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Race cars from West Shore Motorsports Park were on display in central Langford Saturday following the last-ever parade from the track, as it is set to close permanently later in September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Former Western Speedway starts final lap with parade through Langford

The parade and car show saw race cars hit the public roads ahead of the final race Sept. 17

Race cars from West Shore Motorsports Park were on display in central Langford Saturday following the last-ever parade from the track, as it is set to close permanently later in September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Another Canada-US final set for women’s ice hockey worlds

Canada routed Switzerland 8-1 after the Americans beat the Czech Republic 10-1.

Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)

Olympic champion Canada beats Australia in women’s soccer

Canada beat the Matildas 1-0 in a women’s soccer friendly on Saturday

Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
Kevin Rothbauer

Goodbye to Kevin Rothbauer: big shoes to fill

Join us in wishing him well in his new job, and celebrating his enormous contribution to the Citizen

Kevin Rothbauer
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller celebrates his goal during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. The Canucks announced over social media they’ve signed a seven year, US$56-million deal for Miller, Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points in 80 games.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks ink star forward J.T. Miller to seven-year, US$56-million deal

29-year-old was Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller celebrates his goal during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. The Canucks announced over social media they’ve signed a seven year, US$56-million deal for Miller, Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points in 80 games.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Youbou horseshoes pitcher Jerry Melissa won the Western Canada Classic and finished fourth at the Canadian Championships last month. (Submitted by Jerry Melissa)

Youbou horseshoe pitcher best in the west, 4th in Canada

Jerry Melissa still going strong at 80

  • Sep 2, 2022
Youbou horseshoes pitcher Jerry Melissa won the Western Canada Classic and finished fourth at the Canadian Championships last month. (Submitted by Jerry Melissa)
Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

World and Olympic champion Kaetlyn Osmond coaching Nelson figure skaters

Osmond is leading a week-long camp at the city’s rec centre

Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee. (Mark Janzen photo)
Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee. (Mark Janzen photo)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women are on the rise ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canadian women placed fifth at the last World Cup, in 2017 in Ireland

Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Indigenous community members, international delegates and Victoria Forum organizers sit for a photo next to a hand-carved paddle, designed by Darlene Gait of Esquimalt (Xwsepsum) Nation, inside the University of Victoria’s First Peoples House. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Vancouver Island First Nations look to sports for reconciliation

International declaration seeks to advance truth, respect, reconciliation through sport

Indigenous community members, international delegates and Victoria Forum organizers sit for a photo next to a hand-carved paddle, designed by Darlene Gait of Esquimalt (Xwsepsum) Nation, inside the University of Victoria’s First Peoples House. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. Lions acquire veteran quarterback Adams from Montreal Alouettes

The B.C. Lions acquired veteran quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. from the Montreal…

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Cowichan Axis FC’s Connor Crichton settles the ball in front of a trio of Oak defenders including (from left) Isaac Bell, Raymond Sam, and Cole Lawrence during McGavin Cup play, Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Sherman Road turf. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Axis FC punch ticket to McGavin Cup final

Cowichan Oak FC bows out in the semi-finals

Cowichan Axis FC’s Connor Crichton settles the ball in front of a trio of Oak defenders including (from left) Isaac Bell, Raymond Sam, and Cole Lawrence during McGavin Cup play, Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Sherman Road turf. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Five-goal outburst propels U.S. to 5-2 win over Canada in women’s world hockey action

Americans ended Canada’s run of wins against them at five straight

Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo

Andreescu advances to second round at US Open with three-set win over Tan

Ontario 22-year-old and 2019 champion, improved her all-time U.S. Open record to 11-1

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo
Cyclists compete in a past edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride, which will make its Canadian debut in the Cowichan Valley in May 2023. (Jake Orness/BWR Photo Pool)

Belgian Waffle Ride to make its Canadian debut in Cowichan Valley

Multi-surface cycling challenge coming in May 2023

  • Aug 29, 2022
Cyclists compete in a past edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride, which will make its Canadian debut in the Cowichan Valley in May 2023. (Jake Orness/BWR Photo Pool)
Coach Naomi Walser and players Anikka MacDonald and Elora Waardenburg made history as the first silver medallists in Canada Summer Games girls box lacrosse history. (Submitted by Naomi Walser)

Huge Canada Summer Games medal haul for Cowichan Valley athletes

No one comes home from Niagara empty-handed

  • Aug 28, 2022
Coach Naomi Walser and players Anikka MacDonald and Elora Waardenburg made history as the first silver medallists in Canada Summer Games girls box lacrosse history. (Submitted by Naomi Walser)
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s rugby women win Wales 31-3, last warm-up match before World Cup

Next up is the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand starting on Oct. 8

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Canada drops all 3 games at L.A. Rugby Sevens

Canada will play in a 9th place qualifier on Sunday

United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)