Adorable animals born in 2020
Adorable animals born in 2020
Jurickson Profar, who played five positions for San Diego last season, signed a $21 million, three-year contract Wednesday to remain with the Padres. Kim is expected to compete with Cronenworth at second base.
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The Fuller House star urged her haters to "keep their mouths shut."
Cathy Trimble, the chair of the Hastings Trails Destination Inc., issued a press release on Jan. 20 to announce that HDTI had received a grant of $15,000 from Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization through their Tourism Recovery and Innovation Program Partnerships Program. This money will assist HDTI with their 2021 trail initiatives, which will eventually lead to a county-wide non-motorized recreational trail network. Trimble has given presentations to multiple township councils in the area over the past couple of weeks, including Carlow Mayo, Tudor and Cashel and Limerick. In these presentations, she provided a history of the HDTI, she went over its accomplishments in 2020, most notably getting an OTF grant worth $145,800 to refurbish 18 kilometres of trails at Eagles Nest Park, McGeachie Conservation Area and the Gut Conservation Area, managing 1,593 volunteer hours, securing in-kind contributions in the amount of $28,000, getting $52,375 in additional funding, providing risk management education, creating a strategic plan and governing documents and working to develop partnerships with various organizations. Trimble also told the councils what HDTI hopes to achieve going into 2021, including connecting with trail landowners, conducting trail assessments, identifying opportunities for collaboration to expand their trail network and generally increasing awareness of non-motorized trails in Hastings County. Trimble asked the councils to commit to having a representative complete a survey of their current trail assets or lack thereof, to participate in a virtual focus group to discuss ways to collaborate and to pass a motion of support to recognize HDTI as their regional trails committee. Some townships have already given their support for HDTI, and Trimble said that Hastings County has also given them a letter of support. HDTI aims to build a collaborative non-motorized recreational trails strategic action plan, create a collaborative non- motorized recreational trail master plan for Hastings County, research regional trails committee financial models and to assist with launching Safe Travels Stamp and promise programs in Hastings County. The ultimate goal is to provide a county-wide non- motorized recreational trail network for residents and tourists to enjoy. The OHTO’s TRIP Partnerships Program, which HDTI received $15,000 from, is a project offering up to $30,000 in financial support for collaborative projects to increase the quantity and quality of outdoor experiences in the region. According to the OHTO website, the program also aims to increase collaborative promotional initiatives around travelling safely and locally, increase community understanding of and support for the visitor economy, increase the quality and availability of the region’s tourism workforce, increase diversification in the tourism industry and support strategic planning and research to promote sustainability. OHTO was founded in 2010 and is one of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations created by the province of Ontario to effectively coordinate tourism development efforts and attract tourists to the province. It has been working with its communities at the grassroots level to look into collaborative and innovative initiatives to address the needs of the region. Nicole Whiting is the executive director of OHTO and is pleased to support the HDTI initiative and commends all the partners involved in this project. “Our trails have always been a strong attractor to the area and this initiative will better prepare our communities to collaboratively enhance non-motorized experiences,” she said in the HDTI press release. Trimble is also excited to lead the community collaborative regional trail network across Hastings County. “Trails promote safe and liveable communities. Developing recreational infrastructure and the resulting tourism and economic benefits are a key factor for moving forward with destination development in Hastings County and showcasing our ‘Wildly Authentic’ nature.” Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times
L’annonce du retrait de Keolis de nombreuses régions du Québec suscite la grogne dans le monde municipal. Plusieurs somment le ministre des Transports, François Bonnardel, d’agir «d’urgence». Ce dernier assure «accorder une grande importance» au dossier. En début de soirée mercredi, le président de la Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), Jacques Demers, s’est entretenu avec le ministre Bonnardel pour lui demander d’agir dans les plus brefs délais. Plus tôt dans la journée, la FQM adressait une lettre au ministre, lui demandant de s’investir «d’urgence» dans le dossier. «Votre gouvernement a mis en place une intervention d'urgence pour le transport aérien, il est, à notre avis, tout aussi urgent, sinon plus, de faire de même pour le service d'autobus interurbains sur le territoire», écrivait le maire de Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley et préfet de la MRC de Memphrémagog. Ce dernier s’est dit rassuré par les propos du ministre des Transports. «Il m’a dit qu’il embarquait sur le dossier tout de suite et qu’il serait très présent. Cependant, il faut encore clarifier la façon de faire et le laps de temps. On comprend la situation, mais il ne faut pas laisser tomber les régions, ce n’est pas le moment pour ça, loin de là.» «Ce qui fait mal, c’est que ces entreprises-là prennent les contrats pour avoir l’exclusivité des dessertes des grands centres, mais les régions sont les premières à payer quand il y a un problème. Tout de suite, on est prêts à nous délaisser», a dénoncé M. Demers en entrevue au Soleil. Même son de cloche du côté du maire de Gaspé, Daniel Côté. «On comprend le contexte difficile, mais il l’est pour tout le monde. C’est un service essentiel qui doit être soutenu comme les autres», soutient celui qui est aussi président de la Régie intermunicipale de transport Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (RÉGÎM), un organisme assurant le transport en commun dans la péninsule gaspésienne et aux Îles. «On se fait prendre en otage par une multinationale qui fait des milliards! Pourquoi est-ce que c’est toujours à nous de faire les frais ? On se sent souvent isolés, et là, on vient nous couper les ponts», s’indigne M. Côté. Une décision unilatérale Le maire de Gaspé trouve inacceptable que Keolis Canada ait décidé de ne plus desservir la région de façon unilatérale, alors qu’une entente pour assurer le service a été signée en bonne et due forme entre la compagnie et les différentes MRC de la Gaspésie. «Chaque année, on [les MRC et le ministère des Transports] donne 150 000$ à la compagnie pour qu’elle assure un service. On a un “deal” en bonne et due forme, et on ne nous a même pas consultés. Si on a à aller devant la Commission des transports du Québec pour faire respecter l’entente, on va le faire», tranche M. Côté. Le maire de Gaspé souhaite également que Québec reconnaisse le transport interurbain par autocar comme un service essentiel qui doit être maintenu à tout prix. Keolis Canada avait déjà fait connaître ses intentions dans une lettre adressée à certains élus la semaine dernière. Mercredi, l’entreprise a annoncé officiellement qu’elle suspendait les services de sa filiale Orléans Express à compter du 7 février en Gaspésie, en Mauricie et au Centre-du-Québec, conservant uniquement les trajets desservant Québec, Montréal et Rimouski. Une rencontre a été tenue, en journée mercredi, entre le ministre Bonnardel et le PDG de Kéolis Canada, Pierre-Paul Pharand.Simon Carmichael, Initiative de journalisme local, Le Soleil
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Paramount is moving its animated feature Rumble from May 14 this year to Feb. 18, 2022. The movie directed by Hamish Grieve is set in the world of monster wrestling where monsters are superstar athletes. Teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion. Matt Lieberman and Etan […]
The South Algonquin Business Association annual dinner event that was supposed to happen virtually on Jan. 21 had to be postponed due to technical issues with the meeting software. The event will now feature a third guest speaker and will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 4 via Zoom. Attendees invited to the event do not need to pre-register as they did with the deferred event; they can just log right into the meeting. Angela Pollak of SABA says that there are now three speakers who will be sharing their time with those in attendance. They are; Kate Monk from Explorers’ Edge, who will talk about the new GreatCanadianWildnerness.ca website update and their new license that lets them sell packages, Carolyn Barker-Brown about the programs SABA has access to through Community Futures in Bancroft and Laurie Marcil from Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario (NOTO.ca) will talk about how to connect with the resources their organization provides. Pollak says that in reflecting on the road it took to get here, if there is a silver lining to a disruptive and awful experience like the pandemic, it’s that everyone is being called upon to innovate, learn, cooperate and create new connections within their communities. “I’m so proud of the people in South Algonquin and the volunteers at SABA for so enthusiastically rising to the challenge. This is a great community to live, work and play in,” she says. Pollak says the planning is coming along well and that they’re excited about the event in its new format. “We’re especially grateful to our three guest speakers for being so willing and eager to share their time with us,” she says. “We’re looking forward to hearing what they have to say.” Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times
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A group of penguins met their bear neighbours at the Saint Louis Zoo in Missouri during a guided walk with zookeepers on January 27.Snowy weather made ideal waddling conditions as the king and gentoo penguins wandered the grounds of the zoo.“Through the cooperation of our Bird and Carnivore animal care teams, our penguins were able to get up close to see the polar and grizzly bears. The penguins willingly approached,” the zoo said in a Twitter post. Credit: Saint Louis Zoo via Storyful