Local students win awards at Canada Wide Science Fair

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgPhoto:  The students and chaperones just before leaving for the Canada Wide Science Fair – SubmittedBy Energeticcity.ca StaffFive students from the North Peace competed in the Canada Wide Science Fair.- Advertisement -The Fair was held in Peterborough Ontario last week. Sarah Gullason, Dylan Kassian, Kevala Van Volkenburg and Meagan Haugen-Koechl each won a Bronze and $300 each. Victoria Rae didn’t win an award but represented the region well.On top of the science fair, the students had opportunities to carve soapstone, go spelunking, and meet lots of other kids. The students and their chaperones will arrive back in Fort St. John this weekend.last_img

Cycling Club laments having to pay Police for road races

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgThe executives of the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) are lamenting that they are now required to pay the Police a sum of money to run off cycle road races.FACC Coach Randolph Roberts has expressed disappointment over a decision by the Guyana Police Force B Division which will now see his Club paying for the services offered by the Police there whenever it stages its cycling meets.According to Roberts, he was required to pay the Police a total of $15,000 to stage a road race recently. Roberts, who continues to work voluntarily to develop the sport of cycling, exclaimed that this was the first time he has ever paid the Force for its services rendered on race day.“I worked with all the Commanders in this Division and I have never had such a situation.  I had a discussion with the Commander and I told him that we are not holding a gate to collect any money, so that we could get money to pay back the Police. I go out there and deal with the business community so that we could get these youngsters off the street and involved in something that is worthwhile for their lives. I cannot afford to pay the Police $15,000 whenever I have a race,” Roberts said, adding that the first prize for many races did not reach the $15,000 level.Sponsor of the said race, Franco Crawford is in disagreement with the charge of $15,000 to run off a non-profitable cycle race.“I am surprised that the Police Force which is meant to protect, is now charging $15,000 just to host a bike event. I think that is not good because when they start doing this and we don’t have enough money to give to the cyclists to encourage them and for them to purchases chains and tyres for their training and for their racing and then we have to pay the Police then we may not be able to sponsor any event or to have any event if we had to pay the Police.”In an invited comment, Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said it was a policy of the Force to be paid for its services. The Commander added that he apologised that it was not done nor told to the Cycling Club in the past, but it was a requirement that the Club pays.last_img read more

Expect intermittent power outages north of Fort St. John

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgCustomers will see about three short outages of about 10 minutes each earlier in the day on Thursday, May 15 and about three short outages again in the evening on Friday, May 16. This work is necessary to transfer FOX load to Fort St John Substation circuits prior to the pole replacement and to transfer load back to FOX after the new pole is set.Please note this is expected to create low voltage conditions on the longer FOX feeders, particularly in the Halfway River, Milligan Creek and Doig River areas and possibly also in Prespatou.Hydro apologizes for the short notice and the inconvenience this work may cause.- Advertisement -This message provided by B.C. Hydrolast_img