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The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver could help host as U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bid

U.S. bid is to host the men’s tournament in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029

Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary holds up the Olympic torch during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame was held in Beijing on Wednesday morning after it arrived at the Chinese capital from Greece. While the flame will be put on display over the next few months, organizers said a three-day torch relay is scheduled starting February 2nd with around 1200 torchbearers in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

The Canadian team was over 95 per cent fully vaccinated — but not 100 per cent — at the Tokyo Games last summer

The Abbotsford Canucks were edged 4-3 in overtime by the Ontario Reign on Tuesday (Oct. 19). (Ontario Reign Instagram photo)

Abbotsford Canucks fight back to earn a point against Ontario

Abbotsford trailed 2-0 for much of the game, but battled back only to lose 4-3 in overtime

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson (72) carries the puck past Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Unbeaten Buffalo Sabres rally for 5-2 win over visiting Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver drops second straight on six-game road trip to open NHL season

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson (72) carries the puck past Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Andrew Ladd scored his 250th career goal on Saturday. (Arizona Coyotes/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge’s Andrew Ladd scores 250th goal

At the age of 35 has come back from knee surgery

Andrew Ladd scored his 250th career goal on Saturday. (Arizona Coyotes/Special to The News)
Annabelle Green won third place overall in Female Group A. (Paul Shoebridge/Special to The News)

Three Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows skaters make their mark during Western Elite Circuit

Competition was held in Calgary in the first week of October

Annabelle Green won third place overall in Female Group A. (Paul Shoebridge/Special to The News)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games after probe into fake COVID vaccine card

B.C.-born San Jose Sharks forward forfeits about $1.68 million after probe into fake vaccine card

FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
The new Pride logo will be adopted by all the Rep teams with the Ridge Meadows Minor Softball association. (Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association/Special to The News)
The new Pride logo will be adopted by all the Rep teams with the Ridge Meadows Minor Softball association. (Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association/Special to The News)
Flame Zack Lagrange (21) tries make a pass to the front of the Langley net. He scored the game-winning goal against Langley on Friday night. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Ridge Meadows Flames grab a share of first place

Beat first-place Langley 4-2 on Friday night

Flame Zack Lagrange (21) tries make a pass to the front of the Langley net. He scored the game-winning goal against Langley on Friday night. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps still in playoff race after 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver remains a single point outside of a playoff spot with five games to go

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks goalie Arturs Silovs (left) celebrates his first win and Abbotsford’s first-ever win with equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal on Sunday (Oct. 17). (Abbotsford Canucks Instagram photo)

Abbotsford Canucks post first-ever win

Abbotsford defeats the Ontario Reign 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday to capture historical victory

Abbotsford Canucks goalie Arturs Silovs (left) celebrates his first win and Abbotsford’s first-ever win with equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal on Sunday (Oct. 17). (Abbotsford Canucks Instagram photo)
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BCHL’s first-ever all-female officiating crew works game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian Junior A hockey game

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Visiting Kamloops Blazers scored a decisive victory over the Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kamloops Blazers down Vancouver Giants 5-0

‘We got out-played, we got out-smarted tonight’ says coach

Visiting Kamloops Blazers scored a decisive victory over the Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Noah Juulsen and the Abbotsford Canucks lost 5-3 to the Bakersfield Condors to open the AHL season on Saturday (Oct. 16). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks begin AHL journey with a loss

Canucks fall 5-3 to the Bakersfield Condors in California, take on Ontario Reign tomorrow

Noah Juulsen and the Abbotsford Canucks lost 5-3 to the Bakersfield Condors to open the AHL season on Saturday (Oct. 16). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
The Abbotsford Canucks, shown here practicing, debut tonight in California against the Bakersfield Condors. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks opening season tonight in California

American Hockey League team debuts against the Bakersfield Condors

The Abbotsford Canucks, shown here practicing, debut tonight in California against the Bakersfield Condors. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pettersson, Miller score in shootout as Canucks edge Philadelphia Flyers 5-4

Vancouver gave up two-goal lead before earning first win of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)

Local Abbotsford Canucks podcast launches first episode

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast set to drop weekly episodes covering the new AHL hockey team

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)