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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Ended

first_imgThe Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued Saturday night has ended for the North Peace Region. At times the wind was gusting up to 46 km per hour.There is still more rain in the forecast today as Environment Canada is calling for showers ending early in the afternoon, then cloudy with 40% chance of showers. Rain is expected in the amount of 10 to 15 mm, while the temperature is forecast to reach 20.- Advertisement –last_img

Tumbler Ridge diversifies revenue with community forest

first_imgThe District of Tumbler Ridge will be securing additional revenue along with help for area sawmills with a new community forest.Approximately 22,000 hectares of Crown land will be secured through a 25 year agreement that will allow the District to harvest 20,000 cubic metres of timber each year.- Advertisement -The Crown land is within the Dawson Creek timber supply area and the District is expected to use the forest for economic opportunities and controlling boundary wildfires.The economic opportunities for the District include supporting current jobs by using the harvested timber to supply the West Fraser and Canfor sawmills in Chetwynd and increasing the District’s revenue.District officials say pine beetle infested timber will also be used for bioenergy production to give the area an addition power supply in case of outages.last_img read more

Gutierrez tosses no-no to lead Lady Chargers

first_imgLiterally. The sophomore right-hander tossed her first no-hitter as a member of the Lady Chargers, striking out 12 and walking just one in a 3-0 victory over Citrus (13-3) in a nonconference affair. The one walk, which was the only thing that kept Gutierrez from notching a perfect game, came in the first inning. Freshman Nicole Palmer drove in a pair of runs, and sophomore Brooke Pefley had two doubles and a run scored to pace the Cypress offense. The Lady Chargers (17-3) hit the diamond again late Saturday, outlasting Antelope Valley, 1-0 in nine innings. Sophomore Gabrielle Woody’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning drove in Jade Espinoza for the winning run. Gutierrez earned the victory in relief, pushing her record to 10-3 this season. Alyssa Gutierrez’s softball career has been nearly perfect, dating back to her prep days at La Mirada High and continuing on at Cypress College, where she currently stars. On Saturday, Gutierrez was nearly perfect, again. center_img Antelope Valley fell to 16-2-1 on the season. Cypress returns to action at 3 p.m. Monday at Riverside. BaseballL.A. Harbor 13, L.A. City 10 Sophomore Juan Dorado drove in two runs and sophomore Justin Cogman had two hits with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base as the Seahawks rallied in South Coast Conference action. L.A. Harbor, which improved to 9-9 overall and 2-0 in conference, resumes play at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pasadena. Men’s basketballCompton 86, Coll. of the Canyons 72 Sophomore guard Cortnei Houston finished with 23 points and 6 assists to lead the Tartars in the Southern California Regionals. With the win, Compton (22-9) advances to next week’s state playoffs in Fresno. Freshmen Wayne Andrews (8 rebounds) and Justin Carter (12 rebounds) each finished with 19 points for the Tartar. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Doig River orphan well project honoured with an Award

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Environmental Managers Association of B.C. (EMA of BC) presented the Doig River First Nation (DRFN) with an Indigenous Project Award.Saturday, June 13th, 2019 at an Awards Gala, the Indigenous Project Award was to recognize an innovative orphan well restoration pilot project. As part of the recognition, DRFN received $2,000 in funding from the EMA of BC that will go toward training a member of the community in environmental practices and fieldwork. “We would like to thank the EMA of BC for this opportunity to achieve our vision to be a leader in the area of environmental restoration of orphan wells,” said Chief Makadahay.- Advertisement -The pilot project creates meaningful engagement with key players that include DRFN, BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) and industry contractors who work together toward the long-term goal of restoring hundreds of orphan well sites on DRFN traditional territories in northeast B.C. The budget for each orphan well reclamation project varies greatly depending on its size and scope. Provincial funds have been established to help pay for the growing problem of abandoned well sites in Western Canada. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that energy companies must fulfil their environmental obligations before paying back creditors in the case of insolvency or bankruptcy.“Doig River has experienced a lot of activity in its territory over the last 40 years and we would like to be part of the solution to reclaim and restore the land,” said DRFN Chief Trevor Makadahay. “This is important to our community, so we can exercise our treaty rights on a landscape that is healthy and back to its natural state.” Advertisement Full remediation and reclamation of an orphan well site start with a full assessment of the contamination level of soil and/or groundwater. Depending on the size and scope of the work, contaminated material may be removed and transported to a landfill and/or Treatment, Recovery and Disposal (TRD) facility or treated onsite. Any issues with the wellbore integrity need to be resolved and the wellhead or pumpjack is dismantled and transported to a metals recycling facility. Once the equipment and contaminated material is safely and responsibly dealt with, the site is ready for the reclamation phase. Activities in this phase include may include replacing topsoil, recontouring the land, reseeding and ongoing maintenance such as regular soil and groundwater sampling.last_img read more

Lay off Mesut Ozil: Joachim Low picks him for a reason

first_img talkSPORT looks at Mesut Ozil’s World Cup in detail Mesut Ozil isn’t the most popular German player at the moment. After a difficult second half to the season at Arsenal, the playmaker has also learned to live with criticism from supporters of the national team, with calls for him to be dropped in the build-up to and throughout the World Cup. Yet Joachim Low keeps picking him, and given Germany have just booked their first place in a World Cup final since 2002, the coach must be doing something right. talkSPORT takes a look at the numbers that support Low’s decision, and suggest people should lay off the Arsenal playmaker…Ozil hasn’t been one of the standout players at the World Cup – pretending otherwise would make no sense – but with the level of stick he’s taking you would think he hadn’t bothered to turn up at all. Take this extract from the website of German television station N-TV:“There’s no getting away from Mesut Ozil these days. German cities are plastered with his face. Ozil in victory pose. Ozil wrapped in a German flag. Ozil after scoring a goal. The ‘Wizard of Oz’. Yet when the whistle blows, the 25-year-old superstar only has one trick: He makes himself invisible.”Perhaps Ozil is elusive or difficult to keep tabs on, but his impact on the German team has been anything but invisible. The Arsenal man has created more chances (15) at the World Cup so far than some of his much more talked about contemporaries. Wesley Sneijder has only managed nine, for example. Angel di Maria, 11. James Rodriguez created 12, and even Neymar trails Ozil with 13. That’s not a bad return from the Gunners man at all.In fact, only Thomas Muller has created as many chances for Germany at this World Cup so far, with both he and Ozil the two leading creators, and the much-lauded Toni Kroos trailing with 13. Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has received little to no criticism for his displays, has only managed to create five.Along with passing forward and looking for openings, Ozil is also capable of holding onto the ball and helping to slow a game down, something vital for any team looking to control matches and win a World Cup. At the tournament so far he has completed more passes – 88% of 296 attempted – than other esteemed playmakers like Oscar (77% of 210), Sneijder (79% of 239), Di Maria (77% of 242) and James Rodriguez (77% of 196). In terms of his German compatriots he was more accurate than Thomas Muller (74% of 201 passes) and Sami Khedira (85% of 227), meanwhile.Ozil has also proven useful in his deliveries into the box, something particularly useful for Germany considering they have strikers capable of thriving on good crossing like Muller and Miroslav Klose. At the 2014 World Cup, he has completed 44% of his attempted crosses into the box, more than Andre Schurrle (who has failed to complete a single cross), Di Maria (30%), James Rodriguez (36%), and Neymar (37%). Again, the Arsenal man holds up favourably in comparison to other players that have received praise for their individual showings, yet he is judged to have under-performed.The numbers above show that Ozil has contributed a large amount to his nation’s success at the 2014 World Cup, even if that has passed unnoticed. That’s summed up well by the fact that most will recall his failure to score in Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil last night rather than his tidiness in possession, good movement and proactive passing. Perhaps Ozil will continue to take stick, but Joachim Low will also continue to pick him, and with good reason.Is Mesut Ozil being judged harshly these days? Let us know below… 1last_img read more

Maryland court backs ban on gay marriage

first_img“I think history will hold them in contempt,” plaintiff Lisa Polyak said of the judges. “To create a legal solution in a vacuum, that doesn’t recognize that the constitution is there to support the people, is to create an ignorant and irrelevant solution.” State Sen. Richard Madaleno, who is openly gay, said he plans to introduce a bill to allow same-sex marriage. He also expects a proposal to create civil unions. “I think we’ll have a lengthy discussion next session about what the options are for legal recognition for gay people,” Madaleno said. Don Dwyer, one of the General Assembly’s most conservative members, said he would introduce a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage as “insurance.” The ACLU of Maryland, which provided legal representation for the plaintiffs, said the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland would continue. Plaintiffs vowed to take the fight over gay marriage in Maryland to the Legislature after the state’s highest court threw out a suit challenging a law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In a 4-3 decision, the Court of Appeals ruled that the state’s 1973 ban on gay marriage does not discriminate on the basis of gender and does not deny any fundamental rights guaranteed by the state constitution. The court also found that the state has a legitimate interest in promoting opposite-sex marriage. “Our opinion should by no means be read to imply that the General Assembly may not grant and recognize for homosexual persons civil unions or the right to marry a person of the same sex,” Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr. wrote for the majority. Plaintiffs said that the judges missed a historic opportunity to strike down a discriminatory law. Legislators on both sides of the debate predicted action on the issue in the next session. The heavily Democratic legislature has passed several gay-rights laws in recent years but has not voted on legalizing same-sex marriage or civil unions. Many of the plaintiffs have children, and they argue that their families are being denied the stability and legal protection that comes from having married parents. Lisa Kebreau, 39, and partner Mikki Mozelle, 31, who live in Riverdale, have three children – ages 20 months, 2 and 17. “We really wanted them to understand how normal and good their family is – that their family is just like any other family,” Kebreau said. Nine same-sex couples and a gay man whose partner died filed the lawsuit in 2004 against court clerks who denied their applications for marriage licenses. Baltimore Circuit Judge M. Brooke Murdock in January struck down the law defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but the state immediately appealed. Murdock’s ruling was put on hold during the appeal and never took effect.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lincoln Red Imps to finish the job and send Celtic crashing? CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Nicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.After Henrik Stenson’s sensational Open triumph, attention now turns to the PGA Championship in New Jersey later this month.Rory McIlroy is the 7/1 favourite, world number one Jason Day is 8/1, Jordan Spieth is 11/1, while Stenson is 16/1 to secure a second straight major success.On Wednesday night, Celtic will aim to avoid a humiilating European exit when they host Lincoln Red Imps in the Champions League second qualifying round.Brendan Rodgers’ side lost the first leg to the part-timers of Gibraltar but the Hoops are fully expected to triumph at 1/33, while the Red Imps are 40/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Abandoned school site viewed for uses

first_imgCASTAIC – The Newhall County Water District is reviewing potential uses of a former elementary school site that was ordered abandoned by FEMA because it lies in the path of Castaic Dam, officials said Monday. The 18-acre property east of Interstate 5 along Ridge Route Road has been eyed by the Castaic Little League for a field complete with diamonds, concession stands and bleachers. But the water purveyor is bound by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which purchased the land and relocated the century-old Castaic Elementary in 1996 for fear the dam – built to withstand a magnitude-8.0 earthquake – could rupture and flood the property. Newhall Water now owns the land and has two wells there. The deed handed from FEMA restricts development, though small retailers, fast-food restaurants, a post office and a large apartment complex have sprouted around the abandoned property. Gutzeit said they are only in the first step in a process that would include federal scrutiny. “We are not land-use planners, so we’re not going to be the ones that make the call, whether it’s going to be used for Little League, soccer or croquet,” she said. “We’re just going to determine what level of use our board is comfortable with. After that, it’s out of our hands.” But any potential uses must account for environmental impacts, Gutzeit said. “Since it’s vacant for so long, we need to see if there is any adverse environmental impact by changing that,” she said. “Ultimately, what I would like to see is some kind of compromise between natural land and fields. If there are animals walking up and down the creek, I don’t know if it’s the best idea to have lights running until two in the morning. … But it’s up to the entire board.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Still, NCWD General Manager Steve Cole said the agency’s engineering committee will meet this month to review whether – or how – the site could be used. “We’re just going to bounce some ideas around about the liabilities and possible uses for that site,” he said. Castaic Little League officials could not be reached for comment Monday. The league, whose season begins this month, serves some 200 players ages 7 to 14 from throughout western Santa Clarita Valley, and plays at the nearby Castaic Sports Complex. Officials have said it’s less than ideal – the facility only has dirt softball fields and is costly to lease. NCWD board member Randall Pfiester, who also the chairs the three-member engineering committee consisting of board members B.J. Atkins and Maria Gutzeit, said there are other hurdles, FEMA not withstanding. Newhall Water is currently drilling a third well on the site intended to replace in the next five years the two 50-year-old wells. “We have construction going on over there, so we don’t want anybody’s child endangered,” he said. “Anything we decide will have to be referred to our attorneys for approval and to FEMA as well.” last_img read more

Tore Andre Flo tells talkSPORT Michy Batshuayi could become Chelsea’s main man

first_imgMichy Batshuayi could replace Diego Costa as Chelsea’s leading frontman, according to Tore Andre Flo.The Belgian sealed the Premier League title for the Blues on Friday night with his winner against West Brom, but his future at the club is uncertain.He has not started a single league game under Antonio Conte since his £33million move from Marseille last summer and his goal against the Baggies was only his second in the top-flight.Flo, however, reckons the 23-year-old could have a big impact next season should top scorer Costa – who is being linked with a move to China – exit Stamford Bridge.The former Chelsea hitman, who now works as an academy coach at the club, told talkSPORT: “He is at a very good club and obviously scoring that goal must have boosted his confidence.“He has shown he could be a really good player and hopefully he can step up a level and maybe take Costa’s spot.“He seems to be a very popular player among his teammates. He works hard in training and has a great attitude.”READ MORE: ‘Antonio Conte is an inspiration for all us coaches’, former Chelsea star Tore Andre Flo tells talkSPORTlast_img read more

TWIN TOWNS TO BE COUNTY SPORTING CAPITAL

first_imgSinn Fein County Councillor Cllr Harvey has succeeded in gaining a united County front to promote and develop the towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar as a Sporting Capital of Donegal.Speaking on her motion Cllr Harvey said: “Each Electoral Area has there own unique potential to promote and develop for tourism potential , I feel that within the Stranorlar Electoral Area sport is our niche, we have the infrastructure, we have the various sporting organisations, we have exceptional accommodation , what we need is a desiginated committed approach.“I have asked that Donegal County Council engage with all relevant stakeholders, including Failte Ireland to promote, develop and market the towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar as a sporting destination capital of Donegal taking a strategic co-ordinated approach which involves all stake holders including GAA County Board, Soccer league, Boxing clubs, Tennis, Rugby, FV AC, hotels, tourism office, chamber of commerce and BASSIC.” Cllr Harvey added: “This is not a new concept, the idea of promoting tourism through sport has been around for decades, however a local co-ordinated approach on a County basis has been absent.“I want the Council to specifically focus this concept for Ballybofey and Stranorlar in the first instance, I believe this has huge potential, we have the infrastructure in place and this need to be promoted and enhanced. I understand some Councillors have reservations.“I want tourism promotion packages in place, co-ordination between the relevant stakeholders, marketing from Failte Ireland, investment from Central and Local Government.“I am delighted for the support for my motion and I look forward to the outcome, I expect stakeholder meetings to take place in the next quarter of the year”  TWIN TOWNS TO BE COUNTY SPORTING CAPITAL was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyCllr Cora Harveysports capitalStranorlartwin townslast_img read more