Amazing Fossils, Dead and Alive

first_imgAustralia’s oldest bird tracks with dinosaurs, “living fossil” sponges and other strange and wonderful findings accentuate the news on natural history.Cretaceous bird tracks:  The oldest bird tracks in Australia, claimed 105 million years old, were reported by Science Daily.  Anthony Martin (Emory U) commented, “These tracks are evidence that we had sizeable, flying birds living alongside other kinds of dinosaurs on these polar, river floodplains, about 105 million years ago.”  The tracks show skidmarks of landing, as if made by large birds like herons or egrets.  Martin said, “I immediately knew what it was — a flight landing track — because I’ve seen many similar tracks made by egrets and herons on the sandy beaches of Georgia.”  Megan Gannon at Live Science noted a conundrum: “The bird tracks were found very close to another footprint that looks like it was left by a non-avian theropod, possibly one of the coelurosaurs, the group of dinosaurs most closely related to birds that includes beasts like the Tyrannosaurus rex” (see 10/25/13).  The abstract of the paper in Palaeontology says these are “the oldest known fossil bird tracks in Australia and the only Early Cretaceous ones from Gondwana.”  Watermark: crev.info.  The timing of this news fits perfectly with a recent article on Creation Ministries International about museum displays misleading the public by failing to point out that bird and dinosaur fossils are often found together.Living fossil sponges:  Glass sponges are among the oldest multicellular animals in the evolutionary chronology, but they’re doing just fine near Canada, reported National Geographic about the “First-ever Submarine Dive on Vancouver’s ‘Living Fossils’ Glass Sponge Reef.”  What a surprise it was:“It was like discovering a herd of dinosaurs on land,” says Manfred Krautter, a paleobiologist at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. “It was like going back in time because I had been looking at the fossil sponges for decades, and here they were alive.“The area covers 280 square miles.  “It’s an oasis,” Sally Leys [U of Alberta] said . “You come along in the mud [on the seafloor] and then all of a sudden, kapoof, it’s life.”  The first such reef was discovered in 1986.  In the evolutionary scenario 160 million years ago, these reefs were the largest in earth history.Had hadrosaur:  An early Cretaceous hadrosaur in China was announced on PhysOrg.  Although the discoverers claimed this fossil “can elucidate the evolution of hadrosauroids, especially the origin of hadrosaurids,” the article made it clear it’s an evolutionary mystery: “The origin of hadrosaurid dinosaurs is far from clear, mainly due to the paucity of their early Late Cretaceous close relatives” (compare with the story of tyrannosaur origins, 10/256/13).Lost and found world:  Another “lost world” habitat has been found at the summit of Cape Melville by scientists from the University of Queensland, reported PhysOrg.  So far, a leaf-tailed gecko, a speckled frog and a gold-colored skink have been identified, but the team believes more species, perhaps small mammals, remain to be discovered. “Finding three new, obviously distinct vertebrates would be surprising enough in somewhere poorly explored like New Guinea, let alone in Australia, a country we think we’ve explored pretty well.”  It’s been hard to reach because “The virtually impassable mountain range is home to millions of black granite boulders the size of cars and houses piled hundreds of metres high, eroded in places after being thrust up through the earth millions of years ago.”  The article did not explain how these species avoided finding migration paths for millions of years, but one of the researchers made this remark:“All the animals from Cape Melville are incredible just for their ability to persist for millions of years in the same area and not go extinct. It’s just mind-blowing,” [Conrad] Hoskin said.Fossils under skyscrapers:  PhysOrg described the ongoing work at La Brea Tar Pits in Century City, near Los Angeles – a fossil graveyard so vast, it could take another century to excavate.   You are reading material from crev.info.  Of interest is the fact that more Pleistocene fossils turn up every time there is a dig for a new parking lot or skyscraper in the area, outside the designated tar pit area.  The article presents the usual slow-and-gradual entrapment story, but admits this mystery:Despite a century of digging, scientists still can’t agree on how the Ice Age beasts became extinct. Some suggested that the prehistoric predators may have competed with humans for similar prey and that carnivores ate carcasses out of desperation. But Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University said dental studies of saber-toothed cats and other carnivores suggest they were “living the good life” before they became extinct.The Canaanite crisis:  Pollen grains are being used to piece together a story of the collapse of Bronze Age civilization in the land of Israel, a story in PhysOrg explains: “More than 3,200 years ago, the thriving civilizations in and around modern-day Israel suddenly collapsed for reasons that have long been a mystery.”  Pollen, “the most enduring organic substance in nature,” is being radiocarbon dated in sediment cores dug from the Sea of Galilee.  The study is being conducted by Israel Finkelstein, a well-known critic of Biblical chronology.  What does he attribute the collapse to?  “climate change” between 1250-1100 BC, but not due to anthropogenic chariot driving or Joshua.  “After the devastation came a wet period of recovery and resettlement, according to the researchers, eventually giving rising to the kingdoms of biblical times, including ancient Israel and Judah.”We hope you enjoyed these reports brought to you by Creation-Evolution Headlines.  Have you given us your Feedback?  Please let us know from time to time what you think of the news and commentary here, using either the general Feedback line about this site, or the Comments for your thoughts a particular article.  As we showed in our 10/27/13 article, the secularists and evolutionists continue to be surprised by empirical data that, when cleansed of evolutionary assumptions, are not that unexpected from a Biblical viewpoint.  That’s because advocates of Biblical history doubt the “Kapoof, it’s life” theory of evolution with its tales of birds evolving from their contemporaries, animals sitting unevolved for 160 million years, and stories made up out of lack of evidence (i.e., thin air, hot air, or both).  Too much “mind-blowing” on evolutionary fumes can be bad for one’s mental health, e.g., “incredible just for their ability to persist for millions of years in the same area and not go extinct. 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Just Stop It

first_imgJust stop it.Just stop believing that the new thing will solve the old problems. Prospecting has never been easy. Acquiring new opportunities is challenging even in the best of times. If by chance you happened to sell a product in hot demand and your clients beat a path to your door you were nothing more than lucky. Don’t expect that to ever be the norm. The only way to acquire new opportunities is to do the work.To just stop pretending that you don’t have time to update your sales force automation software. If you were to enter all of the opportunities that you create in a single day it’s likely that that exercise might take all of 10 minutes. So you’ve fallen behind and have to catch up? Seriously, you don’t have enough opportunities for it to take you more than an hour. No one does. But, your relationships are the most important asset you will ever have as a salesperson (or as a person). The record of those relationships are important to maintain. Take the 15 or 20 minutes a day to keep those records up to date.Just stop making excuses as to why your sales results aren’t what you want them to be. It’s a waste of time, and it doesn’t do anything to move you closer to your sales goals. It’s not your sales manager, even though he doesn’t care enough about you. It’s not your territory. It’s not your product, service, or solution. The sooner you accept that you’re the only one that can change your results the sooner you’ll produce them. Believe in yourself, and believe you have the power to make a difference.Just stop complaining about your price. Everyone complains about their price. Selling would be easy if all you had to do was say yes to the price that your client’s demand. But then, that wouldn’t be selling, now would it? Unless you happen to work for a company that competes on price (something as likely as your riding into your next sales call on a unicorn), you are going to have to work very hard to create value and even harder to capture some of it. The only thing you can do to make selling easier is to create enough value that no one has a problem with you capturing some part of it.Just stop it.QuestionsWhy is it easy to believe that there is some new answer to age-old problems? How often do these new ideas work?If you are being honest, how many opportunities do you create in a day? How long would it take you to keep meticulous records on those relationships?Why is it so easy to blame someone else for our own poor results? How much faster do you improve those results when you take 100% responsibility for them?How do you make it easy to sell value instead of price? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Gordon Hayward visit Miami, as Heat lay out their vision

first_imgMOST READ With coaches, staff and some current players helping to lay out the red carpet, the Heat made their pitch to the All-Star forward – who is also expected to speak with Boston and Utah in the coming days before announcing his decision.A person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press that Hayward was at the arena where the Heat play for several hours, getting a feel for many aspects of the team’s operation and emphasis on their culture. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Heat nor Hayward revealed any details publicly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAmong the players known to be part of the meeting were Heat center Hassan Whiteside and longtime captain Udonis Haslem – who returned from dropping his son off at college in time to greet Hayward. Haslem is also a free agent, though the Heat indicated to the Miami native again on Saturday that they want him to return next season for what would be his 15th year with his hometown team.Also in the meeting were Heat President Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra and several assistant coaches. Heat assistants Chris Quinn and Juwan Howard are part of Miami’s summer-league staff; neither was at the summer opener in Orlando on Saturday because they were engaged in what the team described only as “official Heat business.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz practices prior to their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gordon Hayward was greeted on Saturday by an image of himself wearing a Miami Heat uniform.Soon, the Heat will know if their vision becomes reality.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao’s cousin drops to Aussie foe via UD Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena The Heat went into the summer with free agents of their own, like Haslem, James Johnson, Dion Waiters and Luke Babbitt. Haslem has said he wants to stay though no deal has been agreed upon, and Johnson said last month that he’s hopeful to remain in Miami.“I’m on a mission right now,” Johnson said.Waiters – who played for $2.9 million last season and said he did so to prove that he’s willing to bet on himself – is talking to the Heat, along with New York, Chicago and Sacramento, among other teams, according to a person briefed on his free-agency plans.When the free-agent signing moratorium ends on Thursday, Miami will have somewhere around $36 million in cap space – which includes the space that will be freed when the Heat likely waive Chris Bosh in the coming days.The Heat finished 41-41 last season, missing the playoffs even after erasing an 11-30 first half of the season with a 30-11 second half.“I just want to have a great summer, come back and have a great team and try to win the championship, contend for championships,” Riley said earlier in the offseason. “I don’t know how many more non-playoff years I can take or I want to take.”Getting Hayward would certainly make Riley enduring another non-playoff year anytime soon much less likely.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games It didn’t take much to figure out what that meant.Most of the specifics of what went on inside the arena when Hayward – who averaged a career-best 21.9 points last season for Utah – visited were kept secret.One selling point, however, was in full display for all to see. The Heat often hang photos of their current players on the light poles along the street leading to the arena’s parking garages – and had one of Hayward, in the No. 20 jersey the team wants to see him wearing in Miami for years to come, newly installed in time for his arrival.Another topic that surely came up was how the West is loaded, and how Hayward might be best served heading East.Golden State has won two of the last three NBA championships, Paul George is now paired with MVP Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, Minnesota has made huge strides this summer and San Antonio will still likely be a title contender.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ACL reconstruction

first_imgDefinitionACL reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the ligament in the center of your knee. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place. A tear of this ligament can cause your knee to give way during physical activity.Alternative NamesAnterior cruciate ligament repairDescriptionMost people havegeneral anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free. Other kinds of anesthesia may also be used for this surgery.The tissue to replace your damaged ACL will come from your own body or from a donor. A donor is a person who has died and chose to give all or part of his or her body to help others.Tissue taken from your own body is called an autograft. The two most common places to take tissue from are the knee cap tendon or the hamstring tendon. Your hamstring is the muscle behind your knee.Tissue taken from a donor is called an allograft.The procedure is usually performed with the help of knee arthroscopy. With arthroscopy, a tiny camera is inserted into the knee through a small surgical cut. The camera is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. Your surgeon will use the camera to check the ligaments and other tissues of your knee.Your surgeon will make other small cuts around your knee and insert other medical instruments. Your surgeon will fix any other damage found, and then will replace your ACL by following these steps:The torn ligament will be removed with a shaver or other instruments.If your own tissue is being used to make your new ACL, your surgeon will make a larger cut. Then, the autograft will be removed through this cut.Your surgeon will make tunnels in your bone to bring the new tissue through. This new tissue will be in the same place as your old ACL.Your surgeon will attach the new ligament to the bone with screws or other devices to hold it in place. As it heals, the bone tunnels fill in. This hold the new ligament in place.At the end of the surgery, your surgeon will close your cuts with sutures (stitches) and cover the area with a dressing. You may be able to view pictures after the procedure of what the doctor saw and what was done during the surgery.advertisementWhy the Procedure Is PerformedIf you don’t have your ACL reconstructed, your knee may continue to be unstable. This increases the chance you may have a meniscus tear. ACL reconstruction may be used for these knee problems:Knee that gives way or feels unstable during daily activitiesKnee painInability to continue playing sports or other activitiesWhen other ligaments are also injuredBefore surgery, talk to your doctor about the time and effort you will need to recover. You will need to follow a rehabilitation program for 4 to 6 months. Your ability to return to full activity will depend on how well you follow the program.RisksThe risks from any anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsThe risks from any surgery are:BleedingInfectionOther risks from this surgery are:Blood clot in the legFailure of the ligament to healFailure of the surgery to relieve symptomsInjury to a nearby blood vesselPain in the kneeStiffness of the knee or lost range of motionWeakness of the kneeBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other drugs.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illnesses you may have before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take your drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureadvertisementMost people can gohome the day of your surgery. You may have to wear a knee brace for the first 1 to 4 weeks. You also may need crutches for 1 to 4 weeks. Most people are allowed to move their knee right after surgery. This canhelpprevent stiffness. You may need medicinefor your pain.Physical therapy can help many people regain motion and strength in their knee. Therapy can last4 to 6 months.How soon you return to work will depend on the kind of work you do. It can be from a few days to a few months. A full return to activities and sportswill often take4 to 6 months.Outlook (Prognosis)Most people will have a stable knee that does not give way after ACL reconstruction. Better surgical methods and rehabilitation have led to:Less pain and stiffness after surgeryFewer complications with the surgery itselfFaster recovery time.ReferencesPhillips BB, Mihalko MJ. Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 51.Honkamp NJ, Shen W, Okeke N, Ferretti M, Fu FH. Knee: Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the adult. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23, section D.Amy E, Micheo W. Anterior cruciate ligament tear: Knee and lower leg. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD Jr, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 55, section 7.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Video: Coach K Talked To Oregon’s Dillon Brooks About His “Showing Off” In Handshake Line

first_imgDuke's Coach K talks with Dillon Brooks after the game.Coach K speaks with Dillon BrooksOregon took down defending national champion Duke on Thursday night, securing its place in the Elite Eight this weekend. The end of the contest, however, featured a little bit of controversy.On Oregon’s final possession, as the shot clock was winding down, Ducks forward Dillon Brooks launched and hit a deep three-pointer, which was meaningless to the game’s outcome. He then celebrated wildly, clearly irritating some of Duke’s players. As we showed you earlier, Blue Devils guard Grayson Allen wouldn’t shake Brooks’ hand. Coach K reportedly took a different route in response.According to SI’s Pete Thamel, Krzyzewski told Brooks that he’s “too good of a player” to show off. Brooks agreed.Brooks shoots 3 on final poss. Allen not happy. Coach K said something after.L ooks like Brooks says “I’m sorry” pic.twitter.com/248waQp5uS— Chris Law (@ChrisLaw) March 25, 2016Dillon Brooks said Coach K told him in handshake line, “I’m too good of a player to be showing off at the end.” Brooks: “He’s right.”— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 25, 2016Regardless, Oregon moves on and will face 2-seed Oklahoma on Saturday. It should be a fantastic game.last_img read more

The Latest Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead

first_imgLOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Latest on the resolved hostage situation at UPS facility (all times local):5:10 p.m.New Jersey’s attorney general says the armed man who burst into a UPS facility and took two female workers hostage was shot and killed by police after he exited the building with both women.Gurbir S. Grewal’s office says in a statement the man has been identified as 39-year-old William Owens, of Sicklerville, New Jersey.He says officers responded to the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia, around 8:45 a.m. Monday over reports of a man with a gun.He says multiple members of law enforcement fired at the man when he exited the building with the women.Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says there was apparently a prior relationship between the gunman and one of the women he took hostage.___12:20 p.m.Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia.Employee Allen Anthony Dowling tells The Associated Press he heard a fellow worker say someone had a gun. Dowling says he then heard what he thought was a gunshot and began to run along with other employees.Fiore says there was apparently a prior relationship between the gunman and one of the women he took hostage.Police swarmed the area in the morning and evacuated employees.___11:10 a.m.An employee at a UPS facility that is the scene of a reported active shooter situation in New Jersey says he heard an apparent gunshot and began to run.Allen Anthony Dowling tells The Associated Press he heard a fellow worker say someone had a gun. Dowling says he then heard what he thought was a gunshot and began to run along with other employees.Police surrounded an area around a loading dock at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia.Television news footage showed armed officers crouching behind one of the vehicles.In a statement, UPS says it’s working with law enforcement on an active shooter situation, but did not provide details or identify if any employees were involved.Schools in the area were put on a modified lockdown.___10:05 a.m.Police have surrounded a United Parcel Service facility in New Jersey in response to a reported active shooter.Television images show police cars surrounding the loading dock area of the building in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia.Armed officers can be seen crouching behind one of the vehicles.A person answering the phone at the township police department says it is an active shooter situation, but didn’t give further details.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Number of candidates for City Council in Fort St John drops to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of candidates looking to be elected to Fort St. John City Council in next month’s municipal election has officially dropped to 12.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said today that Denise Menard provided written notification to the Chief Election Officer at 1:15 Friday afternoon that she was withdrawing her name as candidate for Councillor from the 2018 Municipal Election.Menard was one of two candidates to submit their nomination papers at the final minutes before the official nomination deadline at 4:00 p.m. last Friday. Both her and Gabor Haris were the final two official candidates to submit nominations.With Menard’s withdrawal today, there are currently 12 official candidates for council in Fort St. John.The six incumbents, Larry Evans, Gord Klassen, Byron Stewart, Trevor Bolin, Bruce Christensen, and Lilia Hansen, are all seeking re-election, along with Chuck Fowler, Becky Grimsrud, Gabor Haris, Jim Harris, Justin Jones, and Tony Zabinsky.The official deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21st.For more information and a current list of candidates, please visit www.fortstjohn.ca/municipal-elections.last_img read more

Finnings Fundraising Pub Night for the United Way

first_imgThe Pub Night will include several opportunities to support this cause through purchasing 50/50 tickets, a silent auction with many great items donated from local businesses and door prizes to be drawn at 8:30 pm and 10:15 pm.  The Canadian Brewhouse is offering an Appetizer Buffet from 7-9 pm, and it is sure to be a good time for all that attend.The United Way of Northern B.C. is excited for this evening event as the funds raised will be used within our direct community by being redirected to Not-For-Profit Organizations.The goal of UWNBC’s is to act as professional fundraisers on behalf of organizations that may not have the time or funding to hold their own fundraising campaigns. Organizations that are focused on providing programs in the community, and Not-For-Profit groups can apply for funding, and the UWNBC helps raise and redistribute funds to these organizations. As administration costs are kept very low at 10 percent, this means nine out of every ten dollars donated goes directly back to the community.To attend the event, November 30th, tickets are $20 and are available by contacting Lyndon Wincheruk at; 1.(250) 793.5415. If you are a business that would be interested in donating to the Pub Night, please contact Wincheruk at the number posted above.The FB Page for this event can be found by CLICKING HERE FORT ST.JOHN, B.C. – Finning is coming together with The Canadian Brewhouse to host a Pub Night with all proceeds raised going to the United Way of Northern B.C.Finning has an established relationship with the United Way by raising funds for their campaign. For the past 12 years, the company has done this with in-house fundraisers and incentives for employees and customers on a branch and corporate level, raising funds of more than 12 million dollars over that time.Lyndon Wincheruk, an employee with Finning for the past seven and a half years and with Ron Pardy, General Manager of the Canadian Brewhouse combined their efforts to create the Pub Night as a new and exciting way to raise funds for this year’s Finning’s Fundraising Local Campaign.last_img read more

Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery sends letter to Government regarding socioeconomic impact

first_imgKathleen Connolly, Group member and Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Draft Agreement Meeting in Fort St. John asking the Government to extend the deadline and that an independent assessment should be completed before any agreements are finalized.“The socio-economic impacts to our region could potentially be devasting. The Provincial Government has not started a socio-economic impact assessment for any part of our region today. So what we’re asking in our letter is that Government extend the amount of time that Government and citizens can respond to these concerns, that the Regional District can hire legal counsel if they require it, that they can do an independent socio-economic assessment that looks at yours and compare that data and make decisions and mitigations that will actually allow our communities to be able to respond in a manner that will allow them to mitigate for what is going to happen to industry, not only forestry but mining and the small businesses that will be impacted by it.”The CCCR says they support the Regional Districts in any measures that they choose to implement leading up to the required assessments being completed.The letter to the Government can be found on the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery has sent a letter to the Provincial Government concerning the importance of completing a socio-economic impact assessment on the Caribou Recovery Process.In the letter, the CCCR says they are in full agreement with the Peace River Regional District that a socio-economic impact should be completed before the draft agreements are finalized.According to CCCR, the business community that relies on the proposed areas will be affected by the Section 11 and Partnership Agreement.last_img read more