FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John’s water testing lab achieved 100 per cent acceptable data in a sample study.Fort St. John has one of 220 laboratories in North America that participates in annual water testing. The City announced today that our local lab has been recognized as a ‘Laboratory of Excellence’ for this achievement.The City itself was awarded a certificate of achievement by Environmental Resource Associates.- Advertisement -“What this means to the citizens of Fort St. John is that they can have complete confidence in the testing of our drinking water,” according to a news release sent by the City.“If City tests indicate the water is clean, then it really is clean.”The evaluation standards include testing for the following: Iron, Turbidity, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Calcium Hardness, Total Hardness, Alkalinity, Fluoride and pH. Rogers adds that the city is committed to drinking water of the highest standard, and that the methods of testing are of the highest standard.Advertisement Director of Public Works, Don Demers, says he’s not surprised the City has done so well with regard to their water treatment. Demers call the staff ‘oustanding’ and remarks that the team has a total of 24 years of experience behind them.Northern Health recognizes this testing and is ‘very appreciative’ of the City’s participation in this voluntary program.
1 Paul McCallum Portsmouth have signed West Ham striker Paul McCallum on loan until the end of the season.McCallum, 21, has struggled to make his breakthrough into the first-team at Upton Park and has been sent out on loan to AFC Wimbledon, Aldershot, Torquay and Hearts.Sam Allardyce is willing to let his young forward get more first-team experience and he will now be joining up with the League Two side.Portsmouth boss Andy Awford said: “Paul has scored goals at this level before and gives us more striking options.”
1 Liverpool are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.The Brazilian came close to joining Manchester United in 2012 and is understood to be open to a switch to the Premier League in the near future.According to French magazine Le 10 Sport, Liverpool have made contact with PSG about the possibility of a January deal and Jurgen Klopp is keen to get the 23-year-old on board at Anfield.Moura signed for PSG in 2013 and has made over 100 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants.He remains a key member of Laurent Blanc’s squad and the French champions will be reluctant sellers.However, it is understood Moura is keen on working under the highly-rated Klopp and the Reds are expected to make a concrete bid next month. PSG star and Liverpool target Lucas Moura
Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani Juventus are increasing their efforts to sign Arsenal and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani in the summer.The Old Lady are reportedly set to lose Alvaro Morata and Mario Mandzukic at the end of the season and see the Paris Saint-Germain forward an as an ideal fit to help replace the duo.Arsenal and United have tracked the Uruguayan for the past few years but have stopped short of making any concrete offers.Cavani, who has scored 14 goals in 32 appearances for the French champions this term, is reportedly unhappy with life in Paris and is searching for a fresh challenge.And, according to Tuttosport, Juve are now leading the race to land the 29-year-old and are sending scouts to Paris tonight to watch him in action in the Champions League clash with Chelsea. 1
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEXICO CITY – An aspiring horror novelist told investigators he accidentally killed his girlfriend but denied eating parts of her, authorities said Tuesday, a day after forensic experts said flesh found in a frying pan in the man’s apartment was human. In his first testimony since he was arrested last week, Jose Luis Calva reportedly said he squeezed the life out of Alejandra Galeana, 32, on Oct. 5 while trying to restrain her during a violent argument. “He tried to control her by grabbing her and hugging her from behind. But because of his strength, she fainted. He took her pulse and found she had died. He put her on the bed and then began to think of a way to get rid of the body, and started cutting it up to get rid of it, piece by piece,” the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office said in a statement recounting his testimony. The statement said Calva claimed he was cooking the flesh to feed to his dogs and stored the severed limbs found in his refrigerator “so they wouldn’t start smelling so quickly.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.When pressed on whether he had eaten the flesh, Calva reportedly said he did not remember what he had done that night because he had consumed alcohol and cocaine. The statement said he also denied involvement in the death of another former girlfriend, Veronica Martinez, whose dismembered body was found stuffed in cardboard boxes in 2004 or the killing of an unidentified woman whose remains were found in a suitcase earlier this year. Calva made the statement at a Mexico City hospital where he is being treated for injuries suffered when police, alerted by Galeana’s family, arrived to search his apartment. Calva tried to escape by climbing down balconies from his upper-floor apartment, but fell and hit his head. Prosecutors said Calva would probably be charged with homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.
After back-to-back on field scoreless draws in their last two games, Finn Harps will be looking to extend their unbeaten run when they host Salthill Devon at Finn Park on Saturday evening (kick-off 7.45pm)Finn Harps Manager, Peter Hutton, will have to plan without the suspended trio of Gareth Harkin, Blain Curtis and Packie Mailey while the boss himself will also sit on the sidelines with a hamstring complaint.Hutton has been pleased with how his team has progressed in recent weeks, and feels they are a tougher nut to crack now – as both Monaghan United and Waterford United have found our in recent weeks. “You have to build from the back, set the foundation there first and foremost,” said Hutton.“Defensively, we’ve been doing quite well, but we’d definitely like to be more creative going forward. It’s an area that needs addressing. We need to look at taking the right options in the final third and increase our ‘goals for’ column.“But the reason our defence has tightened up is because it hasn’t just been a back-four effort. And for us to improve on our goals-scored record it will take an equal team effort going forward. We’ll look for our defenders and midfielders to chip in with some goals too, particularly from set-pieces. It’s not just down to our attackers.”Harps have lost just once in their last six games, keeping five clean sheets, and have a great chance of extending that run against bottom of the table Salthill. “We’ll try and carry on the same vein of form we’ve been enjoying. We haven’t been playing great by any stretch, but we’ve been particularly solid and not conceding too many goals. They will come up quietly confident of getting a result, but the onus is on us as the home side to set the tempo and take the game to them,” he said.In the earlier season meetings between the two sides, Harps were held to a scoreless draw by the Galway men at Finn Park in April before a Kevin McHugh hat-trick helped them to a 4-0 victory at Drom in June.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Suspended: Gareth Harkin, Blain Curtis, Packie Mailey.Doubtful: None. Injured: Peter Hutton (hamstring).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-W-L-W-D-D (11 pts)Salthill Devon: W-L-D-L-L-L- (4 pts) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Previous home games against Salthill Devon12-Mar-10 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)20-Aug-10 – Finn Harps 3-2 Salthill Devon (First Division)08-Apr-11 – Finn Harps 0-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2011Kevin McHugh – 10Blain Curtis – 4Marc Brolly – 3Kevin Devanney – 1Keith Cowan – 1Gareth Harkin – 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2011 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)9th September 2011 – FD – Waterford United 0-0 Finn Harps4th September 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-0 Monaghan United20th August 2011 – FD – Athlone Town 0-1 Finn Harps (McHugh)13th August 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 1-2 Limerick (Brolly)6th August 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 2-0 Mervue United (Devanney, Curtis)22nd July 2011 – FD – Wexford Youth 0-2 Finn Harps (Curtis 2)16th July 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-3 Shelbourne9th July 2011 – FD – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (Cowan, McHugh)2nd July 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-2 Cork City25th June 2011 – FD – Salthill Devon 0-4 Finn Harps (McHugh 3, Curtis)11th June 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford United (McHugh)6th June 2011 – FAI – Finn Harps 0-1 Longford Town3rd June 2011 – FAI – Longford Town 0-0 Finn Harps30th May 2011 – FD – Monaghan United 1-0 Finn Harps26th May 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 1-0 Athlone Town (McHugh)20th May 2011 – FD – Limerick 1-0 Finn Harps13th May 2011 – FD – Mervue United 2-1 Finn Harps (Brolly)5th May 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths29th April 2011 – FD – Shelbourne 1-0 Finn Harps22nd April 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 1-2 Longford Town (Brolly)19th April 2011 – FD – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps15th April 2011 – FD – Cork City 5-0 Finn Harps8th April 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-0 Salthill Devon28th March 2011 – EA – Mervue United 1-0 Finn Harps25th March 2011 – FD – Waterford United 1-0 Finn Harps18th March 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 2-2 Monaghan United (McHugh 2)4th March 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 2-2 Limerick (McHugh, Harkin)HARPS LOOKING TO RUB ‘SALT’ INTO THE WOUNDS! was last modified: September 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsSalthill Devon
Donegal NY’s Intermediate team continued their march toward silverware Sunday with a 4-10 to 2-10 win over a gallant Sligo squad.Overcoming a 17th July hiccup of a loss to Long Island Gaels (0-7 – 1-6), Tir Chonaill were given outstanding play from veterans Eamonn Gunn, PJ Flanagan, and Ciaran Tavey to chalk up the victory and remain atop the table. Next up for Pat McGill’s lads are Roscommon on 15th August and Monaghan on the 19th. And then it’s into the play-offs and the season’s goal of the NY crown and promotion back to Senior ranks. GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK SEE OFF SLIGO was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK SEE OFF SLIGO
Craft Fair: As part of the 20 year celebration taking place on Saturday 23rd June, We are holding a craft fair in the marquee. If you would be interested in taking a stall at this fair, please contact Anita/Marie on 07491 41773!Just for Me: Every Thursday from 11a.m. – 1p.m. in the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Card making, Flower arranging, Zumba, Cookery and information sessions. €3 per week. If you are a mother and have a few hours to spare every week feel free to pop in or phone 91 41773. Kids Klub: Friday 20th April @ 6p.m. is the official launch date for the new Kids Klub where children from the age of 5 – 12 years can take part in activities such as Football, Dancing, Photography, Cinema Nights, computers and much more. Entry is only €1 per week and if you have any queries, contact 91 41773.Basic Irish: The classes will begin on Tuesday 8th May from 10.30a.m.- 1.30p.m and not on Thursday as specified in The Wee Paper. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.Walking Group: The Lifford Clonleigh Walking Group meet at the centre every Tuesday morning @ 10.15a.m for a quick warm up before heading out with trained leaders. If you are interested in taking part, please contact reception on 91 41773 for further details.Glass Jars: Our youth group are asking people in the community to donate any unwanted glass jars to the centre. The group are going to decorate/paint the glass and use for fundraising purposes. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Further details on 91 41773! LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES
Jack and his proud familyHe may be Junior Mastermind but you can always trust your family to get one up on you!Young Jack Meenan, 11, was the toast of Castlefin and Co Donegal when he scooped the award on TV3 on Sunday night.But he certainly wasn’t ready for the surprise his granny Olive Byrne arranged at the family’s shop in Liscooley yesterday afternoon. Brains to Byrne! Jack with granny Olive and grandad Pete ByrneJack had enjoyed a great day at St Mary’s National School in Castlefin and received a hero’s welcome from his classmates who spent the whole day watching the show and celebrating Jack’s success.Jack was speechless (and a little red in the face!) when he arrived at the shop to see the poster.And if that couldn’t be topped, he was then interviewed by Rick O’Shea on 2fm this afternoon (rick won the celebrity mastermind earlier in the year)Jack’s dad Derek says he is just thrilled by all the good wishes and is certainly enjoying his moment in the spotlight. “There is such a feeling of goodwill in the local community and county wide, it just couldn’t be a better time to be from Donegal,” said Derek who is helping Jack to celebrate along with mum Edel and younger brother Michael, 7.MASTERMIND JACK’S SPECIALIST SUBJECT – BEING CAUGHT OUT BY HIS FAMILY! was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinfamilyJack MeenanLiscooleyMastermind
Ronan and Lorraine Floyd on their wedding day.A Donegal couple have thought of a unique way to raise money for charity by hosting a day of grinds this weekend.Ronan and Lorraine Floyd are both qualified teachers and will deliver grinds to any students seeking some extra tuition.The cost of attending the grinds will go towards a charity effort close to the couple’s heart. They’re desperate to raise much needed finance for the James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Carndonagh.The hospital has a special place in the heart of their family, Lorraine’s brother has spent the last thirty years in the facility.A HSE bus service which previously took the permanent residents out of the hospital once-a-week to enjoy recreational activities has been cut due to a lack of funding.This cutback prompted Lorraine and Ronan to embark on a fundraising initiative to raise enough money to restore the service to the hospital. The couple who live in Ranafast are hoping to raise €5,000 to help get the bus back on the road.Lorraine and Ronan have decided to utilize their skills by delivering grinds this weekend at The Mount Errigal Hotel.The grinds will last from 10-4.30pm.All money raised from the grinds will go to restoring the bus service at the James Connolly Memorial Hospital.The couple hope that the fact it’s beneficial for students, and with all money raised going towards such a fantastic service, that it will encourage parents to enrol their kids into the grinds this weekend. Ronan Floyd told Donegal Daily, “We’re hoping we get a good turn-out, I’m going to teach Leaving Cert Maths on Saturday for both ordinary and higher level students.“I’ll test the water and see if there is a demand out there for people to avail of these extended grinds.“Lorraine teaches Irish so if it’s successful this weekend, we’ll host Irish grinds the following week.“I charge €35 for a 1-hour grind, so students will get six grinds for the price of two. “We’re charging €100 per head and every penny of that is going towards restoring the bus service.“Lorraine’s brother has been at the hospital for over thirty years and he loved getting out every week for the day.“It’s saddened the whole family that the service was suspended due to a lack of funding.“That’s why we’re hoping we can get a good turn-out this weekend and raise as much money as we possibly can.With more and more students availing of grinds in the run-up to the Junior and Leaving cert examinations, it’s a fantastic initiative which is beneficial for both parties.For more information contact Ronan on 0879842494 or Lorraine on 0749189857 or 0879525185.DONEGAL COUPLE HOPING TO ‘GRIND’ OUT SOME MUCH NEEDED CASH FOR WORTHY CHARITY was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityFeaturesfundraiserGrindsHSEJames Connolly Memorial HospitalLorraine FloydnewsRonan Floyd