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A group of local men practice archery on a ridge overlooking the Laitlum Canyon about 20km (12 miles) from Shillong, India, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. In villages scattered across the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya an ancient tradition of archery still continues and regular competitions are held between different localities. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

VIDEO: The ancient skill of archery thrives in northeastern India

The skill is part of a traditional rite for Indigenous people in Meghalaya

 

Wrexham’s Tom O’Connor celebrates scoring against Sheffield United during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales, Sunday Jan. 29, 2023. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Ryan Reynolds goes through range of emotions in FA Cup match

‘I’m now so much in love with this sport that I actually hate it.’

 

The West Kelowna Warriors are in action this weekend on the road against Cranbrook and Salmon Arm. (@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)

Rockets set for home-and-home, Warriors on the road: Kelowna sports weekend preview

The Warriors started the second half of the season with a win on Wednesday night

The West Kelowna Warriors are in action this weekend on the road against Cranbrook and Salmon Arm. (@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)
Rockets forward Andrew Cristall will not play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game because of a lower-body injury. (Steven Dunsmoor/Submitted)

Injury keeping Kelowna Rockets star forward out of Top Prospects game

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Caden Price will still play in the game on Wednesday night in Langley

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall will not play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game because of a lower-body injury. (Steven Dunsmoor/Submitted)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference after an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau and hired Rick Tocchet as his replacement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference after an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau and hired Rick Tocchet as his replacement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rachael Karker of Canada competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gu golden again in World Cup halfpipe, Canada’s Karker, Bowman finish on podium

Eileen Gu’s halfpipe is ready for the Winter X Games. The 19-year-old…

Rachael Karker of Canada competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Brock Webster runs with the ball during a rugby union international match between Portugal and Canada in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Armando Franca

Canadian rugby women finish 11th while men place 14th at New Zealand Sevens

Women finished with huge win against Papua New Guinea, beating them 44-5

Canada’s Brock Webster runs with the ball during a rugby union international match between Portugal and Canada in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Armando Franca
Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) plays the puck while sitting on the ice after falling in front of Vancouver Canucks Andrei Kuzmenko (96) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Oilers beat reeling Canucks 4-2 for 6th straight victory

Loss was 3rd in 4 nights for Canucks

Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) plays the puck while sitting on the ice after falling in front of Vancouver Canucks Andrei Kuzmenko (96) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: BCHL’s brightest stars put on show during all-star weekend in Penticton

The league’s 60th-anniversary all-star weekend featured a skills competition on Saturday afternoon

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Big White Ski Resort is fully operations following a power outage that started Friday morning. (Big White Ski Resort/Facebook)

Big White fully operational following power outage

The ski resort returned to normal operations at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning

Big White Ski Resort is fully operations following a power outage that started Friday morning. (Big White Ski Resort/Facebook)
Team Blaeser, made up of Kaiden Beck, Nolan Blaeser, Nolan Beck and Koen Hampshire and coach Dale Hofer are heading to the Under 18 Canadian Curling Championship in Timmins, Ont. next month and are fundraising for the trip. Team Tam out of Salmon Arm and Port Moody Curling Clubs are also fundraising to compete at the same tournament. (Team Blaeser/ Facebook)

Young Salmon Arm curlers fundraising for Canadian championships next month

Athletes continue to impress, winning top prizes at provincial and regional competitions

Team Blaeser, made up of Kaiden Beck, Nolan Blaeser, Nolan Beck and Koen Hampshire and coach Dale Hofer are heading to the Under 18 Canadian Curling Championship in Timmins, Ont. next month and are fundraising for the trip. Team Tam out of Salmon Arm and Port Moody Curling Clubs are also fundraising to compete at the same tournament. (Team Blaeser/ Facebook)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)

Fastest skater? Hardest shot? Lineup for BCHL’s skills competition announced in Penticton

Hometown brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau will represent the Vees on Saturday

The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)
Salmon Arm’s Lily Brook and Maggie Manning (front centre) are excited to finally be able to share their experiences competing on season five of All-Round Champion. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm para-athletes surprised to find each other competing on All-Round Athlete

Maggie Manning and Lily Brook to host public premiere at Salmar Grand

Salmon Arm’s Lily Brook and Maggie Manning (front centre) are excited to finally be able to share their experiences competing on season five of All-Round Champion. (Contributed)
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Duncan Keith, Kyle Turris serving as coaches for BCHL Top Prospects game in Penticton

Keith will join the Vees’ Fred Harbinson behind the bench for Team East; Turris to coach Team West

FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Team Sullivan won gold at the 2023 Thompson-Okanagan Regional High School Curling Playdowns and will advance to provincial champions in February. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curling teams compete for regional champion title

Brothers battle it out on opposing teams, Sullivan rink heads to provincials

Team Sullivan won gold at the 2023 Thompson-Okanagan Regional High School Curling Playdowns and will advance to provincial champions in February. (Contributed)
(Zach Delaney/Capital News)

Top Kelowna golf course tees off with new ownership

Tower Ranch sold to Okanagan-based company

(Zach Delaney/Capital News)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest helped Team Canada’s wheelchair curling team win bronze at the Beijing Paralympics in 2022. (Angela Burger Photo)

North Okanagan curler claims athlete of the year award

Sport BC awards wheelchair curler Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest helped Team Canada’s wheelchair curling team win bronze at the Beijing Paralympics in 2022. (Angela Burger Photo)
Canada’s Caitlin Kraemer, foreground right, celebrates scoring with teammates from left, Ava Murphy, Piper Grober, Emma Pais and Alex Law after scoring the opening goal during the women’s under-18 ice hockey world championship match between Canada and Sweden at the Ostersund Arena, in Ostersund, Sweden, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Per Danielsson/TT News Agency via AP

Kraemer’s 4-goal effort leads Canada past Sweden 10-0 for women’s under-18 gold

Kraemer scored 2 goals within first 6 minutes of the game

Canada’s Caitlin Kraemer, foreground right, celebrates scoring with teammates from left, Ava Murphy, Piper Grober, Emma Pais and Alex Law after scoring the opening goal during the women’s under-18 ice hockey world championship match between Canada and Sweden at the Ostersund Arena, in Ostersund, Sweden, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Per Danielsson/TT News Agency via AP
Madeline Schizas of Ontario performs during the senior women free program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Oshawa, Ont., on Saturday, January 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Madeline Schizas holds off 16-year-old Ruiter to win Canadian figure skating title

‘The end of that program wasn’t easy but I pushed right to the end and I’m happy with that.’

Madeline Schizas of Ontario performs during the senior women free program at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Oshawa, Ont., on Saturday, January 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette