Archive for the ‘News/Canada/New Brunswick’ Category

Star cyclist Ellen Watters dies from crash injuries

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Ellen Watters

Ellen Watters, a Canadian neo pro cyclist critically injured in a collision with a car while on a training ride in Sussex, has died. She was 28.

Moncton Wildcats put ‘human hockey puck hovercraft’ on ice

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
James Upham human hockey puck

All it took was a couple of leaf blowers, a sheet of plywood, black paint and some very late nights for James Upham of Moncton to build the first "human hockey puck hovercraft."

4 Canadian Olympic medallists hacked by ‘Fancy Bears’

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Olympic bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel is the latest victim of a data dump by a Russian hacker group known as Fancy Bear. The group leaked confidential therapeutic information about Catharine Pendrel and 41 other athletes.

Youngest member of Canada’s Paralympic team set for Rio

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Danielle Dorris

Danielle Dorris a 13-year-old Moncton swimmer can’t wait to compete in the Rio Summer Paralympics, which are set to start Sept. 7.

Hockey bobblehead bought for $3 nets lucky collector $10,000

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
close up of Cash

It was just an impulse buy off a Value Village shelf, a cute bobblehead hockey player for $2.99. Turns out it was the jackpot of bobbleheads, worth $10,000.

Slap Shot Science combines prof’s love of hockey, physics

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Alain Hache

The physics behind Canada's national winter pastime is the subject of a new popular science book by University of Moncton professor Alain Haché.

FIFA fans upset Brazil’s Marta didn’t play against Costa Rica

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Brazil fans

More than 9,500 soccer fans filled the stands at the Moncton Stadium on Wednesday night to see Brazil beat Costa Rica 1-0 in the FIFA Women's World Cup, but many left disappointed that superstar Marta Vieira da Silva didn't play.

Celebrated ex-jockey Ron Turcotte hospitalized after motor vehicle accident

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Ron Turcotte

Ron Turcotte, the Canadian horse racing legend who rode the world-renowned horse Secretariat to the Triple Crown in 1973, is in hospital in New Brunswick after being in a motor vehicle accident on Monday.

Child finds apparent Stanley Cup ring at N.B. beach

Friday, August 8th, 2014
Elmer Lachs ring

A treasure hunter in Tide Head, N.B., uncovered something unusual on the beach last week — what could be a Stanley Cup ring.

UNB women’s hockey discrimination case to proceed

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Sylvia Bryson

A discimination complaint against the University of New Brunswick over its decision to eliminate varsity women's hockey will proceed after a tribunal rejected Tuesday the school's attempt to have the case thrown out.