Dawson Creek RCMP investigate fire in Pouce Coupe

first_imgThe area was secured by police pending further investigation.If you have any information, you are being asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. POUCE COUPE, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a structure fire in Pouce Coupe on the morning of June 5 at 4:10 a.m.According to RCMP, officers arrived on scene and determined that the structure on fire was located in a work yard at 5012 Highway 2.Fire crews were on scene trying to keep the fire under control.- Advertisement -Police say multiple vehicles that were parked near the building were also engulfed in flames.It is believed the building was vacant and no one was inside the building or vehicles at the time of the fire.The highway was shut down temporarily and an alternate route was set up until the fire was under control.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Upgrading Work in Ocho Rios Will Boost Business

first_img Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Clyde Harrison, says that the rehabilitation work to be undertaken in Ocho Rios will not only improve the aesthetics of the resort town, but also enhance economic activity for vendors and other business people.“In Ocho Rios, if we were able to change the landscape, as we are planning, then the impact will be increased economic activity and benefits and that would be to all. The tourists would enjoy the environment more, as it would be prettier for them, but also the business activity in the area would definitely balloon,” he stated.Mr. Harrison was speaking at a JIS Think Tank held on July 18, at the agency’s head offices on Half-Way-Tree Road.Tourism Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, first provided details of the $400 million project, which is slated to get underway in September, during his Sectoral presentation earlier this month.The TEF is funding the project, which is being undertaken in partnership with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ).The Ocho Rios project, which is expected to be completed in 2014, will encompass the area between the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa and the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier.“We are trying to get to the standard of other ports, which we are competing with, so we are going to renovate the pier building itself, we are going to renovate the walkways and we are going to make them exciting to look at and give a comfortable feeling to walk once you exit the ship, and we are going to renovate the parking areas also,” he said.Mr. Harrison said that the roadway from the cruise ship pier and Turtle River Road, and back to Main Street, will be narrowed and converted in one lane, which will give the visitors a “tropical walk-way”.“In the long run, we will be going up Main Road, up to Jamaica Grande and we will be going along the beach on the promenade…It is projected that the beach will be enhanced…to pull (visitors) off the ship and into the town for activities,” he stated.Mr. Harrison informed that vendors in the area will be catered for in the renovation process, and consultations have been undertaken with the various stakeholders to ensure that everyone is in agreement with the proposed developments.The other projects being undertaken by the TEF include: the lighting of the Elegant Corridor in Montego Bay; construction of bicycle tracks and pedestrian pathways along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril; and work in Port Royal to involve the rehabilitation of the Naval Hospital and the creation of a museum to house the many valuable artefacts that have been recovered from the sea over the years.Mr. Harrison said the TEF is focussed on funding sustainable projects across the island.“Over the years, we have been doing projects and we have not necessarily focussed on the sustainability of those projects. We have gone into the next phase of thinking now, that we must finance sustainable projects,” he said.He noted further that, “we are not going to spend and then we have to go back and fix and then we are the only persons spending and fixing, we need everybody to come on board…at the end of the day, we need to have a plan as to how we are going to manage these projects once they are finalised.” Vendors in the area will be catered for in the renovation process The $400 million project is slated to get underway in Septembercenter_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

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PDM Government at the helm 13 Years since leading JAGS day

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#JAGSDay#MemorialDay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 26th 2017: For the first time in 13 years the PDM Party will commemorate National Heroes Day as the Government of the day and lead the memorial service of the Most Excellent JAGS McCartney, who is founder of their party.  The country’s only National Hero, will be remembered in the annual service held in Grand Turk at the memorial site this Monday, which is also a public holiday.A rush to complete a spruce up of the memorial site were on this past week, with new roadway graded and soon to be paved, a cleaner premises now that overgrown bush and debris are gone and refurbishment to the National Memorial Park itself should enhance the celebration. The service on Monday morning is tradition, and is a solemn reminder of the man who fought for Turks and Caicos Islanders to play a larger role in the governance of the nation.James Alexander George Smith McCartney died in 1980 in a plane crash over New Jersey, USA as the first Chief Minister of the TCI.  McCartney, who was just 34 years old at the time of the crash, was into the fourth year of his tenure when he died; among his accomplishments was entering into a dramatic stand-off at the Junkanoo Club with the British which brought about a new constitution and more power to the Turks and Caicos people.  There is no word on who will be the speaker at this year’s ceremony, which is always punctuated by a wreath laying ceremony.Later on Monday, taxi drivers in Providenciales will hold their annual motorcade to honour JAGS.  It gets started at the down town ball park.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

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Senator Kamala Harris impressed by dedication of San Diego submariners

first_img John Soderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — US Senator Kamala Harris came to San Diego Friday for a course in ‘Submarines 101.’The democratic Senator received a top to bottom tour of the USS Scranton, a 361-foot long Los Angeles class submarine.And why is the Senator so interested in our subs? She serves on two committees on national security the Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.Harris came away very impressed with the professionalism of the submariners. ‘These folks never complain,’ she remarked.To say that Harris is a rising star in the Democratic Party is an understatement.Her name has been mentioned as a candidate for the presidency in 2020, something she says she has not ruled out. John Soderman, Posted: July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Senator Kamala Harris impressed by dedication of San Diego submariners Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kamala Harris FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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