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Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Beleaguered Hockey Canada names Toronto lawyer interim chair

Andrea Skinner first woman to hold the position in the history of the organization

Seeen here in 2019, Ruth Bedell (front), team captain of Langley’s D’Fyance dragon boat team, is happy that the sport will, for the first time, include a division for 69 and older, one that she spent 5 years lobbying for. (Langley Advance Times)

A new Canadian age division for 69-plus dragon boaters is a win for B.C. team

Team captain calls creation of Senior D division a ‘major victory’

Serena Williams, of the U.S.A celebrates after defeating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz of Spain, during the National Bank Open women’s tennis tournament in Toronto, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Serena Williams says she will retire after U.S. Open

Tennis icon: ‘I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give’

Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Canadian wrestlers Di Stasio, Randhawa capture Commonwealth Games gold

Ethan Katzberg of Nanaimo posted a career-best 76.36 metres for a silver medal in hammer throw

Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Provincial, territorial federations want Hockey Canada meeting before paying dues

They also want more details on Hockey Canada’s action plan announced July 14

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Justin William rides Anakin while competing in the bull riding event at the Chilliwack Rodeo during the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair at Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bucking bulls kick off 1st day of Chilliwack Rodeo at 150th annual fair

It was all about bull riding during day one of 34th annual rodeo at historic Chilliwack Fair

Justin William rides Anakin while competing in the bull riding event at the Chilliwack Rodeo during the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair at Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels come to Vancouver and Abbotsford for games later this month. (Instagram photo)

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team coming to Abbotsford

Division I team taking on the UFV Cascades on Aug. 19, also playing games at UBC

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels come to Vancouver and Abbotsford for games later this month. (Instagram photo)
Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Women’s hockey players fear financial fallout of frozen Hockey Canada funding

The Canadian women’s and para hockey teams rely heavily on federal funds to operate

Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Valley West Stampede and Langley Riders Society held a press conference on Wednesday Aug. 3 to announce the first pro rodeo is coming to Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

New 3-day pro-rodeo announced for late summer in Langley

Dust off the cowboy boots in anticipation of stampede this Labour Day

Valley West Stampede and Langley Riders Society held a press conference on Wednesday Aug. 3 to announce the first pro rodeo is coming to Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)

Hockey player injured by skate blade to the face; Burnaby RCMP investigating

Adult Safe Hockey League said the player has been suspended indefinitely

Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)
Canada’s Sam Schachter, right, in action during Men’s Preliminary Pool A beach volleyball match between Canada and Gambia at Smithfield at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manish Swarup

Canada wins rhythmic gymnastics gold in team event at Commonwealth Games

Canada remained third in the medal standings heading into the final three days

Canada’s Sam Schachter, right, in action during Men’s Preliminary Pool A beach volleyball match between Canada and Gambia at Smithfield at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manish Swarup
FILE - Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, wipes the sweat off during a training session at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, on April 30, 2022. Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday, AUg. 4, 2022, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament

He also will not be able to compete in the U.S. Open

FILE - Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, wipes the sweat off during a training session at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, on April 30, 2022. Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday, AUg. 4, 2022, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday. That’s nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport in a case that has reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Russian judge sentences WNBA’s Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

Griner convicted of possessing and smuggling cannabis oil into the country

FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday. That’s nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport in a case that has reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, left, and others observe a moment of silence for Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Washington. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, left, and others observe a moment of silence for Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Washington. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Parm Dhaliwal skating with the West Kelowna Warriors. (BCHL/Twitter photo)

Former Yale Hockey Academy, Chilliwack Chiefs player found dead in New York hotel room

Parm Dhaliwal played with YHA from 2014 to 2016

Parm Dhaliwal skating with the West Kelowna Warriors. (BCHL/Twitter photo)
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Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers fade late in road loss to Westshore Rebels

The Huskers saw a three-point deficit balloon to 21 during a bad fourth quarter

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