Tai Chi uses a number of slow flowing movements to help reduce stress on the body, and improve health.There are also a number of other benefits as well, such as improving one’s flexibility, strength, as well as decreasing blood pressure.If you’re interested in particpating in World Tai Chi Day with Willow Moon Internal Arts, call Tammy Bilodeau at 250-787-9779.- Advertisement –
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers schedule was released Tuesday morning.The Flyers will play 11 games at home and 11 games on the road consisting of one game versus none divisional teams including Manning, Fahler, Grimshaw, High Prairie and Valleyview. They will see Spirit River five times while Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek will clash with the Flyers six times.The team is currently in pre-season mode and still has some roster cuts to make before the end of October. General Manager Lee Hartman said, “The majority of our team is returning players from last year. We will have a finalized team by October 25th.” The Flyers will play two exhibition games against Kelowna on October 21st and 22nd. The Saturday night tilt will be at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday game starts at 12:30 p.m. Hartman said, “This gives us a chance to play a team that we never have before. I will be a good test for the players and for Andrew Leriger who is returning as the head coach.”- Advertisement -The Flyers season opener is October 27th when they welcome Dawson Creek to the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.
NPSS Grizzlies Senior Boys Basketball Team. Source NPSS AthleticsThe boys were also in a tournament last weekend as they won over Kelly Road, loss to DP Todd, and beat Prince George, ending up in third place with bronze. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School Grizzlies Senior Basketball teams are on the road this weekend for tournaments.The Senior Girls are off to Prince George this weekend to play in a tournament at Prince George Secondary School.Last weekend, the girls were in a tournament first playing Caledonia. The Grizzlies beat Caledonia 76-26.- Advertisement -They then went on to face Prince George. After relying on some tight defence, the Senior Girls won 60-42 over Prince George.In the Championship game, the team battled and never gave up until the last second of the game but ended up losing to Nechako Valley with a final score of 46-60.The Senior Boys are off to Quesnel this weekend to play in a tournament at Correlieu Secondary School.Advertisement
The Fort St. John RCMP have arrested a man for the homicide of a Prince George resident. The North District Major Crime Section with the Prince George Detachment Serious Crime Unit and the Fort St. John Detachment arrested Jesse Norman Sweder of Fort St. John. Jesse is 27 years old and has been charged with the murder of Peter Letendre. The shooting death of Peter occurred on December 11th, 2004 on Norwood Street in Prince George. He was scheduled for his first court appearance today in Fort St. John. – Advertisement -The Crown Counsel Special Prosecutions Unit, which focuses on organized crime, will be handling the case.
A Fort St. John girl has won in a prestigious writing competition.The Claremont Review held its annual writing contest, and announced that Jillian Aalhus has won third. Aalhus won in the fiction category.She will be winning 200 dollars plus a one year subscription to the magazine. The Claremont Review is a non-profit, Victoria based literary magazine, which showcases the work of writers 19 and younger.- Advertisement -The competition received more than 700 submissions of poetry and fiction from all over North America.
The Fort St. John RCMP detatchment is seeking the public’s assistance in locating several stolen items from the Enerplex.A truck, trailer and Bobcat Mini Hoe excavator was taken from the south parking area of the Enerplex. It’s believed the theft occurred sometime between six p.m. last Sunday, and 8 a.m. holiday Monday. The total value of the stolen property is in excess of one hundred thousand dollars. – Advertisement -The truck is a brown 2009, Ford King Ranch pick-up and bears B.C. Licence plate number, 136-6JH. The flatbed trailer plate number is 439-69C. In addition, both the truck and the excavator have “Williams Holdings” decals. Police are taking public assistance information calls, at the local detachment at 250-787-8140. Or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisement
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The inquest – which is separate from the police investigation – will include a jury to hear witness testimony. It will then be able to provide suggestions for preventing similar deaths – Advertisement -The B.C. Coroner’s Service will be holding an inquest into the death of Valeri George, who died in 2009 during an incident involving police in Buick Creek.George died on Sept. 30, after being shot by a member of the RCMP’s North Division Emergency Response Team.The public inquest will be held at the B.C. Supreme Court in Fort St. John from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.Last October, Corporal Dan Moskaluk told Energeticcity.ca that an investigation into the use of lethal force was being conducted by the RCMP “E” Division Major Crimes Unit with the supervision of an independent officer from the Vancouver Police department.Police were called to a property on Sept. 26, 2009 after a man had reportedly attempted to stop his wife and kids, along with a neighbour, from leaving the property by shooting at the vehicle they were in.Advertisement Fort St. John RCMP officers went to the residence, but the man barricaded himself inside and would not communicate with police.Moskaluk said at that point the Emergency Response Team was called in to set up a perimeter and to assist the other officers.On Sept. 30, the man apparently tried to leave the property with a rifle and was shot by members of the Emergency Response Team.To date, police have not released any further details about their investigation.Advertisement Photo: An inquest into the death of a Buick Creek resident will take place beginning in August./Adam Reaburn
SBF Petroleum/CGI Jaguars 50-over franchise cricket tourney…By Brandon CorletteDefending champions of the SBF Petroleum/CGI Jaguars 50-over Franchise cricket tournament, Essequibo, began their title defense with a 122-run win over a star-studded Georgetown team in a match played at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground at Bourda yesterday.Team EssequiboIn pursuit of 222 to overhaul the Essequibo score, the Leon Johnson-led Georgetown team were shot out for a mere 99 runs scored in 26 overs, after Ronsford Beaton had rampaged through their innings with a haul of 5-18, augmented by Anthony Adams and Akinie Adams each taking two wickets.Ronsford Beaton took 5-18 against GeorgetownEssequibo’s tally of 221-9 was chiefly because of the chanceless innings of the elegant Kemol Savory, who contributed 81 from 112 balls as he led the charge. At one stage, the city side had reduced Essequibo to 63-5, but the partnership between Savory and Ronsford Beaton added 86 runs to rebuild the innings.Savory’s knock of 81 ended with he found Chris Barnwell at point off an Ashmead Nedd delivery. The innings of this left-handed number three batsman spanned 166 minutes and was decorated with six fours and two sixes. Beaton slammed 26, while Quinton Sampson scored 28 down the order.Ashmead Nedd got rid of the dangerous Kemol Savory (Brandon Corlette photos)Bowling for Georgetown, Qumar Torrington snatched 3-64 in 10 overs, while Paul Wintz, Steven Jacobs and Ashmead Nedd each took two wickets.In reply, Georgetown lost Raymond Perez (06), Robin Bacchus (00), Winston Forrester (04), Leon Johnson (23), and Barnwell (00) in quick succession, before Joshua Persaud scored 26. Jacobs, who was caught down the leg-side for 24, was the final Demerara wicket to fall.West Berbice demolish East CoastThe Gudakesh Motie-led West Berbice franchise destroyed the East Coast boys by 10 wickets in a match played at Lusignan. Batting first, East Coast were rattled out for 53 in 22 overs, with only Alphius Bookie who scored 15 reaching double figures. Between themselves, Motie and Kevin Sinclair shared six wickets.Paul Wintz celebrating a wicket with Robin Bacchus and Leon JohnsonPremier left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie grabbed 3-15 in six majestic overs, which included one maiden; while the right-arm off-spinner Kevin Sinclair grabbed 3-16 in six overs that included one maiden.Sinclair also smashed an unbeaten 36 that included two fours and two sixes, while his opening partner Leon Andrews supported with 14 not out as the West Berbice team ended victorious on 54-0 in 11.5 overs.Lower Corentyne defeat East BankLower Corentyne defeated East Bank by 38 runs via the DLS method in a match played at the historic Albion Community Centre Ground. Batting first, Lower Corentyne scored 170 all out in 41.1 overs on the back of Jonathan Foo’s 83, even as Trevon France took 4-25 in 10 overs.Nial Smith bagged four wickets for Lower CorentyneIn reply, East Bank scored 112-8 in 27.3 overs, with Vishaul Singh scoring an unbeaten 38 while Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed scored 24.Impressive paceman Nial Smith continued his brilliant run of form with figures of 4-48, while Junior Sinclair took 2-22 in 7.3 overs.In the other match played at Port Mourant, West Demerara won by nine wickets as they successfully chased down Upper Corentyne’s 124. Alex Algoo scored 63 for the Corentyne-based franchise, while Tavon Hector took 3-12 for West Demerara.In reply, Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored a solid 46 to lead his team to a 9-wicket win.The matches will continue tomorrow (Tuesday) with Upper Corentyne meeting Essequibo at Everest, Georgetown meeting West Demerara at Tuschen, East Bank playing West Berbice at Bush Lot, and Lower Corentyne and East Coast engaging each other at Enmore.
Having already wrapped up the Montview League crown, Bassett High School’s boys soccer team ended league play Tuesday with a 1-1 tie against visiting Workman. The Olympians, who lost their first league game of the season 1-0 to La Puente, wound up finishing with a 10-1-1 Montview mark. Senior goalie Fernando Campos played well all game with 12 saves for Workman. “If we were giving out game balls, I’d give it to Campos,” Lobos coach Rick Alfaro said. “He played a spectacular game today.” For Bassett, the game was strictly a warmup for the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, according to coach Raul Contreras. He gave credit to the entire Montview League for a competitive run that should help Bassett in the playoffs. Workman (3-5-3) struck first Tuesday when Brian Flores scored in the 13th minute on an assist from Julio Velasquez. Bassett’s Jose Angel Lopez evened the game in the 12th minute of the second half. “I think all the teams were at the same level, but we got lucky and won a lot of games at the end.” Alfaro was proud of the Lobos after a season of near misses. “We’re a really good team and had our chances, but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net,” he said of some of Workman’s tough losses. The Lobos finish the season against La Puente Thursday, while Bassett has a bye. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!