Planned power outage for parts of Fort St. John – UPDATE

first_imgUpdate : Power has been restored to most homes in Fort St. John. Customers on the 9800 block of 87th Street are still without power. BC Hydro estimates that power should be restored to that area by 6:00 p.m Click Here for current information on power outages. A number of planned power outages are scheduled for the Fort St. John area.Around 95 customers will be affected by the outage on Thursday.- Advertisement -Homes on the 9800 block of 87th Street, 8700-8900 block of 99 Avenue, and two apartment blocks on 9820 and 9808 on 87th Street will be impacted.BC Hydro is making repairs to its equipment.Power should be restored by 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Thrilling opening encounters headline Rainforest Waters Squash Championships

first_imgThe 2018 Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships commenced Wednesday night with a series of thrilling showdowns in the men’s matches.The Georgetown Club Court saw top seeds sparring with the hopefuls in the first round in the battle of the males. Former junior Caribbean Champion Damien Da Silva returned to the court after a number of years and showed little rust as he engaged in the closest contest of the night against Jonathan Antczak.Both players were on par throughout the match, but DaSilva’s magic touch prevailed as he secured a three-love win; 11-9, 11-6, 11-8. Robert Fernandes beat Reagan Rodrigues 11-3, 11-0, 11-2 while top seeds Shomari Wiltshire and Nyron Joseph also recorded commanding wins, disposing of Adam Alves and Joshua Abdool, respectivelyShomari Wiltshire and Nyron Joseph had a good opening nightMeanwhile, veteran Garfield Wiltshire battled Lloyd Fung A Fat while Brian Young faced Tony Farnum in the smallest veteran category, while the women played against the younger ladies in an eight-player draw as action continued on Thursday evening from 18:00h.Men’s results Wednesday, June 27, 2018Robert Fernandes beat Reagan Rodrigues 11-3, 11-0, 11-2Alex Arjoon beat Gianni Carpenter 11-2, 11-6, 11-0Damien Da Silva beat Jonathan Antczak 11-9, 11-6, 11-8Shomari Wiltshire beat Adam Alves 11-5, 11-5, 11-4Jason Ray Khalil beat Lee Fung A Fat 11-0, 11-3, 11-0Nyron Joseph beat Joshua Abdool 11-2, 11-1, 11-1Regan Pollard beat Samuel Ince-Carvalhal 11-6, 11-3, 11-2Richard Chin beat Jason Van Dyk 11-1, 11-2, 11-6last_img read more

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Beimel ready to move on, make roster

first_img Matt Kemp, the Dodgers’ top outfield prospect who had a serviceable major-league debut last summer, spent almost his entire offseason playing for Estrellas de Oriente and then Licey in the Dominican Winter League. He now admits he was mentally drained after more than 11 months of nonstop baseball. Still, he showed up at camp almost a week before position players are required to. Big change Forgive newly signed right-hander Jason Schmidt if he already is looking toward the end of his three-year, $47 million free-agent contract. In 2009, the final season of Schmidt’s deal, the Dodgers are expected to move their spring-training operations to Glendale, Ariz., near Schmidt’s Phoenix-area home. For the past five springs, Schmidt reported to camp with San Francisco in Scottsdale, a daily commute from his house. This year, he was forced to leave behind a wife who is seven months pregnant and two children ages 6 and 9 to travel crosscountry for spring training. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I have to have a good spring, and I’m not taking anything for granted.” Beimel is a lock for the opening-day roster whether he wants to believe it or not. And even though he lost his arbitration case, he still more than doubled his salary from $425,000 to $912,500. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t still running from his past. Beimel, one of the most important pieces in the club’s bullpen last season, missed the first-round playoff loss to the New York Mets after cutting his hand on a glass while drinking in a bar barely 36 hours before the series opener. And as painful as his absence was for the suddenly depleted Dodgers bullpen, it was doubly so for Beimel. No rest In fact, Beimel was so ready for spring training that he showed up early, along with several other pitchers. “The only time I have ever come to spring training feeling like I was guaranteed to make the club was in 2004 with Pittsburgh, and I ended up getting released at the end of camp,” Beimel said. “So I’m definitely not thinking that way this year, and I will never think that way again for the rest of my career. center_img VERO BEACH, Fla. – Joe Beimel sat alone at a table in the middle of an almost-empty clubhouse on Thursday and happily mixed himself a nutritional drink. Barely four months after his infamous absence from the playoffs and just six days after losing to the club in arbitration, the Dodgers left-hander showed no hint of bitterness or righteous indignation. last_img read more

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Farrier hoofs it for valley’s equines

first_imgHorseshoeing is more than just shoes. Mares, stallions and geldings alike get regular horsey pedicures, in which Warner cleans, trims and files their hoofs. Warner explains that the dirt, pebbles and manure that collect inside this animal’s vital extremity can be very dangerous to the horses if left untouched. “The hoof is like the second heart of the horse,” Warner said. “It controls the blood flow.” Taking large steel tools to clip off chunks of the horse’s hoof, Warner insists that none of the work he does hurts the animal. “If it’s done right it should actually feel good,” Warner said. Warner says technology hasn’t affected his historic trade too much. “It’s been done pretty much the same way since the Romans,” Warner said, admitting technological advances like digital X-rays have made some parts of the job easier. But, unlike many vocational trades that have relegated jobs to machines, no mechanical invention could replace the careful touch of a well-trained horseshoer. Warner’s wife, Jill, his sidekick for the past six years, says for this outdoorsy couple life couldn’t be better. “As long as there are horses out there, there will be horseshoes to fit.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Clank, clank, clank the hammer rang striking the fiery orange steel. “Sometimes you get these tiny flecks of metal that burn your fingers,” said Loren Warner. “But I keep hoping I’ll get better and they won’t jump out anymore.” As he wiped his brow, Warner admitted that the noontime sun – more than 80 degrees on Tuesday – was no match for the heat steaming from the 1,800-degree propane oven he was using to mold metal into custom-made shoes and tools for his demanding four-legged customers. A farrier – or horseshoer – by trade for the last 11 years, Warner travels in his horseshoe rig – a pickup truck equipped with an oven, anvil, and dozens of steel and plastic horseshoes. He’s on the road five days a week making sure every horse he fits for footwear has a perfect match. last_img read more

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My Donegal… with entrepreneur Peter Blake

first_imgPeter Blake is the owner and operator of Peadar Jim’s Property Maintenance.Having recently won Best Start-Up Business for 2016 in the Letterkenny Chamber Awards, things have been going fantastically for this Letterkenny entrepreneur. Peter also gives back to charities such as St. Vincent de Paul whenever he can, having recently hosted a live auction of a renovated bicycle which went for a staggering €550.This is Peter’s Donegal… (1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Has to be Rathmullen beach I love taking my dog Rascal, girlfriend Terry and her daughter Amy down there in all weather’s lovely place very relaxing.(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The weather is a big one, I work outside mostly in all sorts of weather it never stops me but it’s always a pleasure when it’s a sunny day. There’s no place like Donegal on a bright sunny day, that’s for sure. I always say it.(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?Two people for this, my Mum and Dad they’ve sacrificed everything for me on so many occasions, wanted for nothing as a child and always stood by me in the tough times no matter what. I’m blessed to have them.(4) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?Playing football morning to night in the famous Blue Dust football field beside my house in Gartan Ave. There was some battles on that pitch craic was good. We played in the dark as well as long as we could. Next goal the winner would go on for ever no one wanted to loose.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Personally I think Letterkenny Tidy Towns winning tidiest town in Ireland last year was absolutely amazing. The work and effort put in by Anne McGowan and team was top class. Donegal County Council helped so much as well, I was delighted to play my small part also I’ve cleaned and painted countless homes, shops and pubs all over Letterkenny and everyone comes together and does their bit to help tidy Letterkenny. Real community spirit it really was a fantastic achievement.(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?To build two things ……An addiction treatment centre in Letterkenny, something similar to White Oaks they help so many people who pass through the doors, the demand for such a place in Letterkenny is badly needed. And a Dog Sanctuary with miles of open fields for them to run about in, too many dogs now not getting enough help it’s ridiculous because the pounds etc are all jammed. All deserve a good life.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special there’s nothing like it(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Has to be Daniel O Donnell he promotes Donegal where ever he goes great ambassador for the county. (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?When I was a finalist last year at the Donegal Business Awards we had a work shop with world Famous Entrepreneur Padraig O Ceidigh after the awards we got a photo and he grabbed my hand and shook it and said “Peter you’re an Inspiration to me and you will go far keep the vision stay focused.” Coming from a man of his stature that was unbelievable and he meant every word. Proud moment.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Has to be Michael Murphy lifting the All Ireland in 2012 at such a young age sows his leadership qualities. He’s got everything fantastic player and hope can lift a few more in the future.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Belle’s Kitchen in Rathmullen owned by my cousin Ronnie Blake the food in there is absolutely out of this world and a lovely atmosphere simply can’t be beat. Ronnie’s a credit to Rathmullen.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“Jesus I’m foundered” (13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Employment but I’m a firm believer if you want work go out and get it, you’ll not get it straight away but you will get it eventually if you keep knocking on the door. Keep her lit till you get work and you will.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Hard to beat the spuds in fairness(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?I’ll be honest here, growing up if I seen a person I knew with a new fancy car, big house, good job etc I would think who do they think they are, but now I see the world in a totally different view from my life experiences to date, that same person deserves the fancy car, house and good job because they worked very hard to get it in the first place so fair play to each and everyone of them. My whole mindset has changed thank God.(16) Do you have a favourite local band? For Foresters these guys are class not being biased as my cousin Gabriel Blake fronts them, they are expanding at a explosive rate their music really is top class worth a listen for sure.(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?That’s easy the road infrastructure in Letterkenny it’s an ongoing problem and the increasing population we need to accommodate such high volumes of traffic.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?Alaska! However that happened! think it was an article on polar bears last year, I was sitting in front of the fire at the time so I managed well.(19) What is the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?Watching my business grow is the big one, I started out with all goals and different targets with complete vision, it’s a blessing I could see everything from day 1 clear as day I just had to work towards it one by one bit by bit as you accomplish them and progress through them and build on after them there’s no feeling like.I’ll be two years in business in a few weeks and I wanted to build a solid foundation in those two years and I have now and sets me up for phase two. I just stay very much focused because every days a learning day I take nothing for granted.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?I’m proud of our town Letterkenny I must say, my heart’s in Letterkenny and I love everything and everyone in it. So many people come here from all over the world it’s a really special place. It’s a credit to the county and country.To learn more about what Peter does you can visit his website and Facebook page.My Donegal… with entrepreneur Peter Blake was last modified: November 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:letterkennyMY DONEGALpeader jims property maintenancepeter blakelast_img read more

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LADIES GAELIC: CHANGES TO U13 GIRLS FIXTURE DETAILS

first_imgTHERE have been a couple of changes to this Sunday’s fixtures in the U13 girls gaelic football championships.The B Final now goes ahead in Glenfin at 11am; while the C Final is at N Colmcille in Newtowncunningham at 12.45pm.Details are below: B Championship FinalAodh Ruadh v Naomh Adhamhnáin/St Eunan’sSunday October 18Throw-in at 11am GlenfinReferee: Maggie FoyC Championship FinalNa Dunaibh v St Naul’sSunday October 18. Throw-in at 12.45pmN Colmcille, NewtowncunninghamReferee Gerard McHughLADIES GAELIC: CHANGES TO U13 GIRLS FIXTURE DETAILS was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:Aodh RuadhdonegalNa DunaibhSt EunansSt.NaulsU13 girls gaelic footballlast_img read more

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MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER EXPLOSION ON BOAT

first_imgA pensioner has been transferred to hospital in Dublin today following an explosion on a boat at Bunbeg harbour last night.The man, who is from the Annagry area, was initially removed to Letterkenny General Hospital following the blast on the pleasure yacht.It is understood that two men were on the boat at the time and that the blast may have been as a result of a gas leak. The emergency services rushed to the scene and tended to both men. It is understood their injuries include burns but are not life threatening.The boat, that is generally based at Bunbeg harbour, did suffer considerable damage to the deck and wheel house areas.MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER EXPLOSION ON BOAT was last modified: May 25th, 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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Hart’s Valaika commits to UC Santa Barbara

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Baseball standout Matt Valaika, a returning two-time All-Foothill League shortstop for Hart High of Newhall, has verbally committed to play baseball at UC Santa Barbara. Valaika batted .366 with seven doubles, 12 RBI and 23 runs in 25 games as a junior. He chose UCSB over Gonzaga and several other Division I schools. Valaika’s brother Chris, a former Hart star, is a USCB junior infielder. Former Hart outfielder Shane Carlson also has joined the team as an incoming freshman. “With Chris and Shane there, and now Matt, (it’s) obvious UC Santa Barbara really likes the Hart Indians,” Hart coach Jim Ozella said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

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Lack of evidence may hinder prosecution

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He was still waiting for toxicology reports but said unless those show abnormal levels of morphine or another drug, those tests will not help. Kris Wartelle, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Charles Foti, said the findings will not deter prosecutors. “I know what our investigators found when they went down there. What he’s saying does not change anything we’re doing,” she said. Jim Cobb, an attorney for the nursing home owners, said the lack of autopsy evidence will make it difficult to prove the charges against his clients. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – The bodies recovered from a nursing home and hospital after Hurricane Katrina were so decomposed they may not yield any evidence for prosecuting crimes, the coroner overseeing the autopsies says. Louisiana’s attorney general charged the owners of a flooded-out nursing home in Chalmette with negligent homicide in mid-September after 34 bodies were discovered. He has also subpoenaed 73 people in an investigation into rumors that patients were put out of their misery at New Orleans’ flooded-out Memorial Medical Center, where 40 people were found dead. But Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard, who is overseeing autopsies for the state, said this week that the bodies from the two institutions were so decomposed he listed the cause of death merely as “Katrina-related.” “There is no physical evidence from the autopsy that these people were murdered or euthanized,” Minyard said. “If they did not have a knife sticking in them or a bullet in the body, it’s hard to pinpoint an exact cause.” last_img read more

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Legendary ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ concert tour comes to the North West

first_imgFans of The Dubliners will be delighted to hear that the hit theatre tour Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners is coming to Donegal this March. Direct from London’s West End, the show is the musical journey of the story of Ireland’s Folk Legends. Joe Gallagher Entertainments have teamed up with Prestige Productions to bring the show on its first Irish tour, starting in Letterkenny on 1st March 2018. Tickets are €26.50, on sale now from the Clanree Hotel and www.ticketmaster.ie In 1967, The Dubliners released a song so controversial that it was officially banned on the radio in Ireland. This infamy catapulted them into global success, and turned the Irish folk band into legends.Fifty years later, a one of a kind theatre show named after the famous song performed a sell-out tour, bringing to life the incredible story of this phenomenal Irish band. The show was met with critical acclaim and performed in London’s West End. In 2018, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to the UK as part of a massive European tour.Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners, takes you on a musical journey through the career of Ireland’s favourite sons, Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan as they rose to fame as Ireland’s legendary folk band.From their roots in O’Donoghue’s Pub in Dublin, Seven Drunken Nights features all the highlights of an amazing fifty-year career and captures the spirit of the Irish folk band that took the world by storm. For fans of The Dubliners, this truly is a show that cannot be missed. The opening night of the show in Letterkenny’s Clanree hotel will see local boy Conor Elliot take to the stage as a key member of the show. Born and bred in Donegal, Conor is an established multi-instrumentalist with fiddle being his first instrument and his musical passion.Music has been a major influence in his upbringing (born in a rural pub in Donegal) Conor was exposed to traditional and country music at an early age and formed his first band ‘Rockall’ at 16 performing throughout Ireland. It was during this time that Conor earned the name ‘The Donegal Fiddler’.Conor has toured extensively throughout Ireland, England and most recently held a residency in Salou, Spain.Creator and co-producer Ged Graham says: “Both myself and fellow cast member Billy Barton were born and raised in The Liberties in Dublin and grew up listening to The Dubliners. I don’t think that there is any musician in Ireland who hasn’t been influenced by their music. The Dubliners hold a unique place in the hearts of not only Irish people but people who love folk music generally and epitomise the image of an Irish Ballad Group.”“There is still a love and respect for the music. When ‘The Dubliners’ name was retired in 2012, it sowed the seed for creating a show that would tell the story of The Dubliners and keep their music alive.”“Seven Drunken Nights is very much an audience participation show. People can expect to hear all of the classic songs of The Dubliners and to feel the energy of the lads at the peak of their performing careers. It will be a guaranteed great night of music, song and craic!” With Irish craic, music and humour throughout, Seven Drunken Nights matches the energy seen only by The Dubliners at the height of their career.Featuring some of Ireland’s most talented musicians, singers and storytellers, you will be singing, clapping and dancing in the aisles from opening number, right through to the last rousing chorus.Catch Seven Drunken Nights The Story of The Dubliners in Clanree Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday 1st March and Saturday 3rd March  Millennium Forum Derry Tickets on sale from venue box offices and Ticketmaster.ie.Legendary ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ concert tour comes to the North West was last modified: February 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Entertainmenteventsjoe gallagher entertainmentMUSICseven drunken nightsshowthe dublinerslast_img read more

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