Archive for the ‘News/Canada/British Columbia’ Category

B.C. university prof launches petition to change Clan team name

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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For more than 50 years, SFU's sports teams have played under the name The Clan. But now, amid violent neo-Nazi marches in the United States, some professors and students are sounding the alarm that the name evokes a very different clan — the Ku Klux Klan.

Canucks pre-season China series part of NHL’s international push

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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The NHL is hoping the two-game preseason series, its first ever games in China, will boost hockey interest in its largest untapped market.

Vancouver Canucks in a fog for first China practice

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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The conditions were less than ideal for the Vancouver Canucks at their first practice in China, but the thick layer of fog sitting over the ice sure made for pretty pictures.

Maori All Blacks rugby team to play in Vancouver

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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The iconic New Zealand team will play a match against Canada on Nov. 3 at BC Place.

Chasing the ‘zone’: UVic research reveals the sweet spot in a baseball batter’s brain

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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When a baseball player walks up the the plate to bat their brainwaves can predict performance, according to a new University of Victoria study.

Brain autopsy of former CFL star Rick Klassen reveals high level of CTE

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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The brain autopsy of Rick Klassen shows the former CFL lineman had stage II levels of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in combination with dementia.

Parents of Kamloops’ own NBA superstar Kelly Olynyk prepare for his showdown with LeBron James

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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Arlene and Ken Olynyk of Kamloops, B.C., are thrilled to see their son, Kelly Olynyk, a forward with the Boston Celtics, make it to the NBA's Eastern Conference Final.

Surrey knuckleballer first female in West Coast League

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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A member of both the UBC softball team and the Canadian women's baseball team, 19-year-old Claire Eccles has joined the Victoria HarbourCats men's team.

Nikita Tryamkin ditches Canucks to return to Russia

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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One week ago he was touted as a big part of the future of the Vancouver Canucks, but it seems Nikita Tryamkin had other ideas.

The Vancouver Canucks are the talk of Ireland for all the wrong reasons

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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The top story on the Irish Times website is about the Vancouver Canucks and it has nothing to do with their on-ice performance.