Community events for the weekend of April 2

first_imgBelow is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  If you have an event you’d like included in this list, email  The list has been provided by the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre. Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 Walk to Anchorage, AlaskaPomeroy Sport Centre Sports & Fitness Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – Friday, Apr 1, 2011 08.30 AM – 03.30 PM Spring Break Day CampsNorth Peace Leisure Pool Children & Family , Theatre & Performances Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 – Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 Peace River North Festival of the ArtsNorth Peace Cultural Centre Art & Culture Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – Friday, Apr 1, 2011 08.30 AM – 05.30 PM Planet Kids – Spring Break CampNorth Peace Cultural Centre Children & Family center_img Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 – Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 Water Walking to Dawson Creek ChallengeNorth Peace Leisure Pool Sports & Fitness – Advertisement – Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Typelast_img read more

Mt. SAC moves to finals; Pasadena upset

first_imgSophomore guard Tay Hester scored a game-high 17 points and had six rebounds for the Mounties (36-1), who led by as many as 21 in the second half. Sophomore center Chari Smith bounced back from a subpar quarterfinal game with 13 points, a team-high eight rebounds and three blocked shots in 19 minutes. “I haven’t seen them,” said Mt. SAC coach Laura Beeman, who is known for her extensive tape study. “This is the only team that I haven’t seen or played.” Sophomore guard Jazlyn Davis scored 11 points for the Mounties, who held the Cougars to 25-percent shooting for the game and outrebounded Canyons 56-37. “The thing I was most proud of was the fact that we won ugly,” Beeman said. “It wasn’t our game, but we still won convincingly and I think it says a lot about our team.” The Lancers had a much more difficult time against North No. 1 seed Sierra, a team they’d beaten by 41 points earlier in the season. Coming out of halftime down 39-24, PCC went on an 8-0 run to pull within nine points, then used a 9-0 run midway through the half to take its first lead of the game since a 3-2 edge 3:27 into the game. Freshman center Kieisha Phelps led Pasadena with 10 points and 14 rebounds as the Lancers (34-2) lost in the state championship tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Sophomore guard Jeanine Deno scored all of her 10 points in the second half and finishes her Lancers career with 1,025 points, 31 behind the all-time mark. Sophomore guard Adriana Tovalin scored a team-high 14 points for Pasadena, which shot just 3 for 27 from the floor in the first half. Lancers coach Joe Peron, who was announced as the Southern California Coach of the Year before the start of the game, was unavailable for comment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After trailing by as many as 20 points in the first half and battling back to take a lead in the second, the Lancers fell to the Wolverines 71-63 on Saturday at Selland Arena. The Mounties took care of their end of the bargain in the first semifinal game with a 59-42 win over College of the Canyons, a team they’d already beaten this season. They have a chance to win their second consecutive state championship. center_img FRESNO – It seemed like the perfect story. The only plausible scenario could be South No. 1 seed Mt. San Antonio College playing South No. 2 seed Pasadena City College in the final for the state championship. North No. 1 seed Sierra College had other plans. last_img read more

Famed forensic expert under attack

first_imgTwelve years ago, during the O.J. Simpson trial, forensic scientist Henry C. Lee mesmerized jurors with his analysis of scientific evidence in the celebrity murder case. Holding up a photo of what he said was a shoe print, he declared ominously: “Something’s wrong.” Despite challenges from others, it was a statement simple and accessible enough to turn the tide in Simpson’s case and was emblematic of the style that has made Lee a nationally renowned expert. He made forensic evidence understandable before “CSI” shows on TV transformed it into a pop culture subject. Lee often carries a large magnifying glass to the witness stand, casting himself in the role of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He also uses props to present a show-and-tell explanation that intrigues jurors. But his extraordinary reputation is now under attack. A judge has ruled in the Phil Spector murder trial that Lee removed something from the scene where actress Lana Clarkson was shot and withheld it from the prosecution. “Dr. Lee has a lot to lose here,” said Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler, who cast doubt on the expert’s credibility. The judge had heard testimony from several witnesses over a period of weeks on the mystery of a missing piece of fingernail at the crime scene. The judge concluded that only one, lawyer Sara Caplan, had told the complete truth. She said she saw Lee pick up something and place it in a vial. “I find the following,” said Fidler. “Dr. Lee did recover an item. It is flat, white, with rough edges. I cannot say if it is a fingernail. It has never been presented to the prosecution.” Lee denied during a hearing last week that he found such an item. He said his only findings were some white threads and a piece of bloodstained carpet. The prosecution contends the item Lee withheld was a piece of fingernail with the trace of a passing bullet that would show Clarkson was resisting having a gun placed in her mouth. Her right thumb was missing a piece of acrylic fingernail after her death. During the hearing with jurors absent, Lee displayed his showmanship on the witness stand, complimenting prosecutor Alan Jackson on his good looks and producing cotton swabs and sticky notes he said he used to pick up and package evidence. He became testy when challenged and said he felt his reputation was being damaged by the prosecution’s insinuations. The session had been delayed because Lee had to fly in from Taiwan where he was consulting on a case. By the time the judge ruled Wednesday, he was traveling in Italy and could not be reached for comment. The Chinese-born Lee, 69, whose parents fled to Taiwan when he was 6, still speaks with a heavy Chinese accent. Lee, the retired director of the Connecticut State Forensics Science Laboratory, has conducted investigations for defense attorneys and prosecutors. His r sum is a who’s who of celebrity cases including Simpson, William Kennedy Smith, Kobe Bryant, JonBenet Ramsey, Scott Peterson, Chandra Levy, Michael Skakel, Vincent Foster, and the Branch Davidian compound fire. He conducted a crime-scene investigation in Taipei after the election-eve shooting of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian. He has written books on famous cases, had a Court TV show on trace evidence and teaches at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven, which trains crime-lab experts. University of Southern California Law professor Jean Rosenbluth, who has been attending the Spector trial, noted the judge did not sanction Lee and issued what she called a “benign and narrow ruling.” But she said it could smudge his career. “Any time he takes the stand now, he can be impeached with a finding by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge that he failed to turn over evidence,” she said. “It’s certainly not helpful.”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

BC Hydro invites City to join Site C Liaison Committee

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — According to correspondence received by the City published to the regular council meeting’s agenda on Feb. 22, 2016, BC Hydro invited the City of Fort St. John to participate in a new Regional Community Liaison Committee for Site C by choosing a representative from council to join.The letter, sent by Environmental, Aboriginal Relations and Public Affairs Director of Site C Edie Thome, was addressed to City Manager Dianne Hunter.The committee will be “a representative advisory forum for local, regional and provincial elected officials to receive information about project construction, and to bring forward interests, issues and concerns about the project for BC Hydro’s consideration and response.”- Advertisement -Thome wrote that the committee would meet regularly during construction of Site C, in addition to BC Hydro’s plans to meet with municipalities to implement ‘individual community measures agreements.’Invitations were sent out to regional mayors, local MLAs, and the Peace River Regional District’s board of directors.The first meeting, slated to take place tomorrow as per the letter, will develop a Terms of Reference for the committee, and discuss topics including but not limited to committee members, role of technical advisors, chair or co-chair roles and responsibilities, meeting frequency and location, reporting, record-keeping, and public communications.Advertisementlast_img read more

Red Flag fire warnings in effect

first_imgIn addition to county and state resources, federal assets assigned to be ready for strong winds include 11 air tankers, 18 helicopters, four military C-130s equipped for retardant drops, five lead planes, 170 fire engines, 21 hand crews and three incident management teams, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Los Angeles Fire Department will enforce parking restrictions for the Hollywood Hills and other fire-prone areas with narrow winding roads, officials said. The restrictions go into effect at 10 a.m. today until further notice. A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather — a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures — conditions are either occurring or will shortly. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With Santa Ana winds expected to return today and tomorrow, firefighters are on alert across the Southland. Red Flag warnings for strong, gusting winds and critical fire weather have been issued by the Weather Service for mountains and passes in six Southern California counties. The warnings are in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday. Winds may begin gusting in vulnerable areas today during the mid- to late morning, said Don Whitlow, a Weather Service meteorologist based in San Diego. “The warnings are for the public and for firefighters,” said Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno, based in Oxnard. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Especially for firefighters, so they can anticipate potential problems in specific areas. It’s been so dry, a small spark can ignite a fire in these conditions,” Bruno said. The winds are expected to be strongest and most widespread late tonight through Saturday morning, with moderate to locally strong Santa Ana winds at times, according to a Weather Service statement issued today. Winds are expected to be strongest below the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County and in the Santa Ana mountains and foothills. Fire crews and extra equipment from across the West are here on standby. last_img read more


first_imgKillaghtee/Dunkineely/Bruckless Community News: Book LaunchCharlie Garratt will be doing a local book launch of his novel ‘A Shadowed Livery’ at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely, on Wednesday the 27th May from 8pm. The Launch is followed by Ceol agus Craic. Former Methodist President To Give Talk in KillaghteeThe two Methodist congregations of Dunkineely and Ardara join the four Church of Ireland congregations of the Inver Union of Parishes at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Killaghtee with guest preacher, Past President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Dr Heather Morris, on Sunday 31st May at 11am. All are welcome.Car Boot SaleThere will be a car boot sale at Killaghtee on Bank Holiday Monday the 1st of June from 10am. Calling All MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men In Lycra)Killaghtee N.S. will hold a 10k cycle/walk as a school fundraiser on Saturday 20th June starting 10.30am at Killaghtee Hall. PS.  The fitter members of society, women and children are welcome too.Bruckless Cemetery SundayCemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 26th July at 4:00pm. Parishioners are asked the tidy up their family plots for the occasion. Thank you.CoursesWe are planning a six week course in either Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful e.g. furniture) or a Follow-on Interior Design Course with Sile Kelly (the most popular of these two would run). If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible.  Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.Local RepresentativeCllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm.  Mobile: (087)2062336  Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieLibrary Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) –  Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc.  BorrowCeol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book.ETB Adult Education ServicesThe following courses for adults may be commencing in Donegal Town in the near future.European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Monday & Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pmQQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communications Skills. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.45am to 1.45pmQQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies. Thursday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and alternate Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm.  (limited places available).QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education. Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 1.45pm and alternate Wednesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. (limited places available).The courses are part-time and are free of charge to any adult with less than upper second level education / have a social welfare payment / have a medical card.  Courses are accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and do not affect existing social welfare entitlements.  For further information and an application form contact: 074 9725520 or email: siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ieCOMMUNITY NOTICE: CHARLIE GARRATT LAUNCHES HIS NEW NOVEL ‘A SHADOWED LIVERY’ IN MCINTYRE’S BAR was last modified: May 25th, 2015 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:book launchCommunity newsDCLFeaturesNoticesnovellast_img read more


first_imgCHRISTMAS NIGHTS OUT AT SISTER SARAS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 17th, 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:donegalletterkennyPIC SP3CIALSister Sara’slast_img read more

Klopp hails new Reds star Salah: ‘The perfect mix of experience and potential’

first_img Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah 1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes new £34.3million signing Mohamed Salah has the “perfect mix of experience and potential”.The Reds kick-started their summer recruitment drive by completing a deal for the Roma winger, who has signed a five-year deal at Anfield.READ MORE: DONE DEAL! Liverpool confirm Mohamed Salah signing from RomaSalah was a long-term target of the club, who previously tried to sign him three years ago when they were pipped by Chelsea, and current manager Klopp was keen to add more pace to his side.The club had a £28million offer turned down earlier this month but after finalising terms with the Serie A club on Wednesday, Salah travelled to Merseyside to complete his medical and sign his contract.“Mohamed has the perfect mix of experience and potential – this is a really exciting signing for us,” Klopp said.“He knows the Premier League, he has pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country.“His record in Italy has been outstanding and he possesses qualities that will enhance our team and squad.”Salah, who scored 29 goals in 65 appearances in Italy, will wear the number 11 shirt after previous incumbent Roberto Firmino switched to number nine.“I have followed him since he emerged at Basle and he has matured into a really good player,” Klopp added.“His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in this area. I like that we will make it even more competitive.“Most important though, for us, is that he is hungry, willing and eager to be even better and improve further.“He believes in what we are trying to do here at Liverpool and is extremely keen to be part of it.”Egypt international Salah, 25, has also played for Basle, Chelsea and Fiorentina.“I’m very excited to be here. I’m very happy,” he told“I will give 100 per cent and give everything for the club. I really want to win something for this club.“We have a great team and very good players. I was watching the games last year and everyone was giving 100 per cent to win something.“Everyone can see the coach gives everything. I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us.”last_img read more

Man United owners ‘have no plans to sell club to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince’

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Saudi Arabia’s all-powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is reportedly interested in Man United Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade United’s share price was pushed to an all-time high on the New York Stock Exchange as rumours of a Saudi offer continued to circle.But it is understood that, as things stand, the Glazers are not looking to sell and United have not initiated any discussions, while it has been reported co-owner Avram Glazer has pulled out of an investment forum in Saudi Arabia next week.United already have business interests with Saudi Arabia, with Saudi Telecom the club’s official integrated telecommunications partner.The club, meanwhile, signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia last year to help develop football industry in the country. REVEALED ADVICE REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED The Glazers have no plans to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF 2 Further investment would therefore be a predictable next step in some ways but the timing would be extremely difficult politically given the fallout from the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.The Crown Prince has shown a big appetite for bringing sporting events to his country over the past couple of years, including motor sport and boxing, while earlier this week Brazil and Argentina played a football international in Riyadh.Golf’s European Tour and WWE wrestling have faced calls to cancel planned events later this year, while tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have so far made no comment about whether they will pull out of a scheduled exhibition clash in December. Manchester United’s owners are not looking to sell the club amid rumours of a potential takeover bid from Saudi Arabia, it is understood.The Sunday Mirror reported that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, worth £850billion, is set to table a stunning £4billion bid for the club, who are currently owned by the Glazer family. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

UPL: Struggling URA FC host improving Proline

first_imgURA FC have won only one home game this season. (PHOTO/file)Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC vs Proline FCBombo Barracks Stadium, BomboTuesday, 26-11-2019 @4:30pmURA FC will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Proline at the Bombo Barracks stadium on Tuesday afternoon.The Tax Collectors have continued to struggle and somehow failed to pick momentum this season despite signing close to 20 players in the summer.Head coach Sam Simbwa is under pressure from his superiors to perform but things do not look like taking a different course any time soon.After winning only two of their opening 7 games, URA have now won just one of their past 7.The main issue has been scoring goals for Simbwa’s side as they come into the contest having managed a disappointing 11 in 14 games.Their last four games have seen them score just twice and will know that they need to improve upfront if they are to climb up the log.Currently, they sit 10th on the 16 team log with 17 points.For Proline, they endured a disastrous start to the season that saw them fail to put points on the log in their first 7 games.They were pointless because they saw six points docked off them for failing to honour a home fixture against SC Villa on match-day three.However, they now look to have turned the corner and eyeing a surge up the table.They have gone on a five-game unbeaten run that has seen them move to within five points of safety.However, they take on a side that they rarely beat, having triumphed just twice against the Tax Collectors since 2011.Match FactsThis will be the 13th meeting between the two sides since they first met in 2011.In the previous 12 fixtures, URA have won 7, Proline two whilst the other three have ended in draws.Last season’s reverse fixture ended 1-1 before URA won the second game 2-1.URA FC come into the game having drawn 7 of their past 10 games (W2 L1).At home, Simbwa’s side have won only once in their opening seven games (D5 L1).For Proline, they have not lost any of their last five league games (W2 D3).Away from home, the Lugogo based side are yet to register a victory this campaign, losing four and drawing the other three of their first seven games.The other game on Tuesday-Mbarara City FC vs KCCA FC @4pmComments Tags: proline fcsam simbwaUganda Premier LeagueURA FClast_img read more