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City of Fort St John Recreation offering Drop-in Stroller Fit

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John Recreation is offering a unique fitness class for parents and their babies.Each Monday and Wednesday, until December 18, parents can use the stroller as part of this instructor-lead workout.The City says it is to note that all new mothers should be cleared by a doctor before participating and that newborn to pre-walking babies are welcome.- Advertisement -Admission to participate in this fitness class is $10.00 per class or purchase a 6 or 12 punch pass and can be paid at the Visitor Centre.The Drop-in Stroller Fit takes place each Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until December 18 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.For more information, you can email recreation@fortstjohn.ca.Advertisementlast_img

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Huskies survive Halloween scare

first_imgOn Halloween night in Beaverlodge, the Huskies gave their coaches a scare.Leading 3-0, the Huskies allowed the Blades to fight back and take a lead, before winning 5-4.Robbie Sidhu opened the scoring, when Kole Norris faked a shot and gave Sidhu an open goal to shoot at.  Sidhu’s goal came on the powerplay, marking the only powerplay goal of the night.   Less than two minutes later, Cody Moulds made several nice moves in his own zone, but Aaron Dumas gave the puck away to Cody Hildebrand.  Hildebrand fed Luke McInerney in front of the goal, for a 2-0 Huskies lead after 20 minutes.- Advertisement -Early in the second, Kole Norris made it 3-0, but the Huskies couldn’t maintain the pressure.  8 minutes into the second, Aaron Dumas scored a short-handed goal, to get the Blades on the board.  4 minutes later, Taylor Jones cut the deficit in half, to make it 3-2 Huskies after 40 minutes.The adventure continued early in the third, with the Blades scoring twice in the first two minutes.  Bob Horseman scored the first, with Tyrell adding the second 15 seconds later.  “We just playing our style of hockey” said Huskies assistant coach Jeremy Clothier after the game.   “We slacked off and they took it to us.”Finally, the Huskies righted the ship.   4 minutes into the third, Luke McInerney’s second retied the game.  Just 20 seconds later, Cam Mackinnon scored the eventual game winner firing a wrister over the glove of Bretty Hommy.  “We just started playing Husky hockey again” Clothier insists.   “We started forchecking, and putting pressure on them” he said, adding “our one line of Luke [McInerney], Cody [Hildebrand] and Brighton [Campbell] sure stepped up, and put the pressure on them, and kept grinding.”Advertisement It wasn’t easy sailing to the finish though. With 7 minutes remaining, Brighton Campbell took a 5 minute major penalty for a slash on Taylor Jones.  But, with Campbell ejected, and Darcy Bell serving his major, the Huskies penalty kill stood tall, and the pups earned a 5-4 win.Ty Gullickson earned the win in goal, while the Huskies went 1/4 on the powerplay.   The Blades were 0/5, though they did score a short-handed marker.Aaron Dumas led the way offensively for the Blades, scoring a goal and 3 assists. Taylor Jones added a goal and two assists.For the Huskies, Luke McInerney scored a pair of goals, while Robbie Sidhu and Cam MacKinnon both registered a goal and an assist.  Surprisingly, the top line of Cody Kalb, Dylan Apsassin, and Brennan Billey was held without a point.Advertisement “It’s such a tough rink to play in” Luke McInerney pointed out afterwards.  “It seems like everytime in the second period we’re taking stupid penalties and making the wrong mistakes, so we’ve got to quit doing that, and start playing better defensively.”Click here to listen to a highlights package from Saturday’s game: [asset|aid=2080|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cef889dd6e1688b38a5d7d5929814328-Huskies vs Beaverlodge Blades Highlights_1_Pub.mp3]The Huskies were missing a fleet of defencemen on Saturday (Ryan Stickel, Cash Brinkworth, Cory Langdon, and Tyson Pederson were all missing).  They’ll look forward to being more healthy next Saturday, when they face Grande Prairie at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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Mount McAllister wildfire is still active, public asked to avoid area

first_imgFire Information Officer, Kelsey Winter says these roads are being used by personnel during their firefighting efforts, which causes delays and interruptions when there’s “attempts by the public to access areas where the wildfire is burning.”“When the public enters an area of active wildfire during suppression operations they put themselves, wildfire crews, and others at risk,” Winter writes in a release. “The top priority of the Wildfire Management Branch is the safety of firefighting personnel and the public. Areas of active wildfire suppression contain multiple potential hazards to the public, including danger trees, heavy equipment use, and unstable temporary access routes and fire guards.”Winter goes on to say these delays can “lead to further fire growth and the possibility of putting more values and people at risk.”- Advertisement -To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit bcwildfire.ca.last_img read more

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Mathare, Sharks share spoils in ‘slum derby’

first_imgIn a first half that Kariobangi Sharks hugely dominated, Mathare ensured that the most important statistic of the first half was in their favor as they led 1-0 courtesy of Alwanga’s bullet header.Mathare though had the first effort at goal within the opening two minutes when John Mwangi’s shot from the left came off the side netting.But from there, it was the home side who had the better of the chances with former Mathare boy Harrison Mwendwa eager to punish his old bosses. In the 11th minute, a daunting run on the right saw him cut into the box but his curling effort went inches wide.Two minutes later he had another chance when he took a first time shot off an Eric Kapaito cross but the effort went inches wide with Mathare keeper Robert Mboya well beaten.However, Mathare made their rare chances count and in the 20th minute when Alwanga adjusted his body superbly to connect with a Martin Ongori cross off the right powering a header into the bottom left of John Oyemba’s goal.But despite going down, Sharks kept pushing and on the half hour mark they came close when Francis Manoah’s header bounced off Ongori inside the box for a corner.In the second half, Francis Kimanzi started off with a change goal scorer Alwanga being forced off with an injury and his place taken by the burly Chris Ochieng.But Sharks came back determined to make their offensive play count for goals and they had just what they needed nine minutes after the restart when skipper Omotto powered a bouncing header past keeper Robert Mboya off an Omwenga corner.It turned out to be a hugely contested affair with both sides trying to outplay each other in possession, but the goal scoring chances hugely reduced.In the 70th minute, Ochieng had a rasping shot from the edge of the box after turning away from his marker with keeper Oyemba spilling the ball. Defender Geoffrey Shiveka was at hand to whack away the rebound with John Mwangi lurking in for the spills.Ochieng had another late chance with eight minutes to go but his header across goal from a corner went wide.On the other end, a counter attacking move from Sharks saw two substitutes combining, Brian Kipkurui wheeling away on the right to cut back a cross but Sidney Lokale’s effort went wide.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United’s Cliff Nyakeya chases down Kariobangi Sharks’ Bolton Omwenga. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 6- Two headers in either half from Clifford Alwanga and Patillah Omotto saw Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks share spoils in a highly entertaining clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Sunday evening.The draw is a second consecutive for Mathare United and sees them remain third in the standings while Kariobangi Sharks’ winless streak stretched to seven games.last_img read more

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30 NEW JOBS FOR DONEGAL AS RANDOX SIGN MEXICO DEAL

first_imgTHIRTY new jobs are on their way to Donegal after Randox secured a deal with a healthcare company in Mexico.The trade agreement between Randox Teoranta and Central de Diagnostica e Industria, is being signed at the Palacio Nacional, the headquarters of Mexico’s executive government, and will be witnessed by the Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and President Michael D Higgins.The jobs are being created at Randox in Dungloe. The new trade agreement between Randox and Central de Diagnostica e Industria will result in Randox pioneering laboratory products being delivered to clinics and hospitals across Mexico over the next two years.The Mexican company is creating 85 positions.Dr Peter FitzGerald, managing director of Randox Teoranta said the new trade agreement was a matter of “great pride” for the firm.“We are honoured to have both presidents witness this new trade agreement and of course we are honoured to be working with Mexico. “Of course, it is not just about economic growth and job creation, most important to us is the fact that our technology, researched and developed in Ireland, will contribute to earlier diagnosis, more accurate treatment and better outcomes for patients in Mexico, as well as reducing the burden on the country’s health service.” 30 NEW JOBS FOR DONEGAL AS RANDOX SIGN MEXICO DEAL was last modified: October 20th, 2013 by John2Share 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:dungloerandoxlast_img read more

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Pakistan now says Bhutto died of fractured skull, not bullet wounds

first_imgISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto died from a skull fracture suffered when her head slammed against her car during a suicide attack – not from bullet wounds, the government said Friday. Pakistan’s interior minister blamed al-Qaida and the Taliban for Thursday’s assassination and said another key opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, is also under threat of militant attack. The government released a transcript Friday of a purported conversation between militant leader Baitullah Mehsud and another militant. “It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her,” Mehsud said, according to the transcript. As word of her death spread, her supporters blamed Musharraf of complicity in her assassination. On Friday, Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz told The Associated Press that the government had evidence that al-Qaida and Taliban were behind the suicide attack. Later, Cheema blamed Mehsud, described him as an “al-Qaida leader” and said he was also behind the Oct. 18 bombing against Bhutto’s homecoming parade through Karachi that killed more than 140 people. Mehsud is a commander of pro-Taliban forces in the lawless Pakistani tribal region South Waziristan, where al-Qaida fighters are also active. His forces often attack Pakistani security forces. This fall, he was quoted in a Pakistani newspaper as saying that he would welcome Bhutto’s return from exile with suicide bombers. Mehsud later denied that in statements to local television and newspaper reporters. Cheema said Mehsud was “behind most of the recent terrorist attacks that have taken place in Pakistan.” He said Pakistani security forces would hunt down those responsible for Bhutto’s death. Cheema also said Sharif – also a former prime minister and now the most prominent opposition leader in Pakistan – was among several politicians under threat of militant attack. He named others as Fazlur Rehman, the leader of an Islamist opposition party; former Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, a close ally of President Pervez Musharraf; and former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao, who narrowly escaped a suicide bombing last weekend that killed 56 people.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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAuthorities on Thursday said Bhutto died from bullet wounds fired by a young man who then blew himself up, killing 20 other people. A surgeon who treated her said Friday she died from the impact of shrapnel on her skull. But later Friday, Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said all three shots missed her as she greeted supporters through the sunroof of her vehicle, which was bulletproof and bombproof. He also denied that shrapnel caused her death, saying Bhutto was killed when she tried to duck back into the vehicle, and the shock waves from the blast knocked her head into a lever attached to the sunroof, fracturing her skull. At a news conference, Cheema played a videotape of the attack showing Bhutto waving, smiling and chatting with supporters from the sunroof as her car sat unmoving on the street outside a campaign rally. Three gunshots rang out, the camera appeared to fall, and the tape ended. Bhutto was slain while campaigning for the crucial Jan. 8 parliamentary elections in which she hoped to return as prime minister of the nuclear-armed country, a key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism. Upon her return from exile in October, she survived an assassination attempt. She had repeatedly complained that the government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf did not give her adequate security. last_img read more

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City irked by Nelles bid lag

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Mayor Greg Nordbak on Thursday accused the state of stalling the city’s appeal hearing on the purchase of the Fred C. Nelles Correctional Facility property. Meanwhile, the state Department of General Services is moving forward with a plan to sell the property. It has set a March 24 deadline for bids and a minimum price of $106.6 million – the same amount at which it appraised the property. Yet no hearing has been held more than two months after Whittier appealed the state’s rejection of its $83 million offer for the now-vacant 75-acre site that was closed in May 2004 after 104 years of service. The city’s offer was rejected in December. “Where’s our due process?,” Nordbak asked. “We’ve got a closing date, but we haven’t had a hearing,” Nordbak said. “I think they’re hoping we just drop \ and go away. They’re doing a pretty good job of dragging their feet.” Matt Bender, spokesman for the state Department of General Services, said he didn’t know why the hearing hasn’t been held or even scheduled. “We have asked the Public Works Board to schedule a hearing,” Bender said. “We don’t schedule these hearings,” Bender said. “All I can say is that the Department of General Services is as eager to resolve this issue as the city is.” Whittier had partnered with a development team of Brookfield Homes, Lewis Group of Companies and Germania Corporation. Dave Bartlett, vice president of entitlements for Brookfield Homes, said his group intended to bid for the property. But they won’t be meeting the state’s minimum bid, Bartlett said. “We can’t make it work at that price,” Bartlett said. “We’ve already come to that conclusion.” Bender said only bids that meet the state’s minimum will be considered. “That was our appraisal of the property as developed,” he said of the minimum price of $106.6 million. But Nordbak said he believes the minimum bid could mean the state gets no bids. “There’s possibly $5 million in cleanup there and the city will control the entitlements,” he said. City Manager Steve Helvey said Whittier’s $83 million figure was arrived at by diligent study of the property by the city and the development team. “We even supplemented the developer’s money with a potential for us to financially participate,” Helvey said. “We think it’s the highest number that can be justified based on the use of the site.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img read more

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GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 5, 6, 18 and 29 127. There was one winner of Match 3 Numbers; PaAntonie O’Harat O’Donnell, Fintra rd. Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,900 and Match 3 is €60. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.Congratulations to Mary Harkin Stragar, Killybegs who won the Bingo Jackpot €2,750 Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,000 on 45 calls. The seniors drew away to N. Mhuire on Friday night and responded with a home win against Fanad on Sunday. The reserves had no game over the weekend. This Sunday both teams travel to N. Brid at 1.30pm / 3pm.The Minor team also play N. Brid away on Friday night at 7pm. The ladies played their first league game against Naomh Columba last Sunday and lost on a scoreline of 5-11 to 4-11. Well done on a great team performance. They are due to play away to Bundoran this coming Sunday. The ladies held their bag packing fund raiser in Supervalu on Easter Saturday. They wish to thank the management and staff of Supervalu and all their customers for their support.There is a club meeting at 8.30 on Friday in the clubhouse.The U-16’s were defeated by Ardara in 1st leg of championship last Monday and Killybegs won by a point on Monday gone by. They are to play Ardara in the 2nd leg meeting in Ardara next Monday.The U-12’s were in action last Saturday in Ardara in the Divisional Blitz. Training continues Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm (Bus at 6pm) U-10’s training Wednesday 5.45 – 6.45pm (Bus at 5.30pm) U-8’s training on each Tuesday at 5.45 – 6.45pm and Saturday at 11.30am – 12.30pm. Next coaching meeting takes place next Friday 4th of May at 8pm in clubhouse.U-14’s were defeated last Wednesday by our neighbours Kilcar by 2 points in Towney. Next game is Wednesday at home to N. Ultan at 7pm.Club Membership is now due. You can pay Rita Nolan or Kathleen McCabe.Family             –           €50 Single                   –           €30Student           –           €15 Minor                   –           €10 There is a talent competition on in the Harbour bar on Saturday 28th. €1000 prizes and proceeds go to the Killybegs G.A.A. So come along and support the acts and enjoy the nights.Club Donegal is now available. You can get cards from Rita Nolan at €200 for the year. Killybegs U-16’s are playing Dungloe in Fintra on Sunday 18th at 12pm.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: April 24th, 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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MacLOCHLAINN – I FEAR A&E UNIT WILL NOT OPEN IN FIRST HALF OF 2012

first_imgSinn Fein TD Padraig MacLochlainn and Letterkenny Lord Mayor Gerry McMonagle are to meet with HSE bosses to discuss Letterkenny General Hospital.Top of the agenda will be why the new multi-million euro A&E unit at the hospital remains closed.The meeting with the HSE’s Regional Director of Operations, John Hennessey, takes place on January 25th. Deputy MacLochlainn told Donegaldaily.com that he is now very concerned the new unit will not open during the first half of 2012.The Donegal North-East TD said he had been lucky enough to have been given a tour around the facility recently and could not understand the delay.“From what I have seen, the entire unit is ready to go and it really is an impressive set-up.“I believe that hospital manager Sean Murphy is trying his best but I think he needs our support on this matter. “I believe the problem the new has not opened yet is because of staffing issues.“We need to overcome those now and make sure the unit opens as soon as possible.“I am not fully assured that this unit will open as son as possible and I have my doubts if it will open in the first half of 2012,” he said.He added that he now expected answers from Mr Hennessey as to what is causing the delay and how it will be addressed as quickly as possible.“We are all aware of the severe pressure staff are under because of the overcrowding in the current A&E unit at present. It is morally wrong that we have a state-of-the-art unit just yards away and it is not being used. “Those are the questions I will be asking John Hennessey and I am expecting answers,” he said.MacLOCHLAINN – I FEAR A&E UNIT WILL NOT OPEN IN FIRST HALF OF 2012 was last modified: January 15th, 2012 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:A&EDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnLetterkenny General Hopsitallast_img read more

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DONEGAL TO TAKE PART IN GOLDEN BRIDGES EVENT IN BOSTON

first_imgThis November, the Irish-American community of Massachusetts will join together with the community of Donegal and Derry to forge and consolidate transatlantic cultural links.The fifth annual Boston-Northwest Ireland Golden Bridges Conference 2012 will take place in the Seaport Hotel and the World Trade Centre, Boston on November 8th and 9th 2012.Hosted by leading Irish-American newspaper, the Irish Echo, this year’s conference is centred on the theme, “community, culture and commerce,” and will include the US launch of the Donegal Global Diaspora Project. 2013 will have huge significance in the north-west of Ireland with Derry being named as City of Culture, and The Gathering 2013, extending a huge Donegal welcome to our worldwide Diaspora.Senator Jack Hart, democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate will launch the showcase and on behalf of the cream of the Irish-American business community, welcome the Irish north-west delegation.Two day of intensive talks and discussions will follow featuring an array of speakers from Donegal, Derry and the US, on topics which will include- The Launch of Transatlantic Reading Project; To a Profitable Partnership: Boston and Northwest Ireland; City of Culture Showcase; Rising to Common Challenges; An Invite Home: The Gathering 2013; US Launch: Donegal Global Diaspora Project; Creating World-Class Regions and much more.The conference will be attended by a high-profile Donegal delegation which will include Minister for State, Dinny McGinley, TD; Donegal County Mayor, Frank McBrearty Jnr; Donegal County Manager, Seamus Neely; and Letterkenny Institute of Technology President, Paul Hannigan. Speaking this week, Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr commented, “The bonds that tie Boston, Massachusetts, and Irish America in general to the Northwest of Ireland have never been as strong.“This conference offers an amazing opportunity for all parties to consolidate existing partnerships, while also collectively collaborating to establish exciting new innovative processes that can be mutually beneficial to ourselves and our transatlantic Diaspora of family and friends.”A full agenda of the weekends events and names of guest speakers can be found here: http://irishecho.com/boston/wpcontent/uploads/2012/10/GoldenBridgesAgenda.pdf DONEGAL TO TAKE PART IN GOLDEN BRIDGES EVENT IN BOSTON was last modified: October 23rd, 2012 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)last_img read more

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