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

Maori All Blacks rugby team to play in Vancouver

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Maori All Blacks

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

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

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

2 more Canucks players, trainer experiencing mumps symptoms

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Coach Desjardins confirmed Sunday that forward Anton Rodin and defenceman Ben Hutton are the latest players to be affected by the disease that has dismantled the Canucks' lineup.

5 Vancouver Canucks benched due to mumps

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Five players with the Vancouver Canucks are sitting out Saturday's game because they have or are suspected to have the mumps, the team said Friday.

Gambling expert calls on provinces to step into daily fantasy sports arena

Monday, February 20th, 2017
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A gambling researcher is calling on Canada’s provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports, citing their ability to best regulate the activity that has been characterized as illegal gambling by some U.S. states.