Wildfire Service helping Fort Nelson Fire Department fight wildfire

first_imgUPDATE as of 6:30 p.m. – The Fire is now listed as under control.  The evacuation order that affected approximately 100 properties in the area of the fire has now been rescinded.  All residents can return home.Crews will remain on scene putting out any remaining hotspots.  The State of Local Emergency is continuing as a precautionary measure.UPDATE: The fire is no longer in “out of control” status and is now being held. Crews continue to assist the Fort Nelson Volunteer fire department. https://t.co/mZ2sbcrNuw— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) May 12, 2018- Advertisement -FORT NELSON, B.C. – Volunteers from the Fort Nelson Fire Department and the B.C. Wildfire Service are fighting a fire west of Fort Nelson. The Regional Municipality has also activated the Emergency Operations Centre.The fire is approximately 30 hectares in size and is 2km west of Radar Road, which is west of Fort Nelson.  The Regional Municipality has also activated the Emergency Operations Centre due to how close the fire is to Fort Nelson.  The Fort Nelson Golf Course has been closed due to the fire.Advertisement Fire Information Officers Amanda Reynolds with the Prince George Fire Centre said that conditions in Northeast B.C. are starting to dry out because of the lack of rain that the rest of the Southern Interior has experienced this week. Reynolds is reminding residents that Category Two fires, fireworks, and burning barrels are currently banned in all of Northeast B.C., and that anyone present near a campfire that is larger than a half-metre in dimension would be liable to get a fine of over $1,000. Air tankers and one helicopter are on the scene.  The Forest Service believes the fire was human-caused.BCWS personnel currently responding with the Fort Nelson Volunteer Fire Dept. to a ~30 ha #BCwildfire that’s ~2 km west of Radar Road, which is west of Fort Nelson. Airtankers and 1 helicopter are on scene. Fire is believed to be human-caused.— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) May 11, 2018Officials in both B.C. and Alberta are urging members of the public to use caution with any campfires and to adhere to any fire bans as a ridge of high pressure is forecast to bring hot, dry temperatures to the Peace Region.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP looking for ATV riders driving on local roads

first_imgThe Fort St John RCMP is asking anyone with information about:who the drivers are,the descriptions of the drivers or ATV’s,where the drivers and ATV’s reside,possible video surveillance of the riders,or any other helpful information about these incidents.If you have any useful information, please call the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or attend the detachment during office hours at 10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find local ATV drivers that have been racing on local streets late a night and early in the morning.Over the past week, the Fort St. John RCMP have received a number of noise complaints about drivers who are racing up and down streets, disrupting the peace late at night and during the early morning hours.Numerous reports have also been received from the public highlighting safety because at the same time as creating a lot of noise, ATV, quad and dirt bike drivers are ignoring the rules of the road throughout various areas of the city.- Advertisement -Information has been received that some of the drivers have not been wearing any safety equipment raising the RCMP’s level of concern for their wellbeing.“The Fort St. John RCMP want the roads to be safe for everyone in the community, as it belongs to all of us”, said Cst Chad Newstater. “There is a huge concern that someone is going to get hurt, in the name of having fun.”The Fort St John RCMP take these complaints very seriously because of the safety implications for both the public and the ATV riders. The Fort St John RCMP has increased patrols in the areas where disruptive ATVers have been reported.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sharapova wins in style at Open

first_imgThat little celebration by 51st-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy was for winning one game Tuesday night, allowing her to narrow Sharapova’s lead to 6-0, 5-1. “I win one game, I’m happy,” Vinci said. “6-love, 6-love? No. 6-love, 6-1? OK.” A few minutes and one hold of serve later, Sharapova’s 50-minute day was done, and she was into the second round at the tournament where she produced her second Grand Slam title a year ago. “There’s no way to get rid of the memories when I walk on the court and feel the vibe,” the second-seeded Russian said, 600 crystals on her red dress sparkling in the stadium lights. “Every corner I turn here, I get goose bumps.” Andy Roddick might very well have similar sentiments as he walks around the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. He did, after all, win the 2003 U.S. Open for his only major title, and he won his first-round match Tuesday, beating Justin Gimelstob, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3. TENNIS: Roddick, other favorites on the men’s side cruise in opening matches. By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The lady in red shanked a backhand wide, prompting Maria Sharapova’s opponent to leap in the air and pump her fist and smile as though she’d won the match – or the U.S. Open championship itself. The 30-year-old Gimelstob is retiring, and Roddick hugged him at the net afterward. Gimelstob knelt down to kiss the blue court after his last U.S. Open match, then held court for a while, conducting a postmatch interview with Roddick for the fans. “We’re going to miss one of the funniest guys on tour,” Roddick said. They’re pals and engaged in a bit of levity in the second set, with Gimelstob arguing good-naturedly with the chair umpire about whether he should have a first serve or a second serve after fans interrupted play by applauding a group of military members in the stands. After a lengthy delay, Gimelstob wound up double-faulting. “You go on for an hour,” Roddick shouted, “then you do that?” Sharapova compiled 15 winners before Vinci hit her first and finished with a 30-3 edge in that category during a 6-0, 6-1 victory. It was part of a mini-parade of past champions in first-round action, including victories for Martina Hingis, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Lleyton Hewitt. Sharapova’s been on the wrong end of some routs at Grand Slam tournaments this year, including against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final and against Venus Williams in Wimbledon’s fourth round. And Sharapova, whose breakthrough came with the 2004 Wimbledon title at age 17, has been dealing with shoulder problems much of 2007. No sign of that Tuesday, although she did double-fault twice on match point in the final game. Otherwise, about the biggest problem Sharapova had was when she missed a sip of water during a changeover and spilled a spot on her custom-made outfit. “It’s red this year, like the Big Apple, in honor of the city,” Sharapova told the crowd, before gathering her patent leather racket bag and black jeweled handbag and heading to the locker room. “Put on a nice outfit, and some makeup, and you’re the bomb,” Sharapova noted later. Sharapova’s good feelings from her U.S. Open title are still fresh, but it’s been a decade since Hingis won the tournament. This year, Hingis took a stroll around the new workout room and simply had to smile while scanning the enlarged photos decorating the walls. There among the posters of previous champions is one of Hingis, clutching her 1997 silver trophy, a different player and a different person. “I’m like, `OK, I look really young.’ Short haircut, all that. It’s been 10 years,” Hingis said. “Sometimes it feels like yesterday, sometimes like a lifetime.” Hingis was willing to reminisce a bit after beating Mathilde Johansson of France, 6-0, 6-3. Others winning Tuesday included a man many consider a likely future Grand Slam champion, third-seeded Novak Djokovic, and No. 6 James Blake. The day’s biggest early surprise came when No. 9 Daniela Hantuchova, a past U.S. Open quarterfinalist, was eliminated by 50th-ranked Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Iceland 1-1 Hungary: Late own goal breaks Icelandic hearts in Marseille

first_img1 Hungary scored a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Iceland at Stade Velodrome.Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, before an own goal in the 87th minute resulted in the Group F meeting in Marseille ending level. Both sides made an impression in their opening game, with Iceland sealing a surprise 1-1 draw against Portugal and Hungary easing to a 2-0 victory over FIFA’s 10th ranked side Austria.Twenty minutes in and it was hard to believe that Iceland had contained Cristiano Ronaldo only a few days ago.They looked vulnerable defensively, with Hungary comfortable in possession, easily finding time and space on the ball.Balázs Dzsudzsák was growing in influence – the architect for his side going forward – but Hannes Þór Halldórsson was yet to really be tested.Despite their dominance, it was Iceland who had the first real opening on goal in Marseille. Tamás Kádár was outmuscled off the ball by Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, who subsequently found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper after what appeared to be a harmless passage of play. The Charlton Athletic winger’s shot, however, lacked conviction and was comfortably cleared.Iceland’s confidence grew following the chance and, against the run of play, moments later they took the lead in the 39th minute.Goalkeeper Gábor Király weakly dealt with a corner, dropping the ball, before being adjudged to have fouled Ragnar Sigurdsson, resulting in the referee pointing to the penalty spot. Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up and calmly finished to send his side into the dressing room ahead.The opening 15 minutes echoed the first half, with little threat on goal as Iceland appeared content on sitting back, soaking up the pressure.Their tactic was working; despite their lack of possession, Hungary had failed to make an impact in the final third and it seemed Iceland’s resoluteness had rattled their opponents.With it looking as though the three points had been wrapped up, Eiður Guðjohnsen, 37, came on with only a few minutes remaining to help see out the game.The victory, however, wasn’t to be. Substitute Nemanja Nikoli? combined excellently on the right flank, before sending a low cross into the box. Guomundur Savarsson turned the ball, agonisingly, into the back of his own net to see the Group F meeting end 1-1 in Marseille. Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring from the penalty spot last_img read more


first_imgAn innovative approach to fundraising for a worthwhile cause came in the form of 6,000 crepes made by Harveys Point Hotel key staff raised the amazing amount of €1,200 for Donegal Action for Cancer Care.The hotel made the tasty bites at the Taste of Donegal Festival and asked people to make a donation to a charity of our choice for our Help the Community Program.This time around the hotel decided to donate the funds to DACC a well worthy voluntary group in recognition of their ongoing work for cancer services in Donegal. Harvey’s Point this year alone has raised much needed funds for Donegal Hospice, RNLI , Down Syndrome Ireland, Bluestack Challenge & Drimorane community centre, DACC and many many more. We endeavor to help many more local charities in the future.“At any food festival over the years Harvey’s Point have made complimentary crepes which are very tempting and very popular. Harvey’s Point famous . Crepes are a must at our Sunday Carvery. We endeavor to help many more local charities in the future,” said Sheila Russell.DACC were delighted that their ongoing work in the county & at National level for cancer services is being acknowledged with the likes of the good people at Harveys Point.“We were delighted when Sheila contacted us, it was a positive light and helped re-energise us to keep going in these very difficult times of many major cuts to health services. Thank you Harveys Point,” said Betty Holmes of DACC.  6,000 CREPES FROM HARVEY’S POINT HELPS DONEGAL BATTLE CANCER was last modified: October 24th, 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:Betty HolmescrepesDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CAREharvey’s pointlast_img read more

Sunderland BLOW! Key man Jan Kirchhoff facing eight weeks out with injury

first_img1 Sunderland boss David Moyes has been dealt yet another blow after the club confirmed that midfielder Jan Kirchhoff could be facing eight weeks out with injury.The 26-year-old German suffered a hamstring problem during Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with West Brom which saw him stretchered off the pitch.And scans have since revealed the extent of the damage to the Black Cats’ key man.A club statement said: “Jan Kirchhoff has been ruled out for a minimum of six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during Sunderland’s draw against West Bromwich Albion.“The former Bayern Munich player was stretchered off in Saturday’s game at the Stadium of Light and in order to assess the extent of the injury, the 26-year-old underwent a scan which revealed he will be out for six to eight weeks.“The midfielder will now focus on returning to action as soon as possible.”Sunderland, without a win in their first seven Premier League games, currently sit at the foot of the table with just two points.Moyes, who replaced Sam Allardyce during the summer when he headed off for his ill-fated spell as England manager, has had to contend with a series of injuries in recent weeks.On-loan forward Adnan Januzaj has already been ruled out for six weeks with ankle ligament damage, while Lee Cattermole, Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe are also out of action.Goalkeeper Vito Mannone, midfielder Sebastian Larsson and striker Fabio Borini are other long-term absentees from a squad which is looking thinner by the week.Kirchhoff has proved a big hit on Wearside following his arrival from Bayern and his prolonged absence will rob Moyes of one of his more dependable players. Jan Kirchhoff suffered the problem against West Brom on Saturday last_img read more

Graffiti clean-up company may shut doors

first_img Paul Racs, director of the Office of Community Beautification, said the decision to award the contract to Pacoima Graffiti Busters was based on the level of service that could be provided. “We are not saying they did a bad job,” Racs said. “They did a good job. But they are only able to put out three people to clean up graffiti. “Because they are a for-profit company, they can’t take advantage of (court-required) community service workers.” Racs said a non-profit company can use four, three-person crews to clean the same area, as well as perform other services such as weed abatement. Gratch said weed abatement was never part of their contract with the city. With the contract’s loss, Gratch said the company could be forced to shut down. Six workers would be affected. Public Works Commission President Cynthia Ruiz said it was a difficult decision. “We recognize how hard this is, but we have to look out for the taxpayer’s dollars and how we can get the most for what we are paying,” Ruiz said. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One of the last for-profit companies involved in graffiti cleanup could be forced to close after the city Board of Public Works shifted a $315,000 contract to a non-profit firm. “This is 90 percent of our business,” said Serena Gratch of Graffiti Prevention Inc. in Arleta. The company has been under contract with the city for 12 years but learned last week that its contract would not be renewed. The contract is part of a $7.1 million citywide cleanup effort. last_img read more

Magees push world number 10s to three games in Denmark

first_imgCHLOE and Sam Magee have made their exit from the Danisa Denmark Open.The Raphoe siblings pushed Soon Huat Goh and Shevon Jemie Lai to three games in Odense.However, the world number 10-ranked pair of Goh and Lai took the win 19-21 21-13 21-15. Last week, the Magees lost out to Jeppe Bay and Sara Lundgaar at the Yonex Dutch Open in Almere.Magees push world number 10s to three games in Denmark was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BADMINTONchloe mageeRaphoeSam Mageelast_img read more

Raphoe’s Deele College marks Noelle Ryan’s retirement – Pic Special

first_imgAfter thirty-eight years of life in the classroom, Monday marked the final day of Noelle Ryan’s career as a teacher in Deele College in Raphoe.The popular History and Spanish teacher has been an integral member of the Deele College community for over three decades and today she was honoured for her sterling service to both the school and the wider Raphe community during her tenure.After graduating from University College Galway, Noelle began her career in the school as a French and History teacher in 1980 and the promotion of European languages was always an important facet of her work in the school. Indeed, it was noted that the thriving Spanish department in Deele College was built upon the foundations laid by her in the early years of the school.Students and staff, both past and present congregated today to mark the occasion and to highlight many of Noelle’s achievements during her time at the school. MC for the event was Gearoidin Brady and she welcomed Noelle and also her daughter, Rebecca, her son, David and her grandchildren. Her involvement in European projects, like ERASMUS and Comenius, was highlighted, which has led to Deele College playing a central role in the collaboration between EU countries in the area of languages, with the school becoming one of the first Irish schools to host European teachers last year.A noted Camogie player in her youth, Miss Ryan was heavily involved in sport in the school in the early part of her career and in the latter part of her career, she was the designated Home School Community Liaison Teacher.This role involved providing a link between the school and the community, while also offering help and support to students and parents, in times of need. Noelle carried out this role for eleven years and helped a lot of families in the Raphoe catchment area and this was noted by various speakers today.Another facet of her work as a teacher involved the promotion of the school tour, with Noelle spearheading many educational trips to places like Italy, Spain and France, where students were given the opportunity to sample different cultures and immerse themselves in the languages they were studying. Presentations were made to Miss Ryan on behalf of the History Department, the Spanish Department and the school management.School Principal, Mr Joe Boyle said that while Noelle would be missed by both staff and students, she should be very proud of a distinguished career as a teacher and mentor to the young people of the Raphoe area.“I would like to wish Noelle all the best in her retirement. After thirty-eight years of service, she certainly deserves a long and happy retirement. Her career here in Deele College is certainly one to be proud of and I know that she will be missed by staff and students alike.”Deputy Principal, Mr Danny McFadden reiterated the best wishes expressed by Mr Boyle and said that Noelle’s passion and commitment for both teaching and for the school would be greatly missed.“Having worked alongside Noelle over the past number of years, I know how much dedication and energy she put into everything she did at the school. Her presence will be missed but I would like to wish her all the best for a long and happy retirement.” Raphoe’s Deele College marks Noelle Ryan’s retirement – Pic Special was last modified: October 10th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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