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Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s draw with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over 16th-seeded German Angelique Kerber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez beats Kerber to continue impressive U.S. Open run

What’s more the 23-year-old Osaka came in riding a 16-match Grand Slam win streak

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s draw with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over 16th-seeded German Angelique Kerber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo
‘See you in Paris 2024’ message on the floor of the stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (Joe Toth for OIS via AP)

Canada captures 21 medals in the most challenging Paralympic Games in history

With the pandemic, many athletes spent the past year and a half concerned if they would get to compete at all

‘See you in Paris 2024’ message on the floor of the stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (Joe Toth for OIS via AP)
In men’s volleyball competition at the Pan-Am Games, Team Canada beat Mexico Saturday, 3-1. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Canada wins second straight at Pan-American Cup

National team, represented by Langley’s Trinity Western University, plays Puerto Rico today at 2 p.m.

In men’s volleyball competition at the Pan-Am Games, Team Canada beat Mexico Saturday, 3-1. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Danielle Ellis and Team Canada made it all the way to a medal match in seated volleyball at the Tokyo Paralympics. (Canadian Paralympic Committee photo)
Danielle Ellis and Team Canada made it all the way to a medal match in seated volleyball at the Tokyo Paralympics. (Canadian Paralympic Committee photo)
Trinity Western’s men’s volleyball team is representing Canada this week in the Pan-Am Games. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU’s Team Canada opens Pan-Am Cup with win

Men’s volleyball team is back on the court Saturday against Mexico, Sunday against Puerto Rico

Trinity Western’s men’s volleyball team is representing Canada this week in the Pan-Am Games. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Team Canada in the women’s sitting volleyball is ready to fight for the bronze medal on Saturday, against Brazil. (World ParaVolley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley athlete leads Canada into play for Paralympic bronze

Danielle Ellis and the rest of the women’s sitting volleyball team go up against Brazil on Saturday

Team Canada in the women’s sitting volleyball is ready to fight for the bronze medal on Saturday, against Brazil. (World ParaVolley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant

Canadian teen Danielle Dorris wins Paralympic gold and sets world record

Danielle Dorris captured a gold medal in the 50-metre butterfly at the Tokyo Paralympics

Canada’s Danielle Dorris checks her time after winning a gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept.3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant
Katelyn Wright (left) and Heidi Peters (right) will be back on court with the women’s sitting volleyball team on Friday for the semifinals versus China. (Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Dave Holland/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seated volleyball captain realizes dream of Paralympic semifinals

Langley City’s Danielle Ellis and the rest of the women’s Team Canada play China Friday

Katelyn Wright (left) and Heidi Peters (right) will be back on court with the women’s sitting volleyball team on Friday for the semifinals versus China. (Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Dave Holland/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

NHL players are set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr, left, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, center, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, answer questions during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL to punish unvaccinated players more harshly this season

Teams were informed this week of the rules for 2021-22

In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Rugby Canada men’s national team head coach Kingsley Jones listens after he was introduced as the new coach of the team, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday October 24, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada set to open Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign against U.S. Eagles

The Canada-U. S. loser still has a chance to advance but faces a more convoluted qualifying route

Rugby Canada men’s national team head coach Kingsley Jones listens after he was introduced as the new coach of the team, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday October 24, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10(Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Aurelie Rivard, Greg Stewart win Paralympic gold medals for Canada

The gold was Rivard’s fourth medal of the Tokyo Games, and 10th medal of her Paralympic career

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10(Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cheryl Jean-Paul, the women’s basketball coach from TWU, brought home silver from the FIBA in Mexico this weekend. (FIBA/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Second silver earned in international basketball rivalry

Langley coach back from Mexico competition just in time to return to duties at Trinity Western

Cheryl Jean-Paul, the women’s basketball coach from TWU, brought home silver from the FIBA in Mexico this weekend. (FIBA/Special to Langley Advance Times)
An archer draws a bead on two Styrofoam badgers in the woods near the Langley Road and Gun Club. which hosted a 3D archery event on Sunday, Aug. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An archer draws a bead on two Styrofoam badgers in the woods near the Langley Road and Gun Club. which hosted a 3D archery event on Sunday, Aug. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood lifter Josh Cook admitted to having a few nerves after returning to competition at the Aug. 28 and 29 B.C. Powerlifting Association Open meet in Langley, the first in nearly two years, but he got over it, winning his class and setting a new personal best in the process. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First B.C. powerlifting meet since the pandemic draws more than 100 competitors to Langley

When it was over, competitors teamed up to load the weights for transport

Brookswood lifter Josh Cook admitted to having a few nerves after returning to competition at the Aug. 28 and 29 B.C. Powerlifting Association Open meet in Langley, the first in nearly two years, but he got over it, winning his class and setting a new personal best in the process. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove and Sandrino rode to a sixth-place finish in the Individual Freestyle on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove and Sandrino rode to a sixth-place finish in the Individual Freestyle on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Chris Doodson, #73, will be on the course this weekend at Mission Raceway. (Brent Martin – martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley driver hopes to hold his lead at Mission Raceway this weekend

It’s more about reconnecting with fellow racers than winning for Chris Doodson

Chris Doodson, #73, will be on the course this weekend at Mission Raceway. (Brent Martin – martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Blanchette and Chardonnay won the $100,000 Volvo Canada Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug 28. (Quinn Saunders/tbird/special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Blanchette and Chardonnay won the $100,000 Volvo Canada Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug 28. (Quinn Saunders/tbird/special to Langley Advance Times)
Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher, right, directs his teammates as Team Canada third Mark Nichols, left, and skip Brad Gushue look on at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Curling Canada says all athletes, fans, staff and media will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in or attend affiliated events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Curling Canada to require COVID-19 vaccinations to attend or play in events

Individuals 12 and over attending events must provide a proof of first vaccination by no later than Sept. 8

Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher, right, directs his teammates as Team Canada third Mark Nichols, left, and skip Brad Gushue look on at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Curling Canada says all athletes, fans, staff and media will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in or attend affiliated events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh