Twelve BC athletes bring home medals from Olympics in Rio

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province today recognized 12 BC athletes that brought home medals from the Olympic games in Rio over the past two weeks.A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports. They brought home: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.The notable athletes from BC that earned medals are as follows:Taylor Ruck, Kelowna – swimming – bronze x2Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake – rugby – bronzeEmily Overholt, Vancouver – swimming – bronzeLindsay Jennerich, Victoria – rowing – silverPatricia Obee, Victoria – rowing – silverHilary Caldwell, White Rock – swimming  – bronzeLaura Brown, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeJasmin Glaesser, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeGeorgia Simmerling, West Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeSophie Schmidt, Abbotsford – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeChristine Sinclair, Burnaby – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeCatharine Pendrel, Kamloops – women’s mountain bike – bronzeIn total, Canada won 22 medals: 4 Gold3 Silver15 Bronze“British Columbia’s Olympic athletes and coaches showcased to Canada, and the world, what we are capable of. Our athletes significantly contributed to Team Canada’s medal count, but perhaps even more than that, they inspired another generation of young Canadians to dream big, and participate in international sport.” – Premier Christy Clark- Advertisement -An athlete from Northern BC represented the north in the games: Alyxandria Treasure, Prince George, BClast_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO TAKE PART IN CLOTHING FOR CANCER CHARITY COLLECTION

first_imgDrumkeen Utd FCDrumkeen 7 Lifford 1 Drumkeen under 12s kept the pressure on at the top of the table with this convincing win over Lifford. Drumkeen scorers were Sean Doherty with 4 and Jason Mc Daid who helped himself to a hat-trick. Great team performance from the lads.Lotto Results 02nd Mar 04, 05, 06, 21. No jackpot winner 2 winners €50 each. John Cannon, Drumkeen. Frank Browne, Stroan. Next weeks jackpot € 3,330 Lotto’s only €2 Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 14th Mar 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders on duty this week John Guthrie, Patricia Guthrie and John Conaghan.“Date for your Diary” our Easter quiz is on Fri 11th April at 8 pm.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 05th Mar 10, 13, 19, 15, 23. No jackpot winner. 2 winners €50 each. Charlie Herrity, Fanad. Hugh Sharkey, Annagry Next weeks jackpot €2,125. Go raibh maith agat.Sponsored SkydiveJulie Patton from Drumkeen and Emma Brolly and Eimear Mc Elchar from Convoy are taking part in a sponsored skydive at Galway airport on the 29th March 2014, in memory of Shane Patton and Shane Brolly. All proceeds going to Our Lady’s Hospital for sick children Crumlin, donations big or small would be greatly appreciated. Contact Julie on 086 1958421 or email [email protected] if you would like to donate.Spinning/Circuits/Boxercise Spinning classes continue mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Career GuidanceA private Career Guidance service for Leaving Cert., Third Level Students & Adults is now available in the county. Contact 087 9740228.Clothing Collection A charity clothing collection in aid of (CCCC) cancer cure control care will take place on Thursday 13 March in Convoy on the main st near church of Ireland 10.30-3.30 all items of clothing shoes bags and household textiles wanted no bric a brac bags can be collected any other info contact mick 0863821979Jiving ClassesJiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 The National GAA Draw tickets are now on Sale priced at €10 ALL money goes directly to your Local GAA Club there are great prizes to be won from All-Ireland Football and Hurling packages AND trips to Australia and New York . Ticket sellers from St Marys Club will be calling around the Parish soon. Underage training from 6-7 on Fri Bring €2 and Drink Can all parents please ensure that their child keeps on the Footpath and that they are collected from the Playing Field after each session.Senior men Training as NormLadies training 7-8 Tues evening and sun morning 10.30 till 11-30 in clubhouse check page for detail new players welcomeBest wishes to our Ladies Niamh Mailey, Cathy De Ward and Kelly Wilson in their matches for the Donegal Senior ladiesParish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next week are asked to please Email: [email protected] or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO TAKE PART IN CLOTHING FOR CANCER CHARITY COLLECTION was last modified: March 9th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Fifteen suicides among fulltime soldiers in 2016 militarys surgeon general

first_imgOTTAWA – A new report from the Canadian military’s surgeon general says 15 full-time soldiers took their own lives last year, many of whom had been diagnosed with mental health disorders.Brig.-Gen. Andrew Downes’s annual report on military suicides comes only a few weeks after the federal government released a strategy to prevent suicide among service members and veterans.The issue has become a priority in the Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada as more and more current and former members have come forward with psychological injuries.Unlike previous reports, Downes does not say how many reservists killed themselves in 2016, while Veterans Affairs is expected to reveal next month how many vets have taken their own lives.But the number and break down of regular force members who killed themselves in 2016 was exactly the same as in 2015, with 14 men and one woman.A total of 150 full-time military personnel have taken their own lives since 2006, which marked the start of major combat operations in Afghanistan, compared to 118 between 1995 and 2005.Nearly two-thirds of the men in 2016 had been diagnosed with two or more mental health disorders, specifically depression, anxiety or PTSD.The report says the majority were also dealing with at least one significant stressor, including a failing relationship, work or legal problems, the recent death of a relative or friend, or a physical health problem.The report also continues to show that members of the Canadian Army are more likely to kill themselves than not only the general population, but also fellow service members in the navy and air force.Yet for the first time since the war in Afghanistan, those who have deployed on missions were found to be less likely to take their own lives.“This most recent finding fell just short of statistical significance,” the report says, “but does suggest that the pattern seen during and following the Afghanistan conflict may be shifting.”last_img read more