More snow expected this weekend for Fort St John and North Peace

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John and the North Peace is expected to see more snow this weekend, after receiving several centimetres overnight into Friday.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lundquist, while snow in May comes as a surprise to some, it is not uncommon to our region. But he does say that having the cold temperature and snow at the same time is rare for this time of year.“Snow in May is not impossible in the Peace, this is not a record really yet. The temperature isn’t really a record even though it’s -5ºC. To have it that cold and snowy is what really peaked my eyebrows today. I’d say the two together are somewhat rare for the area.”- Advertisement -Lundquist says we can expect to see another 5 cm of snow overnight Friday and into Saturday, along with some snow expected for Sunday. Then on Monday, he says we can expect to see temperatures gradually increase to above seasonal throughout the week.YRB is advising drivers to adjust to the weather conditions and to take your time when travelling.For up-to-date road conditions, you can visit DriveBC.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

HOMECOMING DINNER THIS FRIDAY FOR GARDA MEMORIAL CHARITY CYCLISTS

first_imgGarda McCallionGarda McLoughlinA HOMECOMING dinner is being held this Friday for 90 cyclists who are taking part in a charity cycle in memory of two Gardaí killed in the line of duty here in Co Donegal.Former colleagues and friends of the late Gardai Robbie McCallion of Letterkenny Garda Station and Garda Gary McLoughlin who was attached to Buncrana are on their way up to Malin Head from Mizen Head.They are due to come through Letterkenny on Friday afternoon on their way to Malin Head. They will return to Letterkenny on Friday evening for the homecoming dinner at the Clanree Hotel.Tickets for the dinner are priced at 20 euro and are available to buy from the sergeants’ office at Letterkenny Garda Station.This Thursdxay cyclists will return to County Donegal and will spend the night in Donegal Town. On Friday the cyclists will take part in the final leg of the event, travelling from Donegal town to Malin Head.A short stop off in Letterkenny has been planned to visit Tara Court on the Ramelton Road, and hold a short reflection in memory of Robbie. The cyclists will then make their way to Lisfannon, Burt where there will be a similar short reflection in memory of Gary. The benefiting charities are:Donegal Hospice.The Jack & Jill Foundation.Cuisle Centre, Roscommon (Respite Centre run by the Irish Wheelchair Association).Beaumont Hospital ICU. Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.The organisers would ask the public to support the event and the dinner at the Clanree this Friday.Sponsors, including Hegarty’s Ford, Letterkenny, The Pulse, Letterkenny, Desmond Motors, Derry are thanked sincerely.The late Garda Robbie Mc McCallion passed away in Beaumont Hospital on 7th April 2009 after being struck by a stolen car at Tara Court ,Letterkenny on 26th March 2009. He was 29 years of age. The late Garda Gary Mc Laughlin passed away at Letterkenny General Hospital on 14th December 2009 following a traffic collision at Lisfannon, Burt the previous day. He was 24 years of age.HOMECOMING DINNER THIS FRIDAY FOR GARDA MEMORIAL CHARITY CYCLISTS was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CHARITY CYCLEGarda Gary McLoughlinGarda Robbie McCallionlast_img read more