Herschler, Jordan Loock and Carson Ogg. Back row: Coaches Todd Sader and Toni Vance. Photo by Stephanie Ogg
BCHL

BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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