STETHS, Lacovia, Munro set up interesting finale in ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:The big three in Group E of the 2015 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Munro College and the ever-improving Lacovia High, all logged important victories to keep the group wide open with one round of matches remaining to decide who will move into the inter-zone round.In the meantime, unbeaten Manchester High continued their relentless form in a thoroughly one-sided 20-0 drubbing of Winston Jones High.STETHS again proved rather difficult to break down when playing at home, as found out by the visiting B.B. Coke High team in a heavy 4-0 defeat.Victory moved them to 18 points, still second behind Lacovia (19), who edged Maggotty High 1-0. Munro, who won 2-0 at Newell, are third on 16 points.Hot striker Michael ‘Diddy’ Kerr hit a brace for STETHS either side of the half-time break, while there was a goal apiece from Shawn Genus and Demar James.”We needed goals and these three points, and we got them in another positive display of controlled football,” declared STETHS’ coach, Omar Wedderburn.”I am satisfied with what we did today and now we are looking to Saturday for another three points, and I hope it will be good enough to top the group,” he added.Saturday will be a tell-all for the teams in Group E, with STETHS facing Newell, Munro meeting Lacovia and B.B. Coke taking on Maggotty.Meanwhile, St James High are celebrating a minor accomplishment for topping Group A, after their 3-0 win over Green Pond High, which earned them their 14th point, two more than Cornwall College.Yesterday’s resultsManchester 20 Winston Jones 0St James 3 Green Pond 0Lacovia 1 Maggotty 0Newell 0 Munro 2STETHS 4 B.B. Coke 0Green Island 2 Frome 1Knox 1 Spalding 2Godfrey Stewart 1 Maud McLeod 0Little London 0 Petersfield 6Lennon 3 Kellits 0Ewarton 1 Dinthill 0Thompson Town 2 Edwin Allen 1last_img read more

Province implements interim moratorium on the protection of the Caribou

first_imgDoug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, said, “We’re taking these actions because we want to protect the caribou herds while limiting potential economic impacts. This allows us to look after the interests of workers and communities as we take real action to recover the herds.”In March 2019, the Draft Section 11 Agreement Draft Partnership Agreement and public engagement on caribou recovery took place. In April, the Premier appointed Lekstrom as the community liaison in which Lekstrom will continue to engage residents and act between the Government and communities in regards to caribou protection plans. VANCOUVER, B.C. – An interim moratorium on new resource development has been implemented in Northeastern B.C. to allow further engagement with affected communities and industries on long-term caribou protection strategies.Blair Lekstrom’s report on caribou recovery has been released by the Government which makes 14 recommendations, including the call for the interim moratorium and the continuous work with the Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations to protect the region’s caribou herds.“Blair Lekstrom has recommended that we press the pause button on new resource development and take more time to engage with affected communities and industries while taking necessary steps to protect caribou,” said Premier John Horgan. “Everyone in the Peace region agrees that we need to recover our caribou herds and protect local jobs. Regrettably, this issue has divided communities and provoked sentiments that have no place in British Columbia. The only way we will make progress is by working together. We must listen and work collaboratively to find the best solution.”- Advertisement -The announcement of the Government’s intention to sign the Southern Mountain Caribou Bilateral Conservation Agreement, Section 11, was also made as the agreement establishes a framework for co-operation between Canada and B.C. to work collaboratively with Indigenous nations, local governments, industry and communities to develop caribou management plans for southern mountain caribou.“Chief Ken Cameron of the Saulteau First Nation and Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation have provided visionary leadership on caribou recovery. We are asking them to work with our government and the federal government as we engage with community, industry and stakeholder groups to protect this iconic species while supporting a healthy local economy.” said the PremierThe Government says that in the past 20 years, the numbers in the central group of the southern mountain caribou population have faced serious decline. This has called-to-action engagement with the public and Indigenous communities and the prohibition of new high-impact forestry and mining activities, while negotiations on a long-term caribou management strategy are underway.Advertisementlast_img read more