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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
Work on the inside of the new Tennis Centre in Langley was underway in April. (file)
Work on the inside of the new Tennis Centre in Langley was underway in April. (file)
Canada’s Brianne Jenner, right, and Germany’s Tabea Botthof, centre, battle for position as goalie Sandra Abstreiter looks on during third period quarterfinal IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

After dearth of hockey, Canadian women’s hockey team savours Beijing preparation

Hockey Canada’s director of national teams intends to name Olympic roster before December’s holiday break

Canada’s Brianne Jenner, right, and Germany’s Tabea Botthof, centre, battle for position as goalie Sandra Abstreiter looks on during third period quarterfinal IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Noni Hartvikson training her farm in South Langley. Riding for Canada, Hartvikson helped boost the team into the top-10 at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Courtney Palleson/special to Langley Advance Times)
Noni Hartvikson training her farm in South Langley. Riding for Canada, Hartvikson helped boost the team into the top-10 at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Courtney Palleson/special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Brent Lakatos races to win the men’s elite wheelchair race at the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. THE CANADIA PRESS/John Sibley/Pool via AP

Canada’s Lakatos has won nine Paralympic medals since nearly retiring in 2008

Lakatos still has the 100, 800 and 1,500 before finishing with Sunday’s marathon in Tokyo

Canada’s Brent Lakatos races to win the men’s elite wheelchair race at the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. THE CANADIA PRESS/John Sibley/Pool via AP
Langley’s Danny Im won the MJT MJT Junior Boys Division at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course (file)
Langley’s Danny Im won the MJT MJT Junior Boys Division at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course (file)
Canada defeated Italy 3-1 (25-16, 25-14, 15-25, 25-18) to even their record at 1-1 in sitting volleyball on Saunday, Aug. 29 at the Tokyo Paralympics. (World ParaVolley/special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada defeated Italy 3-1 (25-16, 25-14, 15-25, 25-18) to even their record at 1-1 in sitting volleyball on Saunday, Aug. 29 at the Tokyo Paralympics. (World ParaVolley/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos gives instructions to players during an MLS soccer club training session, in Vancouver, on Monday, August 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coach’s firing should be ‘wake up call’ for Vancouver Whitecaps: sporting director

‘We decided this morning that this project needs another push, that this project needs some new life’

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos gives instructions to players during an MLS soccer club training session, in Vancouver, on Monday, August 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ottawa Redblacks defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike grabs the arm of B.C. Lions running back Shaquille Cooper as he runs during first-half CFL football action in Ottawa on Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press photo)
Ottawa Redblacks defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike grabs the arm of B.C. Lions running back Shaquille Cooper as he runs during first-half CFL football action in Ottawa on Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press photo)