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A Seabus passenger ferry, right, travels across Burrard Inlet at sunset as downtown Vancouver and the port are seen from Burnaby Mountain, on Monday, July 11, 2022. Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says an Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympics in British Columbia is over after the province declined its support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2030 Olympic bid not quite dead, but B.C. government must join talks: First Nations

Leaders have since requested a meeting with incoming premier, say they have been turned down

A Seabus passenger ferry, right, travels across Burrard Inlet at sunset as downtown Vancouver and the port are seen from Burnaby Mountain, on Monday, July 11, 2022. Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says an Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympics in British Columbia is over after the province declined its support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson speaks to the media ahead of Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Houston. Game 1 of the series starts Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for Astros

Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies, the first third-place team to reach a Series

Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson speaks to the media ahead of Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Houston. Game 1 of the series starts Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke runs for a touchdown during the second half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke nominated for two CFL individual awards

Victoria native was named the B.C. Lions’ nominee as top Canadian and outstanding player

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke runs for a touchdown during the second half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) collides with Seattle Kraken defenceman Vince Dunn (29) as they battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Canucks snap season-opening winless skid at 7, beat Seattle Kraken 5-4

Vancouver coach Boudreau becomes fifth active coach to reach 600 wins

Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) collides with Seattle Kraken defenceman Vince Dunn (29) as they battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Kelowna’s Sandy Johal designed these speciality Diwali jerseys the Vancouver Canucks wore for warm up ahead of their game on Monday, Oct. 24 (Photo - @Canucks/Instagram)

B.C. artist designs Vancouver Canucks Diwali jerseys

The Canucks wore the speciality jersey for warm up before Monday’s game (Oct. 24)

Kelowna’s Sandy Johal designed these speciality Diwali jerseys the Vancouver Canucks wore for warm up ahead of their game on Monday, Oct. 24 (Photo - @Canucks/Instagram)
FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

B.C. won’t support bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Bid was forwarded by an Indigenous-led team for the first time in history

FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Mamba Fight Night 11 debuts in Surrey on Nov. 4.

Mamba Fight Night making Surrey debut on Nov. 4

Abbotsford promoter hosting 11th event at Aria Convention Centre

Mamba Fight Night 11 debuts in Surrey on Nov. 4.
Winnipeg Jets’ Sam Gagner (right) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammate Kyle Connor during the third period of NHL action in Winnipeg on Monday, October 24, 2022. NHL players choosing their own goal songs is trending in a sport that’s historically emphasized team and downplayed the individual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade

NHL players tooting their own horn with personalized goal songs

The Buffalo Sabres introduced signature songs last season following San Jose and Washington in 2020

Winnipeg Jets’ Sam Gagner (right) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammate Kyle Connor during the third period of NHL action in Winnipeg on Monday, October 24, 2022. NHL players choosing their own goal songs is trending in a sport that’s historically emphasized team and downplayed the individual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade
Jihoon Bae, seen here at a previous competition, finished first in three events at the season-opener Langley Olympians Octoberfest meet, held at the Walnut Grove pool on Oct. 8. 20 Langley Olympians swimmers were among 140 participants. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Olympians open season with strong Octoberfest showing

Jacques won four events, Bae won three

  • Oct 27, 2022
Jihoon Bae, seen here at a previous competition, finished first in three events at the season-opener Langley Olympians Octoberfest meet, held at the Walnut Grove pool on Oct. 8. 20 Langley Olympians swimmers were among 140 participants. (Langley Advance Times file)
Five Vancouver Giants have been flagged as players to watch by the NHL Central Scouting Service, who released their list Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Vancouver Giants graphic)

Vancouver Giants who bear watching identified

‘Players to Watch’ list issued by NHL Central Scouting Service

Five Vancouver Giants have been flagged as players to watch by the NHL Central Scouting Service, who released their list Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Vancouver Giants graphic)
North Delta-raised football kicker Mitch Berger with the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champ with Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. (File photo)

Super Bowl champ, 2 winning teams, trailblazers among latest BC Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Read about the 2023 class members, who ‘truly exemplify the best of sport in this province and beyond’

North Delta-raised football kicker Mitch Berger with the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champ with Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. (File photo)
Kodiaks defenceman Cameron Northard takes a shot during the Oct. 19 game against Mission City Outlaws at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Mission won 6-1. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kodiaks defenceman Cameron Northard takes a shot during the Oct. 19 game against Mission City Outlaws at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Mission won 6-1. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Arizona Coyotes fans leave the Gila River Arena after an NHL hockey game between the Coyotes and the Nashville Predators Friday, April 29, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz., the team’s final game at the facility. The Coyotes begin life at Arizona State University on Friday when they host the Winnipeg Jets following a six-game road trip to open the schedule. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Ross D. Franklin

NHL’s Coyotes going back to college for next 3 years

Arizona poised for its first match in its new home in small Arizona State University campus arena

Arizona Coyotes fans leave the Gila River Arena after an NHL hockey game between the Coyotes and the Nashville Predators Friday, April 29, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz., the team’s final game at the facility. The Coyotes begin life at Arizona State University on Friday when they host the Winnipeg Jets following a six-game road trip to open the schedule. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Ross D. Franklin
FILE - Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty-kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match Thursday, June 9. 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Canada prepares for its 1st World Cup in 36 years

In 2021, the team went from No. 72 in the world rankings to No. 40

FILE - Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty-kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match Thursday, June 9. 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tayne Kang is an 11-year-old speed skater from Coquitlam. He participated in the Langley Blades speed skating tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Tayne Kang is an 11-year-old speed skater from Coquitlam. He participated in the Langley Blades speed skating tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Arizona Cardinals running back Keaontay Ingram (30) celebrate his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Nielsen, Amazon Prime spar over who really watches football

Amazon has reported higher ratings for its broadcast than the ratings service has every week

Arizona Cardinals running back Keaontay Ingram (30) celebrate his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks getting paid to win and their coach may pay the price

As the early season results mount in Vancouver, Boudreau’s seat getting hotter — his fault or not

Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Aman (88), of Sweden, leaps over Carolina Hurricanes’ Brady Skjei (76) during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Monday, October 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks still searching for first win after 3-2 loss to Carolina Hurricanes

Vancouver (0-5-2) is the lone NHL team without a victory this season

Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Aman (88), of Sweden, leaps over Carolina Hurricanes’ Brady Skjei (76) during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Monday, October 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Abbotsford Canucks have unveiled their Diwali themed warm-up jerseys they will wear on Saturday (Oct. 29). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks unveil Diwali jersey

AHL team will wear special jersey during warm-up on Saturday

The Abbotsford Canucks have unveiled their Diwali themed warm-up jerseys they will wear on Saturday (Oct. 29). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)