Dawson Creek city council candidates tackle water supply

first_imgCandidates were asked to keep their responses to each question to a limit of 150 words, but their responses have not been edited in any way. The responses to the questions will be published in the order they were received. The second question, and the responses to it, is as follows: How would you propose to address ensuring a long-term, clean supply of water to Dawson Creek?Raymond Fromme: It appears that we sometimes forget how important our water is. Using water from the Peace River or the Murray River seems like the best option. The Peace River has the better capacity, with two dams (Dam C coming) as a reservoir back-up. Of course this project is of a complex nature, Federal and Provincial Governments regulations have to be dealt with, but the City of Dawson Creek can not compromise their water supply. Industry has to accept that they need to share any costs of a water pipeline system (and everything else that is connected to the water supply) and also make attempts to look for their own water needs. Advertisement Terry McFadyen: Right now it looks like more storage is the cheapest way to ensure a long term supply of water. – Advertisement – Trina Commandeur: Quit spending money on flowers that need to be water. That, right there, would save tax payers money and our water source. Continue with green initiatives that will conserve water, reuse grey water and containers to catch rainwater. When the city feels compelled to water things use the reclamation site and encourage residents to do the same. Maybe in good faith the city could offer a reduced or free rate for using reclaimed water. Yes give a little to the people to gain a lot more for the future. The consequences of overuse will be multilayered ranging from supply drop outs to significantly higher prices for potable water which we are seeing. Trevor Allaby: I would work with industry to try and provide a means that would allow them to provide their own water. I would also begin work with provincial government to form another pipeline to the Peace or Pine River. Mile 0 City would like to thank all of the candidates who participated for their time and consideration in answering these questions. Check back with Mile 0 City tomorrow for the responses to the next two questions. Shaely Wilbur (Shaely): Utilizing information gathered to date; working with Provincial Gov’t and industry to secure a reliable water source.Advertisement David MacDonald: As community, we have already paid to have studies done. We need to act on this now and decide on an option that is best suited for our community. This has to be a top priority for the new council as a clean safe supply of water is essential to any long-term sustainability or viability of the community.  There is no reason we cannot work with Business in the area who are using this water to help fund and secure another source as it would be in their best interest as well to have a long term water solution. Sue Kenny: This present Council has had a long term water study conducted. The outcome is that pipelines from the Pine or Murray River are too costly. The alternatives were water reclamation which the present Council has authorized and it is under construction. The other is adjusting water rates to promote water conservation; the next step is to construct another water reservoir to store water for the future.  The responses from those who participated will be published over the next three days. In total, nine candidates responded. Mile 0 City News has not received responses from candidates James Bridges, Linda Winfield, Duncan Malkinson, and Cory “Grizz” Longley as of yet, but their responses will be added if received before Friday. Mile 0 City News was unable to confirm email addresses for candidates Miles Mortensen and Charlie Parslow, but attempts will be made to follow up with them. Cheryl Shuman: Over the past several years much has been done to ensure the long-term supply of potable water for Dawson Creek. This includes infrastructure upgrades, the water conservation bylaw, the water rate re-structure that will inspire conservation, creates fairness across all users and builds a surplus to be used for water infrastructure upgrades into the future and the water reclamation facility that will reduce demand on the potable water use by industry.  There is much debate about which future infrastructure should be considered, but the next council must focus on building up a surplus in the utility that can be leveraged to move forward with the decided upon project or projects. Council will decide whether it will be increased storage capacity that will capture and store water when available and/or a new water source.    Doug Ragan: Studies have been completed which, if implemented should solve our water problems. If elected, I will declare my choice of the three options studied and at that time I will divulge my preference and my reasons for it.last_img read more

Reports: Arsenal and Liverpool set to miss out on French star

first_img1 Samuel Umtiti Lyon have offered Samuel Umtiti a new contract in an attempt to ward off interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.The defender was one of the French club’s star performers last season as they narrowly missed out on the Ligue 1 title to Paris Saint-Germain.Both the Gunners and the Merseysiders have scouted the 21-year-old, with the latter especially keen to make the move for him this summer.However, according to Le Parisien, Lyon have now offered Umtiti a contract extension in the hope they can keep hold of him.The Frenchman’s current deal expires in 2017 but he has now been offered a further two years and a pay rise.Lyon face a fight to keep all their top stars this summer, with attackers Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir also linked with moves away.last_img read more

Martinez wins Rosemead

first_imgTwo-time City Section champion Edwin Martinez, one of the top area performers at the 2005 State wrestling championships, is off to a fast start in his senior season at Chatsworth High. Martinez, wrestling for a third season in the 103-pound weight class after winning three State matches last season, successfully defended his tournament title at the Rosemead West Coast Classic, going 4-0 with a 10-9 title-match win over Covina’s previously undefeated Nick Outumuro, who finished eighth at Junior Nationals. Martinez opened his season by stepping up to 112 pounds at the Newbury Park invitational and going 3-0 with three pins. The two titles left Martinez 15-0 in his past two outings at the Newbory Park and West Coast tournaments. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Tigers look sharp: Second-ranked San Fernando finished third with 171 points in the Gold Coast Classic at Camarillo, behind St. John Bosco (196.5) and Righetti (176.5), and advanced five wrestlers to weight-class finals. Eddie Uribe (145) and freshman Rashaad Reynolds (135) – brother of two-time Daily News Wrestler of the Year Raphael Reynolds – won their weights, Reynolds with four consecutive pins. Ruben Saenz (140), Michael Solis (152) and heavyweight Santos Delgadillo took seconds for the Tigers, who could get a rematch with St. John Bosco in two weeks. San Fernando, bidding for a City Section-record 11th title this season, will stage its annual Sam De John Tournament on Jan. 21. St. John Bosco won the Sam De John in 2004 and finished second to Highland last season. Getting warmer: No. 3 Crespi, which took a No. 1 Southern Section ranking into last year’s Div. VI dual-meet championships but lost in the quarterfinals, is starting to warm up after beginning a second consecutive season without some of its best wrestlers. center_img Sione Fua, an NCAA Division I football prospect and starting two-way lineman on two straight Div. X football champions at Crespi, has won two of his first three tournaments after another late arrival. Fua, a Masters Meet qualifier as a heavyweight last season, won at the Gold Coast and Bishop Amat tournaments in December and was fourth in the Black Watch at Upland. Last season, Fua and fellow Celt football star Martin Ciccolini – the area’s interception leader, who joined Fua on 2004-05 Daily News All-Area teams in football and wrestling – were delayed in joining the wrestling team because of the school’s football success, then helped Crespi go 17-1 in wrestling. Crespi gets another top football player-wrestler this season: senior running back Josh Morgan. Morgan, who missed wrestling with a broken leg last season, won the Mission League title at 125 pounds as a sophomore. Lamar Reed, a Crespi senior who didn’t play football so he could concentrate on wrestling, has won at 152 at the Bishop Amat and Black Watch tournaments – posting one of his school’s best wins at the Black Watch. Reed in the title-match beat two-time Florida state runner-up Keith Kozeil of powerhouse Brandon, which is ranked 11th nationally and placed wrestlers in eight weight-class finals at the event. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 dave.shelburne@dailynews.com 1. Royal 2. San Fernando 3. Crespi 4. Highland 5. Simi Valley 6. Thousand Oaks 7. Moorpark 8. Calabasas 9. Lancaster 10. Littlerock 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

LISTEN: Joey Barton blasts Pep Guardiola’s ‘DISGUSTING’ treatment of Joe Hart

first_imgJoey Barton has blasted Manchester City and Pep Guardiola’s treatment of Joe Hart as ‘disgusting’.Hart has been left out of City’s first two games under new manager Guardiola with the Spaniard having already seemingly made up his mind to bring in a new goalkeeper.His Etihad exile has stunned his former teammate Barton, who insists the 29-year-old England number one deserves to be shown more respect given the outstanding decade-long service he has given the club.The Rangers midfielder, who made 130 appearances for City between 2002 and 2007, told talkSPORT:  “It is not the club I left.“The club I left and watch now are two totally different organisations. The club I played for wouldn’t have treated a player that has been a servant for as long as Joe has in the manner that it has. It is disgusting.“He is a full international, somebody who, probably before City took the money, could have gone on to bigger and better things himself but stayed and wanted to be at City.“I don’t see what he has done wrong to be treated the way he has. His attitude isn’t terrible. I don’t like this.“It is common human decency, regardless of how good a coach you are. Why treat him like that?”Guardiola is understood to harbour doubts about Hart’s ability with the ball at his feet and looks to have earmarked Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo as his new first-choice goalkeeper, with reports that a £21m deal is imminent.But Barton believes Hart deserves to be given a chance under the ex-Barca boss, and cannot understand why he is behind Willy Caballero in the pecking order.“I’ve watched Caballero and are you telling me Caballero is better with his feet than Joe Hart? I haven’t seen it,” he continued.“Why not let him fight for his place and then if he is not good enough say: ‘I have given him an opportunity’. That’s what every manager should do, give everyone an opportunity.”last_img read more

Community mourns death of Deputy Bain

first_imgLANCASTER – More than 1,000 law enforcement officers, family, friends and civic leaders paid their final respects to Lancaster motorcycle Deputy Pierre Bain, killed March 23 in a crash. Bain, a 15-year Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department veteran who died two days before his 46th birthday, was riding after a speeder when another vehicle pulled in front of his motorcycle at an east Lancaster intersection. “He loved his family, he loved his job. Pierre enjoyed his life fiercely and he left his life doing what he loved,” friend Joe Gray said. Law enforcement officers came from more than 15 agencies from around Southern California and as far away as Nevada for Wednesday’s funeral. Deputies from elsewhere in Los Angeles County filled in at the Lancaster and Palmdale sheriff’s stations so that Bain’s co-workers could attend. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event More than 100 motorcycle officers plus patrol cars, firetrucks and ambulances drove through Lancaster in a miles-long procession from the Lancaster sheriff’s station to Lancaster Baptist Church. At the funeral, Bain’s wife, Diana, was accompanied by family including his parents, Orville and Germaine, his brother Kirk, and his three daughters from a previous marriage: Chantal, 20; Kristina, 18, and Alicia, 16. Chantal is home on leave from the U.S. Army after serving in Iraq. Before the service, giant screens on each side of the sanctuary showed family photos: Bain as a young man bathing and feeding his three daughters when they were babies, fishing and hunting, at his wedding to Diana 3 years ago. After graduating from Los Angeles Baptist High School, Bain worked in his father’s machine shop and thought about becoming a forest ranger before joining the the Sheriff’s Department. A motorcycle deputy in Lancaster since 2003, Bain was known for his Fu Manchu mustache and for a good-natured, outgoing personality that let him win over even motorists he stopped to ticket, his friends said. Lancaster motorcycle Deputy Mike Berk told about spotting Bain and an elderly motorist Bain had pulled over for speeding, both with their heads under the hood of the motorist’s vehicle. The motorist was explaining diesel engine maintenance to Bain, who had just bought a diesel van. “I watched … the man thank Pierre for the ticket and thank him for listening to him,” Berk said. Said fellow motorcycle officer Jon White: “Pierre loved being a cop and most of all he loved being a motor.” The Lancaster motorcycle deputies called Bain “Pepe,” both for his fondness for hot sauce and because of the French cartoon skunk Pepe Le Pew, Berk said. They also called him “Mr. 723,” the Sheriff’s Department code for giving a warning. “Pierre couldn’t always find it in his heart to give a citation,” White explained. Lt. Steve Fredericks said he once caught Bain wearing a helmet decorated with a silhouette of a dirt biker, then another time spotted him wearing a skullcap under his helmet, with the skullcap tails hanging out the back. “Pierre was a free spirit in a career not particularly designed to accommodate free spirits,” Lancaster sheriff’s station commander Capt. Carl Deeley said. “His greatest weapon was his sense of humor.” Speakers at the service included California Attorney General Bill Lockyer and Sheriff Lee Baca. “I honor those like him who chose a law enforcement career, understanding he’s given up his todays so we could have safer tomorrows,” said Lockyer. “There’s no higher sacrifice in life than to give your life in the service of others,” Baca said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 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

Mail call

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANYONE who has waited for the proverbial “check in the mail” has probably harbored the suspicion that their mail was sitting in a sorting house way longer than it should. Those suspicions could be the truth for many, according to an internal U.S. Postal Service report that made it into the hands of Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles. The report said mail at the South L.A. processing plant can be delayed up to six days – 10 days for magazines. Although the country’s snail-mail system is inching toward obsolescence, this is still an abuse of the thousands of people who rely on monthly checks to pay their bills. If those bills are delayed, it can send them into the usurious hands of paycheck-advance places. Or, if bills are delayed, then late fees can be jacked on. This is unacceptable, and Waxman and his colleagues must continue the pressure to keep the mail coming.last_img read more

LIAM Ó CUINNEAGÁIN – BUAITEOIR GHRADAM AN PHIARSAIGH 2011

first_imgBronnadh Gradam an Phiarsaigh ar Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, cathaoirleach Údarás na Gaeltachta agus comhbhunaitheoir agus stiúrthóir Oideas Gael i nGleann Cholm Cille, Co Dhún na nGall.Bronnann Fondúireacht an Phiarsaigh an gradam gach bliain ar dhuine a mheasann coiste neamhspleách mórchuid bheith déanta aige chun idéalacha an Phiarsaigh a chur chun cinn.Ag ócáid speisialta i mBaile Átha Cliath an tseachtain seo a bhronnadh an gradam ar Liam agus chuir an tUachtarán Máire Mhic Giolla Íosa litir chomhghairdis chuige. Chaith an tUachtarán roinnt samhraí ar chúrsa ag Oideas Gael feabhas a chur ar a cuid Gaeilge le cuidiú ó Liam.Ag cur síos ar an ghradam, dúirt An tOllamh Brian MacCraith: “Ba thírghráthóir, nuálaí, fiontraí, ceannaire é an Piarsach, a labhair faoi ‘a regeneration of spirit’ nó ‘athghiniúint spioraid’ sa chóras oideachais.“Anois agus dúshláin ar leith againn in Éirinn, is gá dúinn tógáil ar an oidhreacht agus an cheannródaíocht sin. Is é m’fhís do DCU ná Ollscoil Fiontraíochta a chothú bunaithe ar thírghrá pragmatach ina dtugaimid aghaidh ar riachtanais na sochaí agus comhobair ar ardchaighdeán lenár bpáirtnéirí i ngar agus i gcéin.“Léiríonn Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, buaiteoir Ghradam an Phiarsaigh i mbliana, tríghrá, nuálaíocht, fiontraíocht agus ceannaireacht an Phiarsaigh, agus is onóir ar leith dom a bheith páirteach i mbronnadh na bliana seo.” I measc na ndaoine ar bronnadh an Gradam orthu le blianta beaga anuas, tá an scoláire, file agus drámadóir, an tOllamh Seán Ó Tuama; An tArdeaspag Dónall Caird, Helen Ó Murchú, oideachasóir agus saineolaí teanga,  Adi Roche, bunaitheoir Chernobyl Children’s Project agus diagaire, oideachasóir agus scríbhneoir Mons Breandán Ó Doibhlin.Tá an Gradam á bhronnadh go bliantúil ó 1980 i leith.Dúirt  Liam Ó Cuinneagáin ag an ócáid: “Ní ró-mhinic a bhímse sa chomhluadar céanna nó ag teacht i gcomharbacht ar bheirt chomh huasal leis an Mons. Breandán Ó Doibhlin agus An tArdeaspag Dónall Caird – ní amháin a bheith i gcomhluadar na beirte réamhluaite ach fosta sonraithe le achan bhuaiteoir ó 1980 ar aghaidh.“Fear ildánach a bhí sa bPiarsach a chuir an oiread sin aidhmeanna fiúntacha roimhe.  Is eiseamláir é gur fiú do Ghaeil a leanúint.  Is cinnte gur iontach an onóir dom é Gradam an Phiarsaigh a fháil agus tá mé thar a bheith bródúil as.  Tá mé thar a bheith buíoch den choiste roghnaithe a d’fhéach chomh fada ó thuaidh agus Gleann Cholm Cille!”LIAM Ó CUINNEAGÁIN – BUAITEOIR GHRADAM AN PHIARSAIGH 2011 was last modified: April 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Co Dhún na nGallLIAM Ó CUINNEAGÁINOideas Gael i nGleann Cholm CilleÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Ajax Cape Town announce sale of defender to Celtic

first_imgThe 20-year old defender has 23 caps for his country and was at one point the youngest international in his country’s history.Coetzee has been at Ajax CT for all of his professional career so far, having graduated from the club’s youth system.He will now travel to Glasgow to complete the move and become part of Brendan Rodgers’ squad as they look to build on their domestic success and progress in Europe. Celtic have completed a deal to sign defender Rivaldo Coetzee from Ajax Cape Town, the South African club have announced.The club say that an agreement has been reached for the transfer, pending a medical and the player being granted a work permit.Ajax CT’s official website stated: “Coetzee will join Celtic on a permanent deal, subject to the defender receiving a work permit and completing a medical.“Everyone at Ajax Cape Town is extremely proud to see one of our own take the next step in their football career and wishes Coetzee all the best in his future endeavours. Good luck and make us proud ‘Riva’.”last_img read more

Today at Walt Disney World: August 1, 2019

first_imgShare This!Today is Thursday, August 1, 2019.Here’s what you have to look forward to if you’re headed to Walt Disney World today.Park HoursMagic Kingdom: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Epcot: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Animal Kingdom: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Extra Magic HoursEpcot: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Other HoursTyphoon Lagoon: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.Blizzard Beach: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.Disney Springs: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.Crowd Calendar LevelsMK: 5EP: 4HS: 3AK: 4Resort-Wide: 4Refurbs and ClosuresMK: Astro OrbiterMK: Walt Disney World RailroadEP: O Canada!HS: Voyage of the Little MermaidAK: Primeval WhirlParades and Nighttime EntertainmentMK–Festival of Fantasy: 3:00 p.m.MK–Happily Ever After Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.EP–IllumiNations: 9:00 p.m.HS–Fantasmic!: 9:00 p.m.HS–Star Wars Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.AK–Rivers of Light: 9:00 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.WeatherHigh: 90 / Low: 75Afternoon thunderstorms with a 50% chance of rain.Sunrise: 6:47 a.m. / Sunset 8:16 p.m.Special Events to NoteMK: Villains After Hours 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.TL: Disney H2O Glow Nights 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.last_img read more

Toy Gun Gets Robber Life in Prison

first_imgBright and colorful plastic toy gunA Rogers, Arkansas, man was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of robbing a Dollar General Store. Tracy Wright, 48, was found guilty Thursday night of aggravated robbery and theft of property.The punishment for aggravated robbery is usually 10 to 40 years or life imprisonment. Wright was charged as a habitual offender, which meant he faced a mandatory life sentence because of previous felony convictions. The store at 1201 South Eighth Street was robbed about 9:26 PM November 11, 2018.Melissa Morrison, a clerk, told police a man wearing a long blond wig, dark sunglasses, black gloves and a hoodie came into the store and handed her a note, according to a probable cause affidavit. The note said the man had a gun and wanted all the money and told her not to scream, according to the affidavit.- Sponsor – Morrison said the man lifted up the hoodie to show her a black gun with a brown handle, according to the affidavit. Morrison said she threw the note at the man and ran into the office to call the police, according to the affidavit. The suspect left the store. Bryan Sexton, deputy prosecutor, told jurors Wright robbed the business with a toy gun. Police found the toy in… Democrat Gazette Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more