City of Fort St John hosts second Open House to review updates to Zoning Bylaw

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John was host to the second Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Saturday, August 10, to review the proposed updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.City Planning Manager, Renee Jamurat, says they heard feedback from residents and members of the community on Zoning Bylaw changes such as Integration Zones from when the city had officially expanded its boundaries in 2016, receiving land that was once within the jurisdiction of the Peace River Regional District.Updates to the Zoning Bylaw also include looking at items such as cannabis-related land uses, Development Permit Areas, and lot design regulations.- Advertisement -All feedback from the community will then be considered for incorporation into the Zoning Bylaw updates.The proposed Zoning Bylaw updates will then be presented to City Council, for approval, in the Fall.For more information, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Recreational saltwater season set to begin

first_imgNext Wednesday kicks off another ocean sport fishing season on the North Coast as both rockfish and Pacific halibut are set to commence. And with a lengthy salmon season only a month away, we’ll be going full bore before you know it. Without abalone or razor clams to fill in the gaps, it will feel good to be back on the salt. As boats hit the open ocean next Wednesday — weather and conditions permitting — all the fish politics and talk of closures will fade, replaced with images of big lings …last_img

Paralympic Team South Africa rocks!

first_imgSwimming Athletics Ampie Louw, Pistorius’ coach, reckoned his charge could have gone even faster, but said a virus Pistorius had been fighting for the past week had taken its toll. After Lombard’s win, Langenhoven – who Lombard called “the story of the Paralympics” – outpaced two Chinese athletes to capture the T12 200 metres. Langenhoven set a new world record when he won the T12 pentathlon, then added a new Paralympic record in winning the long jump, before earning his third gold on Tuesday by taking victory in the 200 metres in 21.94 seconds. Mixed Individual Road Race CP 1/CP 2 Riaan Nel Track Men’s Sprint (B&VI 1-3) Gavin Kilpatrick, Michael Thomson GOLD Equestrian SILVER 17 September 2008 Pistorius didn’t want to talk about his illness afterwards. “To have taken part in the very last race of this year’s Paralympic Games was an unbelievable honour and a very emotional moment,” he said. “Tonight I didn’t run only for myself, but for the whole of South Africa. That is why it was more than important for me to do well. The world has to know that we South Africans are winners.” Ilse Hayes, the winner of the F13 long jump, added a silver medal to her personal haul when she clocked 12.45 seconds in the 100 metres final. All that remains in Beijing is the closing ceremony, at which veteran swimmer Tadhg Slattery will carry the South African flag. Hand Cycling Women’s Long Jump – F13 Ilse HayesMen’s Pentathlon – P12 Hilton LangenhovenMen’s Long Jump – F12 Hilton LangenhovenMen’s 200m – T12 Hilton LangenhovenMen’s 100m – T37 Fanie van der MerweMen’s 200m – T37 Fanie van der Merwe Men’s Discus Throw – F42 Fanie Lombard Men’s 100m – T44 Oscar Pistorius Men’s 200m – T44 Oscar PistoriusMen’s 400m – T44 Oscar Pistorius Individual Championship Test – Grade IV Philippa Johnson Individual Freestyle Test – Grade IV Philippa Johnson Athletics SOUTH AFRICAN MEDAL WINNERS South Africa’s Paralympians astounded and amazed as they finished sixth in the final medals standings with 21 gold, three silver and six bronze medals. The Rainbow Nation also produced three of the stars of the Beijing Paralympics in Natalie du Toit, Oscar Pistorius and Hilton Langenhoven. Cycling Fanie Lombard set South Africa on the right path on Tuesday when he won the F46 discus by more than two metres with a distance of 46.75 metres. It was the eighth gold medal of Lombard’s Paralympic career, which also includes two silver and two bronze medals. Men’s Individual Road Race – Ernst van Dyk Women’s 100m – T13 Ilse HayesMen’s Long Jump – F46 David Roos Du Toit bagged five gold medals from five events she entered in the SB9 swimming – and was named the female winner of the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award for the 2008 Games – while Pistorius raced to the treble of 100, 200 and 400 metre titles in the T44 class. Paralympic Team South Africa, throughout the Games in Beijing, have produced one feel-good story after another. No doubt, when they return to South Africa, it will be to a heroes’ welcome. They deserve it. “Blade Runner” Pistorius then brought the curtain down on the track programme in Beijing, obliterating the field to win the T44 400 metres in a new world record time of 47.49 seconds, finishing a massive 3.49 seconds ahead of runner-up Jim Bob Bizzell of the USA. Cycling Women’s 100m Butterfly – S9 Natalie du Toit Women’s 200m Individual Medley – SM9 Natalie du ToitWomen’s 50m Freestyle – S9 Natalie du ToitWomen’s 100m Freestyle – S9 Natalie du Toit Women’s 400m Freestyle – S9 Natalie du Toit Women’s 100m Backstroke – S10 Shireen Sapiro Men’s 100m Breaststroke – SB9 Kevin Paul Men’s 400m Freestyle – S13 Charl Bouwer Men’s 100m Breaststroke – SB5 Tadhg Slattery Swimming Fanie van der Merwe completed a sprint double in the T37 class when he captured the 200 metres in a new world record 23.84 seconds. After South Africa’s disappointing performance at the Olympic Games in Beijing, many South African sports fans feared the country’s Paralympic team might suffer the same fate. They need not have worried, as the team not only achieved their hoped-for goals, but exceeded them. The men’s T54 marathon for wheelchair athletes, the final event of the Games on Wednesday, also produced South Africa’s final medal. Ernst van Dyk, winner of a gold medal in hand cycling, added a bronze in the marathon as he finished just one second behind the winner, Kurt Fearnley of Australia. Athletics BRONZE Men’s 100m – T35 Teboho MokgalagadiMen’s Javelin Throw – F35/36 Nicholas Newman Men’s Shot Put – F42 Fanie Lombard Men’s Marathon – T54 Ernst van Dyk Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

IDC to pump R5.2bn into green energy

first_img8 December 2011 “The criteria with which the successful bidders will have to comply are extensive and include the key elements of localisation and job creation,” Busa added. The 28 preferred bidders were announced when the Department of Energy released its first list of preferred independent power producers on Wednesday. The IDC, a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development, said the 12 bidders have broad black economic empowerment (BEE) credentials and will further enhance the localisation of green industries in South Africa. “Busa would in particular like to commend the government for the thoroughness of the process … which reflected both the high level technical rigour, as well as the security employed, to ensure a transparent process,” the organisation said in a statement this week. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is to provide R5.2-billlion in finance to 12 of the 28 independent power producers chosen as preferred bidders to supply South Africa with renewable energy. Private sector participation A full list of the preferred bidders is available on the department’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Procurement Programme website www.ipp-renewables.co.za. Transition to a green economycenter_img Source: BuaNews “The IDC has approved R5.2-billion towards the implementation of the 12 projects,” IDC green industries head Rentia van Tonder said in Pretoria this week. According to South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, about 42% of electricity generated in the country – about 3 725 megawatts (MW) – is required to come from renewable resources. Meanwhile, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has welcomed the announcement of the successful bidders, saying it was in line with the organisation’s views on increased private sector participation in electricity generation. “Vigorous implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan and the Green Economy Accord – in which commitments were made to localisation by the renewable energy subsectors – will be required to ensure the job creation benefits of the [independent power producer] program are realised.” In August, the department put out a request for proposals on new generation, asking IPPs to submit their proposals for the first window, which closed on 4 November. There are five window phases in which potential bidders can submit their bids to provide power, with the second deadline in 2012. “These are located in various provinces of South Africa, including the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and North West, and are expected to boost much-needed economic activity in these areas.”last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress — May 1, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The week started out ideal for planting before spotty rains delayed field activity. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 30, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn and soybean planting made solid progress in Western Ohio before rain set in. Locally heavy amounts fell in Southwest Ohio, drowning out some recently planted fields. Colder temperatures also returned. Pasture and range condition is good despite some reports of ponding. Other activities included fertilizer application, spraying, spreading manure, and harvesting forages.Corn was noted at 42% planted, double the five year average, and a gain from 9% the week before. 5% of corn was emerged.Soybean numbers were included in the national report as 14% planted for Ohio.Read the full release herelast_img read more