Fatal collision on Alaska Highway South of Taylor

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP now confirm one person has died in the collision that occurred on December 13 at around 8:30 a.m. on the Alaska Highway, south of Taylor.Police say there was a two-vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 97 south of 230 Road, Taylor area, involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle with one person in each.Emergency services, Dawson Creek RCMP, Traffic Services and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service responded to the scene.- Advertisement -RCMP Corporal Mike Halskov says the Dawson Creek RCMP are currently investigating the collision as the cause of the crash is unknown at the moment.The highway will be closed for the foreseeable future. Motorists are asked to monitor DriveBC.ca for updates to the road closure.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rehab center approved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The rehabilitation center has been opposed by some residents of Leona Valley’s tightly knit agricultural community of about 1,000. Opponents fear the facility could jeopardize their small-town lifestyle and safety. Because of residents’ concerns, the Leona Valley Town Council asked the commission in a December letter to reject the rehabilitation center’s application. Wednesday’s nod from the commission had little effect on the council’s position about the center. “My personal position doesn’t matter, but my position … is against it only because the community is against it,” said Mike Waters, council president. Waters said that Catherine L. Savage, a representative from Narconon Southern California, attended a monthly meeting of the council last year and announced plans for the facility. He said there was little discussion then because the council had received no advance information. Doors to a Scientology-based drug rehabilitation center are expected to open near Leona Valley after county planners gave conditional approval Wednesday for the facility in rustic Bouquet Canyon. But first Narconon Southern California has to do more community outreach to the small community in the Leona Valley area about 10 miles from the proposed adult drug-and-alcohol center. Such outreach was among conditions imposed Wednesday by the county’s Regional Planning Commission during a public hearing for a permit to develop the center on a 30.4-acre site. Commissioners voted unanimously in support of the permit, but their conditions must be met before operations can begin. Sam Dea, supervising county regional planner, said Narconon Southern California was also asked to hold open houses and meet with the Leona Valley Town Council on a regular basis to provide information about the center to residents. Later, he said, residents were notified by letters in December that the county commission would hold a public hearing, and the letters gave details. The community then had about a week to send written responses to planners, Waters said, so the council quickly drafted survey forms and dropped them in mailboxes. Asked for responses within two days, residents called for the council to oppose a permit for the facility at 36491 Bouquet Canyon Road. No new buildings are planned for the facility on the canyon property that was once a children’s boarding school. Instead, the former school buildings will be converted into the treatment center housing up to 66 rehabilitation clients at a time, plus employees. Plans for the property include three dormitories, a kitchen and dining area, classrooms, staff facilities, a 29-vehicle parking lot and a swimming pool, according to a commission staff report. The parking parking lot must be repaired and the driveway improved under conditions imposed by the commission, Dea said. He said Narconon Southern California will have to fulfill all conditions before opening for business and then will need final approval from commissioners. Savage is expected to attend the Leona Valley Town Council’s next meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. The council meets at the Leona Valley Improvement Association Community Building, 8367 Elizabeth Lake Road. Savage did not return phone calls for comment. Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@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


first_imgSinn Féin Spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty has moved his party’s Private Members motion which seeks the abolition of the Universal Social Charge.Speaking from the Dáil Deputy Doherty said that the Universal Social Charge (USC) is little more than a tax on the working poor and should be abolished.The furious Gaoth Dobhair TD said “I am moving this motion tonight and in so doing am calling on all those who claim to oppose this unfair tax to support our motion. “The abolition of the Universal Social Charge is an issue which demands the full support of each elected representative in the Dáil. It is little more than a tax on the working poor.“This tax needs to be abolished and instead the Government should work on building a fairer tax system by creating a progressive tax base that taxes fairly and equalises wealth.“Fine Gael and Labour have said that they will ‘review’ the Universal Social Charge. They have also proposed at least 32 other reviews in the Programme for Government.But Deputy Doherty added “A review is not good enough. Fine Gael and Labour should make a stand for the people and abolish this grossly unfair tax.” ENDSGOVERNMENT MUST ABOLISH GROSSLY UNFAIR UNIVERSAL SOCIAL CHARGE – DOHERTY was last modified: March 29th, 2011 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:Fine GaelIrish Labour PartyPearse DohertySinn FeinUniversal Social Chargelast_img read more

Missed Lionel Messi scoring two sublime free-kicks? Watch the goals here

first_img Latest Football News | GOAL! | He’s done it again! 🤯Lionel Messi has scored another free-kick, he is not human. 👽 pic.twitter.com/JZxyI6CCXJ— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) December 8, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo came second in the voting to remain on the podium, but Messi – widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time – only finished fifth!And he responded in the perfect manner when returning to the pitch.Messi scored not one but TWO glorious free-kicks in Barcelona’s defeat of Espanyol, which keeps the Camp Nou club three points clear at the top of La Liga after 15 matchdays. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Messi fired two wonderful free-kicks home either side of Dembele and Suarez scoring for Barcelona REVEALED RANKED no dice 2 REVEALED BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Modric was a deserved winner, but eyebrows were still raised at Messi missing out on another Ballon d’Or MONEY The local derby ended in a 4-0 win for Barca, with Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez both scoring in-between Messi’s two superb strikes.Barca host Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday with Spurs all but needing a win at Camp Nou to secure a place in the knockout stage.This was a perfect warm-up for the Catalans, and if you haven’t had the chance to see Messi’s brilliant free-kicks yet, you can watch them below… 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Earlier this week, Lionel Messi was voted the fifth-best player in the world as Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or.Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, became the first player not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award for the first time in over a decade when he was crowned best player in the world on Monday. huge blow REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars | GOOOOAL! | Lionel Messi never ceases to amaze. 🤯Absolute postage stamp! 📬 pic.twitter.com/g101uImnJD— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) December 8, 2018last_img read more

Transfer Talk: Lafferty Rangers-bound, Roberts to Girona

first_imgKyle Lafferty’s potential move to Rangers is back on, by the sounds of it.According to reports, the Ibrox outfit have reopened transfer talks with their Tynecastle counterparts over the Northern Irish striker following his match-winning display against Celtic.Rangers are said to be confident of getting a move for Lafferty over the line within the next 48 hours, despite Hearts reportedly holding out for £750,000 after an opening offer of £200,000 was turned down.Elsewhere, Patrick Roberts has been heavily linked with a third loan stint at Celtic but it looks like the Hoops are to miss out on the Man City winger this time around. Roberts is instead expected to join La Liga outfit Girona for the season.last_img read more

This Week in Walt Disney World Weather — October 6, 2019

first_imgShare This!Is rain back in Central Florida’s forecast? After a couple of dry weeks with just spotty coastal showers making their way as far inland as Walt Disney World, it looks like we might be back in business. But the summertime sea breeze storms are over. We’re in a whole new world (sorry!) of weather patterns.Surprise! Fall ShowersDid you get wet while waiting for the final showing of IllumiNations? This time of year, coastal showers can show up with a lack of fanfare that really surprises out-of-towners and local guests alike! The clouds are smaller and much lower in height than our towering thunderstorms, the showers are more concentrated in small areas, and they typically last only minutes… but wow, can they pack a lot of rain into those minutes! These showers are more typical of fall and spring weather in central Florida, blowing through in a hurry without so much as a rumble of thunder.On the opposite side of the spectrum, you’ll find smaller, drier clouds give away their lack of rainy intent. Look how flat and stretched-out these fair weather cumulus over Epcot are looking. This photo is from Thursday, October 3… one of the drier days this past week.Big sun and little clouds for an October afternoon at Epcot.This week’s weather at Walt Disney WorldWind, rain, and clouds: oh yes! Florida is getting the squeeze from an inverted trough to our south, and a high pressure ridge to our north. That’s kicking up the breezes even as a frontal boundary off the east coast is allowing some moisture to finally settle into our dry atmosphere.That means a jump in humidity: up into the 60-70% territory during the day. Daytime heating and humidity is helping some Atlantic showers push inland with more success than they managed last week, so rain chances have gone up through most of the week.However, the chance of thunder is pretty limited — these showers may continue to bring gusty winds and brief downpours, but the dynamics aloft that let our legendary thunderstorms kick off are pretty weak this time of year. If you’re a lightning bug, this is not the week you capture your great photo of a bolt over Cinderella Castle.Towards the end of the week, an area of high pressure is expected to drift our way, bringing drier air as moisture levels in the mid levels of the atmosphere taper off.  It’s looking like Columbus Day weekend will be another sunny autumn weekend in Central Florida.Expect daytime temperatures in the mid to upper 80s all week long, with lows in the 70s during the first part of the week, then dropping into the 60s later in the week as the humidity lets up and dry air takes control once more.Rain chances will be highest through Wednesday, with showers flowing in from the Atlantic each day and about a 50% chance of your particular piece of ground seeing rain on any of these days.Tropical weather outlookOctober is typically a strong month for hurricane development, particularly for Florida interests, but this week the National Hurricane Center is tracking two areas of interest in the North Atlantic, far from the usual tropical development zones.Relatively quiet: the five-day tropical weather outlook. Courtesy NOAAOne is well out to sea, between Bermuda and the Azores, but is expected to slowly develop into a tropical or subtropical depression as it drifts westwards. There’s a fifty percent chance of tropical depression formation over the next five days.The other area of formation is less likely and doesn’t affect Florida, as it’s a non-tropical low which may develop off the Carolina coast later in the week. This system is expected to drift northward off the east coast of the U.S. and could develop some subtropical characteristics, like a closed center of circulation.What’s the chance we’ll still see some tropical development in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico, or the nearshore Atlantic? The clock is definitely running down — historically, only ten percent of a year’s hurricane activity takes place after October 20th. As we are looking towards October 10th with nothing but these two Atlantic outliers on the horizon, it’s possible that the hurricane season is coming to an unceremonious early end (much like the Florida rainy season did). One reason for October’s quiet waters: Hurricane Lorenzo. This massive, record-breaking storm mostly rained on the fishes before it rocketed up to Ireland. But it left a lasting impact on the waves in its wake: cool water. Hurricanes pull heat from the surface of the water, and leave a cold trail behind them. Lorenzo’s wake reached all the way across the Atlantic to the shores of Florida and the Carolinas for more than a week, leaving a chilling effect in place that would freeze out any future storms.While the Atlantic Ocean may look like it’s shut down for the season, there is one remaining threat to Florida’s sanity over the next few weeks—the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. These locally-grown storms are more common threats in late hurricane season—like Hurricane Michael, the catastrophic Category 5 storm which hit the Florida panhandle last year. These storms can be spun up by an atmospheric feature called the Central American Gyre. Michael was developed out of a Central American Gyre; so was 2017’s deadly and costly Hurricane Nate. The gyre is a swirl in the atmosphere which occurs over or near Central America, stirring up rain and trouble. Should one spin up between now and November, we could find ourselves with a new area of tropical development.last_img read more

Fulton woman accused of stabbing relative

first_imgA 69-year-old Fulton woman is accused of going after a family member with a couple sharp objects.Judith Kribbs was arrested Sunday afternoon at a home on Kathy Street. Investigators say she caused minor injuries to a family member with a pair of scissors and a knife.Kribbs is accused of felony domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.last_img

Australian legend Shane Warne finds reactions to both Pandya and Rahul ridiculous

first_imgAdvertisementFormer Australian and Rajasthan Royals leg spinner Shane Warne has found the reactions to both Pandya and Rahul to be ‘ridiculous’ called for everyone to ‘let them be’. After the duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were slammed for their controversial comments on the TV show ‘Koffee with Karan’ hosted by Karan Johar, former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has come to their defence.They were shown a show cause notice by the cricket board BCCI and were suspended. However, their suspension was lifted until the next hearing in the Supreme Court which allowed KL Rahul to play for India A against England Lions and for Pandya to travel to New Zealand for the limited overs series.But the Aussie legend labelled the entire Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul controversy as ‘ridiculous’ and called for everyone to ‘let them be’. “Good lord. As I said, it’s all about political correctness these days. If a player steps out of line, everybody has an opinion and I thought that this particular thing was ridiculous. Just let them be,” said Warne to Times of India.“We live in a world that’s increasingly becoming politically correct. And what we want to see from sportspersons is them being real. We want to see their emotions, see them playing with freedom, expressing themselves. We don’t want to see them conforming. For instance, most player interviews these days go like this: Question: Well, that was a fantastic result today. How do you feel? Answer: Well, it was a great team effort. Everybody played well and did their part. I’m just trying my best and happy to contribute to the team – That’s what everyone says. Guys have to get more real,” he added.Warne also then went on to heap praise on the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and said that his attitude of not sticking to the regular line made him popular amongst the fans.“He’s fantastic. I love watching him bat and I love listening to him. I am a big fan. You know what he does? He stands up for what he believes in. He speaks how he feels and he’s real. He’s emotional, a bit too emotional sometimes on the field. But that’s the part of the charm.”“I think world cricket loves him. Everyone loves Virat Kohli because it’s refreshing to hearing him talk so honestly and openly. He loves confrontation. That’s why he has those 100s in chases. How many, 23, 24? The next best is how much? I can’t remember who’s second. That’s something inbuilt into you. That’s not skill or talent. He’s got a lot of that. That is just pure competitiveness and pure desire – to get the job done,” said Warne.Also Read:Former Indian pacer Amit Bhandari assaulted in U-23 trials Advertisementlast_img read more

Three Top Spanish Clubs Partner With LaLiga Football Schools

first_imgAdvertisementSevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo to host programmes in Pune, Bangalore and Noida respectivelyMUMBAI, May 28th 2019 – LaLiga’s flagship programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools will see direct involvement from three LaLiga clubs – Sevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo. The Football Schools projects in Pune (Turf Up), Bangalore (Tiento) and Noida (Pathways School) will be adopted by the clubs. The association will include the involvement of the clubs in the organisation of training programmes for the coaches, training kits of the participant students and more engagement opportunities for the students like giveaways and merchandising.The LaLiga Football Schools programme was launched in India in 2018 with the aim of grassroots development of the sport in the country. Top LaLiga clubs are now joining hands with LaLiga and investing into the future talent in this country by hosting select LaLiga Football Schools programmes in three cities in India. The project, with 30+ centres across 14 cities in India, has seen participation from over 10,000 Indian students so far. The participation of the LaLiga clubs will help provide further technical assistance to the coaches and subsequently, the aspiring footballers in the country.To provide a more holistic experience and increased exposure to the top-performing students from the programme, LaLiga recently announced the LaLiga Football Schools Scholarship, the winners of which would get an opportunity to train in Spain. This year, four students will be training with LaLiga club, CD Leganes for two weeks as a part of this initiative. LaLiga Football Schools also conducted a unique ‘Train the Trainer’ programme to provide guidance to the Indian coaches.Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India said, “We are committed to this market and the young football aspirants here. Over the past seven months, we have undertaken various initiatives to ensure a lasting impact on the football environment here. The latest project, in association with our best clubs, will help provide an immersive experience to the students. We look forward to working with Sevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo for a project that’s so close to our heart.”Germán Arteta, Foundation Director, R.C Celta de Vigo said, “It is a pleasure for RC Celta and its foundation to go hand to hand with LaLiga in a country like India with enormous potential. It is a fascinating challenge, conquering a market with huge possibilities of growth and fits perfectly in the international development plans of RC Celta. It is also a pride to be able to show how we understand football in our club and the importance of sports values, as well as our working methodology which is already a reference in Spain and in many countries around the world.”Jose Castro Carmona, President, Sevilla F.C., said, “India is a country where Sevilla F.C would like to establish its roots and we are delighted to collaborate with LaLiga for this amazing grassroots project. Sevilla F.C is a club with enormous experience in education and talent development and we are confident in providing the young talent in Pune with the style, values and DNA which characterizes our entity, the same which has taken our team amongst the top eight clubs in Europe according to the UEFA ranking and amongst the most important clubs in the world. We are sure that the kids in Pune will feel motivated and become one of ours and ingrain our essence of being a non-conformist, warrior team and a pursuer of dreams.”Ramon Alarcon, Chief Business Office, Real Betis, “We are pleased to join hands with LaLiga and having the opportunity to work together in Bengaluru for their flagship programme in India. India is one of the important markets for football and has enough potential to become one of our key-territories. We are glad to be part of this grassroots’ initiative and work with LaLiga in India”.Advertisementlast_img read more