April 2017

All articles posted in April 2017.

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Dragon Ball Super and Boruto

Cover of Dragon Ball Super and Borutofor Free Comic Book Day 2017.

The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 6th, head on over to your favourite comic store and choose from a selection of popular series — all free!

This year, there are a couple of manga available along Captain Canuck, Wonder Woman, Rick and Morty, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, including:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by Akira Himekawa from Viz Media
  • Attack on Titan by Jody Houser/Emi Lenox/Paolo Rivera from Kodansha Comics
  • Disney Descendants by Jason Muell/Natsuki Minami from Tokyopop
  • Street Fighter V Wrestling Special by Ken Siu-Chong/Jeffrey Chamba Cruz from Udon Entertainment
  • Dragon Ball Super and Boruto by Akira Toriyama/Masashi Kishimoto from Viz Media

For a complete list of available titles, free previews and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Source: Free Comic Book Day

Travis Green to coach the Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks named Travis Green as their 19th head coach at a press conference Wednesday morning.

Green joins the Canucks from the Utica Comets, the club’s AHL farm team, where he also served as head coach. Under Green’s leadership, the Comets went 35-32-9 during the 2016-17 season; since 2013, he’s coached 304 games going 155-110-39.

The Castlegar, BC native played in the NHL after being drafted by the New York Islanders in 1989 and competed with the Anaheim Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple LEafs, Boston Bruins, while appearing in 56 post season games.

 

Source: Vancouver Canucks

Cougars sneak into Port Moody Millennium Line station

While TransLink usually deals with human fare evaders, two cougars managed to bypass security and wander the tracks on the Evergreen extension of the Millennium Line on Friday morning. In the security footage below, TransLink stated in their Facebook post that the felines triggered the guideway intrusion alarm as they walked through the Inlet Centre station in Port Moody.

The late night visit took place just after 4:00 am PDT, well after transit service concluded for the day. Transit staff checked track-side fences and involved the BC Conservation Officers for assistance. Inlet Centre station sits below Barnet Highway and is not elevated.

Cat red-handed… A pair of cougars set off the intrusion alarm last night at Inlet Station on the Evergreen Extension. The meow-nificent pair were spotted on CCTV walking along the guideway through the station! Morning staff searched the line and were unable to find the animals before morning service began. We're not pawsitive how the duo gained access to the guideway, and we will be inspecting fencing along the line to ensure there are no holes or obvious ways for wildlife to get inside. All stations have closed circuit cameras which allow us to see what triggers intrusion alarms at any point. While this incident involving cougars is a first, it's not uncommon to see wildlife on the system. Our staff worked closely with Conservation Officers for guidance and will closely watch the station for signs of the clawver cats return. ^sk

Posted by TransLink on Friday, April 21, 2017

Source: TransLink

Photos from Sakura-Con 2017

This past Easter weekend, Sakura-Con held its 20th anniversary of celebrating anime, manga and Japanese culture in the heart of Seattle. Many of the attendees this year came in cosplay, showing off their colourful, eye-catching outfits. If you couldn’t make it, you can always check out the photos on Gallery.

Minami is so excited he can watch Yuri Katsuki skate! Hinata's bringing his A game today! Uh oh. Tetsuro Kuroko can't find his teammates!
All Might and Midoriya team up to save the day! The Pharaoh has returned! It's the cast of Princess Mononoke!

 

Desjardins released as Canucks coach

Following one of the Vancouver Canucks’ worst seasons, the team announced this morning that Willie Desjardins would no longer be coaching the team. Also let go were assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn.

General Manager Jim Benning made the statement, adding that “…we felt this change was necessary as we continue to develop a young team and look ahead to the future.”

Desjardins joined the Canucks as head coach in 2014.

The Vancouver Canucks finished 29th in the 2016-17 season with 30 wins, 43 losses and 9 overtime losses for 69 points.

Sources: Vancouver Canucks, NHL

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