It's official, the National Hockey League locked out its players at midnight Saturday, September 15.
Here's the statement from the National Hockey League on its website:
Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams.
To the Editor;
In recent months I have passed through Grand Forks on two occasions. During my first visit I drove by what could be described as an "animal compound" adjacent to the Kettle River. I observed animals, particularly horses, kept in what I consider to be appalling and unacceptable conditions. In June some of these horses were standing up to their shins in muck. It was pouring rain and there was no evidence of shelter during an extremely cold and wet spring.
A court date and driving prohibition was not enough for a 38-year-old man from Cranbrook, B.C. to stay off the road.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, at about 4:00 p.m. Midway RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 33 in Rock Creek, B.C. The male driver, on probation with conditions not to be driving, was known to police as already banned from driving, explained Cpl. Kevin Christensen of the Midway RCMP detachment.
A 72-year-old Trail woman is missing, according to Abbotsford RCMP.
"Diana Noreen Latondress, a 72 year old woman from Trail, was visiting friends and family on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland over the past two weeks," said Const. Ian MacDonald in a press release this afternoon. "On the evening of Sept. 9, she stopped at a friend’s home in Abbotsford. She left at 10 p.m. and indicated that she would overnight at an Abbotsford hotel before making the return trip to Trail.
A private, twin-engine aircraft is safely on the ground, along with its two passengers, after what must have been a frightening ordeal this morning at the West Kootenay Regional Airport.
Fire Chief (and airport manager) Gerry Rempel said emergency crews got a call at 9:33 a.m. indicating a local plane was having difficulty.
"We had an aircraft with a landing gear indicator issue inbound to Castlegar," he said. "They called the fire department, and we also requested ambulance and RCMP to attend."
Smoke billowing through the Columbia Valley and filling Castlegar and Trail is partly from a 200-hectare fire burning in Peachland, and also from a wilfire in Washington, about 100 km southwest of Grand Forks.
Neither fire threatens communities in the tri-city area. There was one half-hectare wildfire caused by lightning Sunday afternoon, about five miles from Red Mountain, but local firecrews requested the assistance of Southeast Fire Centre (SEFC) crews and the blaze is now in mop-up stages, according to SEFC's Karlie Shaughnessy.
Long dead Phoenix miners and a modern-day Welsh connection will be featured on a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) radio Wales program on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. British time.
The popular BBC program, Jamie and Louise, hosted by Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott, will be including genealogist Cat Whiteaway in their morning discussions tomorrow. During her interview, Whiteaway will be offering advice on tracing your family history which includes a modern person with a connection to the Phoenix mine.
This week’s column is going to be focused on a major pet peeve of mine; it may seem a bit ‘ranty’ because I’m feeling a little hormonal today … so bear with me. It’s something that has always bugged me but has become more apparent to me recently through certain interactions and conversations. So without further ado, Christine’s pet peeve of the week is … (drum roll, please) … Tall Poppy Syndrome. Informally, T.P.S can be defined as cutting down, criticizing, and making fun of anyone who stands out too far from the crowd due to their talent or achievement; and it drives me nuts!
In a complete surprise for patrons of the Grand Forks International baseball tournament, Olympic swimming bronze medalist Richard Weinberger from Victoria threw the official first pitch of the event last night.
Police have confirmed that the fire that took a residence at Christina Lake on Monday was not arson.
Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP detachment told the Sentinel today that the fire started at the Piche property at 1833 Haaglund Road in a pile of wood and newspaper located 15 meters from the home. When the fire was started, wind spread it to the closest structure and dry grass. It then engulfed the residence and spread to the cabin and other outbuildings.