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Wrexham’s Tom O’Connor celebrates scoring against Sheffield United during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales, Sunday Jan. 29, 2023. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Ryan Reynolds goes through range of emotions in FA Cup match

‘I’m now so much in love with this sport that I actually hate it.’

Black Jack skier Remi Drolet will compete at the Nordic U23 World championships in Whistler this week. Photo: Facebook

Black Jack skier to compete at U23 World Championship

Remi Drolet will lead the charge at the Nordic World Junior and U23 championship in Whistler

Beaver Valley Nitehawks goalie Nathan Presley stopped 55 shots in a 3-2 win over Columbia Valley Rockets on Friday. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Extra time heroics leads Nitehawks to wins over division leaders

Beaver Valley Nitehawks earn dramatic wins over Rockets in OT and Border Bruins in a shootout

Canada’s Fancy Bermudez grabs the ball from an Australian player during the second half of rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bermudez scored two tries in a losing cause against Brazil at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada’s Fancy Bermudez grabs the ball from an Australian player during the second half of rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bermudez scored two tries in a losing cause against Brazil at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Vancouver Canucks’ Andrei Kuzmenko celebrates his first goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. In a season marked by loss and frustration, the Russian forward with the dimpled grin, gravity defying hair and enthusiastic goal celebrations has been a rare bright spot both on and off the ice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Why not sign two years?:’ Vancouver Canucks winger Kuzmenko happy with extension

Russian winger inks $5.5 million deal keeping him in Vancouver until 2025

Vancouver Canucks’ Andrei Kuzmenko celebrates his first goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. In a season marked by loss and frustration, the Russian forward with the dimpled grin, gravity defying hair and enthusiastic goal celebrations has been a rare bright spot both on and off the ice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver will start charging a new hotel tax to help cover the costs of hosting the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. (Ryan Adams/Wikimedia Commons)

7-year-long Vancouver hotel tax to start in February to help pay for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Provincial statement suggests tax would be in place until 2030, so four years after tournament

Vancouver will start charging a new hotel tax to help cover the costs of hosting the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. (Ryan Adams/Wikimedia Commons)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of an NFL division round football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

THE MOJ: I’m expecting the Eagles and the Bengals to meet in the Super Bowl

Kuzmenko signing another signal the Canucks are refusing to take the right path

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of an NFL division round football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
The 2023 Fun Trolloppet ski event was held on Sunday, January 22 with almost 200 participants! After a two-year hiatus with Covid, there was lots of interest. The day was grand as the weather and sunshine could not have been any better. Blue skies and lots of smiles. We had five categories from the 2km Tiny Trolls, 8km Mega Trolls to the 20km Bronze, 30km Silver, and 40 km Gold. And as usual, the Viking troll was there to start the race. 
The Castlegar Nordic, Ski Society would like to thank our many sponsors. 
Mallards Source for Sports.
No frills.
Safeway.
Kootenay Market.
Kootenay Valley Water.
Canadian Tire. 
Tim Hortons 
And, of course, a big shout out to our many volunteers that helped with registration, endless amounts of great baking, and just being there to cheer on the skiers!
Thank you!

Castlegar Ski Club’s Troll Loppet roars back to life

Castlegar Nordic Ski Club hosts 200 skiers for cross country event

The 2023 Fun Trolloppet ski event was held on Sunday, January 22 with almost 200 participants! After a two-year hiatus with Covid, there was lots of interest. The day was grand as the weather and sunshine could not have been any better. Blue skies and lots of smiles. We had five categories from the 2km Tiny Trolls, 8km Mega Trolls to the 20km Bronze, 30km Silver, and 40 km Gold. And as usual, the Viking troll was there to start the race. 
The Castlegar Nordic, Ski Society would like to thank our many sponsors. 
Mallards Source for Sports.
No frills.
Safeway.
Kootenay Market.
Kootenay Valley Water.
Canadian Tire. 
Tim Hortons 
And, of course, a big shout out to our many volunteers that helped with registration, endless amounts of great baking, and just being there to cheer on the skiers!
Thank you!
Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: What does championship weekend look like in the NFL?

NFL REPORT: Black Press insiders Haluschak, McCully discuss the final weekend before Super Bowl 57.

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

End to 30-year era: No more Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo; organizers cite lack of volunteers

Association draws the curtain on springtime rodeo

  • Jan 26, 2023
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Evgheniy Pysraneko (left) is pictured with some of the young Ukrainian kids during a team bonding activity around Christmas 2022 in Romania. The 11 and 12-year-old kids who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine will travel to Canada to participate at the Quebec Peewee International Hockey Tournament next month thanks to the efforts of a Quebec City businessman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Evgheniy Pysraneko

Hockey team of preteen Ukrainian refugees heads to tournament in Quebec City

11- and 12-year-olds to play in tourney that has hosted legends like Wayne Gretzky and Guy Lafleur

Evgheniy Pysraneko (left) is pictured with some of the young Ukrainian kids during a team bonding activity around Christmas 2022 in Romania. The 11 and 12-year-old kids who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine will travel to Canada to participate at the Quebec Peewee International Hockey Tournament next month thanks to the efforts of a Quebec City businessman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Evgheniy Pysraneko
The Quebec Superior Court is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

High-profile Canadian pairs skating coach guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

Skate Canada said Hall of Fame coach Richard Gauthier has been permanently expelled

The Quebec Superior Court is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Nathan Dominci tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

KIJHL: Nitehawks win big over Leafs

Nathan Dominici tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 B.V. Nitehawks victory over Nelson Leafs

Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Nathan Dominci tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in Montreal, Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Bettman: 2018 Canada junior team investigation ‘really close to the end’

‘We’re trying to work it through when we get to the end and we want to get it right’

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in Montreal, Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Chicago Blackhawks’ Jason Dickinson (17) jumps over Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) and Tyler Myers to avoid a collision during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks rally in third to beat Blackhawks 5-2 in new coach Rick Tocchet’s debut

Canucks outshot the Blackhawk 48-14 and failed to score on five power-play chances

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jason Dickinson (17) jumps over Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) and Tyler Myers to avoid a collision during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet, front left, and general manager Patrik Allvin listen during a news conference after the NHL hockey team announced Tocchet’s hiring, in Vancouver, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks should be nothing but embarrassed in wake of coaching change

Situation was very poorly handled and the team has no one to blame but themselves

Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet, front left, and general manager Patrik Allvin listen during a news conference after the NHL hockey team announced Tocchet’s hiring, in Vancouver, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE — Mike Tyson watches the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, Feb. 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. A woman has accused former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s in a lawsuit filed in January 2023, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Woman files suit accusing Mike Tyson of rape in early ’90s

Boxer previously was convicted and sent to prison for a rape that occurred around the same time

FILE — Mike Tyson watches the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, Feb. 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. A woman has accused former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s in a lawsuit filed in January 2023, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Rossland skier Xander Bankes competed in the 2023 World Junior Freeride Championship in Kappl, Austria, this week. (Contributed)

Rossland skier competes at Freeride Jr. World championship

Freeskier Xander Bankes is primed for his run at the Freeride World Championship in Kappl, Austria

Rossland skier Xander Bankes competed in the 2023 World Junior Freeride Championship in Kappl, Austria, this week. (Contributed)