Brittney Fey (left, wearing white) and Jessica Friesen (right, wearing white) of the Lord Selkirk Royals try to get open for the ball against the Fort Richmond Collegiate Centurions Jan. 15 in the Royals’ first game of the Lord Selkirk Varsity Girls Royal Rumble tournament held at the Lord Selkirk Comp gym from Jan. 15 to 17. The Royals squashed the Centurions 59-28. (Zach Samborski/Interlake Publishing/QMI Agency)

Queens of the basketball court

The Lord Selkirk varsity girls basketball squad edged the Virden Bears 61-56 Jan. 17 to capture the Lord Selkirk Varsity Girls Royal Rumble championsh

Matthew Varnes of the Stonewall Flyers tries to get open for the puck against the Carman Beavers Jan. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex. The Flyers came up short against the Beavers, falling 8-6. (Zach Samborski, Interlake Publishing, QMI Agency)

Rough ride

The Stonewall Flyers erased a three-goal third period deficit, but could not complete the comeback as the Carman Beavers, thanks to a six-point effort

CBC on-air personality Amanda Lang has spoken at events sponsored by RBC. (QMI Agency file photo)

CBC bans paid appearances

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp will no longer allow its on-air journalists to receive payment for appearances at external events, the public broadcaster said on Thursday.