Community submits ideas for Peace River Lookout

first_imgPhoto: Director for Area ‘C’, Arthur Hadland, points to one of the drafted proposals for the Peace River Lookout on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/ Fort St. John residents have pitched their ideas for the fate of the Peace River Lookout. Director for Area ‘C’, Arthur Hadland says many people attended the consultation meeting on Monday, to voice their ideas for the lookout at the south end of 100th Street. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2186|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1870c01dd45db5c0c1aa3c6bb0422ba1-Hadland 1_2_Pub.mp3] This past summer, Hadland suggested that the regional district look into developing the Peace River lookout. The regional district then granted Focus Corporation just over $16,000 to conduct a feasability study. The Regional District and Focus Corporation then came up with a draft proposal, that was on display on Monday afternoon. Hadland says he would like to see a parking lot and some guard-rails to beef up safety at the lookout. Advertisement [asset|aid=2187|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1870c01dd45db5c0c1aa3c6bb0422ba1-Hadland 2_2_Pub.mp3] Hadland says all of the suggestions received on Monday will go towards drafting another proposal. Next year, the Regional District will review the ideas, and come up with an action plan.last_img read more

Under-fire Wenger faces testing end to transfer window

first_imgChile forward Sanchez is desperate to seal a move to Manchester City after rejecting Arsenal’s offer of £300,000-per-week to extend a contract which is due to expire at the end of the season.Sanchez, who angered fans when he was pictured smirking on the Arsenal bench during the Liverpool rout, is reported to have asked to be excused from training with Chile this week while negotiations over his future heat up.City are said to have offered their England winger Raheem Sterling plus cash in a bid to convince Wenger to part ways with his prize asset.Wenger reportedly countered by asking City to include Sergio Aguero as a makeweight in the deal but, while Pep Guardiola has shown signs of losing faith in the Argentine striker, it would be a surprise if he was allowed to joined Arsenal.West Bromwich Albion are looking at signing Arsenal’s left-back Kieran Gibbs (R) © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONCity would prefer a straight cash deal for Sanchez, but are believed to be willing to compromise by including Sterling and would fly to Chile to sort out personal terms and a medical before the deadline.Sterling, who was sent off after scoring City’s winner at Bournemouth on Saturday, could be surplus to requirements at Eastlands given the array of attacking talent in Guardiola’s squad.Sanchez’s future isn’t the only problem piling up in Wenger’s in-tray.England winger Oxlade-Chamberlain has snubbed Wenger’s attempts to persuade him to sign an £180,000-per-week contract extension and, with his deal running out in June, he is reported to be on the verge of joining Chelsea in a £35 million deal.West Bromwich Albion are looking at signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, while Shkodran Mustafi, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy could also be sold.– Damage limitation –After a miserable first season with Arsenal, Lucas Perez has been told he can leave and the Spanish striker hopes to return home, with Levante among the interested clubs.Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler (pictured) is said to be on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEWenger will try to off-set those potential losses with some last-ditch shopping of his own and West Brom defender Jonny Evans and Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler are among his mooted targets.For Arsenal to be in such a panicked state is a huge blow to Wenger only three months after an FA Cup final triumph against Chelsea that the 67-year-old Frenchman hoped would herald a new era of sustained success.The craven manner of Arsenal’s capitulation at Anfield, coming just a week after a disappointing defeat at Stoke, laid bare all the flaws that Wenger has been unable to fix in recent years.Without a Premier League title in 13 years and absent from the Champions League this season following last term’s fifth-place finish, Arsenal are no longer a marquee destination for the sport’s top stars.Now Wenger, who signed a new two-year contract in the close season, looks set to spend the remaining hours of the transfer window in damage limitation mode.And former Arsenal star Ian Wright has seen enough, claiming it’s time for his old boss to step down.“Where do we start? The amount of things that are going wrong, it does come back to Arsene Wenger’s door. We’re three games in and we’re literally at crisis point,” Wright told the BBC.“Do I think he should go? I would like him to go simply because I do not believe now that Arsene Wenger can motivate those players with everything that’s going on above him.“We are three games in and it’s already an absolute nightmare.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000With the transfer deadline looming, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger finds himself mired in a mess of his own making as Alexis Sanchez (R) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headline a host of Arsenal stars trying to flee the troubled club © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – Rocked by Arsenal’s humiliating 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, Arsene Wenger faces a series of damaging transfer window defections that threaten to derail his side’s already chaotic season.With the transfer deadline looming at 2200 GMT on Thursday, Gunners boss Wenger finds himself mired in a mess of his own making as Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headline a host of Arsenal stars trying to flee the troubled club.last_img read more

Counsel hired for water plan

first_imgPALMDALE – Trying to avoid legal battles like those that have plagued Santa Clarita over its water resources, Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency has hired a special counsel to oversee its completion of a water management plan. Edward Casey, a partner at Weton Benshoff Rochfort Rubalcava MacCuish in Los Angeles, is expected to be paid no more than $10,000 – unless legal challenges are filed, officials said. “We felt we definitely needed to be be able to represent to everyone we are meeting the letter of the law. These documents can be easily challenged,” said AVEK general manager Russ Fuller. Hearings on the agency’s 2005 Urban Water Management Plan are scheduled during a board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at AVEK offices, 6500 W. Avenue N. A second hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the offices. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week AVEK’s draft plan, released in April, says population in the area it serves is projected to grow from 285,458 this year to 335,504 in 2010, then 551,002 by 2025. AVEK’s area runs from Acton to California City, but excludes central and eastern Palmdale, where Palmdale Water District draws its own water from the state aqueduct. AVEK, which draws about 19 billion gallons a year from the California Aqueduct for water districts and farmers to use instead of well water, must complete a new Urban Water Management Plan by Dec. 31, due like those of other California water agencies every five years. Antelope Valley’s water supplies are already the subject of a court battle. Two Kern County farming companies filed lawsuits in 1999 and 2001 against Antelope Valley water districts and government agencies, seeking priority rights to the water under their Antelope Valley farmland. Last year, Los Angeles County asked a judge to determine groundwater rights, saying the underground supply is shrinking with population growing and farm irrigation up 40 percent over five years. In the Santa Clarita Valley, the state Court of Appeal last year invalidated Castaic Lake Water Agency’s 2000 Urban Water Management Plan, saying it improperly relied on tainted well sources in times of drought. Castaic Lake and Newhall County Water District last week approved a new 2005 plan, but it has already drawn opposition from the Sierra Club, the California Water Impact Network and the Santa Clarita Valley Well Owners Association. Critics say officials overestimated the supply, included water from banking methods being challenged in court and failed to gather data on the water drawn from private wells. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 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

Can Kevin Durant avoid fate of other players with Achilles injuries?

first_imgThe devastating truth about Kevin Durant’s injury is there’s little evidence suggesting he’ll ever be as good of a player as he was before suffering an Achilles injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.Results from Durant’s MRI on Tuesday are still pending, but the verdict on Achilles injuries in general is there may be no worse injury for an athlete to suffer.Durant, who can opt out of his $31.5 million deal with the Warriors and become a free agent later this month, is facing a …last_img

Amla up for ICC Cricketer of the Year

first_img3 December 2013Hashim Amla has been nominated for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Cricketer of the Year award, it was announced on Tuesday. He also features in the ICC’s test and ODI teams of the year.At the South African Cricket Awards in September, Amla was named Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and SA Fan’s Player of the Year, and claimed the KFC “So Good” award for his unbeaten 311 against England last year.The ICC Awards shortlist was announced in Mumbai on Tuesday by ICC CEO Dave Richardson. The Awards will be presented as a television show on 14 December.Three other South Africans – AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander – feature in the Test Team of the Year along with Amla. Steyn was named in the team for a sixth time in succession, while it was De Villiers’ fifth time running in the team, Amla’s fourth, and the second in a row for Philander. De Villiers is also part of the ODI Team of the Year.Selection panelThe selection panel includes South African legend Graeme Pollock, Anil, Kumble, Waqar Younis, Alec Stewart and Catherine Campbell.Amla is up against England’s James Anderson and Alastair Cook, Australia’s Michael Clarke, India’s MS Dhoni and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara for the Cricketer of the Year award.He was also nominated for the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Award and will face fellow Protea Dale Steyn, Anderson, Clarke, and India’s Ravi Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara for the honour.South African test series performancesSouth Africa is ranked number one among test playing nations and since November 2012 has beaten Australia in Australia, whitewashed New Zealand and Pakistan in South Africa, and drawn with Pakistan in the UAE in test series.Their results in 10 tests include four victories by an innings, as well as 309 run defeat of Australia and a 221 run over Pakistan. De Villiers and Amla are ranked one and two in the test batting rankings, while Steyn and Philander are one and two among test bowlers.De Villiers is also a finalist for the LG People’s Award, which is done through internet voting. The other finalists are Cook, Clarke, Dhoni and Virat Kohli.Women’s Cricketer of the YearDane van Niekerk earned a nomination for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year Award, with England’s Charlotte Edwards and Anya Shrubsole, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates, Australia’s Meg Lanning and Stefanie Taylor of the West Indies also cracking the nod.Marais Erasmus was one of 12 nominees for Umpire of the Year.ICC Test Team of the YearAlastair Cook (Eng, captain), Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind), Hashim Amla (SA), Michael Clarke (Aus), Michael Hussey (Aus), AB de Villiers (SA), MS Dhoni (Ind – wicketkeeper), Graeme Swann (Eng), Dale Steyn (SA), James Anderson (Eng), Vernon Philander (SA), 12th Man: Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)ICC ODI Team of the YearTillakaratne Dilshan (SL), Shikhar Dhawan (Ind), Hashim Amla (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), AB de Villiers (SA), MS Dhoni (Ind, captain and wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja (Ind), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Mitchell Starc (Aus), James Anderson (Eng), Lasith Malinga (SL), 12th Man: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ)last_img read more

Two Oceans — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe Skagerrak and Kattegat seas collide in epic fashion at Grenen Beach in Northern Denmark, near the town of Skagen. Splashing waves from both directions create dangerous undercurrents. Although swimming is prohibited, you can safely put your feet in both seas at once from sandbanks where the two seas meet. Location:DenmarkN 57° 44.696′ E 010° 39.228′ SharePrint RelatedRåbjerg Mile – GC21787 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 25, 2012October 25, 2012In “Community”An Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2013In “Community”Happy Independence Day! – Granite Rushmore (GC33JW4) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 3, 2013In “Community” Another year has gone by, and our planet has done another rotation around the sun. Thus it’s only fitting that the final Geocache of the Week of 2017 is an EarthCache where two things come together. To log this EarthCache, head to the tip of the sandbank and give your theory on why sand is deposited where the two seas meet. If you want to do a little extra, take a picture of your GPS or mobile device near the bank, or take a picture with your feet in both bodies of water. The 810 Favorite points and 3,400 total logs on Two Oceans make it one the most popular caches in Denmark — but you should ‘sea’ it for yourself.Will you get your feet wet for this EarthCache?Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.center_img Share with your Friends:More Difficulty:1Terrain:2 EarthCacheGC1BJ4Eby velslast_img read more

Injured Gujarat Lions pacer Andrew Tye ruled out of remainder of IPL 2017

first_imgGujarat Lions fast bowler Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2017 after the Australian suffered a shoulder injury during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians in Rajkot on Saturday.BCCI PhotoTye hurt his shoulder while diving to save a boundary and was immediately stretchered off the field. He was rushed to a hospital soon after. It was later revealed that he has dislocated his shoulder.BCCI PhotoThe 30-year-old Tye, with 12 wickets in six matches at an average of 11.75, has been the most successful bowler for the Gujarat franchise and his injury will be a big blow for the Suresh Raina-led side.”Well that didn’t quite go to plan! Shoulder is back in place and I have a bit of sticky tape holding it together. I’ll be back soon thanks for the support and well wishes,” Tye wrote on an Instagram post.Tye was a frustrated bystander for his first two seasons in the Indian Premier League but the Australia paceman grabbed his chance when it came, taking five wickets including a hat-trick to set up a first win for the Gujarat Lions. Tye also became the first bowler to grab a hat-trick on his IPL debut.advertisementTye was part of the Chennai Super Kings squad in 2015 and was then picked up by Gujarat in 2016 but spent both editions sitting in the dugout waiting for his maiden opportunity in the cash-rich tournament.It finally arrived in the winless Lions’ home game at Rajkot against the Rising Pune Supergiant, who are led by Australia captain Steve Smith.Tye finished with match-winning figures of 5/17 as his side registered their first points of the 2017 season with a comprehensive seven-wicket win in their third match.last_img read more

Foul play not suspected in death of boy 8 found in provincial

first_imgKENORA, Ont. – Foul play is not suspected in the death of an eight-year-old boy who was found in a northwestern Ontario provincial park.Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to Rushing River Provincial Park to investigate reports of a missing person Saturday evening.Investigators say they searched the park with the emergency response team, a K9 unit and the Kenora Marine and Trails unit.The boy, whose name has not been released, was found dead early Sunday.Police say they don’t suspect foul play at this time, but are waiting for Tuesday’s post-mortem examination before officially ruling it out.last_img