Fort St John Huskies to host North Peace Navigators in two games this weekend

first_imgAll games will be taking place at the North Peace Arena. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are home this weekend for a two-game series as part of regular season NWJHL action.In this home game series, the Huskies will be host to the North Peace Navigators.Last weekend, the Huskies had an outstanding performance at the NWJHL Showcase as they were able to win both games with strong scores of 9-2 over the Sexsmith Vipers and 8-1 over the Fairview Flyers.- Advertisement -Currently, in the Division Standings, the Huskies are sitting in first place with 22 points, while the Navigators are in a close second place with 21 points.The first home game of the weekend for the Huskies vs. the Navigators is Saturday, November 16, with puck drop at 8:00 p.m.Then on Sunday, the Huskies will take on the Navigators once again with puck drop at 2:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Local Election 2019: Daughter’s amazing journey to help dad make it count!

first_imgA devoted daughter made an amazing journey today to ensure that her dad would not lose out once again after he previously lost his council seat by just ONE vote!Donegal county councillor Jimmy Kavanagh was heartbroken in 2004 when he lost his seat by just one vote in the local elections.His daughter Lea now lives in San Francisco but follows her dad’s political career closely. For the past few weeks while Jimmy’s family and friends were canvassing door to door in Letterkenny for the Fine Gael councillor, Lea felt a little helpless.It didn’t help that the same family and friends kept reminding her how her ONE vote could be the difference to her dad continuing his political career.Leah Kavanagh who made a surprise trip home from America to cast her vote pictured with her father outgoing Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, her mother Rosin and her sister Michelle Connely and nephew Jack pictured as they all cast their vote in Letterkenny. Yesterday. Photo Brian McDaid.So nothing would do Lea than to make the 7,985km journey to make sure she was able to vote for her beloved dad.She flew in today just in time to put an ‘x’ in the box beside her dad’s name. A delighted Jimmy, who knew nothing of the secret trip, was speechless when Lea turned up at a polling station at Trinity Hal in Letterkenny in Letterkenny.Jimmy told Donegal Daily “I was just speechless. I didn’t now what to say. It’s wonderful to have all the family together now for what hopefully be a great occasion.”Lea, who works in investments in the US, has been in the US for five years but was determined to make the 17-hour journey to vote for her dad.Leah Kavanagh who made a surprise trip home from America to cast her vote pictured with her father outgoing Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, her mother Rosin and her sister Michelle Connely pictured as they all cast their vote in Letterkenny. Yesterday. Photo Brian McDaid.“I flew into Dublin and then took another flight from Dublin to Carrickfin Airport. It was amazing to fly into Donegal.“I felt so helpless not being able to canvass for him over the past six weeks so hopefully my vote will help him a little. I really do hope he does it again,” she said. All will be revealed on Sunday whether Lea’s marvellous journey was worth it – if her dad gets across the line.Outgoing Fine Gael Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh’s expression says it all as he spots his daughter Leah who made a surprise trip home from America to cast her vote in Letterkenny yesterday. Photo Brian McDaid.Local Election 2019: Daughter’s amazing journey to help dad make it count! was last modified: May 26th, 2019 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghcounty councillor. Leah Kavanaghletterkennysan franciscolast_img read more

Full retention of Donegal Town Garda Station demanded at meeting

first_imgThomas Pringle has today called for the full retention of Garda station opening hours in Donegal Town.The Donegal TD was speaking ahead of a meeting in Donegal Town last night which was held to demand a retention of a full-time Garda service in the area.Deputy Pringle said “The public meeting sends a very important message that further reduction of our Garda force is unacceptable. There are proposals to reduce opening hours down to 10-2pm and 8pm-10pm only (Mon-Sat) and 10-2pm on Sundays. “Couple this with a continuing reduction in overall Garda numbers in Donegal Town from 34 in 2008 to just 22 by 2016 residents are worried the trend will not end here”.Deputy Pringle said the threatened downgrading of the Garda Station in Donegal Town is another example of the complete disregard that Fine Gael have for the people of rural Ireland.“They have put in place policies that neither reflect nor protect the public interest at heart and Fianna Fáil are to blame for continuing to support them in Government”.“As a result, residents in rural towns are forced to campaign to keep their basic community services open. We’ve seen this with closures of post offices, GPs and even private bank facilities in towns across Donegal. “The 24-hour presence of Gardaí is important particularly as the nature of crime is changing and local community policing becomes a vital part of combating crime. I’ve already had concerned residents and businesses in touch with my office over visible increases in crime since Garda numbers have been reduced across the County.”He added that the people of Donegal and Donegal Town should be angry over this latest development because it reflects a long tradition of anti-rural policies and anti-local sentiment within the political parties who care only care about the monetary value that services bring to populations.“It’s time we demanded a different approach and called into question the policies put forward by Fine Gael to date and how they have been pushed through with Fianna Fáil support to the detriment of towns and residents across Donegal and rural Ireland,” he concluded.Full retention of Donegal Town Garda Station demanded at meeting was last modified: March 30th, 2018 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:Deputy Thomas PringleDonegal TownGardameetinglast_img read more