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

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
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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.

Seattle scores big in season ticket drive for anticipated NHL expansion team

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Jerry Bruckheimer, Tim Leiweke

Indications are Seattle fans are hungry for hockey after the group behind an NHL expansion bid received over 25,000 season ticket deposits.

Olympians touching down at YVR with medals say victory even sweeter on Canadian soil

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Cassie Sharpe

Canadian athletes land in Vancouver International Airport following their historic competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

India’s first female ice hockey team ready for tips from 2 Canadian greats

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser and Stanley Cup Champ Andrew Ference head to remote northern India to grow female game globally.

‘We’ve got all the right pieces’: Vancouver could be home to professional rugby team

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

A group of investors is hoping to bring a professional rugby team to the city.

Former hockey fighters to struggling ex-NHL enforcer: ‘you’re not alone’

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Stephen Peat's father says the former NHL enforcer is living on the streets of Metro Vancouver and using drugs. That story has former hockey fighters reaching out to Peat in the hopes of helping him through a difficult time.

‘He’s just a very different person’: Dad of ex-NHL player Stephen Peat says his son is homeless and could die

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Walter Peat

Former NHL enforcer Stephen Peat was celebrated for his thunderous body checks and explosive bare-knuckle fights, but now Walter Peat says his son is homeless in B.C., using drugs and could be close to death.

Neck injury ends career of Canucks’ Derek Dorsett

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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The 30-year-old forward "will not return to the Canucks active roster due to health reasons and risks associated with playing."