ALERT – US: CNN reporter barred – “Denying a pool reporter access to an open-press event is denying the American people their right to know”

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more July 26, 2018 ALERT – US: CNN reporter barred – “Denying a pool reporter access to an open-press event is denying the American people their right to know” News MANDEL NGAN / AFP Organisation United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Help by sharing this information News The White House barred CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from attending a Rose Garden event on July 25 because she had asked “inappropriate” questions at an earlier Oval Office photo-op. Collins, who was in the room during a meeting between President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as the “pool reporter” representing all the television networks, slung questions at President Trump, specifically about his former attorney Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News This is not the first time the White House has attempted to bar reporters from its events. In May 2017 American journalists were barred from attending a meeting between President Trump and top Russian officials at the White House, and earlier that year CNN and a handful of other news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House briefing. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. The White House Correspondents’ Association immediately put out a statement defending Collins, saying: “This type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak. It cannot stand. Reporters asking questions of powerful government officials, up to and including the President, helps hold those people accountable.” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States to go further Receive email alerts “It is unacceptable that a reporter was barred from attending a White House event as a punitive measure for asking questions of public interest,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “Denying a pool reporter access to an open-press event is denying the American people their right to know, and it has grim implications for the state of press freedom in a nation that enshrines this right in its Constitution.” June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled that the White House barred a CNN reporter from a press event in apparent retaliation for asking President Donald Trump “inappropriate” questions during an earlier event. RSF_en last_img read more

Kidspace Launches First Ever After School Program

first_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Childrens events Kidspace Launches First Ever After School Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 12:20 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News Subscribe Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena is launching its first-ever After School Club on January 20, 2016, to run once a week, every Wednesday afternoon, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., until March 9th.The pilot program offers children a dynamic, hands-on way of exploring the natural, creative and scientific world around them. Kidspace promises the “fun and inspiring eight-week program will be full of experiential enrichment learning paired with self-directed play.”Each week will include activities surrounding a science, art, or nature theme designed to encourage connection with fellow club members, sending children home excited about learning, and eager to return the following week, the Kidspace announcement said.“At Kidspace, we believe that learning is best done through play, and best solidified through joy. Each weekly session will consist of specific subject exploration combined with periods of supervised free-play among the Kidspace exhibits. Subject exploration will consist of such things as close-up encounters with the Kidspace animal collection, entering a mobile planetarium, planting their own gardens, making and launching their own rockets, participating in musical jam sessions, and much more.”With no more than 20 children, the club will be designed to foster a sense of community among Kidspace Kids and generate peer to peer autonomy.Intended to be a deviation from the structure of the traditional classroom, the Kidspace After School Club will provide enrichment learning and playful exploration aimed at allowing children to let loose and decompress after school. Kidspace says this will not be a homework club, nor is it going to be a general childcare service. The learning outcomes of the educational curriculum will be entirely individual – they will not include any standards or grades, but rather will be designed to inspire individual curiosities and skills. Fun, not a grade, will be the primary goal of this educational experience, Kidspace says.The After School Club will be designed and lead by the Kidspace Specialist Team, with assistance from senior Kidspace Educators. Each Specialist position focuses on specific expertise that will infuse the club activities, which will be overseen by the Education Manager of Public Programs.Composing the team are Louise Leborgne, Nature Specialist; Jenna Ervin, Science Specialist; Jacquie Waldman, Art Specialist; Samantha Mendoza, Education Specialist; and Brooke Applegate, Education Manager, Public Programs.The pilot program is for 5- to 7-year-old children. The age requirement is firm in order to ensure the most ideal environment possible. Each Wednesday session will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with drop-off between 3:15-3:30 p.m., and pick-up between 5:30-5:45 p.m.  Price is $250 for non-members, and $225 for members.Schedule and registration information can be found at www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/after-school-club.For more information, contact Brooke Applegate at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5201, or send an email to [email protected] Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Phil Donahue Documents Tomas Young’s ‘Body of War’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Former TV show host Phil Donahue before the screening of his documentary, Body of War. (Long Island Press/Rashed Mian)Talk show icon Phil Donahue railed against the Iraq War and blasted the media during a screening in Manhattan last week of his documentary Body of War, an emotionally powerful film mixing politics with the tragedies of an illegitimate conflict.Produced by Donahue and Ellen Spiro, the documentary highlights the plight of Tomas Young, an American serviceman who was shot only five days into his first tour of Iraq in 2004. The gunshot left Young with a debilitating injury that has paralyzed him from the nipples down, and has drained him of life. Young, a paraplegic for the past nine years who is now in hospice care as a result of his worsening condition, recently announced he will refuse further medical treatment and give up the fight.The 33-year-old, therefore, will soon be dead.Donahue, always a fierce opponent the war, spoke of Young and Body of War with the passion and energy that made him one of America’s most popular TV personalities during his decorated nearly half-century-long career in broadcasting. He was forced out of the industry in 2003 by MSNBC after voicing disgust about the Iraq War on-air; the ousting came despite his show being the network’s highest-rated at the time.Donahue hasn’t lost his edge, nor his desire, to shed light on the devastating impacts of the war—nor the politicians who voted to give then-President George W. Bush the power to invade Iraq.“I do feel the media betrayed the country and most of media would agree with me,” Donahue said during an interview at the Culture Project, a theater on Bleecker Street, before the screening. “It’s awfully hard for a media to finesse this, every major metropolitan newspaper in this country supported the invasion of Iraq.”Donahue met Young for the first time in 2005 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Maryland, as Young was “lying there totally wacked out on morphine,” he said; Young’s injuries the result of an insurgent ambush in Sadr City.The documentary—and a scathing letter, dubbed “The Last Letter,” which Young wrote to Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney and was published on the website Truthdig—has recently put Young’s story back in the spotlight.Young blasted Bush and Cheney in the letter for their “cowardice and selfishness,” noting how they both found a way to escape the battlefield, yet condemn countless servicemen and women and innocent Iraqis to death. He also accused them of war crimes:I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.The invasion of Iraq killed 4,486 Americans between 2003 and 2012, according to iCasualties.org. Countless other soldiers were seriously injured on the battlefield or still suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other life-changing injuries.Body of War chronicles Young’s journey, taking viewers inside the daily toils of a war veteran who struggles to even put on his pants or urinate on his own. Young relies on a cocktail of pills to keep him alive.“It turns the whole family upside-down,” said Donahue, “and what we see…is a drama playing itself out in thousands of homes in this country that Americans never see.”Young has “decided he’s had it,” added Donahue. “He really worked hard, he wanted to live, and he’s decided he’s going to die.”Donahue, like Young, believes the Bush Administration should be prosecuted for war crimes. But he’s not naive enough to think it will ever happen.“The presidency is too important to Americans to fail,” he said. “And the American people could not emotionally—in this moment in the history of our nation—the population would not emotionally tolerate a president in the dock for war crimes, so that’s a reality that I accept.“I’m also hesitant to call them liars [regarding the non-existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which was the main justification for the Iraqi invasion],” he added. “Honestly, I think they believe what they were doing, but I think the major motive was: They wanted to go to war.”Young, who enlisted in the Army two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, admits in the letter that had he suffered the same injury in Afghanistan he wouldn’t have spent the last nine years lashing out at the government:Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.For more on Body of War and locations where you can see it, click here.last_img read more

Best TV sportsman

first_imgMcGrath Says:So, Poppy wants to try and come up with a greater TV sportsman than Al Bundy? I’ve only got two words for him.Let’s rock.First off, anybody who has ever watched “Married … With Children,” or any other incarnation of television knows that Bundy achieved one of the greatest football feats in the history of the sport.As a senior fullback at Polk High School, Bundy came through in the most clutch of circumstances, as he scored four touchdowns — IN A SINGLE GAME! Not just any game mind you — a championship game.If it wasn’t for an unfortunate bout of marriage derailing “Touchdown” Bundy’s career, he would’ve taken the NFL by storm for sure. Still though, even with a career as a shoe salesman, Bundy managed to still excel in sports. He was an avid fisherman, often running off to some of the nation’s most exotic fishing locales (like the Projects near Washington D.C.) to engage in angling.He also would give up anything to win. When faced with the decision to either watch his son lose a bowling championship, or to put on shoes and win the title but lose a multi-million dollar lawsuit, Bundy threw the money away and took home the trophy. Now that is a true sportsman. He is also very giving, having contributed to putting countless women through college through his generous donations at the Jiggly Room.Plus, he loves to watch all sports on television, usually with a cold Girlie-Girl (official beer of No Ma’am) and a Big ‘Uns (official magazine) nearby. But what truly makes Bundy the ultimate sportsman is the fact that he is not a quitter, despite having ample reason to give up on life:”Bundy’s are losers, but never quitters,” in his words.We could all stand to learn a little from ol’ “Touchdown” Bundy.Point: Bundy.Poppy Says:The last two weeks I have picked extreme underdogs and McGrath has smoked me in the polls, but no more.Not this week, my friend — this week I’m going with the fan favorite, the people’s champ, the top dog — Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor.Hrumh, hrumh, hrumh! Who doesn’t love the tool man?Taylor is a man’s man, and while “Home Improvement” may not fully portray it, you better believe he’s the greatest TV sportsman.The tool man is always fiddling with his mechanics with the longing for “more power!” Hrumh, hrumh, hrumh! His tools mean as much to him as his wife, but his hot rod means even more. I bet you any money he could beat anybody in a drag race with his hot rod.Although some may not consider racing a sport compared to others, it’s merely a little hobby for this great sportsman.Taylor’s always seen around the house sporting one of his favorite sports teams — the Detroit Lions, Pistons or Red Wings. A true sports fan represents his hometown teams to the fullest, but it takes a true man to rep Detroit to the fullest. Hence, the greatest sportsman.But that’s not all; the tool man takes his passion for sports a step further.On his show, “Tool Time,” Taylor has had various sports celebrities on as guests. From the Andretti brothers to John Elway to Evander Holyfield, Taylor almost doubles as a Sports Center reporter in training. Heck, even L.L. Cool J was on his show, and he was a pretty good running back in “Any Given Sunday.”This sportsman is so in touch with the sports world, he could probably field his own football team — Elway at quarterback, L.L. in the backfield, the Andretti’s at wide-out, Holyfield on the defensive line and the tool man himself on the couch rooting them on. Hrumh, hrumh, hrumh!last_img read more

South African companies do their bit to cut water use

first_imgUnder level 6B water restrictions, the City of Cape Town limits residents to using 50 litres of water per person per day. Meanwhile, businesses are finding innovative ways to cut water consumption.There are many ways to save water. One restaurant in Stellenbosch, for example, uses the water in which spinach is cooked, to wash dishes. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South AfricaThe City of Cape Town will implement level 6B water restrictions from 1 February 2018. This means that each person in the city is limited to 50 litres of water per day for at least the next 150 days.Dam levels in the region are extremely low, and it was announced on 23 January that Day Zero had been pushed forward to 12 April 2018. Day Zero is when the taps run dry; from that day, residents will be forced to stand in line at designated water points to collect an allocated 25 litres of water per person per day.As part of efforts to relieve pressure on rapidly dwindling water resources in the region, the national Department of Water and Sanitation had partnered with the City on a joint blitz on unlawful water activities in Mfuleni, according to the South African Government News Agency.The focus of the operation was to address all current water use contraventions and compliance with the water restrictions, particularly targeting informal carwashes, said the department.On 25 January 2018, for example, several fines were issued, mostly for using municipal drinking water at informal carwashes without special exemption. On the previous day, the department conducted compliance monitoring on farms in the Malmesbury and Tulbagh areas.Meanwhile, businesses across Cape Town are implementing strategies to cut their water use.Organisers of the Sun Met, known as Africa’s richest race day, brought in 60,000 litres of water from outside Cape Town for guests and racegoers. The annual race was held on Saturday, 27 January this year, at Kenilworth Racecourse.Taps at the racecourse were not used on the day, as a commitment to support the province’s drive to conserve the scarce resource, the organisers said.Wine farms saving waterThere had been a rapid increase in the use of drip irrigation from about 30% of farms in 1996 to 59% in 2012 in the wine industry, according to Kevin Cilliers, KwaZulu-Natal regional manager of the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA).Cilliers said wine estates such as Boschendal had explored more efficient methods of irrigation to use only what was needed.Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface.There was a heightened sense of awareness of water consumption and management in the wine sector, said Cilliers. “Many wine producers such as Spier, Boschendal, Lourensford and Elgin Orchards have embarked on interventions to manage and eradicate alien vegetation species around their rivers, so as to reduce losses and to remediate the waterways.”In another example, significant progress had been made at Spier with installation of a centralised waste water treatment facility comprising reed beds. “The company has achieved 100% recycling of effluent generated for watering of gardens and grounds.”Businesses playing their partIt had closed all showers in its domestic and international lounges at the airport, the Slow Lounge at Cape Town International Airport told Tourism Update. It also encouraged water saving in toilets and at basins, and had posted notices in the lounge bathrooms.Slow Lounge could not confirm when its showers would reopen.Agents and tour operators have been advised by Cape Town Tourism to inform clients of the water restrictions in the city and to ask them to be mindful when consuming water anywhere in the airport or the city.On Friday, 15 December, Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa encouraged people travelling from Gauteng to participate in a social experiment and exchange five kilograms of their on-flight baggage allowance for five litres of water.The experiment, called Siemens Airdrop, uses a voucher system: passengers with enough unused (5kg or more) luggage receive a voucher in Johannesburg and on arrival in Cape Town receive a five-litre bottle of water in exchange. Operating on a first come, first serve basis, there are 1,000 vouchers available.The AirDrop collection stand is in the arrivals area, opposite Woolworths. Uncollected water is donated to Gift of the Givers.Meanwhile, Business Live has reported that pasta and boiled vegetables are disappearing from menus at several restaurants in Cape Town.Pane E Vino Food and Wine Bar reused most of its water, said Akihirah Erasmus, head of the kitchen at the Stellenbosch eatery. “The water we use to cook our spinach is reused to wash our dishes; we use the water we wash our cutlery with for our garden.” Staff are also encouraged to bring their own drinking water.The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands has removed pasta from menus at its restaurants and patrons can no longer order boiled vegetables. Different cooking techniques had been implemented to save water, said executive chief Carl Van Rooyen. “We don’t boil anymore, we steam.” Deep frying was another method used.Managing the droughtThe national Department of Water and Sanitation, together with the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape department of local government, environment and development planning, had held several meetings in an effort to manage and mitigate the effects of the drought on water availability for the province, said Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.The Restrictions Management Committee and the Joint Operations Centre had been set up to oversee drought management functions and interventions with the joint participation of local, provincial and national government.Through these efforts a Water Indaba, bringing together the government, the private and agricultural sectors, as well as academics and water experts, was convened to investigate solutions and action necessary to avert a water black-out.“As a department we have successfully intervened and saved several provinces that were devastated by the drought over the last three years and will continue to do so in the Western Cape as well,” Mokonyane said.Over the next few days, she would hold several follow-up meetings with the various stakeholders to assess progress of the implementation of current interventions as well as new interventions necessary to avert #DayZero.For more information and water restriction guidelines, visit the City of Cape Town’s website.Source: South African Government News Agency, City of Cape Town, Tourism Update, Business Live and SiemensWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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In The Spotlight – Emilee Cherry

first_imgIn the eighth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Emilee Cherry, speaks about what it means to be representing her country at the 2011 World Cup and the greatest influences on her Touch Football career so far. Name: Emilee CherryNickname: Cherry, ChezAge: 18Affiliate: Toowoomba / South West SwansOccupation: Uni Student Position: WingDebut for Australia: Women’s Open 2010Career highlights so far: 2009, 2011 Youth Trans Tasman, 2010 Open Trans Tasman, Darling Downs – state champions 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: FamilyFavourite player: Peta Rogerson and Louise Winchester What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: Absolutely everything! To be rewarded with this honour makes all the hard training and travelling worthwhile.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Evan Willis along with all my other coaches I’ve had (Peter Bell and Kathy O’Brien).Favourite sporting moment: Any time I am honoured with putting on the Australian jersey.What do you know about Scotland: Not a lot.Any superstitions: That I must wear my playing shoes on the way to the fields before the game.Funniest Australian teammate: All of them really but the coach Kerry Norman tops it off.Favourite quote: I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.Any travel plans for after World Cup: To go to London and then Paris for a few days. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 46 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

10 months agoYakubu predicts big future for Everton attacker Richarlison

first_imgYakubu predicts big future for Everton attacker Richarlisonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton star Yakubu has backed Richarlison to become a top goalscorer.The 21-year-old has been in stellar form since joining from Watford in the summer, having bagged eight Premier League goals.”Richarlison is smart and clever,” says the former Blues frontman. “I have watched him since he was at Watford. If he continues to do what he is doing, you will see the improvement. “He is going to be a top striker. I think he can be right up there in the goalscoring charts.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

8 days agoTottenham eyeing Real Madrid ace Isco

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham eyeing Real Madrid ace Iscoby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are eyeing Real Madrid ace Isco as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.ESPN says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will target the 27-year-old playmaker if Eriksen decides against renewing his contract.The Denmark international, also 27, has been offered a new five-year deal worth £60million to stay in North London.But Eriksen is believed to be keen on a fresh challenge after entering his seventh season at Spurs.Reports say Spurs have already sought out Sporting Lisbon’s £65million-rated Bruno Fernandes as a replacement.But it has now been claimed Pochettino will instead move for Isco, who has scored 35 goals in 187 games for Madrid, should the Spaniard be available. last_img read more

100 Women Who Care donate 10100 to Fort St John firefighters charity

first_imgWhen all was said and done, it was the firefighters who ended up walking away with the big cheque for $10,100. Winn said that his organization will use the funds to continue to support North Peace residents that need to travel out of the Peace Region for medical treatments and emergencies.The Fort St. John chapter of 100 Women Who Care steering committee presents a cheque for $10,100 to the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society. Photo by Chris NewtonThe 100 Women Who Care will be hosting their third meeting on September 11th. Joined by 22 other members of the local fire department, Firefighters Charitable Society President Adam Winn said that during its first year operating, the firefighters charity has helped 22 families with medical travel expenses. His voice wavering with emotion several times, Winn told the group of women about four families that had benefitted from the funding, including the family of 4 year-old Natalie Small, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma last December and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at BC Children’s Hospital.Roxanne Chmelyk with the Fort St. John & Area Seniors Foundation during her presentation to 100 Women Who Care. Photo by Chris NewtonSpeaking for the Seniors Foundation, Roxanne Chmelyk told the audience about the work her organization does for local seniors to improve their quality of life. Chmelyk said the organization currently runs a Meals on Wheels program, as well as its Better at Home program which provides light housekeeping and personal care items for seniors who wish to remain at home. The organization is funded through government grants and fundraisers.North Peace SPCA Branch Manager Candace Buchamer is joined by Grover during her presentation to 100 Women Who Care. Photo by Chris NewtonLast but not least, North Peace SPCA Branch Manager Candace Buchamer told the audience about the large number of animals that the shelter helps, saying it costs over $300,000 per year to run the shelter. Buchamer also got emotional while telling the story of Grover, a mixed-breed dog that was abandoned by the Beatton River and was so emaciated when he was brought into the SPCA that his skin had become necrotic and was sloughing off. Grover has since recovered, and made an appearance onstage during Buchamer’s presentation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The second meeting of the Fort St. John chapter of 100 Women Who Care was a big success as 101 ladies came out to the Lido Theatre last night.Members of the audience had a tough vote on which of the three presenting charities was most deserving of the group’s donation. The Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society, Fort St. John and area Seniors Foundation, and the North Peace SPCA all made their case to the group of women.Firefighters Charitable Society President Adam Winn is joined by members of the Fort St. John Professional Firefighters Association during his presentation to 100 Women Who Care. Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

Chetwynd Fire Department responds to fire at Canfor Sawmill

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – The Chetwynd Fire Department responded to fire Saturday night while the temperature was minus 27.Crews were called to the Canfor Sawmill in Chetwynd just after 11 p.m. February 2, 2019.  The fire was in a portable air compressor at the sawmill.The compressor was quickly extinguished by the fire department.  One employee suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital.  The employee is commended for her quick response.last_img