Prince George Hotel Fire Update

first_imgInitial reports indicate, three people were sent to hospital, one with serious injuries and, another may be missing, following a downtown hotel fire early this morning, in Prince George. It broke out between 6.30 and 7 o’clock, at the Columbus Hotel, described in some news reports, as a city landmark. Police closed off nine city blocks in the area but, reports from the scene suggest it took less than three hours before the building was in ashes. One of those sent to hospital required burn treatment and, the other two were victims of smoke inhalation. It’s unclear how many of the injured, if any, is among the ten long-term tenants, who lived in the hotel. There’s also no word yet on a possible cause but, this is the third major fire in the city in less than three months. Recall Canfor’s plywood plant was burned to the ground in a May 26th fire, taking over 250 full time jobs with it. Then sparks from that fire ignited a warehouse destroying it and, a large pile of rail ties stored several kilometers away, in a CN-Rail yard.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Independent Investigations Office updates Dawson Creek shooting

first_imgThe Independent Investigations Office released an update today on their investigation of the shooting death of James Daniel McIntyre by members of the Dawson Creek RCMP. In the update the IIO states that investigators are still on scene gathering more information.Some of the tasks undertaken by the IIO include: obtaining physical evidence from the scene, interviewing civilian witnesses, designating and interviewing officers, reviewing video from the scene and from witnesses, and interviewing the affected person’s family.It has been reported to the IIO that the individual approached officers in an aggressive manner and after he failed to comply with commands he was shot.- Advertisement -It’s said that the investigation will examine the actions of officers and the individual.The IIO notes that specific information will not be released as a means of making sure that witness information is provided without influence, and the integrity of the investigation remains.last_img read more

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations to review recommendations

first_imgIn a press release from the B.C. government this week, Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations Minister Steve Thomson has announced his intentions to review and act on the recommendations contained in the report, Getting the Balance Right: Improving Wildlife Habitat Management in British Columbia.“The mountain pine beetle infestation and associated logging has had an impact on wildlife habitat in B.C.’s interior, and we are committed to restoring that habitat,” said Thomson. “At the same time we need to balance the needs of communities and workers that rely on the forest industry for their economic well-being.”Parliamentary Secretary Mike Morris examined the impact of the pine beetle epidemic, and the associated increase in timber harvesting on wildlife habitat in the province’s Interior.- Advertisement -Over a six month period, Morris met with 24 organizations and had made 18 recommendations in five broad areas:Implement a new wildlife management programConsolidate authorization planning in resource developmentDevelop a landscape-level planning modelImprove and expand results-based managementIncrease the involvement of wildlife practitioners.The Province says the majority of the recommendations align with actions already being taken already, and Morris added that he is pleased to see the ministry is considering his advice.“As a life-long trapper, I’ve seen firsthand how resource development activity can impact wildlife habitat and the intent behind my report is to ensure that more emphasis is placed on protecting wildlife habitat.”Advertisement Roughly 37 per cent of the province is is designated under some kind of  conservation jurisdiction. Three-quarters of Canada’s mammal species are found B.C., and 24 of those species are exclusive to this province.last_img read more

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Leicester faithful should show Pearson more loyalty, says Allardyce

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce says Leicester fans should show manager Nigel Pearson some ‘loyalty’ ahead of the Hammers’ clash with Foxes.Pearson has received criticism from some quarters at the King Power stadium, with Leicester bottom of the Premier League after a poor run of form, and he recently hit back at a fan in a foul-mouthed tirade which saw him charged by the FA.But Allardyce has given his support to his managerial counterpart, claiming Pearson deserves to be shown more respect for the job he has done at the east Midlands club.“There is a turning point because what happens at football clubs, expectation grows, people think you are just going to be able to go in there and be successful from a period of great joy,” said Allardyce, whose side are sitting fourth ahead of Saturday’s game with Leicester at Upton Park.“It is the fact that instead of watching your team win every week, it is a big adjustment for the fans when they find out it is not that easy any more.“I suppose the expectation was built even higher when they beat Manchester United 5-3 and of course the Leicester fans have not remembered where Nigel has taken the club from and to in a short period of time, so they should show him a bit more patience and a bit more loyalty.” 1 Allardyce backs Pearson last_img read more

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Liverpool £30m signing shock, Mourinho to PSG, Man United to buy Shaw replacement and Arsenal striker target – it’s the Sunday papers

first_img1 Transfer rumours Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Chelsea will bid £20m for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama,, but face competition from Tottenham. (Star on Sunday) Mario Balotelli could end up costing Liverpool £30m in transfer fees and wages, despite currently being on loan to AC Milan. (The People) Paris St-Germain are considering an approach for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho if he leaves Stamford Bridge by the end of this season. (Sunday Express) Manchester United are keen on Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola as a replacement for Louis van Gaal, when the latter eventually leaves Old Trafford. (Sunday Mirror) Manchester United are pondering a £15m January bid for West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell following Luke Shaw’s leg break. (The Sun) Chelsea and Arsenal are both chasing Senegal striker Moussa Konate, 22, who currently plays for Sion in Switzerland. (The People) Jose Mourinho has reassured captain John Terry that he is still his number one player, despite dropping him for the victory over Arsenal. (Mail on Sunday) Arsenal are scouting Marseille’s Belgium international attacker Michy Batshuayi, aged 21. (Star on Sunday) Southampton are keen on 16-year-old Swedish prodigy Rafael York, who is already starring for Sandviken in the Swedish second division. (Sunday Mirror)And here are some of the top stories on talkSPORT.comChelsea fans shout ‘specialist in failure’ at Wenger on Arsenal team busFive Diego Costa stories you won’t have heardDiego Costa v Gabriel: funny reactionManchester United team news v Southampton‘It’s another nail in Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool coffin’last_img read more

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BUNCRANA CHAMBER WELCOMES ENTERPRISE TOWN TO INISHOWEN

first_imgThe countdown is on to celebrate Buncrana Enterprise Town 2016, and Buncrana Chamber of Commerce are urging local businesses and local community and sports groups and schools to take part.The event which takes place in the Plaza on the 15th and 16th April, facilitated by Bank of Ireland, is a showcase of local businesses, community groups and local sporting talent.The event is open to the public, and promises to be a great weekend of family fun, business opportunities and hopes to foster a renewed sense of purpose and identity for the local community. “This is a great opportunity for the town to come together and show what we have here locally, as a community. So far almost 70 local businesses and community organisations have signed up, and with the registration deadline this Friday, this is the last chance for those wishing to take part to book their space. The exhibition is completely free for businesses to attend, and free admission to the public to come in to the Plaza and have a look around.”“The Chamber of Commerce wholeheartedly supports the event, and we will be taking part ourselves. It’s also an open event, so everyone is welcome and you don’t have to bank with Bank of Ireland, or be a Chamber member, to take part in it. There are lots of activities around the weekend including soccer and GAA blitzes, a 5k race, and much more for all the family as well as lots of events showing off our local talent throughout the weekend in the Plaza, and the program of events should be finalised shortly” said Chamber President Ryan Stewart.Donegal Daily will be at the event and will keep our readers up-to-date with all that is happening over both days.To keep informed about the events, and to get involved you can follow Buncrana Enterprise Town on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buncranaenterprisetown or call Liz at Bank of Ireland on 07762 40552 for more information. BUNCRANA CHAMBER WELCOMES ENTERPRISE TOWN TO INISHOWEN was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Bank of Irelandbuncranachamber of commercedonegallast_img read more

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How to share the fruits of spring

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Nope, all over the Valley, surplus backyard fruits and vegetables that otherwise would rot on the ground or spoil on the vine will be put to good use, thanks to Citrus Sunday. It’s one of those ideas that makes so much sense you wonder why we haven’t been doing it all the time. Basically, whatever homegrown fruits and vegetables you can’t eat or give away to friends, neighbors and co-workers, you put in plastic bags and drop off at your local fire station from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, trucks from the Valley Interfaith Council – which runs 20 food pantries throughout the Valley – will pick up the fruit and distribute it to local families deemed “food insecure.” That’s a term used in a UCLA study that estimates there are approximately 130,000 adults living in the San Fernando Valley who will not have enough food for themselves and their families to get through the month without giving up other necessities like shelter, transportation, heat, health care or clothing. “No one should have to chose between paying for medication and putting food on the table,” says Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, who teamed up with VIC to make Citrus Sunday happen. “People don’t associate hunger and poverty with the Valley because we do not have visible signs, like the homeless encampments on Skid Row. “I’m hoping we can make Valley residents more aware of this hidden layer of poverty, and give people means to contribute nutritious fresh fruit to the food pantries.” The phones at VIC have been ringing all week with seniors, like Shirley, who can’t pick the fruit off their trees anymore and need some help. “We’re sending out youth group volunteers to pick the fruit for them,” said Eileen Parker, a representative of VIC. “The reason this is so important to us is because our food drives usually bring in canned and boxed goods. We know that for nutritional purposes we need to provide more fruits and vegetables, but we don’t always have the money to acquire them or the means to store and refrigerate them. “It’s the missing link in what we do,” Parker said. “We just know there are people out there with backyard fruit trees who would help us if they knew about all the people who need that fruit to get healthy, especially the elderly and disabled.” It seems only fitting that the Valley, which once was covered with citrus orchards, take the lead in this city in making Citrus Sunday a success. Because Shirley is right. It is a sin to let it go to waste. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Drive down most single-family residential streets in the San Fernando Valley and you see them – the tops of fruit trees peeking over backyard fences or sideyard shrubbery. Oranges, lemons, avocados, plums, prunes, tangerines or big grapefruits – like the ones hanging from trees in Shirley Bleaman’s Valley Village backyard. Ripe and just waiting to be picked. But Shirley’s 84, and she’s not climbing ladders to pick anything anymore, even her juicy grapefruit. “It’s a sin to watch them spoil, and now I won’t have to,” she said Wednesday. last_img read more

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GRITTING HEAPS LOCATED ACROSS FINN VALLEY IN EVENT OF FORECASTED SNOW

first_imgA list of grit locations have been unveiled across the general Finn Valley area in the event of forecasted snowfalls. Cllr Patrick McGowan has been informed the grit hills have been placed at the following locations to assist local communities if they wish to place grit at Hills or along stretches of roads that are not on the Council’s official gritting programme.These locations will be kept stocked by the Roads Office. (1) Brockagh Village (Fintown Road at Speed Limit Signs, close to Mr. Francie Coyle’s House).(2) Glenmore Picnic Area, Welchtown.(3) Drumkeen Village (beside Mr. Jimmy Gallagher’s Garage)(4) Convoy (Adjacent to Ballyboe Bridge at Turn off to Ballentine’s Quarry). (5) Stranorlar Town (at Car Park on Letterkenny Road adjacent to Gibson’s Farm Shop).(6) Crossroads Village (At Resource Centre across from McCreary’s Hardware Shop)(7) Castlefin (at CPI Yard)(8) St. Johnston Village (Outside Tullyowen Roads Depot Gate)(9) Raphoe Town (On Convoy Road near Speed Limit Signs at Old Chip Depot) (10) Ballindrait Village (Above St. Patrick’s Terrace)(11) Lifford Town (At Machinery Yard Car Park, Lifford.)(12) Donneyloop (In Church Car Park)GRITTING HEAPS LOCATED ACROSS FINN VALLEY IN EVENT OF FORECASTED SNOW was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:cllr patrick McGowandonegalfinn valleysnowlast_img read more

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DONEGAL TRANSITION YEAR GROUP CREATE UNIQUE GENDER EQUALITY COMPETITON

first_imgFrom Left, Top Row;Niamh McCormick, Letterkenn Niamh O’Dowd, Lifford Eimear McDwyer, Gortlee Sinead O’Doherty, Letterkenny Eimear McGlynn, Letterkenny Bianca Velayo, Letterkenny Eimhear McAleese ,Manor Megan Skinnader, RameltonFrom Left, bottom row: Lucia McNamara, Glenswilly Siobhan McParland, Ramelton Kimberley McBride Manorcunningham Erin Pyper, Letterkenny  Dearbhla McDermott,  Girls absent: Maeve Medlar, Letterkeny Lauren Monaghan, Lismonaghan Aoife O’Connor, Ballyare, Letterkenny Róise Quinn, GlenswillyIsabella Patton, Mountain Top,FEATURES: A group of Donegal transition year students have taken inspiration from Donegal based start-up company Lottie Dolls – to create a unique new competition for Irish national school students. The all girl group from Loreto Convent, based their Young Social Innovators project on gender equality.They created a unique and fantastic new national competition entitled, ‘Defy Gender Stereotypes through Doll Design; National Schools Competition.’By creating this competition the transition year group are encouraging national school students to become doll designers, and learn about gender equality with an innovative design competition; in collaboration with Donegal based start-up doll company Lottie Dolls.Friday March 11th is the closing date for design competition entries. The group consists of eighteen transition year students – and they selected ‘gender-equality’ as their chosen campaign social issue for their Young Social Innovators project.The Donegal group are advocates of gender equality and the message of their YSI campaign is that “gender should not confine you to any particular role or limit your ability in any subject or skill.”The Loreto YSI’s aim to communicate their gender-stereotype defying message through art with the help of children and teachers in national schools across the country.The Loreto YSI’s approached local toy company, Lottie Dolls, to help them with their empowering campaign.The Donegal based doll brand, communicate a strong pro-girl message and were the perfect fit for the competition. Lottie Dolls’ are child-like dolls designed to stimulate children’s imaginations and inspire learning.Lottie’s tagline is “Be bold, be brave, be you” and the company also offer a boy-doll, Finn. Lottie and Finn have many adventurous and varied childhood themes which seek to inspire girls and boys to get ‘hands-on’ with diverse activities.Together, Lottie Dolls and the Loreto YSI’s arranged a very special competition; children are asked to design a ‘farmer’ inspired Lottie and a ‘dancer’ inspired Finn and two lucky children will go on to win their Lottie or Finn design in the form of their very own doll. The design templates can be downloaded here: http://lott.ie/LoretoYSIMembers of the group are passionate about the campaign message. YSI member, Lauren Monaghan, explains; “I find this subject important because I feel everyone should have the same opportunities.”The Young Social Innovators are enthusiastic about the competition and excited to receive entries, Dearbhla McDermott, says;  “I am looking forward to receiving entries from the primary schools so I can see the children’s perception of gender equality.”The group are conscious of the impact and challenges related to the subject; Eimear McDwyer explains; “I hope to influence the mind-sets of younger generations so that they will grow up to perceive both genders equal” This competition provides an opportunity for creativity combined with insights on the importance of gender equality.If your pupils/children wish to participate in this competition entries should be sent via e-mail to create@lottie.com in JPEG format with ‘Loreto YSI’ in the subject line, by Friday March 11th.Or alternatively via post to:Loreto Secondary School, Castle Street, Letterkenny, Co.DonegalDONEGAL TRANSITION YEAR GROUP CREATE UNIQUE GENDER EQUALITY COMPETITON was last modified: March 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessLoretonewsstudentsTransitionUniquelast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Moss Bob 6/4 fav; 2, Ballougry Bound 3/1. Time: 19.02. Distance: 4 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Mullrook Danaher 4/1; 2, Macsruso 3/1. Time: 19.43. Distance: a short head. Race 3 Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Bricken Rose 6/4 fav; 2, Maid of More 5/2. Time: 28.85. Distance: 8 lengths.Race 4 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Gabbys Mondays 3/1; e, Lovely Myles 4/6 fav. Time: 19.13. Distance: 2.5 lengths.Race 5 “Like Us” on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend 3/1; 2, Beraghill Monty 4/1. Time: 29.40. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 750 (750 yards): 1, Glenside Amber 5/2; 2, Raughlan Blaze 5/1. Time: 42.34. Distance: 1.5 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Sabrina 6/4; 2, Fridays Brett 6/4. Time: 28.99. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 8 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Leosal 7/2; 2, Whoop Whoop 5/2. Time: 18.98. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 9 A McLean Bookmakers 525 round one heat one (525 yards): 1, Tahina Kellie 5/2; 2, Westwood Lee 7/4. Time: 29.01. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 10 A McLean Bookmakers 525 round one heat two (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 4/1; 2, Kingsmill Aguero 4/1. Time: 29.05. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 11 A McLean Bookmakers 525 heat one heat three (525 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip 4/1; 2, Thrill Me 1/1 fav. Time: 29.04. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 12 The Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Gilti Aero 7/2; 2, Do It Ruso 5/2. Time: 28.86. Distance: 2.25 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

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