City to build a new outdoor skating loop in Matthews Park in addition to rinks

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John says that its outdoor rinks should be operational in the near future.The city’s Grounds Manager Chris Murphy says that city crews will be building two outdoor rinks this year. One will be located at Centennial Park, while the other will be built at Kin Park. Murphy says that crews have been using this week to compact snow that will serve as the rinks’ foundations.He says that crews won’t be putting down any water to make the ice rink’s surfaces as the weather forecast is calling for daytime highs to rise above freezing on Friday and Saturday. However, Murphy explained that the forecast is calling for a cold snap to arrive on Sunday and Monday with highs of -10 and -23 degrees respectively. If those colder temperatures arrive and stay, they will start flooding next Monday for the rinks to be up and running by next weekend at the latest.- Advertisement -Murphy added that city crews will be doing something new this year. In addition to the two hockey rinks, crews will also be building a 1/3 kilometre ice skating loop in Matthews Park that will allow skaters to explore the park in an entirely new way. THe skating loop in Matthews Park will also feature picnic tables and rest stations at various spots to allow skaters to access the loop from all sides.last_img read more

Body discovered in charred home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“It’s really sad because none of us (know who he was). He was pretty much a loner. He kept to himself and had no visitors,” neighbor Cary Lunog said. “He’d go to the library. I’d see him at the library or at the local market.” Neighbors said he spoke a foreign language, perhaps Russian. “He was a kind of isolated type of individual,” neighbor Ray Harp said. The cause of the fire was under investigation, and the death was being investigated by Los Angeles County homicide detectives. “Because of the fatality, sheriff’s homicide investigators are investigating. But that’s routine,” Hurd said. LAKE LOS ANGELES – Firefighters responding to an early morning house fire Monday found the body of a man inside a bedroom. The blaze broke out in the single-story home at 1:41 a.m. in the 40900 block of 173rd Street East. The house was destroyed. “(Firefighters) initiated the fire attack, and while doing that, discovered one fatality,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Jason Hurd said. “He was the only person inside the structure.” Neighbors said the man who lived in the house was in his 50s and had lived there for at least 10 years. They described him as a loner who told them to call him Gino. Fire units responding to the blaze found the house fully involved in flames. Firefighters found the body on a bed, Hurd said. Fire crews had the fire knocked down in about 12 minutes, Hurd said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want 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

Insecticide poisoning: 7 more die in three days in Yavatmal

first_imgSeven more farmers have died in the past three days owing to improper spraying of ‘Profex Super’ insecticide on cotton plantations in Yavatmal district, taking the toll to 15.Kishor Tiwari, chief of Vasantrao Naik Shetkari Swavalamban Mission, said over 600 cases of insecticide infection have been reported in Yavatmal district. He blamed indiscriminate use of wrong combinations of insecticides, and direct and continuous exposure to toxic substances owing to lack of protective gear for the death of farmers and farm workers over the past one week.The deceased farmers have been identified as Dashrath Chavan of Naygaon village, Devidas Madavi of Kalamb town, Kailash Pendor of Jamni village, Ayub Sheikh of Kalgaon village, Anil Chavan of Kalamb, Ramesh Chirawar of Ghatanji village, Ravi Rathod of Uchegaon village, Vithal Parkewar and Pradip Soyami from Kelapur town, Vasant Sidam of Maregoan village, Maroti Pimpalkar of Kalegoan village, Divakar Ghoshi of Ghoddara village, Shankar Kedam of Talki village, Dipak Madavi of Arni town. and Bandu Sonurle of Manoli village.Mr. Tiwari also blamed genetically modified Bt cotton seeds for the deaths. He said, “Bt cotton seeds are supposed to be resistant to bollworm and other infestations. However, they failed to tackle the pests and this resulted in the use of the toxic and internationally banned Monocrotophos, a highly toxic pesticide, which makes plants look green and healthy but causes the resurgence of pink bollworm. The chances of exposure to toxic chemicals increase as farmers use non-recommended combinations.”Mr. Tiwari said Maharashtra had the largest area under cotton cultivation (over 40 lakh hectares) and tribal farm workers would continue to die if the State did not ban chemical farming in regions seeing a spate of suicides over crop failure.last_img read more