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France celebrates as they beat Italy 3-1 in a friendly on June 1, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, France (via @equipedefrance/Twitter)

FIFA World Cup preview: France, Denmark poised to push through Group C

Young, star-studded French team have high hopes for World Cup

France celebrates as they beat Italy 3-1 in a friendly on June 1, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, France (via @equipedefrance/Twitter)
Star player Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to win a World Cup with his native Portugal (via @dalli58/Flickr)

FIFA World Cup preview: Portugal and Spain set to cruise through Group B

Portugal aim to continue championship form from 2016 Euros

Star player Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to win a World Cup with his native Portugal (via @dalli58/Flickr)
African Footballer of the Year and Premier League Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah hopes to be ready for Egypt’s first group stage match against Uruguay on Friday, June 15. (via @premierleague/Twitter)

FIFA World Cup preview: Uruguay expected to stomp through Group A

Suarez and Cavani leading the charge against Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

African Footballer of the Year and Premier League Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah hopes to be ready for Egypt’s first group stage match against Uruguay on Friday, June 15. (via @premierleague/Twitter)
Washington Capitals’ Captain celebrates during game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Capitals look to take a two-game series lead tonight in Washington. (via @NHL/Twitter)

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Vegas Golden Knights look to pull even with Caps tonight in Washington

Washington Capitals’ Captain celebrates during game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Capitals look to take a two-game series lead tonight in Washington. (via @NHL/Twitter)
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin celebrates as the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final to advance, for the second time in franchise history, to the Stanley Cup final. (via @WiserFan/Twitter)

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Upstart Vegas Golden Knights clash with Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin celebrates as the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final to advance, for the second time in franchise history, to the Stanley Cup final. (via @WiserFan/Twitter)
Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society has decided to step down from his positions this coming fall (with files from Black Press Media)

BC Games Society president to step down

Kelly Mann says it’s time for a change after 26 years with the society

Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society has decided to step down from his positions this coming fall (with files from Black Press Media)
Brayden Point and the Tampa Bay Lightning look to close out the series tonight against the Washington Capitals and book a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in four years (via @TBLightning/Twitter)

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Vegas Golden Knights have done the impossible and have a chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup

Brayden Point and the Tampa Bay Lightning look to close out the series tonight against the Washington Capitals and book a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in four years (via @TBLightning/Twitter)
A demonstration of a tsunami simulation designed by a team of researchers and developers from the University of Victoria was on display this week at the 2018 #BCTECH Summit held at Canada Place in Vancouver (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press)

Virtual simulation engages users in the event of a tsunami hitting Port Alberni

UVic team debuted simulation at the 2018 #BCTECH Summit

A demonstration of a tsunami simulation designed by a team of researchers and developers from the University of Victoria was on display this week at the 2018 #BCTECH Summit held at Canada Place in Vancouver (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press)
Vancouver Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston has been named to Costa Rica’s national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in June. (via @kwaston88/Twitter)

Vancouver Whitecaps captain to represent Costa Rica at World Cup

Kendall Waston to help Costa Rica against Serbia, Brazil and Switzerland in Russia

Vancouver Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston has been named to Costa Rica’s national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in June. (via @kwaston88/Twitter)
Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender, Connor Hellebuyck (left) made 19 saves in a 4-2 Game 1 win against the Vegas Golden Knights. Former Prince George Cougar Dustin Byfuglien (right) had the opening goal for the Jets along with an assist in the victory. (via @NHLJets/Twitter)

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Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning look to bounce back on the road after losing two straight

Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender, Connor Hellebuyck (left) made 19 saves in a 4-2 Game 1 win against the Vegas Golden Knights. Former Prince George Cougar Dustin Byfuglien (right) had the opening goal for the Jets along with an assist in the victory. (via @NHLJets/Twitter)
The BC Women’s provincial milk bank accepted donations from more than 300 mothers in 2017. (keatssycamore/flickr)

Breast milk bank keeps B.C. babies healthy

One mother describes why she donates to the bank and why it’s important

The BC Women’s provincial milk bank accepted donations from more than 300 mothers in 2017. (keatssycamore/flickr)
Washington Capitals celebrate their overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in game 6 of the second round of the NHL Playoffs. For the first time since 1998, the Capitals will be heading to the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning (via @Capitals/Twitter)

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Vegas looks to keep the cinderella story rolling past the Winnipeg whiteout on Saturday May 12

Washington Capitals celebrate their overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in game 6 of the second round of the NHL Playoffs. For the first time since 1998, the Capitals will be heading to the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning (via @Capitals/Twitter)
The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal in Nashville on Saturday night as they beat the Predators 6-2 to take a 3-2 series lead. The Jets are the last remaining Canadian team in the playoffs and look to advance to the Western Conference final today as game 6 will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Winnipeg (via @NHLJets/Twitter)

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Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals look to finally get past the Penguins tonight in Pittsburgh

The Winnipeg Jets celebrate a goal in Nashville on Saturday night as they beat the Predators 6-2 to take a 3-2 series lead. The Jets are the last remaining Canadian team in the playoffs and look to advance to the Western Conference final today as game 6 will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Winnipeg (via @NHLJets/Twitter)
Gabby Friedman will represent BC Children’s Hospital Foundation on May 3, 2018 as the Jeans Day Champion Child (Photo by Stacey Friedman)

Richmond teen to represent BC Children’s Hospital for Jeans Day

Gabby will be jeaning up on May 3 at Vancouver Art Gallery

Gabby Friedman will represent BC Children’s Hospital Foundation on May 3, 2018 as the Jeans Day Champion Child (Photo by Stacey Friedman)
Bruins forward David Pastrnak (right) is tied for the league lead in playoff points with 17 in eight games. Patrice Bergeron (left) is tied for fifth with 11 points (via @NHLBruins/Twitter)

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Tampa Bay looks to even the series tonight against David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins

Bruins forward David Pastrnak (right) is tied for the league lead in playoff points with 17 in eight games. Patrice Bergeron (left) is tied for fifth with 11 points (via @NHLBruins/Twitter)
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand corrals the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy during the regular season. Both teams are set to face each other in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday at 12 p.m. in Tampa, Fl. (via @NHLBruins/Twitter)

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Sidney Crosby and the Penguins continue their quest for their third straight Stanley Cup

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand corrals the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy during the regular season. Both teams are set to face each other in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday at 12 p.m. in Tampa, Fl. (via @NHLBruins/Twitter)
Maple Leafs forward, Nazem Kadri shields the puck from Bruins forward, David Pastrnak in Game 5 (via @MapleLeafs/Twitter)

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Maple Leafs look to stay alive tonight as they face elimination against Boston on home ice

Maple Leafs forward, Nazem Kadri shields the puck from Bruins forward, David Pastrnak in Game 5 (via @MapleLeafs/Twitter)
A recreation of Star Wars was held on display at BrickCan in Richmond (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press)

VIDEO: Largest LEGO exhibition in British Columbia held at River Rock Casino

Hundreds of builders come from around the world to display their LEGO creations

A recreation of Star Wars was held on display at BrickCan in Richmond (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press)
Wenatchee Wild forward, Nathan Iannone protects the puck from Prince George Spruce Kings’ defenseman Jay Keranen during overtime in Game 3 of the BCHL finals (via @WenatcheeWild1/Twitter)

Wenatchee could be first U.S. team to win BCHL playoffs in nearly 40 years

The Wild are one win away from winning the final round against the Prince George Spruce Kings

Wenatchee Wild forward, Nathan Iannone protects the puck from Prince George Spruce Kings’ defenseman Jay Keranen during overtime in Game 3 of the BCHL finals (via @WenatcheeWild1/Twitter)
Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby is all smiles as he has seven points in three playoff games, leading the Penguins 2-1 in the series over the Philadelphia Flyers (via @NHL/Twitter)

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Maple Leafs look to bounce back against the Bruins from a two game deficit tonight

Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby is all smiles as he has seven points in three playoff games, leading the Penguins 2-1 in the series over the Philadelphia Flyers (via @NHL/Twitter)