Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team lock down Tokyo 2020 spot; will play for Gold at Lima 2019

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Paralympic athlete, Bo Hedges, and the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team have their tickets punched for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after playing against Colombia in the semifinal on Friday at the 2019 ParaPan Am Games in Lima, Peru.The Canadian Men were able to beat Colombia in the semifinal with a score of 62 to 42 and clinched a sixth consecutive podium appearance for Canada at the Games.Up next, the Canadian Men will play the USA for the gold medal in the final.- Advertisement -The men’s final is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 31, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.Also on Saturday, the Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team will be taking on the USA in the gold medal final at 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time.last_img

City to sign agreement with Doig River First Nation

first_imgThe MOU between the Doig River First Nation and the City will be signed on Aug. 13 at Centennial Park. The city of Fort St. John will be signing its first ever Memorandum of Understanding with a First Nation group.Mayor Bruce Lantz says the signing of a MOU is typically done for ceremonial purposes, however, it opens the doors for further discussions between the two signing parties.[asset|aid=3072|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=99f546c7b01acb13856486aedf7edb38-Lantz MOU_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Lantz says signing this first MOU shows that the city recognizes the various communities surrounding the city, including the Doig River, and that the two can create a partnership to discuss any issues or problems that arise.He says this will probably provide a platform for other First Nations communities around the city to have similar understandings.[asset|aid=3073|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=99f546c7b01acb13856486aedf7edb38-Lantz MOU 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Two Fish Creek trails now open

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John announced today that 2 of the Fish Creek trails are now open.Wind and rain caused extensive damage to the trails and needed to be closed to remove hazardous trees in the area.The city says crews will continue to work on the trails for another week or so. The Silviculture trail will remain closed due to being washed out and having lots of debris making it unsafe.- Advertisement -Chris Murphy, Grounds Manager with they are glad to be getting somewhere and keeping citizens safe.“We are very pleased that the contractor was able to work this quickly to get the trails safe for community use. The unstable ground from the rain combined with the wind meant a number of trees posed a risk to the safety of citizens.”last_img

Giroud happy to stay at Arsenal in January

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring a goal during their UEFA Europa League Group H first leg match against Red Star Belgrade, at Stadion Rajko Mitic in Belgrade, on October 19, 2017PARIS, France, Nov 12- Olivier Giroud insists he is happy to remain at Arsenal, despite being limited to a bit-part role this season.Giroud was on the verge of moving to Everton during the summer, before the 31-year-old decided to remain at the Emirates and fight for his place. The French international is yet to start a Premier League game this season, with Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette both preferred up front.But after scoring for France in Friday’s friendly win over Wales, Giroud says he has no regrets over his decision to remain with Arsene Wenger’s men and that situation won’t change in the January transfer window.“I’m sure Arsene was watching, especially because Aaron [Ramsey] was playing too,” said Giroud.“He’s always supporting me and there is a lot of trust in each other. He trusts in me and I try to give it back on the pitch when I can.“For the moment I am not questioning myself about my future. I am happy at Arsenal and I am fine with the decision to stay because I want to.“I am thinking that the story between the club and myself was not over and not finished. We will see what happens but I am happy at Arsenal for the moment.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Commercial projects make up City’s construction values for December

first_imgYou can view the full December 2019 building permit report on the City’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the construction value of building permits issued for December 2019.For December, the value of construction was $5.165 million with five permits issued.The largest project on the list is for a commercial project for the construction of the new Co-Op Service Station, located at 11432 100 Street, with a dollar value of $4.0 million and a permit value of $20,000.- Advertisement -The construction value for commercial projects during December was $5.125 million, while garage/renovation projects were valued at $40,000.In comparison to 2018, the overall construction value of the projects is up from $44.1 million to $57.6 million.The number of permits issued in 2019 is down to 106 when compared to a year ago at 112.Advertisementlast_img read more