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Bob Birarda leaves provincial court, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent review has concluded that Canada Soccer "mishandled" sexual harassment allegations in 2008 against the then under-20 women's coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Review says Canada Soccer mishandled sexual harassment allegations against coach

Allegations against B.C. coach and convicted sex offender Bob Birarda were mishandled

Bob Birarda leaves provincial court, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An independent review has concluded that Canada Soccer "mishandled" sexual harassment allegations in 2008 against the then under-20 women's coach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Kootenay Zone Towed Water Sports Team, left to right: Kaylee DuBois, Reece Lawrick, Bronson Schmidtke, Ryder Duczek, Erica Godsave, and Dagen Duczek at the closing ceremonies of the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George, BC.

Kootenay zone water sport athletes hit the podium at BC Games

Local water sports athletes brought back some hardware following podium finishes at…

The Kootenay Zone Towed Water Sports Team, left to right: Kaylee DuBois, Reece Lawrick, Bronson Schmidtke, Ryder Duczek, Erica Godsave, and Dagen Duczek at the closing ceremonies of the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George, BC.
Hockey Canada COO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on December 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hockey Canada has paid $7.6M in sex abuse settlements since 1989

President says he’ll step down if Hockey Canada governance asks him to

Hockey Canada COO Scott Smith speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on December 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hockey Canada logo is seen at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. TSN has extended its media rights agreement with Hockey Canada through the 2033-34 season.The sports network announced Tuesday that the agreement fives TSN and French-language broadcaster RDS exclusive rights to Hockey Canada events, including the world junior championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s top women hockey players say there’s much to do to clean up toxic behaviour

Hockey Canada undergoing parliamentary hearings for handling of sexual assault complaints

Hockey Canada logo is seen at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. TSN has extended its media rights agreement with Hockey Canada through the 2033-34 season.The sports network announced Tuesday that the agreement fives TSN and French-language broadcaster RDS exclusive rights to Hockey Canada events, including the world junior championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. Sprinter Andre De Grasse and decathlete Pierce LePage are among the top Canadian track and field stars who have withdrawn from competing at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Ashley Landis

De Grasse, Brown, Blake, LePage withdraw from Commonwealth Games following worlds

Athletes need time to recover and prepare, says Athletics Canada

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. Sprinter Andre De Grasse and decathlete Pierce LePage are among the top Canadian track and field stars who have withdrawn from competing at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Ashley Landis
The Cranbrook Outlaws Lacrosse team. Submitted file

Cranbrook Outlaws Lacrosse headed to Alberta for playoffs

Alberta provincial champions next on the agenda after the Outlaws defeat Calgary

The Cranbrook Outlaws Lacrosse team. Submitted file
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen returns to B.C. Supreme Court after a lunch break in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jury starts deliberating in sexual assault trial of former Vancouver Canuck Virtanen

Virtanen accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his hotel room in 2017

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen returns to B.C. Supreme Court after a lunch break in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hockey Canada logo is seen at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. TSN has extended its media rights agreement with Hockey Canada through the 2033-34 season.The sports network announced Tuesday that the agreement fives TSN and French-language broadcaster RDS exclusive rights to Hockey Canada events, including the world junior championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Hockey Canada releases plan to combat ‘toxic’ culture ahead of parliamentary hearings

Organization commits to centralized tracking and reporting system for abuse complaints

Hockey Canada logo is seen at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. TSN has extended its media rights agreement with Hockey Canada through the 2033-34 season.The sports network announced Tuesday that the agreement fives TSN and French-language broadcaster RDS exclusive rights to Hockey Canada events, including the world junior championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pierce Lepage, of Canada, competes in the decathlon pole vault at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David J. Phillip
Pierce Lepage, of Canada, competes in the decathlon pole vault at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David J. Phillip
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis

De Grasse leads Canada to men’s 4x100m relay gold at world championships

Canadians set a national record and world-leading time of 37.48 seconds Saturday

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis
Sophia Schubert, of the United States, follows her ball after playing on the 5th hole during the last round of the Evian Championship women’s golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Sophia Schubert, of the United States, follows her ball after playing on the 5th hole during the last round of the Evian Championship women’s golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men’s world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Police open investigations into 2003 and 2018 Canadian world junior teams

The two police investigations are the latest developments in an ongoing crisis for Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men’s world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Cranbrook Bucks add Colin Minardi to the bench as an assistant coach. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.

Cranbrook Bucks add assistant coach to the bench

The Cranbrook Bucks have added Colin Minardi as an assistant coach. Minardi…

Cranbrook Bucks add Colin Minardi to the bench as an assistant coach. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.
Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s 2003 world hockey junior team also accused of group sexual assault

2nd allegation of sexual assault involving Hockey Canada to become public in a span of two months

Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7) tries to run the ball past Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Tunde Adeleke during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions survive scare, claw out 17-12 victory over Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Lions force the Ti-Cats to turn the ball over on downs twice in the late going to seal the win

B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7) tries to run the ball past Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Tunde Adeleke during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen, centre, leaves B.C. Supreme Court after testifying at his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen testifies to deny sexual assault charge

Virtanen was charged in January with one count of sexual assault tied to a 2017 incident

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen, centre, leaves B.C. Supreme Court after testifying at his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Defence wraps cross-examination of Virtanen accuser as B.C. trial continues

Woman has testified that she repeatedly said “no” before Virtanen allegedly sexually assaulted

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - “Ariagato” is displayed at the end of the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits are as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Tokyo Olympic aftermath still being untangled a year later

Japan’s goal after the pandemic-fueled postponement was to get through it

FILE - “Ariagato” is displayed at the end of the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits are as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Indian Band takes part in a joint press conference between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Four Host First Nations, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler where the “hosting concept” for the 2030 Winter Olympics bid was unveiled in Whistler, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Vinnick

Vancouver council OKs next step in Indigenous-led 2030 Olympic bid

Next steps are to get commitment from federal and provincial governments as partners

Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Indian Band takes part in a joint press conference between the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Four Host First Nations, and the cities of Vancouver and Whistler where the “hosting concept” for the 2030 Winter Olympics bid was unveiled in Whistler, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Vinnick