Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgCitizenship & Immigration:  1-888-242-2100 or www.cic.gc.ca If a general election does not take place, a by-election must be called no later than 180 days (roughly six months) after my resignation.Advertisement I would like to reassure you that the constituents of Prince George-Peace River will continue to receive MP services and access to important federal programs and information. For any other queries, visit the Service Canada website or call 1-800-OCanada (1-800-622-6232). At this time, I can provide you with some of these details but please continue to watch your local newspapers and for your letter from Clerk O’Brien for further information. Shortly after October 25th, all constituents will receive a letter from the Clerk of the House of Commons, Audrey O’Brien, regarding the continuation of MP services in our riding.  It will include local and Ottawa telephone and fax numbers and mailing and email addresses. Passport Canada:  1-800-567-6868 or www.passport.gc.ca The Fort St. John office will close as of October 25, 2010.  The Prince George office, located at #101-1584 7th Avenue, will be open for in-person visits by appointment only.  However, you can contact the Prince George office during regular business hours at my long-time toll-free number:  1-800-661-1183. The Prince George Service Canada office is located at:  1363 4th Avenue.  For updates on parliamentary and political affairs, you may wish to monitor the Parliamentary website at:  www.parl.gc.ca.  You can also follow Government of Canada news and events atwww.news.gc.ca or on the Prime Minister’s website at www.pmo.gc.ca.center_img Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security:  1-800-277-9914 or www.servicecanada.gc.caAdvertisement In some cases only, MP staff can assist with federal programs and departments when constituents encounter difficulties obtaining information or resolving problems on their own. Advertisement MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“Service Continues for the Constituents of Prince George-Peace River”- Advertisement – As October 25th, my final day as your Member of Parliament, rapidly approaches, many constituents have been asking about access to the services you have come to rely on for the past 17 years from my Fort St. John, Prince George and Ottawa offices. The Fort St. John Service Canada Scheduled Outreach office is located at 10600 100th Street (Courthouse) and is open Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from 12 to 1 p.m.).   The Mackenzie Service Canada Scheduled Outreach office is located at 540 Mackenzie Boulevard and is open Mondays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Please note that passport services are not available at the Fort St. John and Mackenzie locations. Employment Insurance:  1-800-206-7218 or www.servicecanada.gc.ca Following the resignation of an MP, the Whip of that MP’s party (or the Speaker if he or she was an independent MP), becomes responsible for service to constituents, overseeing day-to-day operations and the management of employees in both the Ottawa and constituency offices until a new MP is elected.  In this case, Chief Government Whip Gordon O’Connor will assume responsibility for my offices. The following are some helpful federal telephone numbers and websites from which you can obtain assistance: Over the course of the next couple of weeks, my staff and I will continue to do our best to serve you as we always have. Advertisementlast_img read more

Provincal Search and Rescue to hold workshop in Fort St. John

first_imgTaking place Sept. 24-25, the BCSARA is holding the first of six regional workshops at the Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel, which will bring together experts, volunteers, partner agency representatives and stakeholders.The meeting, taking place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days, will involve discussions on a variety of topics related to search and rescue. Some issues include remote area SAR incidents, occupational health and safety initiatives, past and future challenges and how to help smaller SAR groups to become more sustainable.The workshop will also discuss the new BCSARA New Initiatives Fund Project, designed to level the SAR playing field. The project will be dedicated to ensuring professional response organization is available to assist lost or injured people in the wilderness regardless of where the incident takes place.- Advertisement -Geraldine Underdown, Executive Director of National Search and Rescue Secretariat says, “the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund provides funds for new projects aimed at improving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the National Search and Rescue Program in Canada.”The New Initiative Fund was established to provide funding for projects that will enhance SAR in Canada. The Annual $8.1 million fund has financed over 750 projects.In any given year, B.C. Search and Rescue groups respond to approximately 1000 incidents involving over 1300 injured or missing persons.Advertisementlast_img read more

Predators Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Stars With 3-2 Victory (Vids)

first_imgDALLAS — Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne withstood a flurry of shots when the Dallas Stars had an extended power play in the second period, including a 5-on-3 advantage.Then came his incredible save with the game tied midway through the third before the Predators got the game-winner.Rinne stopped 40 shots, including seven when the Stars skated with an advantage for 2½ consecutive minutes, and Mikael Granlund scored on a wrist shot with 8:19 left to push the Predators to a 3-2 victory Monday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.“He’s the backbone of this franchise. He has been for a very long time,” defenseman P.K. Subban said of Rinne, who made his 86th consecutive playoff start for the Predators. “He’s one of our most important players, if not the most important, and he showed that again tonight.”Loop this alley-oop. You won’t regret it. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/VuTVDqgZiV— NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2019After three consecutive one-goal games, Game 4 is Wednesday night in Dallas.Granlund’s tiebreaker came only about 3½ minutes after the Stars got even at 2 on a goal from Tyler Seguin off a backhand pass from Stars captain Jamie Benn following some interesting puck play behind the net.Stars fans wanted a penalty when Subban was on the back and reaching over Alexander Radulov in a battle for the puck. But play continued and seconds later Benn delivered a spot-on pass from the side of the net to Seguin in front.Right after that, Benn had a point-blank shot that Rinne pushed aside with his skate to keep the game tied.“He was terrific all night,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “At that point, you’re under fire a little bit, they start to grab the energy in the building. … That save was big.”Granlund, acquired in a trade with Minnesota in late February, got the puck from Dante Fabbro after Kyle Turris won a faceoff against Benn.Rocco Grimaldi scored in his second game in a row for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg had a perfectly timed play for a goal.Playoff Pekka is something special. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/cD5ibqmwS5— NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2019Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Stars, who played their first home playoff game in three years. American Airlines Center is less than 5 miles from the Cotton Bowl Stadium where they will play the Predators outside in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day next season.“Never get too high, never get too low,” Stars first-year coach Jim Montgomery said. “It’s 2-1, I think we’ve been the better team two out of three games. Keep playing like that, usually hockey gods get back on your side.”Nashville led 1-0 when Grimaldi took a shot from outside the right circle and got the puck past an unobstructed Ben Bishop, who finished with 25 saves.Grimaldi didn’t have a goal in the last 13 regular-season games after scoring Feb. 19 at Dallas. The center was a scratch in the opener of this series scored a goal in Game 2 while filling in for Brian Boyle, who had an appendectomy after Game 1 and is considered week-to-week.The Predators led 2-0 when Nick Bonino flicked the puck high in the air — his pass went airborne from the circle left of Rinne along the boards and over both blue lines. Forsberg was at the blue line when the puck was over his head, and delayed enough to avoid going offside before gaining control and charging in for the goal.Montgomery said the Stars looked at replays when considering a challenge, but after seeing several angles “thought it was onside clearly.”NOTES: Dallas was 0 for 4 on power plays and is 1 for 13 in the series. Nashville is 0 for 8 after failing to score on its only chance with an advantage. … Nashville is 3-0 in Dallas this season, after also winning both regular-season games there. … Stars C Jason Dickinson was bleeding after being slammed into the boards by Colton Sissons late in the first period. It was the second time Dickinson took a big hit in this series. He went to the locker room and went through concussion testing after a collision with Boyle in Game 1. … Like Boyle, RW Wayne Simmonds is week-to-week. Simmonds took a shot off his knee in Game 2. … A Stars fan was removed from the area near the Nashville penalty box after the second period. … Dirk Nowitzki was back in the building where a week ago he announced his retirement after a record 21 seasons with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and was honored with an elaborate ceremony after his final home game. The crowd went wild when Nowitzki was shown in a suite wearing a Stars playoff T-shirt and waving a rally towel.UP NEXTGame 4 on Wednesday night in Dallas, before the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 5.By: Stephen Hawkins, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more