Toronto Raptors center Chris Boucher is trying to learn some of the defensive components at the power forward position and how he can be a better rim protector without blocking shots.
Toronto Raptors center Chris Boucher is trying to learn some of the defensive components at the power forward position and how he can be a better rim protector without blocking shots.
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Council for the RM of Lumsden met for their regular meeting on Mar 18th. Clay Capping Tender After reviewing submissions for the Pense Grid clay capping tender, Council awarded the contract to Denny Forbes Construction Inc. Planning and Development Planning and Development Director Aimee Bryck recommended that a miscellaneous interest be placed on the Dakine Home Builders subdivision title. Bryck said it would serve as a notice to a future owner who may want to subdivide further. Letting them know they could be required to relocate access if additional properties are developed in the area. Council made a motion based on Bryck’s recommendation. Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) Committee Meeting Councillor Cody Jordison provided an update on the EMO committee meetings, which occurred on Feb 23rd and Mar 2nd. Representatives at the Feb 23rd meetings were; EMO Coordinator: Gerry Kerr Reeve: Kent Farago RM Councillors: Cody Jordison, John Langford, Glenda Schlosser Chief Administrative Officer: Monica M. Merkosky Public Works Manager: Leighton Watts Assistant Administrator: Krystal Strong Lumsden RCMP: Sgt. Chad Clark Lumsden Fire Chief: Jeff Carey South Shore First Responders: Stacey McPeek On Feb 23rd, The committee completed their annual review of the plan and the criteria to activate the emergency operations centre. At the March 2nd meeting, the committee went over emergency scenarios. Little Church Bridge Replacement The bridge committee met with the RM of 219 about the bridge replacement. The bridge was damaged beyond repair in a vehicle accident in November 2020. The committee members came to a consensus as to their choice from the options the engineer had presented. The Public Works Manager sent the information to the engineers to complete a construction estimate for both a single and double lane bridge. It is currently unknown if the RM will incur any costs or if insurance will cover the expense. Internet trouble by Councillor John Langford Not shocking to anyone who lives in rural Saskatchewan, there are problems with the internet in rural areas. For his personal use, Councillor Langford uses very basic internet services. To complete his work on committees that require a better level of access, he has asked the Council for help with the costs to upgrade his services. There was significant discussion on the topic of financial support for Councillors for expenses incurred due to their work on the Council. The administration will consider policy recommendations to bring forward. Beaver Control Program Councillor Cody Garbutt made a motion that the RM participate in the SARM Beaver Control Program. There was another application for the Beaver Hunter Application. Council approved the application provided the applicant provides proof of a valid PAL. Reeve and Councillor Forum Jeremy Andrew – suggested looking at lifting road bans early as there isn’t any moisture in the roads. Glenda Schlosser – Asked if the RM should complete a review on services with the RM’s engineers as concerns are being raised from work done at Deer Valley. The residents are unhappy and feel they didn’t get their money’s worth for the work performed. Cody Garbutt- Brought forward an item on the Public Works Report, which recommended they review the purchasing policy and road stabilization and maintenance programs. The Public Works committee set a meeting for Apr 7th. At 1 pm. The next meeting of the RM is on Apr 1st at 1 pm. Jennifer Argue, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Last Mountain Times
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Local residents living near Highway 26 say they support the municipality’s effort to reduce the speed limit along the roadway between Collingwood and Thornbury. “There's been a substantial increase in traffic over the years and the 80 km speed limit is causing great concern for the people in this area,” said Eric Button, president of the Georgian Shores Drive Preservation Association and Craigleith resident. Button provided a deputation to TBM council at a meeting held on April 6 on behalf of the Georgian Shores Preservation Association, a group of ratepayers that formed to oppose the widening Highway 26. Button previously appeared before the TBM transportation committee in July 2019 requesting the same speed reduction. “Certainly the recent motor vehicle collision has brought this concern into sharp focus for the residents,” he added. In late January, a head-on collision along the stretch of highway claimed the life of a 60-year-old Collingwood resident. “We have unfortunately witnessed several deaths that have occurred immediately adjacent to us on Highway 26,” stated Bob and Joan Newman in a letter to council. “We would appreciate the ability to cross the highway without the “duck-and-cover method.” We feel we are taking our lives into our hands trying to access the trail or cross the highway, whether in our vehicle or as a pedestrian. My wife and I fully support and applaud any efforts made to apply a permanent and meaningful speed reduction here,” Newman continued. Button said local residents have three main areas of concern about the highway – the intersection with Timmons Street; the intersection of Hwy 26, Lakeshore Road and Fraser Crescent; and the intersection of Grey Road 19 west to the provincial park. “This area is fully built with private driveways. It's a congested area. Again, there are pedestrians crossing and the pedestrians walking along 26 to get to the commercial establishments, and there is also a substantial amount of traffic going in and out of those commercial establishments,” Button said. “I would submit to council that an 80 km speed is simply not safe.” Button added that the Georgian Shores Drive Preservation Association is not in favour of widening the road to allow for additional lanes, but would prefer the municipality explore the creation of a bypass. “It is our position that it will be necessary to develop bypasses around the area in order to provide viable alternatives for motor vehicle traffic, particularly commercial traffic, going to Meaford, Owen Sound and beyond,” he said. Although the construction of a bypass would take an investment of time and money, Button said reducing the speed now would also be beneficial once a bypass is constructed. “One of the ways to ensure the bypasses are viable and convenient is to undertake traffic calming and slower, safer speeds in appropriate areas,” he said. “We understand the municipality is investigating such alternates and slower speeds. We wish to state our strong support of these measures.” As previously reported, earlier this month representatives from Collingwood, TBM, Grey County, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Transportation held a meeting to discuss and develop an action plan for Highway 26. A staff report summarizing the findings from the meeting is expected to come before council, however, no date has been provided. Municipal staff have stated they intend to have council-supported traffic calming initiatives implemented along Highway 26 between Thornbury and Collingwood ahead of summer 2021. Jennifer Golletz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, CollingwoodToday.ca
On the agenda were four items that would seem to require significant discussion, but in what might be a record, it took councillors just over 10 minutes to make motions on all four items before adjourning. The CAO said the first three items that were on the agenda (the grader purchase, purchasing of a ratepayer messaging service and Spring Bay Budget) “were a result of a discussion relating to the 2021 Operating and Capital Budget.” It would be pretty difficult for ratepayers and the public to see how this all played out when any discussion or debate didn’t occur at this meeting in the public forum. The RM of McKillop’s Code of Ethics speaks to Council conducting business and their duties openly and transparently and their accountability for those decisions. “The cost of the All-Net Connect is $3,995.00 per year. A contract has not yet been executed but will be upon receipt and Council approval.” – Brandi Morissette CAO. The RM has come under increased scrutiny with its willingness for transparency and accountability after several notable actions the RM has made over the last year. In what appeared to be a threat to withhold advertising, the RM sent a June 2020 letter to the Last Mountain Times after several letters were published by former RM councillors critical of the current Council’s actions. The motion in the minutes directing the CAO to send the letter read, “...direct Administration to send a letter to the Last Mountain Times regarding the articles being published that are detrimental to the RM and our advertising in the paper.” The publication continued to allow submissions from the public and continued reporting on the RM’s issues. The last public notice advertising by the RM in the LMT was in December 2020. In December of 2020 Council passed a bylaw restricting the public from recording public meetings. Councillor Dixon said on recordings, “It’s just that when people use it against you, then it’s non-submissible.” He also said, “I’m not in favour of the world, knowing what little old McKillop is doing.” When the Council voted to strengthen restrictions to recording meetings, Schmidt voted in favour of it. Most notably, the RM is undertaking a significant public consultation process that will determine the RM’s future direction. The RM has not published the notice in the local paper, which has a mixture of email digital and paper subscriptions to nearly 5,000 subscribers. The RM has posted a notice of a workshop through their email list, a newsletter and on their webpage. Members of the public who aren’t reachable that way and depend on their notices through the local paper will not be informed and will miss out on being a part of that process. At the bottom of the “budgetary items” was an agenda item for ASL Extraction. Contradicting Reeve Schmidt’s earlier claims that ASL had enough material at the site, Schmidt now said ASL had made a verbal request to access aggregate outside the RM’s required setbacks because it wasn’t enough for what they needed for the project. These setbacks appear to have significantly limited where the company could gather their required material. There was no discussion when the agenda item came up, just straight to Councillor Garry Dixon’s motion. Dixon said they should stick with the contract and that if ASL wants to change it, they can resubmit a new proposal with the setback and that he wanted proof there would be no environmental impact and no impact on adjacent lands. How ASL will meet this unknown standard of proof for the RM remains to be seen. The RM only disclosed that the Council met with ASL the day before after LMT pressed them on why there was no discussion and asked if Council had met prior. The CAO responded that “Some of the Council members met with ASL representatives yesterday afternoon at the request of ASL, this was the motion passed as result of that meeting.” The disclosure begs the question of how many other meetings have been occurring outside of the public’s view. ASL seems to be at a disadvantage with the RM. They appear boxed-in by a Council tangled in their weeds. The Council doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to finalize a road servicing agreement with the Saskatchewan company that needs aggregate for the sub-base for the Provincial Highway 322/220 project and also a road servicing agreement to haul the material from the excavation site to the project site. The RM maintains their actions centre around their concerns for the RM’s roads from potential damage caused by the hauling and environmental concerns. Road servicing agreements aren’t a new concept; they are standard and exist to address damage to roads caused by hauling. Performance bonds aren’t common. However, ASL immediately agreed to the RM’s request for a $200,000 bond over and above standard conditions of a road maintenance agreement. Despite these efforts on behalf of the company to provide assurances to the RM that ensure the company will return the roads to their former condition, it still doesn’t appear to be enough. Reeve Bob Schmidt has previously mused in the public meetings that the RM has a great relationship with the company. It’s hard to see how that could be the case when they have come up against what seems to be a never-ending series of roadblocks from the Council. The company still does not have its road agreement, and the RM said they have no updates regarding the agreement. ASL was contacted for comment and did not respond by publication. A purchase of a new grader for a cost of $270,000.00 after a trade-in. Council passed a motion approving the purchase. Organized Hamlet of Spring Bay 2021 Budget Council did not approve the proposed budget for the organized hamlet of Spring Bay as they said it wasn’t in line with practices and procedures and gave them 30 days to resubmit. What was the problem with the budget as presented? Who knows? The ratepayers don’t. When councillors meet outside of council meetings and complete most of their debate and discussion during those non-public meetings, the people who seem to be at the greatest disadvantage are the ratepayers. The ability to see how the Council operates allows stakeholders to ask questions and hold their elected officials accountable for their actions, usually at the ballot box. Jennifer Argue, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Last Mountain Times
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Saturday's opening mainly looked at the crafts side in film-making and handed out nine awards.At the start of the programme, host Clara Amfo paid tribute to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, who died on Friday (April 9), aged 99. Philip was named BAFTA's first president in 1959 and had a close association to the academy since. His grandson, Prince William is BAFTA's current president."It was Prince Philip and Her Majesty the Queen's support through these years that in many ways allowed BAFTA, a leading charity in the arts, to continue in difficult times, and to be here today in 2021, celebrating another outstanding year of achievement in film," Amfo said. "The Duke of Edinburgh occupies a very special place in BAFTA history and he will be missed. Our thoughts are with the royal family."
Emergency services were called to a beach in Tenby.
Center David Havili kicked a dropped goal in the second minute of golden point extra time Sunday to give four-time defending champions the Crusaders a 30-27 win over the Hurricanes in Super Rugby Aotearoa. The Crusaders came close to rare back-to-back defeats. After last weekend’s shock loss to the unfancied Highlanders, they were fully stretched by the last-placed Hurricanes who led 27-20 before a late try to winger Sevu Reece left the teams locked 27-27 at fulltime.
South Korean authorities said on Sunday they will move ahead with a coronavirus vaccination drive this week, after deciding to continue using AstraZeneca PLC's vaccine for all eligible people 30 years old or over. South Korea on Wednesday suspended providing the AstraZeneca shot to people under 60 as Europe reviewed cases of blood clotting in adults. People under 30 will still be excluded from the vaccinations resuming on Monday because the benefits of the shot do not outweigh the risks for that age group, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said in a statement.
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony is being held virtually over two nights as the COVID-19 pandemic prevents the usual celebrity-packed show with a live audience.Saturday's opening mainly looked at the crafts side in film-making and handed out nine awards."Ma Rainey", starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, won for costume design and make up & hair.The main prizes will be announced on Sunday (April 11), when director Ang Lee will receive the BAFTA Fellowship.
On March 28, what should’ve been a calm Sunday walk on the tracks west of Lumsden turned worrisome for Scott Thiele of Lumsden and his dog when they heard a series of popping noises he recognized as gunfire. The gunfire was followed by the sound of what he believes was a ricocheting bullet as it went astray, striking somewhere within 50 metres of where he was walking. When leaving the area, he saw two trucks he assumed were where the gunfire originated. He went home, got his phone and binoculars and saw two people firing their rifles from the back of their trucks and then called the RCMP to report what he saw as a dangerous situation. Thiele said his interaction that followed with the RCMP was, “Very frustrating just trying to get some action taken while the shooting was still going on.” After leaving the area, Thiele said that the RCMP called, letting him know the shooters were on private property. They had permission from the property owner and consent from neighbouring property owners, so there was nothing they could do to stop them. Thiele says he explained the danger was because stray bullets were falling in an area highly travelled by the public. He felt the “big problem” was the officer didn’t seem familiar with the area and could not understand the gravity of the situation that bullets were flying near where people recreate. Adding to his frustration, Thiele said he felt the officer was trying to discourage him from filing a complaint because they said it would be difficult to prove and asked if he had taken a photograph. Despite this, he filed a complaint at the Lumsden detachment for the unsafe handling of a firearm. “During this meeting the same member tried several times to discourage me from filing the report and continually stated her unwillingness to take any action simply because the shooters had permission to be there.” Thiele says he felt the officer didn’t appreciate the danger and seemed unconcerned about the situation’s gravity. He again tried to explain the proximity of the people out walking that day and a group of children playing near the trestle. He said the officer told him she had informed the shooters just that there had been a complaint, not that their bullet had gone astray. Thiele said because he has enjoyed recreational use of a firearm, “I would have been horrified to learn one of my rounds had strayed anywhere near a person and would have immediately stopped and taken any action to prevent it from happening again. These shooters may have well be responsible firearm users, but this officer didn’t even inform them that a round had gone astray and provide them the opportunity to act in a safe manner.” Shortly before LMT’s interview with Thiele on April 7th, he received a call from the responding officer. Thiele said the officer told him the shooters were within the town limits and therefore not allowed to shoot without a permit. She also said that it was unsafe because the bullets were reaching the tracks. She had also misunderstood Thiele’s location, saying she thought he called from one of the houses across from the valley where the guns were being fired. “But there was no reason for her to think that, I had never said anything to indicate that,” he said. Thiele attributes the about-face to his informing Lumsden town councillor Ashlee Longmoore what had happened, and there was a council meeting the night before. Mayor of Lumsden, Bryan Matheson, said Council talked with the RCMP during the April 6th meeting of Council regarding what happened, what their reactions were and what the Town can do in the future. Matheson said that after the meeting on Tuesday night, “we have instructed Administration to review the options of a bylaw either from the Town or it may have to be from the Rural Municipality about discharging a firearm within certain limits of town boundaries or buildings. We are in the process of finding out what our options are.” He said the Town has a very good working relationship with the RM, and they are confident and hopeful that if the Town can’t put in a bylaw, the RM would assist them and put in a bylaw that says you can’t discharge within a certain limit of Town. Thiele said he is pleased with the Town’s response to what occurred, “I feel like my elected officials have done a bang up job, the town council seems to be taking this as seriously as warranted and so I’m satisfied with how they’ve represented me.” The RCMP has been contacted for comment but didn’t respond by this publication. Jennifer Argue, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Last Mountain Times
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