MEDIA

See below for selected media reports on the circumstances of Elizabeth’s death, and on the resulting “Ride the Trail for Elizabeth” campaign dedicated to her memory and her vision.

MÉDIAS

Voir ci-dessous pour quelques reportages médiatiques sur les circonstances de la mort d’Elizabeth, et sur la campagne « Ride the Trail for Elizabeth » qui rend hommage à sa vie et à sa vision.



Warning! The Trans Canada Trail is a dangerous roadway.A video directed by Edmund A. Aunger. Length - 1:35 min. Animation production services by The Sequence Group, Vancouver, 2017.

Avertissement! Le Sentier Transcanadien est une autoroute dangereuseUne vidéo réalisée par Edmund A. Aunger. Durée - 1:35 min. Services de production et d'animation offerts par The Sequence Group, Vancouver, 2017.


Maclean's Magazine, October 2017.
From sea to shining sea, more or less. The Trans Canada Trail has been hailed as a milestone, but the work is far from completion. By Jason Markusoff.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 1 September 2017.
Opinion: Our dangerous national trail is nothing to celebrate. By Edmund A. Aunger.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 15 July 2017.
A time to heal. Aunger visits P.E.I. for the first time since drunk driver killed his wife in 2012. By Ryan Ross.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 15 July 2017.
P.E.I. roads safer for cyclists since Elizabeth Sovis death, says Biggar. By Ryan Ross.


CBC News (Charlottetown PE), 14 July 2017.
'A time to celebrate her, a time for closure' Elizabeth Sovis honoured at memorial service five years after her death. By Steve Bruce.


CBC News (Charlottetown PE), 14 July 2017.
Healing and closure: Husband returns to remember wife killed 5 years ago by drunk driver. Memorial service set for Friday in Hunter River. By Gail Harding.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 12 July 2017.
Memorial service Friday in Hunter River for cyclist killed by drunk driver. Elizabeth Sovis died five years ago after a drunk driver hit her with his van while she was cycling in P.E.I.


Times & Transcript (Moncton NB), 10 July 2017.
Cyclist rallying for safer Trans Canada Trail 5 years after wife's death. Edmund Aunger's wife, Elizabeth, had a dream of making the Trans Canada Trail safe for cyclists. By Sarah Seeley.


CTV Atlantic, 10 July 2017.
Man continues late wife's mission to make Trans Canada Trail safer for cyclists. Edmund Aunger was in Moncton on Monday as he continued a deeply personal campaign to make the Trans Canada Trail safer for cyclists. With files from Jonathan MacInnis.


Telegraph-Journal (Saint John NB), 4 July 2017.
Cyclist rides to make Trans Canada Trai safer. Edmund Aunger is cycling 12,500 km across the country for one person. "I'm doing this for my wife," he said. By Tiffany Lewis.


CBC News (Saint John NB), 3 July 2017.
Cyclists continues fight to make Trans Canada Trail safer. Edmund Aunger is biking 12,5000 km to raise awareness about safety issues in his late wife's memory. By Matthew Bingley.


Acadie Nouvelle (Nouveau-Brunswick), 28 juin 2017.
Il pursuit le combat de sa femme à vélo. Un professeur à la retraite de l'Université de l'Alberta qui a grandi à Moncton fait le tour du pays à vélo en mémoire de son épouse qui voulait lutter pour des pistes plus sécuritaires d'un océan à l'autre. Par Mathieu Roy-Comeau.


The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton NB), 27 June 2017.
Cross-country ride for an 'incredible woman'. Elizabeth Sovis loved cycling but she had one rule: no riding on the road. By Hadeel Ibrahim.


TVA - CIMT (Rivière-du-Loup QC), 15 juin 2017.
Il traverse le Canada à vélo et dénonce le sentier transcanadien. Par Pierre-Antoine Gosselin.


Le Soleil (Québec QC), 9 juin 2017.
Le rêve perverti d'un Sentier transcanadien. Lettre au premier ministre du Québec, M. Philippe Couillard. Par Edmund A. Aunger.


Top Magazinesonline, 4 June 2017.
Cyclist tells people NOT to ride the Trans Canada Trail. With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction.


La Voix de l'Est (Granby QC), 30 mai 2017.
Un tour du Canada à vélo en mémoire d'Elizabeth. Onze ans séparent les deux visites d'Edmund Aunger à Granby. Par Marie-Ève Martel.


Radio-Canada (Montrèal QC), 26 Mai 2017.
Dangereux, le sentier Transcanadien? Un cycliste albertain dont la conjointe a été happée mortellement par un camion en 2012 réclame l'implication du gouvernement fédéral pour sécuriser le sentier Transcanadien. Un texte de Dominic Brassard.

Senate Debates, 2 May 2017.
According to Senator Chantal Petitclerc, it is important to set standards, even minimal ones, for construction, security and access over the entire Trans Canada Trail network.


Débats du Sénat, 2 mai 2017.
D'après la sénatrice Chantal Petitclerc, il est important d'établir des normes, même minimales, de construction, de sécurité et d'accès pour l'ensemble du Sentier transcanadien.


Alberta Views (Calgary AB), May 2017.
Shattered Dream. The Trans Canada Trail has become a dangerous hoax. By Edmund A. Aunger


CBC Radio, The 180, 23 April 2017.
It's dangerous to call the Trans Canada Trail complete, says cyclist. With Jim Brown.


Laurier Campus (Waterloo ON), Winter 2016.
Riding for a safer Trans Canada Trail. Edmund A. Aunger honours wife's memory with Ride the Trail for Elizabeth.


The Standard (Port Perry ON), 8 September 2016.
Aunger on a mission to make cyclists safe. By Rob Dral.


Radio-Canada, Les matins d'ici (Ottawa ON), 29 août 2016.
Plaidoyer pour une sécurité accrue sur le sentier Transcanadien. De passage à Ottawa au cours de son périple Victoria-Charlottetown en cinq étés pour honorer la mémoire de sa femme, Edmund Aunger réclame que le sentier Transcanadien qui permet aux cyclists de traverser le pays soit refait. Avec Philippe Marcoux.


Le Droit (Ottawa ON), 29 août 2016.
Faire du vélo d'un océan à l'autre. Edmund Aunger déplore le manque de sécurité du sentier Transcanadien. Par Catherine Morasse.


Uxbridge Times-Journal (ON), 18 August 2016.
Cyclist stops in Uxbridge to promote the Trans Canada Trail. Edmund Aunger's wife Elizabeth Sovis killed in 2012 after cycling off the trail. By Shane MacDonald.


CHEX TV News (Durham ON), 12 August 2016.
Cycling for change. An Alberta man is cycling across Canada, calling on federal and provincial governments to get the Trans Canada Trail off roads and highways. Joe Scarpelli reports.


Waterloo Chronicle (ON), 10 August 2016.
Looking for a safe path. Man pushes for better safety along Trans Canada Trail. By Sharon Samuel.


Toronto Star (ON), 8 August 2016.
Widower on a mission to take Trans Canada Trail off-road. Edmund Aunger, whose wife was killed cycling the Trans Canada Trail, is calling on the federal and provincial governments to take the trail off roadways and highways entirely. By Katrina Clarke.


Barrie Today (ON), 27 July 2016.
In memory of his beloved Elizabeth. Cross-country pedal for wife's legacy arrives in Barrie. By Sue Sgambati.


Sudbury Star (ON), 17 July 2016.
Rough Ride on the TC Trail. By Ben Leeson.


Le Voyageur (Sudbury ON), 14 juillet 2016.
Le Sentier transcanadien: Un leurre? Par Bienvenu Senga.


Sudbury.com (ON), 7 July 2016.
'Unsafe' Trans Canada Trail left his wife dead, now he's fighting for change. By Sudbury.com Staff.


Radio-Canada, Le Téléjournal (Sudbury ON), 7 juillet 2016.
Un cycliste de l'Alberta traverse le Canada à vélo en mémoire de sa femme, qui a perdu la vie sur une route de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Son objectif: demander aux gouvernements d'agir pour rendre le sentier transcanadien plus sécuritaire. Élyse Allard raconte.


Senate Debates, 20 June 2016.
Senator Claudette Tardif calls upon the federal government to set minimum standards for quality, including building, safety and access standards for the entire Trans Canada Trail.


Débats du Sénat, 20 juin 2016.
La sénatrice Claudette Tardif demande au gouvernement fédéral d'établir des normes de qualité minimales, y compris des normes de construction, de sécurité et d'accès pour l'ensemble du Sentier transcanadien.


Toronto Star (ON), 6 June 2016.
Trans Canada Trail plans wander off path. Critics say quality and safety of path 25 years in making sacrificed to meet deadline. By Allan Woods.


CBC News (Charlottetown PE), 25 May 2016.
Cycling advocate calls on federal government to upgrade, finish Trans Canada Trail. 'I've spent days where I've spent more time pushing my bike ... than I have actually riding it.' By Pat Martel.


CBC Radio, News (Charlottetown PE), 25 May 2016.
The Trans Canada Trail needs a lot more work before it can be called a fully useable, safe, country-wide experience, says a cycling advocate from Alberta. Edmund Aunger is calling on the federal government to do more to help make that happen.


Radio-Canada, Le reveil (Charlottetown PE), 24 mai 2016.
Accident mortel sur la route 13 : la sécurité des cyclistes sera renforcée à l'Î.-P.-É.


Radio-Canada, Le reveil (Charlottetown PE), 24 mai 2016.
La sécurité à bicyclette à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Edmund Aunger de l'Alberta, en a fait une mission depuis que son épouse a perdu la vie dans un accident de vélo le long de la route 13.


CBC News (Charlottetown PE), 19 May 2016.
P.E.I makes change after 2012 cycling death. P.E.I. changes Confederation Trail wording after cyclist hit by car on way to B&B. By Pat Martel.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 31 March 2016.
Opinion: Road routes make a mockery of Trans Canada Trail. Original intent was safety from traffic. By Edmund A. Aunger.


Calgary Herald (AB), 21 August 2015.
Editorial: Stay off the beaten path.


Edmonton Journal, News (AB), 17 August 2015.
Edmund Aunger talks about riding his bike on the Trans Canada Trail. Videographed by John Lucas.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 17 August 2015.
National trail beside roads is 'perverse'. Cyclist who lost wife on highway upset with rush to finish pathway. By Cailynn Klingbeil.


CBC News (Thunder Bay ON), 28 July 2015.
Trans Canada Trail needs work, trekking reviewer says.


CBC Radio, News (Thunder Bay ON), 27 July 2015.
Edmund Aunger is a man on a mission. He has a vision for the Trans Canada Trail to make it safe for cyclists. Interviewed by Heather Kitching.


The Winnipeg River Echo (MB), 17 July 2015.
"Ride the Trail for Elizabeth" campaign cycles the Winnipeg River valley.


Global TV, Focus Saskatchewan (Regina SK), 6 September 2014.
It was a national dream to promote tourism, unite the country and leave a legacy. But with only three years to go the Trans Canada Trail remains largely unconnected and some sections can be dangerous, as one cyclist, Edmund Aunger, discovered tragically. With Raquel Fletcher.


ICI Radio-Canada, Le 6 à 9 (Winnipeg MB), 2 septembre 2014.
L'Albertain Edmund Aunger est de passage au Manitoba dans le cadre de sa traversée du Canada à vélo pour faire avancer la construction de la piste cyclable transcanadienne. Son périple vise aussi à rendre hommage à sa femme Elizabeth Sovis, tuée par un chauffard ivre à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard le 14 juillet 2012, alors qu'elle était à vélo. Avec Martine Bordeleau.


CTV, News (Winnipeg MB), 31 August 2014.
An Alberta man is on a 12,500 km journey across Canada to raise awareness and remember a life lost. Edmund Aunger is riding the Trans Canada Trail after losing his wife in an accident on that same path. He stopped in Winnipeg on Sunday. With Meghan Roberts.


GO! Canada News (Winnipeg MB), 31 August 2014.
Edmund Aunger's cross-country ride along the Trans Canada Trail began on July 1, 2013, in Victoria, British Columbia, and will finish on July 14, 2017 - the fifth anniversary of his wife's death - in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island. By Norm Grywinski.


Global TV, National News, 24 August 2014.
Edmund Aunger is cycling across the country on the Trans Canada Trail, a 17,000 kilometre journey he's tackling over five years. With Raquel Fletcher.


Winnipeg Metro (MB), 21 August 2014.
Riding for Elizabeth: Man cycles on Trans Canada Trail to honour late wife; wants trail to improve. By Cindy Chan.


The Neepawa Press (MB), 20 August 2014.
"Ride the Trail for Elizabeth" campaign arriving in Neepawa. An Alberta man whose wife, Elizabeth Sovis, was killed two years ago in a horrific cycling accident, is now on the second leg of his cross-country journey, riding this summer from Edmonton to Winnipeg on the Trans Canada Trail, a distance of more than 2,750 km.


Yorkton News Review (SK), 14 August 2014.
The Trans Canada Tour - biker makes Yorkton stop: Edmund Aunger stopped in Yorkton recently as part of his effort to ride the Trans Canada Trail and work to complete the project. By Devin Wilger.


Yorkton This Week (SK), 13 August 2014.
Cyclist slams state of Trans Canada Trail: Edmund Aunger arrives in Yorkton August 5 during the second leg of a five-year effort to ride the Trans Canada Trail from BC to Prince Edward Island in memory of his wife Elizabeth Sovis, who was killed in a horrific accident riding the Trail in July 2012. By Thom Barker.


Radio-Canada, Point du jour (Régina SK), 7 août 2014.
Prendre la route verte en mémoire d'Elizabeth. Edmund Aunger parcourt le pays en utilisant le sentier transcanadien, de Victoria à Charlottetown, en cinq étapes. Avec Grégory Bernard.


Le Franco (Edmonton AB), 31 juillet 2014.
À vélo pour le Sentier transcanadien: Des dizaines de personnes se sont donné rendez-vous, le matin du 1er juillet 2014 dans le parc Louise McKinney à Edmonton, alors qu'Edmund Aunger se lançait dans la deuxième étape de son parcours à vélo à travers le Sentier transcanadien, un parcours qui comprend un total de cinq étapes et qu'il a baptisé Ride the trail for Elizabeth en mémoire de son épouse, Elizabeth Sovis. Par David Paredes.


Calgary Herald (AB), 7 July 2014.
Editorial: It's time to hit the trail. These boots are made for walking - but in Alberta, they still can't walk on the Trans Canada Trail.


CBC Radio One, Edmonton AM (AB), 2 July 2014.
Edmund Aunger's wife was a key voice in the campaign to improve the Trans Canada Trail through Alberta before she was killed by a drunk driver while riding on a narrow shoulder. Now her husband is going to ride from Edmonton to Winnipeg to raise awareness about this underfunded project. With Mark Connolly.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 30 June 2014.
Opinion: Our leg of Trans Canada Trail hobbled. First conceived in Alberta; now dying in Alberta. By Edmund A. Aunger.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 30 June 2014.
Widower hitting the road in support of biking trail. Drunk driver killed professor's wife during cycling vacation. By Chris Zdeb.


Edmonton Examiner (AB), 25 June 2014.
Edmonton cyclist Ed Aunger to set off on second leg of trek across the country in support of the Trans Canada Trail and in his wife's memory. By Doug Johnson.


Edmonton Metro (AB), 25 June 2014.
Edmonton man wants Trans Canada Trail completed in Alberta following death of wife. By Stephanie Dubois.


Le Franco (Edmonton AB), 29 mai 2014.
Le 15 mai dernier, l'école À la Découverte a profité de son concert du printemps pour nommer sa bibliothèque en l'honneur d'Elizabeth Ann Sovis (1949-2012), pionnière en orthophonie francophone en Alberta. Par Sophie Moffet-Sutton.


Shaw TV (Kootenays BC), 24 October 2013.
Riding for Elizabeth: We meet a man who is travelling across the country to raise awareness about the state of the Trans Canada Trail, and he's doing it in memory of his late wife. With James Farnan.


CBC News (Edmonton AB), 26 August 2013.
Alberta falling behind on Trans-Canada Trail, cyclist says. Aunger's wife killed while riding on P.E.I. highway last year.


CBC TV, News (Edmonton AB), 26 August 2013.
A man whose wife was killed while cycling on a Prince Edward Island highway says Alberta is falling behind on a cross-country trail that would save cyclists' lives. With Tashauna Reid.


Radio-Canada, Nouvelles (Edmonton AB), 26 août 2013.
Un périple de 2600 km pour faire avancer la piste cyclable transcanadienne.


CBC Radio One, Edmonton AM (AB), 26 August 2013.
A local man is remembering his late wife and cycling to make the Trans Canada Trail safer. We catch up with Edmund Aunger. With Mark Connolly.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 25 August 2013.
Husband of cyclist killed in PEI calls for Trans Canada Trail plan. Rides in support of wife's dream of safer biking routes. By Cailynn Klingbeil.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 25 August 2013.
Ride the trail for Elizabeth: My journey to honour my wife and her dream. By Edmund A. Aunger.


CTV, News (Edmonton AB), 25 August 2013.
Edmonton man undertakes cycling journey in honour of late wife. With files from Nicole Weisberg.


CTV, News (Edmonton AB), 25 August 2013.
Edmund Aunger has completed the first leg of his ride across Canada in honour of his wife who was killed during a cycling trip in PEI last summer. With Nicole Weisberg.


Global TV, Morning News (Edmonton AB), 24 August 2013.
Cyclists, supporters, family and friends are riding in support of Ride the Trail for Elizabeth. It's a cross country campaign to raise awareness and promote the completion of a Trans Canada Trail that will be accessible and safe for cyclists. Daintre Christensen sits down with Edmund Aunger Jr. to talk about the initiative.


Edmonton Metro (AB), 22 August 2013.
Edmonton man cycling cross-country in honour of wife's dream. By Heather McIntyre.


Red Deer Advocate (AB), 19 August 2013.
Man takes up cause of cycling Trans Canada Trail. By Murray Crawford.


Daily Townsman (Cranbrook BC), 6 August 2013.
Ride for Elizabeth promotes trail safety. By Arne Petryshen


West Kootenay Advertiser (Grand Forks BC), 1 August 2013.
Former professor raising TC Trail awareness. By Craig Lindsay


East Kootenay News (Cranbrook BC), 30 July 2013.
Ride the Trail for Elizabeth campaign arriving in Cranbrook.


The Similkameen Spotlight (Princeton BC), 24 July 2013.
Cycling for the love of his life and the Trans Canada Trail. By Lisa Carleton


Penticton Western News (BC), 20 July 2013.
Cyclist pedalling support for completion of Trans Canada Trail. By Joe Fries.


The Daily Courier (Kelowna BC), 20 July 2013.
Journey prompted by tragedy. By Scott Trudeau.


Le Franco (Edmonton AB), 17 juillet 2013.
Pédaler pour la sécurité des pistes cyclables. Par Emma Ailinn Hautecoeur.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 15 July 2013.
Husband of cyclist killed in P.E.I. begins cross-country trek. By Teresa Wright.


CBC Radio, Island Morning (Charlottetown PE), 15 July 2013.
We revisit a tragedy from a year ago yesterday. Edmonton cyclist Elizabeth Sovis was killed by a drunk driver on Route 13 as she and her husband tried to get from the Trans Canada Trail to their B&B. Edmund Aunger is trying to turn a tragedy into something positive. He's on the first leg of a five leg trip this summer, cycling in memory of his wife Elizabeth Sovis. Federico Cahis reached Ed Aunger - on a break - in Hope BC.


CTV, News (Edmonton AB), 5 December 2012.
Husband of cyclist killed in PEI says government needs to create safer bike trails.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 4 December 2012.
Widowed husband calls for safer cycling in P.E.I. By Teresa Wright.


CBC TV, News (Edmonton AB), 4 December 2012.
Drunk driver who killed Edmonton cyclist sentenced today. With Marion Warnica.


CBC Radio One, Edmonton AM (AB), 4 December 2012.
Seeking a difference: The husband of an Edmonton cyclist asks a judge for leniency for the man who ran down and killed his wife. With Rick Harp.


Maclean’s (Toronto ON), 20 August 2012.
Elizabeth Ann Sovis: She loved the outdoors, even taking her boys skiing as babies. At 50, she got on a bike for the first time and found a new love. By Mika Rekai.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 9 August 2012.
Editorial: Making our roads safer for cycling.


The Guardian (Charlottetown PE), 6 August 2012.
Mourning husband calls for safer roads for cyclists. By Teresa Wright.


CBC TV, News (Edmonton AB), 22 July 2012.
Killed cyclist’s family calls for better bike safety. With Alicia Asquith.


CTV, News (Edmonton AB), 17 July 2012.
Grieving husband remembers wife. With Serena Mah.


Edmonton Journal (AB), 17 July 2012.
Idyllic cycle trip turns deadly. By Jana G. Pruden.


CBC News (Edmonton AB), 16 July 2012.
Alberta cyclist killed in P.E.I. safety conscious.