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

O Canada singer addresses firing by Vancouver Canucks at anti-mask rally

Saturday, December 5th, 2020
O Canada singer Mark Donnelly Vancouver Art Gallery

Mark Donnelly, who sang O Canada at the Vancouver Canucks hockey games, says he knew he might lose his job for standing up against what he describes as the "tyranny" of COVID-19 restrictions.

B.C. officials won’t bend health rules to let NHL play in province

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry says if the NHL wants teams to play in Vancouver as a "hub city," she won't be making exceptions to public health rules that could put people at risk.

Sunday marks 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

Saturday, April 11th, 2020
Terry Fox on his cross-Canada Marathon of Hope

Fred Fox plans to get out of bed by 4 a.m. on Sunday and start running shortly after. That's the time his brother, Canadian legend Terry Fox, got up each morning during his Marathon of Hope. 

Whistler Blackcomb to close for a week on Sunday over coronavirus

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Whistler-Blackcomb chairlift.

The owner of Whistler Blackcomb — Vail Resorts — will close all 37 of its resorts on Sunday around the world for eight days to reassess its approach to guest and employee safety amid coronavirus.

This Vancouver man will be the oldest qualified runner at the 2020 Boston Marathon

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Vancouverite Rod Waterlow enjoys running marathons, but it's the fear of death that really keeps him going. 

‘I had an identity issue’: Basketball connects urban Indigenous player with his roots

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Helping his Nisga'a team win a basketball championship is a victory for Gene Wolf. But connecting to his home First Nation in northern B.C. is an even bigger win.

Tragedy, glitches, redemption: Reliving the 2010 Olympic ceremonies through John Furlong’s eyes

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Winter Games, former Vancouver Organizing Committee CEO John Furlong toured the city with CBC's Mike Killeen to relive the ups and downs of what many saw as a successful Games.

From gloom to glory, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics had it all

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Vancouver Olympics Snowboarding

Everyone remembers the golden goal and the happy ending served up by Canada's Olympic athletes 10 years ago. But how many recall the rough start to the Games?

Marc Crawford voices regret for past behaviour as he returns to NHL coaching

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Marc Crawford

Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford says he is sorry for the abuse he once inflicted on players as his one-month suspension ended in Vancouver.

Diane Clement, former Olympian and pioneer for women in sports, to receive Order of Canada

Saturday, December 28th, 2019
Diane Clement

Diane Clement, 83, is a former Olympian and Olympic team manager and, now, a member of the Order of Canada.