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Victoria Royals narrowly beat the Kelowna Blazers 5–4 in a back-and-forth match Saturday night. Royals go head-to-head against Red Deer on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (Victoria Royals)

VIDEO: Royals sneak out 5–4 win in tight match against Blazers

Victoria plays Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday, Feb. 11 on home ice

Victoria Royals narrowly beat the Kelowna Blazers 5–4 in a back-and-forth match Saturday night. Royals go head-to-head against Red Deer on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (Victoria Royals)
East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

A local nonprofit is building schools in Nepal, and will host its…

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal
The Lakehill FC Division 1 men’s team won the Vancouver Island Soccer League Cup – the Garrison Cup – on Feb. 7. (Vince Greco/Twitter)
The Lakehill FC Division 1 men’s team won the Vancouver Island Soccer League Cup – the Garrison Cup – on Feb. 7. (Vince Greco/Twitter)
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Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021
Three high school baseball players from Saanich invited to Florida scouting tournament
Pacific FC inaugural games
Team Canada Warrior Games 2019 Training Camp
World champion Kurt Browning will perform at the Archie Browning Sports Centre March 14 to 16. (Facebook/Kurt Browning: The Greatest Showman on Ice)

Figure skating legend Kurt Browning set to dazzle Victoria crowds

Four-time world champion will perform classics at Archie Browning arena March 14 to 16

World champion Kurt Browning will perform at the Archie Browning Sports Centre March 14 to 16. (Facebook/Kurt Browning: The Greatest Showman on Ice)
Fred ‘Whitey’ Severson’s jersey was the first Victoria Shamrocks jersey to ever be retired. The 91-year-old died Monday. (Facebook/Victoria Shamrocks)

Shamrocks legend ‘Whitey’ Severson dies at 91

Lacrosse legend was one half of ‘the Gold Dust Twins’

Fred ‘Whitey’ Severson’s jersey was the first Victoria Shamrocks jersey to ever be retired. The 91-year-old died Monday. (Facebook/Victoria Shamrocks)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)

Victoria slated to pay $90,000 to host FIBA basketball tournament

The event is a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)
In this photo from 2019 the Kamloops Blazers scored in overtime during the second game of the first round of WHL playoff against the Victoria Royals tying up the series one to one. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royals tech night brings Super Smash Bros tournament and free beer

Tech night takes place on Feb. 8 as the Royals take on the Kamloops Blazers

In this photo from 2019 the Kamloops Blazers scored in overtime during the second game of the first round of WHL playoff against the Victoria Royals tying up the series one to one. (Black Press Media file photo)
PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria contest
PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria contest
Jon McKay posted a pair of top-five finishes on the weekend at the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships. (APShutter.com)

Victoria swimmer takes pair of top-five finishes at Australian open water nationals

Jon McKay will now compete in the LEN Open Water Swiming Cup in March

Jon McKay posted a pair of top-five finishes on the weekend at the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships. (APShutter.com)
Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia celebrates the upcoming FIBA Men’s Qualifying tournament with Oak Bay High basketball players on Thursday. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Province gives up $350,000 for FIBA basketball tournament in Victoria

Canadian super fan, Education Minister celebrate FIBA at Oak Bay High School

Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia celebrates the upcoming FIBA Men’s Qualifying tournament with Oak Bay High basketball players on Thursday. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)

Tickets to watch Olympic-qualifying basketball in Victoria go on sale Friday

FIBA’s 2020 Olympic-qualifying tournament on from June 23 to June 28

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)
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Sooke Minor Fastball to host coaching clinic

Clinic ideal for those planning to coach U6 to U18 teams

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Sooke is in the running for Kraft Hockeyville. (Bruce Hogarth photo)

Sooke launches Hockeyville bid

Up for grabs: $250,000 in arena upgrades and an NHL game

Sooke is in the running for Kraft Hockeyville. (Bruce Hogarth photo)
In this photo from a game in 2018, the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team takes the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

13th annual UVic Vikes Shoot for the Cure supports Canadian Cancer Society

Tip-off Saturday is at 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men

In this photo from a game in 2018, the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team takes the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Cadet Warrant Officer Christina Matchett takes a shot during the marksmanship portion of the cadet biathlon race. (Photo courtesy Cadet Master Warrant Officer Justin Norman)

Sidney cadet takes home gold at South Island Zone biathlon

‘Rising star’ sets her sights on provincials

Cadet Warrant Officer Christina Matchett takes a shot during the marksmanship portion of the cadet biathlon race. (Photo courtesy Cadet Master Warrant Officer Justin Norman)
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Greater Victoria Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28

  • Jan 22, 2020
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Panthers bolster roster with addition of 20-year-old Goaltender Andrew Rocha (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers ride new goalie, old goalie to pair of victories

New addition Andrew Rocha stopped 25 out of 26 shots in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League debut

Panthers bolster roster with addition of 20-year-old Goaltender Andrew Rocha (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Pride Weekend returns to Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Feb. 28-29. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island Pride weekend returns to Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Building on the success of last year’s family-friendly pride festival on Vancouver…

  • Jan 20, 2020
Pride Weekend returns to Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Feb. 28-29. Photo supplied
Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)

Sooke runner breaks record with 200th consecutive race

Bruce Hawkes began Island Race Series streak in 1995

Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)
The Royals took a heavy defeat in a 6–2 loss against Vancouver Giants Saturday night. (James MacKenzie/News Staff)

VIDEO: Royals squashed by Giants in 6–2 loss

Victoria will leave for six-game road trip, returns home Feb. 7

The Royals took a heavy defeat in a 6–2 loss against Vancouver Giants Saturday night. (James MacKenzie/News Staff)