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

How Canucks draft pick Jett Woo could be ‘trailblazer’ for players of Chinese descent

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Jett Woo

When 17-year-old Jett Woo was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft on Saturday, becoming the second-highest pick of Chinese descent in draft history, he was unaware that he was making history.

Pantless man who disrupted B.C. Lions game lawyers up over Marcell Young hit

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
FBO CFL Lions Streaking Fan 20180620

The Surrey man was intoxicated and wearing only blue underpants and a Lions jersey when he was hit to the ground after running around on the field for several moments.

Record-holding wingsuit flyer from B.C. dies in skydiving accident over the weekend

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Reginald Hurlbut

An experienced Kamloops skydiver, who holds numerous world records for wingsuit flying, died in a skydiving accident on Friday while training for an upcoming record attempt.

Where are they now?: The B.C. boys who led Canada to its only World Cup appearance

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Canada Team Photo - 1985

A Dragon's Den-winning entrepreneur, a successful restaurateur, and three future national team managers: here's where the members of the only Canadian team to reach the World Cup are today.

Vancouver lumberjack powers to world title

Monday, May 28th, 2018
Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® Champions Trophy - Marseille

"It feels a lot better than second place." After a number of near misses, Stirling Hart finally wins gold at the world timbersports championship.

Meet the best Canadian athlete most Canadians have never heard of — yet

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Paige Alms

Born in Victoria, living in Maui, Paige Alms comes home to Canada to try and surf her way into Olympic history

Sedins brace for super sendoff

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
HKN Canucks Sedins Retire 20180402

Will the Sedin's signature stoicism hold up under tidal wave of emotion that's expected tonight during their final home game?

FIFA follies: Chicago, Minneapolis join Vancouver in saying no to hosting 2026 World Cup games

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
FIFA 2026 bid document cover

FIFA's dollar demands from potential host cities are unspecified and too risky, according to all three cities.

B.C. confirms it’s no longer part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup bid

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
MLS: Playoffs-Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps

British Columbia is at odds with a bid to bring the FIFA World Cup games to North America.

Canucks’ Brock Boeser likely done for season with back injury

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
HKN Islanders Canucks 20180305

Vancouver Canucks' standout rookie forward Brock Boeser could be done for the season after suffering a lower back injury Monday night. The 21-year-old will need four to six weeks to recover after falling awkwardly into the open gate of the team's bench.