Stage North looking for rehearsal space

first_imgBy Dwight Ford- Advertisement -Stage North, looking for a new rehersal and storage site by May first, is now eyeing the vacant ‘Sew it Yourself Shop’ building on the west side of 102nd street, across from the Post Office building.Spokesperson Dave Eaton has asked City Council about the possibility of leasing the building, and he has indicated, Stage North would be willing to pay, up to two thousand dollars a month.However, City Manager Dianne Hunter says, the building needs a formal assessment before any decision can be made…and, she adds… [asset|aid=2500|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d2eaf758b2e0510805ec9183e320a7de-Hunter Lease_1_Pub.mp3] In what’s called a very broad estimate, City Staff says it would likely take more than ten thousand dollars to bring the building up to code.Advertisement Photo: Stage North Spokesperson Dave Eaton speaks to City Council on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Thus, Council has only promised to consider, the Stage North request.last_img

Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgMP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“Canada’s Next Governor General Chosen Following Consultations”The Senate was STILL sitting this week in Ottawa.  As I mentioned last week, Senators were working to pass important and time-sensitive Government legislation, most significantly, our Jobs and Growth Budget 2010, Bill C-9.- Advertisement -This second phase of our Conservative Government’s economic action plan received Royal Assent on Monday to become law after a very robust debate in the Red Chamber.  Eight other pieces of legislation have also received Royal Assent since the House of Commons sitting ended in late June.This included our legislation to end pardons for sex offenders like Karla Homolka.  And legislation that will better prevent the manipulation of our immigration and refugee system with bogus claims while enhancing fairness for genuine refugees, also became law.The Canada-Columbia Free Trade Agreement also passed, thereby providing greater access to a market of 45 million people to Canadian farmers and exporters of paper products and heavy equipment, among other goods.Other laws receiving Royal Assent included legislation that will help First Nations move forward with commercial developments, and amendments to enhance access to Employment Insurance benefits by our soldiers and their families.Advertisement Interestingly, the Senate passed 17 Government bills in this session of the 40th Parliament, whereas the House of Commons passed 11.  I am hopeful that when Parliament returns in September that Members of Parliament in the opposition will have spent the summer listening to Canadians and their overwhelming desire to see other important legislation passed, including vital justice reforms.Speaking of Royal Assent ceremonies, which are usually conducted by the Governor General, Her Majesty the Queen announced last week that David Johnston will be Canada’s next Governor General.  Mr. Johnston will commence his new role when Michaëlle Jean’s four-year term ends this Fall and she assumes her appointment as the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Special Envoy to Haiti.This is the first time a Governor General has been chosen following a robust consultation process.  Any past consultations have been ad hoc.  Yet, recognizing the significant and non-partisan role the Governor General fills as the Crown’s representative in Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed an expert advisory committee to lead an unprecedented national consultation effort to provide recommendations on who should be Canada’s next Governor General.The advisory committee engaged in extensive consultations across the country, meeting with leading constitutional experts, past and current political leaders, and other distinguished Canadians before providing the Prime Minister with its confidential recommendations.Advertisement Mr. Johnston is not yet a household name (he soon will be) but he enjoys the respect and support of a broad range of Canadians in every region of the country, among political parties of all stripes, and in government and academic circles.He currently serves as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo.  He has a long and distinguished academic career and a strong record of public service. He has extensive legal expertise and a comprehensive understanding of government.  These are skills that will certainly serve him well when he becomes Canada’s next Governor General in September.If you would like to learn more about David Johnston, go to:  www.pm.gc.ca.last_img

Red Sox ride Ramirez’s rocket

first_imgALDS: Angels on the brink of elimination after slugger hits a storybook home run. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox could have ridden Manny Ramirez’s blast all the way to Anaheim. Ramirez put the Red Sox one game away from clinching the American League Division Series with a three-run walk-off home run off Francisco Rodriguez that went over the Green Monster, out of Fenway Park and toward the nearby turnpike. The no-doubt-about-it shot gave the Red Sox a 6-3 victory for a 2-0 ALDS lead and forces the Angels to win three consecutive games to advance to the American League Championship Series. Jered Weaver has the main responsibility for keeping the Angels afloat when he starts Sunday at Angel Stadium opposite the Red Sox’s playoff-tested veteran Curt Schilling. “Naturally this is not a desirable position, but the series isn’t wrapped up until a team wins three games,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We try to stay as short and focused as we can in a series, pitch to pitch, inning to inning, at-bat to at-bat. We really have to get into that mode and scratch and claw our way back into the series. It can be done.” In 18 innings of the ALDS so far, the Angels have scored in just one inning when they pushed across three in the second on Friday. They did manage to get into an opponent’s bullpen for the first time in six consecutive playoff games, but Red Sox relievers held the Angels scoreless for 41/3 innings. The Angels had two runners on base in the fifth and eighth innings, including runners on second and third with two outs in the eighth, but couldn’t get the hit they needed. The Red Sox’s rally in the ninth began when Julio Lugo singled off Justin Speier. Dustin Pedroia grounded out to shortstop, but Lugo advanced to second to put the winning run in scoring position. Rodriguez came on to strike out Kevin Youkilis and get the Angels one out away from extra innings. David Ortiz, who hit a two-run home run in Game 1, was walked intentionally to bring Ramirez to the plate. Tied for the major league lead with 17 game-winning RBIs during the regular season, Ramirez was clutch once again. He launched Rodriguez’s 0-and-1 pitch deep into the night and sent the Fenway Park crowd of 37,706 into a frenzy. “You know if you make a mistake to one of those guys (Ortiz or Ramirez) they will hurt you,” Rodriguez said. “You just have to turn the page. I know how hard it is, but we have to go home and hopefully force them to come back here.” The Angels hope their homecoming includes Vladimir Guerrero, who was hit in the back of the left shoulder by a Manny Delcarmen pitch in the seventh inning and came out of the game an inning later. Guerrero was diagnosed with a contusion. “We think he’s going to be OK, but it’s a little sore and he’ll get treatment and hopefully go on Sunday,” Scioscia said. “If Vlad can go at all, he will go. It just got to the point where he couldn’t lift his arm. It got very stiff. I seems like it will loosen up enough to play.” After five consecutive complete games by Angels opponents in the playoffs, Daisuke Matsuzaka was the first starter who couldn’t go the distance. He needed 96 pitches just to go 42/3 innings. Trailing, 2-0, in the second inning, the Angels finally got their offense on track. Jeff Mathis grounded out to bring home the Angels’ first run of the series. Chone Figgins and Orlando Cabrera each delivered two-out RBI doubles to give the Angels a 3-2 lead. The Red Sox tied it in the fifth with the help of a young fan. The Red Sox had runners on first and third with one out when Ramirez hit a pop foul to the right of home plate. Mathis gave chase, reaching over a camera well and into the first row, but his glove was under the glove of a fan and the chance at the second out was batted away. Ramirez walked and Mike Lowell used the opening to hit a sacrifice fly and tie the score. Escobar prevented any further damage, getting J.D. Drew on a ground out to end his night. The right-hander went five innings, giving up three runs and four hits with five walks and five strikeouts while throwing 101 pitches. If the Angels’ offensive struggles continue, Weaver will have to be even better Sunday. The Red Sox surely will bring the same attack. “You know what, I think we’d be silly to ever change our approach,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. “We’ll take our day off (today) and then come out Sunday. It’s not the only way, but the best way we know how to do it.” doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Honor sought for fallen police officer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWest Covina police approached Assemblyman Ed Chavez, D-Industry, with the idea in December, according to his district director Allen Solomon. “Officer Wrede gave his life protecting our community and now we have the opportunity to honor the loss of a selfless individual,” Chavez said. Solomon said the resolution may be voted on by the Assembly either today or Thursday. If passed, it heads next to the Senate. Wrede’s parents, Marianne and Ken, are excited about the resolution. “Isn’t that wonderful? What an honor,” Marianne Wrede said. Ken Wrede said that the city and Police Department have never forgotten their son. WEST COVINA – In the summer of 1983, Officer Kenneth Scott Wrede checked out a report about a man acting suspiciously on Francisquito Avenue and Glenview Road. The man, high on PCP, struggled with Wrede then ripped the shotgun from the patrol car and shot the officer. Wrede was 26. Now a resolution to rename a 4-mile section of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway between Pacific and Grand avenues in honor of the fallen West Covina officer is making its way through the state Legislature. “When you lose a son in the manner he died, we certainly want to keep his name alive,” he said. The couple has been active in victims’ rights and helping families of slain officers. They established the California chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors in 1989. But they had to relive seeing their son’s killer in court again. Michael Anthony Jackson of Valinda was convicted of the Aug. 31, 1983, murder of Wrede and received the death penalty. However, in May 2000, a three-justice panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned his death sentence and ordered a retrial of the penalty phase. While the justices upheld Jackson’s first-degree murder conviction, they said his attorney in the first trial should have done a better job of giving a full picture of his abusive childhood and drug problems. On Sept. 20. 2002, Jackson received a death sentence again. Ken Wrede said they never expected the retrial of the penalty phase to happen. Jackson hasn’t expressed one word of remorse in 22 years, he added. “No attempt at all,” Ken Wrede said. Officials said they don’t know yet how much it will cost to make and erect the three freeway signs. Donations are expected to cover the cost. West Covina police Cmdr. Marc Taylor said there shouldn’t be a problem with the donations. “Everybody is supportive” of the resolution, he said. He said retired Lt. Dan Leonard wondered if the police department ever thought of renaming part of the freeway for Wrede. They then contacted Chavez’s office. Taylor testified before the Assembly transportation committee about the resolution. “I gave an overview of his life and how his parents continually supported police survivors. The family’s greatest fear is that he will be forgotten,” Taylor said. At the time of the killing, Wrede lived in Pomona with his wife. They had been married less than a year. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Covina Hills. His parents, who are in their 70s, don’t think they will live long enough to see his killer executed. “Every Christmas we put another tree on my son’s grave and this guy gets to choose whether to have turkey or ham for dinner,” Ken Wrede said. Marianne Wrede said one doesn’t get over the killing of a child. “There is no such thing as closure. You try to move on and do something positive to honor their memory,” she said. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Man appears in court following purse robberies

first_imgA man has appeared in court following two incidents during which two women were robbed of their purses in Letterkenny.John Tierney, of Celtic Apartments in Letterkenny, appeared at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning. He is charged with theft at the Courtyard Shopping Centre on both February 24th and 26th.Gardai objected to bail in the case and Judge Paul Kelly refused the bail application.Tierney, aged 30, was remanded in custody to appear at Letterkenny District Court on Monday next.Man appears in court following purse robberies was last modified: February 28th, 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:courtGardailetterkennypursesrobberylast_img

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

first_imgBABY OLLIE GALLAGHER-HUGHESThe death has taken place April 12th 2012 at Our Lady`s Children’s Hospital, Dublin of Baby Ollie Gallagher-Hughes (aged 19 months) beloved son of Michelle and Conor. 21 Manor Court, Convoy Reposing at his home from tomorrow Saturday. Funeral leaving his home on Sunday at 12.15p.m. for Mass in St Patrick`s Church, Murlog, Lifford at 1p.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Our Lady`s Children’s Hospital, Dublin c/o 1A Newtown Place, Strabane. Beloved son of Michelle Gallagher and Conor Hughes, much loved brother of Cora and dearly loved grandson of Bernadette and Charlie Gallagher and Marie and Pa Joe Hughes.  TERENCE MCFADDENThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Terence Mc Fadden, Ray, Falcarragh.  Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon in St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The house is private please from 10pm to 9am.WILLIE DOHERTYThe death has taken place in the Sean O’Hare Unit, Stranorlar of Willie Doherty, Porthall, Lifford. Removal from the unit at 3pm today, arriving at St Patrick’s Church, Murlog, Lifford at approximately 4pm. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. TERESA GIBBONSThe death has taken place in Aras Ui Domhnaill Nursing Home, Milford of Teresa Gibbons, Shannagh, Fanad formerly of Cashelprehen, Portsalon. Her remains are reposing at her home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Saturday, at 12.15pm, going to St Columba’s Church, Massmount for 1pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Aras Ui Domnhaill comfort fund c/o Eamonn Scott, Funeral Director or any family member.MICHAEL MCFEELYThe death has taken place at his home of Michael Mc Feely, Ballyliffen, Clonmany. Funeral from his home tomorrow, Saturday, to St Mary’s Church, Clonmany, for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 12 midnight to 10am. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012 was last modified: April 13th, 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:2012APRIL 13DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAYlast_img

DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL ATHLETE COME FROM LAST PLACE TO WIN NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgDDTV: Click on the video above to watch Donegal athlete Oisin Kelly who came from last place to win the National 600m U12 Championship in Athlone.Kelly ran a superb race in a top-class field and produced a scintillating performance to win the National Championship. Kellly is from Kilmacrennan and runs for Cranford AC and is an athlete that has a very bright future ahead of him in athletics.Simply click play on the video above to watch.Well done Oisin. 🙂DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL ATHLETE COME FROM LAST PLACE TO WIN NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: March 25th, 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:athleticsDDTVnewsOISIN KELLYSportlast_img

DONEGAL FARMER’S GESTURE TO HEARTBROKEN COUPLE SPARKS AVALANCHE OF GOOD WILL

first_imgA Co Donegal man has been flooded with offers of help after donating a calf to a family whose entire herd was wiped out by cattle rustlers.Big-hearted Jim McLaughlin’s offer of help has created a huge wave of good will.The Dillon family are facing financial ruin and have been left devastated after 75 calves were stolen from their farm.The Co Westmeath couple have said they are shocked and devastated after the theft of the animals from their farm in Kilbeggan. But last night well-known businessman and farmer Jim McLaughlin, from Muff, caused an avalanche of good will on social media after a single act of kindness.Mr McLaughlin said he was disgusted by what had happened to the Dillon family who have been building their herd for the past ten years.He posted “As a small suckler farmer from Donegal, I would like to express my disgust at the cattle rustling incident where a family have ben almost word out.“I would love to help this family and if there are seventy five other farmers who would like to give a calf each then I will donate the first. Let’s promote Irish farming for its good and show the world that good can come out of bad.” As soon as Jim posted his message on the Official Irish Farmer’s Journal Facebook page, he was inundated with support.Dozens of other farmers, some from as far away as England, vowed to follow his example while tens of thousands of people liking the post.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Jim said he was gobsmacked by the response and really only made the offer to initially highlight the issue of rustling.“I felt today that this family would have a terrible void in their life at the minute , so it just proved that even in complete darkness Irish people don’t be long turning on the lights,” he said.Mr Dillon arrived at the farm last Thursday afternoon to find the lock had been cut on the gate and the animals – 75 cattle and 25 sheep – had been removed. The cattle included nine in-calf cows with calves at foot, eight whitehead heifers, four bullocks and 40 Limousin cross and Charolais cross animals aged between a year and 18 months.While the farm is located close to the N6, it is also quite secluded.Mr Dillon believes it would have taken a number of hours to steal the animals.The Dillons are now appealing for anyone with information that may lead to the recovery of these animals to come forward. The Irish Farmers’ Association has offered a reward of €10,000 for anyone with any information that leads to the recovery of the livestock.DONEGAL FARMER’S GESTURE TO HEARTBROKEN COUPLE SPARKS AVALANCHE OF GOOD WILL was last modified: July 1st, 2015 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:catttledonatedonegalJim McLaughlinKilbegganmuffrustlerslast_img

THANKS FOR BEING YOU, MANUS

first_imgI didn’t know Manus Kelly the rally driver.Unlike so many other people across Donegal, I wasn’t brought up on rallying.But I did know Manus Kelly the man. Perhaps not as well as so many others who mourned his utterly tragic loss last week.But I knew Manus to stop and chat to and have a laugh with. And you always had a laugh with Manus.The last time I spoke to him was a couple of days before he died doing one of the things in life he loved doing.I was in Italy on holiday with my family and he was making the final preparations for this year’s rally. But he wasn’t calling in his own interest but in the interest of others.He wanted me to put in a press release on Donegal Daily urging people to be safe around rally time and to drive carefully and to think of others.I told him I was on holiday but I’d get it sorted through the office for him.He called me a bollox and said something about me being on another holiday and that was the last time we spoke.On Sunday afternoon last I sat down in a bar on a campsite in Italy surrounded by Cavan fans waiting for the Ulster Final to start. I check the Donegal Daily site and noticed that three stages of the rally had been cancelled because of an “incident.”Before I could even check to see what had happened my 15-year-old son showed me a snapchat from one of his friends which simply said ‘RIP Manus.’I just muttered to him that the fella who posted that should be ashamed of himself as I dismissed it out of hand.My phone started to vibrate then to Whats App messages and texts and I knew then that something was dreadfully wrong. I went to my wife who was down beside a lake swimming and getting ready to come up to join us to watch the game.She turned to me and was on her mobile phone and I knew by the look on her face that it was true.I watched the game and thought of the likes of Michael Murphy and Aidy Glackin and if they knew about Manus before they took to the pitch.In truth, I didn’t really watch the game but just thought about Manus and his family, about his wife Bernie and his mother and father Donal and Jackie.I ultimately thought of his kids. Only last week I sat having a cup of coffee in Tobins in Letterkenny and Manus and Bernie’s two eldest sons Mandy and Charlie were in having a sandwich.I know them both through our local Glenswilly GAA club. Two mischevious lads who you wouldn’t change for the world.They laughed at each other and as they ran out the door I had to call out after young Mandy that he had forgotten his coat. He thanked me and away they went.Manus would have just thrown his eyes up to heaven and laughed at the two lads and muttered something like “they’re some bucks.”I’m dreading meeting the Kelly family as much as I want to tell them how sorry I am for the loss of Manus and to apologise for not being at Manus’ funeral and wake.Decent people. No-nonsense people. Community people. People people.We came back from holiday on Saturday night and we headed down to Manus’ grave to say a prayer and to pay our respects.Pictures of him on the grave amidst fresh floral tributes with poignant messages from family members.For some unknown reason which I am ashamed of I became angry with Manus for being behind the steering wheel of that car.But deep down I know he loved it like all the other things in life he loved including Bernie and the kids, his family, his work and his community.I turned from his graveside and looked across the skyline above the graves at Conwal towards Bomany which had turned an unforgiving black with rain-swollen clouds.I have only black thoughts when I think of Manus and how, like so many others, we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him.I’m trying to think of the many, many happier times when he made me laugh be it down in his café, out on the sideline in the park at Glenswilly or just a casual meeting on the street.It’s difficult but we have to try.To eventually smile and remember Manus with fondness in the passing of time rather than to think about his sad and sudden passing is what his legacy should be.Thanks for being you, Manus.SM.THANKS FOR BEING YOU, MANUS was last modified: July 2nd, 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:donegalglenswillyManus Kellyrallytributelast_img

Swim restrictions in place at three popular Donegal beaches

first_imgBathers are being warned to avoid the water at three Donegal beaches this week due to pollution.Notices have been issued for Bundoran Beach, Port Arthur in Derrybeg and Port na Blagh Beach.The public is warned to ‘Do Not Swim’ at Bundoran and Port Arthur and a Prior Warning is in place for Port na Blagh. The warnings were issued for 72 hours from Monday 22nd July.The issue at Bundoran relates to a visible report of pollution due to suspected Storm Water overflow from localised heavy rainfall.The authorities have been contacted and re-sampling methods are in place.People are told not to swim at Port Arthur Beach, Gweedore, due to elevated levels of E.coli arising from a stormwater influx. At Port na Blagh, bathers are advised of the possibility of an increase in the levels of bacteria in the bathing water over the coming days due to forecasted rainfall.Higher levels of bacteria are usually short-lived and most bathers are unlikely to experience any illness. However, to reduce the risk of illness, beach users at Port na Blagh should take the following precautions:● Avoid swallowing or splashing water● Wash your hands before handling food● Avoid swimming with an open cut or wound● Avoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.The notices were issued by Donegal County Council through the EPA.Swim restrictions in place at three popular Donegal beaches was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beachesbundoranPOrt Arthur beachlast_img