Golf team qualifies for Nationals

Vancouver Island University’s men’s golf team secured a position for the national championship in Oshawa, Ontario earlier this month after finishing third in PacWest standings. The four-day event began Mon., and coach Kevin Oates was clear about the team’s goal: bring a medal back to VIU. “Our goal is to try to get a medal,” … Continued

Around the rink

Nanaimo is a city that thrives on hockey. Most people are unaware of just how much hockey is played on the city’s four sheets of ice. The day begins in the Nanaimo arenas at 5:30 a.m. with minor hockey practices and continues throughout the day and into early the next morning. This city has teams … Continued

Students take in Wellness Wednesdays

VIU students made their way to the gymnasium lobby for Campus Rec’s second Wellness Wednesday event of the semester last week, following the successful Free Fruit Popsicle Party in Sept. This time students were treated to homemade whole wheat pancakes with fruit on top. Three more events are planned this semester, and coordinator Karen Alden … Continued

The NHL lockout at the student level

VICTORIA (CUP)—A full-season National Hockey League (NHL) lockout seems imminent; there is the possibility of a postponed or shorter season, but the light is quickly fading. The lockout will not only affect the NHL players and employees, but it will also have a ripple effect on local businesses (sports bars, etc.), sports gambling and, of … Continued

Mariners prepare for soccer provincials

Oct. means many things at VIU—midterms, Halloween costume preparations, and recovering from tuition payments. But for Mariners’ soccer teams, Oct. is go-time. Just two matches remain in the season for the men’s and women’s squads before travelling to Provincials on Oct. 26–28. The teams find themselves in an opposite situation, as the men went undefeated … Continued

Nanaimo pubs cope with NHL lockout

It is officially autumn in Canada—temperatures are dropping, students are back in the classroom, and leaves begin fluttering to the ground. Everything is in place, yet something seems missing… Oh yes, the only hockey on TV are re-runs of the 1972 Summit Series! It is week three of the National Hockey League lockout, and prospects … Continued

What’s the scoop on iPhone 5?

The new iPhone 5 was unveiled last month, causing diehard Apple fans to camp outside electronic stores around the world for first grabs. Though less than a year since the release of its predecessor iPhone 4S, the new version comes equipped with some cool features. Cool enough to have a sleepover in the Best Buy … Continued

Around the rink

Since the National Hockey League has locked out its players so far this season, some fans have lamented their lack of hockey. However, there is no need for that as Nanaimo has excellent hockey here at our local arenas. The Junior A and B teams in this city are doing just fine in their respective … Continued

VI Raiders clobber competition

The Vancouver Island Raiders are off to yet another successful season of Canadian Junior football. If six consecutive BC Football Conference championships weren’t enough, the Nanaimo-based Raiders are well on their way to capturing a lucky seventh title. Aside from close games with Langley and Okanagan early in the season, the Raiders have destroyed their … Continued

Mariners golf team back in action

VIU’s golf team is back on the course, sitting in championship contention after the season’s first two tournaments. Kalli Gordon, the M’s only female golfer, leads the PacWest ladies’ individual standings while the men’s team is currently in third place. Gordon started the season with a second-place finish at the Thompson Rivers University Invitational Sept. … Continued

Wilfrid Laurier baseball team suspended four games for hazing

   WATERLOO (CUP)—Wilfrid Laurier University suspended its entire men’s baseball team for four games after it was discovered the team was participating in hazing. The team will forfeit its next four games—two against the Western Mustangs and two against the Waterloo Warriors. Following the four-game suspension, the team could be banned for the remainder of … Continued

Busy October for Campus Rec.

Campus Rec. has more excitement lined up at VIU as we tear another month from our student planners. Here’s a look at some entertaining events to offset the mid-terms, presentations, and other perennial delights Oct. has to offer students. Outdoor Recreation  Cooler temperatures and increased drizzle are not enough to keep a true Vancouver Islander … Continued

Use car sharing for your next Vancouver trip

There are many upsides to living on Vancouver Island—beautiful scenery, plenty of outdoor activities, and access to cities without the hustle and bustle of living in a metropolis. But there are times when it is necessary to leave our beloved rock, and when travelling to Vancouver, a discussion often revolves around whether or not to … Continued

Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame announces 2012 inductees

The Nanaimo Museum’s Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 inductees, and the Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s inductees include sprinter Mary (Frizzell) Thomasson, lacrosse player Don Ashbee, ski racer Allison Forsyth, and builder Jim Gold. Mary Frizzell, inducted posthumously into the Pioneer category, was born in Nanaimo in … Continued

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