Part One: MLA Pimm reflects on agricultural land reserve changes

first_img“That’s when we realized that there’s was going to have to be two different zones because there was two very different opinions. In zone one which is the Island, and the Lower Mainland, and the Okanagan, you have about 85 per cent of your total farm receipts come from zone one.“In zone two you have about 15 per cent of your total receipts but you have about 90 per cent of your ALR lands. I wanted to also make sure that farming was more viable for all British Columbians. I wanted to keep more farming families on the farm because we’re seeing a rapid decline in farming families, and the other thing is that we wanted to preserve the best agricultural land for future generations to come. Those were the four things I had as a goal to accomplish.”Unfortunately just about the time the legislation was ready for presentation, Mr. Pimm was diagnosed with cancer and to facilitate what turned out to be his successful treatment, he was forced to resign from cabinet.What followed was passage of the ALR changes in the legislature and an associated package of regulations by the cabinet.Advertisement This year’s changes to the province’s Agricultural Land Reserve continue to generate province wide debate and today we begin a series of stories not only examining what those changes are, but also the government objectives and regulations associated with them.To do that, we’ll talk with Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm, who was appointed Agricultural Minister, in June of 2013, following the Liberals provincial election victory.He confirms that making sure the Agricultural Land Commission, the ALR governing body, works for all British Columbians, was key part of his mandate letter from the Premier.- Advertisement -“I took a look at things and found out very quickly that there were differing opinions on ALR lands throughout the province,” he said.“In the areas where your land is covered by snow for six months of the year, you have about 90 per cent of the farming families working off the land so they can make enough money to carry on and to farm during the year.“When you’re in the other areas of the province, where there isn’t snow, you’re actually farming your land all year or pretty much,” Pimm continued.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St. John posts average gas price lower than Provincial average

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The most recent honeymoon at the gas pumps is apparently either over or about to end for Canadian motorists.Gas Buddy.com senior analyst Dan McTeague says the problem is another shift in market management in the U.S. and because our government, more than three decades ago, decided to make this country American refinery dependent it’s time to pay the price again.- Advertisement -As of early today, the BC average price — still the highest provincial average in the country — was up to 98.7 cents a litre which represented a one day increase of nearly three cents.However, Fort St. John retail stations had not yet followed the increase lead, and the common posted price in the city was actually below the provincial average at 96.9 cents.Meantime, in Alberta, where the average price had dropped to 65 cents a litre on Tuesday, the Gas Buddy monitor recorded a jump yesterday to more than 72 cents a litre, although by this morning it was back to 70 cents, and again the lowest average in the country.The three Prairie Provinces are now the only ones below 85 cents a litre and the National Average is up three cents to 87.7 cents.Advertisement According to the Gas Buddy monitor Dawson Creek is the only centre in the BC Peace below that with a couple of stations at 85.6 cents, and three more at 85.9 cents.last_img read more

Man of the match in every Premier League game at the weekend, according to the stats

first_img REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF But who were the stars in each of the games, according to WhoScored.com? Find out below. ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers REPLY Southampton 1-1 Watford Liverpool 2-0 Fulham Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) – 8.46/10 Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – 8.70/10 REVEALED Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur Salomon Rondon was a star performer for Newcastle 10 Chelsea 0-0 Everton 10 Latest Football Stories shining 10 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) – 7.83/10 MONEY 10 Huddersfield Town 1-1 West Ham United RANKED 10 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 8.68/10 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United 10 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – 8.16/10 10 Leicester City 0-0 Burnley Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Juan Foyth (Tottenham) – 7.93/10 Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 7.77/10 Cardiff City 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) – 7.96/10 Steve Mounie (Huddersfield) – 7.81/10 10 10 10 Newcastle United 2-1 Bournemouth Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade You can’t beat a brilliant round of Premier League fixtures like the one we’ve just seen.Full of great team performances, like Manchester City’s in their 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United, and individual showings like Juan Foyth who continues to impress for Tottenham and got his first goal for the club against Crystal Palace. 10 no dice Matt Doherty (Wolves) – 7.56/10last_img read more

ANGRY DONEGAL GARDAI TO OPPOSE PAY CUTS

first_imgRANK and file Gardai in Co Donegal are set to oppose proposed cuts to their pay.Representatives of local officers say any Government plans to further reduce wages further hit morale in the force.The union which represents them – the Garda Representative Association – will meet on Monday to discuss the proposals. The GRA said the government has presented a ‘menu’ of cost cutting measures and changes to working practices that will be outlined at our central executive committee meeting on Monday.GRA President John Parker said: “Gardaí are facing great financial hardship while continuing to provide great dedication and commitment to the community.“Our members cannot pay their loans and mortgages. This is not about choice; pay cuts are not an option.”  ANGRY DONEGAL GARDAI TO OPPOSE PAY CUTS was last modified: February 1st, 2013 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:ANGRY DONEGAL GARDAI TO OPPOSE PAY CUTSdonegalGRAlast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: REGIONAL FOODS LTD LOOKING TO RECRUIT EXPERIENCED MANAGERS

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: REGIONAL FOODS LTD are looking to recruit experienced managers to become part of  their dynamic team in their Bundoran and Carndonagh supermarkets. Management are looking for responsible, determined and career-focused individuals with great leadership skills to fill two Management vacancies in their Carndonagh and Bundoran supermarkets.Responsibilities include: · Maximising sales & profit performance with the determination and self-confidence to drive sales and productivity forward.· A high level of commitment with full responsibility for stock control, wastage, profit margins, staff training and customer care.· Demonstrating strong organisational skills through implementation of systems & processes to utilise resources to best effect.· Inspiring, leading and motivating staff. · Ensuring your team delivers exceptional customer service.· Delivering exemplary standards in store presentation, stock control & administration compliance.The successful candidate must have a minimum of three to five years managerial experience in a dynamic and fast paced retail environment, with motivation, enthusiasm, resilience and drive for achievement, coupled with planning and organisation skills.Applications by e-mail together with curriculum vitae to simpsonscarn@gmail.comClosing date for receipt of applications is Monday 24 August 2015. Excellent salary package available to the successful applicants.JOB VACANCIES: REGIONAL FOODS LTD LOOKING TO RECRUIT EXPERIENCED MANAGERS was last modified: August 13th, 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Tuesday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR 1-3 Reading: Highlights of Rangers’ defeat against the Royals

first_imgReading’s 3-1 win at Loftus Road is a setback for QPR in their bid for promotion and leaves them four points behind third-placed Burnley.See also:Bond bemoans Rangers’ poor defendingHoilett: Morrison can get QPR back on trackStuttering QPR beaten at home by ReadingQPR v Reading player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Sidhu’s TV show puts govt. in a spot

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to seek legal opinion on whether his Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue to appear as a celebrity judge on a popular television show. “Capt. Amarinder has said he is not sure what the law says regarding a Cabinet minister working on a television programme, and will have to ask the State’s advocate general to give legal advice on the matter,” his media advisor, Raveen Thukral, told The Hindu.Conflict of interest“It’s about whether there’s any conflict of interest if he [Mr. Sidhu] continues to work in television…If there is any, then the Chief Minister will talk to him [Mr. Sidhu] and bring it to his knowledge,” he added.The controversy erupted after Mr. Sidhu recently said that he will continue to appear on a popular TV show as a celebrity judge. “TV shows will not interfere with my Cabinet responsibilities. The public had elected me five times with what I have been doing…If they don’t have a problem, why should anyone else have it,” Mr. Sidhu had said. ‘Not office of profit’He insisted that his TV shows will not interfere with his Cabinet responsibilities. “I have no liquor, sand mining or transport business like former deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. I earn a living through TV shows and I will be in Chandigarh from Monday to Thursday and in Amritsar from Friday to Sunday. What I do at night should not be anyone’s concern. I will take first flight back to Punjab after TV shoots in Mumbai,” he said.Mr. Sidhu, who currently holds the portfolios of local government, tourism and cultural affairs, has been maintaining that doing a TV show does not come under the ambit of “office of profit”.Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur has come out in support of his husband through a Facebook post, saying that the issue was being over-hyped without any reason.“Such hype has been created about Navjot earning a living from television. He has left 80 per cent of shows, which included IPL, commentary, etc.I think it is a meagre time for a non-socially active God-fearing workaholic,” she wrote on Facebook. (With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Asia University Ranking 2018: India Sets Record With 42 Ranked Institutions

first_imgIndia’s entries in the Asia University Ranking 2018 improved after a total of 42 universities, from last years’ 33, were ranked in the annual list, with 12 new entrants. The list of Asia University Ranking 2018 has been topped by National University of Singapore. The Indian institutions that have been ranked in the Asia University Ranking 2018 include the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.While IISc is India’s highest-ranked institution, it has dropped two places to 29th position in the Asia University Ranking 2018. IIT Bombay has been put on 44th rank; it was at the 42nd in the Asia Univerity Ranking 2017 list.Read it at India Related Itemslast_img read more

US wants visa applicants to submit phone, email, social media details

first_imgThe Trump administration wants all US visa applicants to submit details of their previous phone numbers, email addresses and social media histories as part of its “vetting” practice and to prevent entry of individuals who might pose a threat to the country. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img