BC Teacher Registry now in place

first_imgBC parents are now just a click away from knowing if their children’s teachers have ever been disciplined.A long-awaited teachers registry can now be accessed through the B-C College of Teachers website.College spokesman Mykle Ludvigson says parents can enter a teacher’s name and that instructor’s status, including any public record of discipline, will then pop up.- Advertisement -The BC government legislated the registry in 2007 but its implementation was delayed by legal wrangling over just who would pay the bill.Visit http://www.bcct.ca/index.aspx for more informationlast_img

Peace at Drought Level Two

first_imgEnvironment Minister Barry Penner says below average snowpacks across British Columbia indicate significant potential, for low stream flows, and water-supply shortages, to develop this summer. As a result, Mr. Penner says the B.C. government is developing a 2010 Drought Response Plan to guide government actions.Given the current low snowpack conditions, notice of potential drought is included, in a bulletin issued today, although it says, should wet weather materialize in May and June, it could reduce the risk. – Advertisement -Conditions as of May first indicate a likelihood, of well below normal runoff during the next two months in a number of large rivers, including the Peace.Water levels on these rivers began to rise in late April, and they’re expected to peak by late this month or early June. The Peace is included among the regions currently classified at Drought Level 2 (dry conditions) and there are early indications of potential low stream flow, and summer water supply shortages. Advertisementlast_img read more

HERO’S WELCOME FOR DONEGAL SKIPPER OF VICTORIOUS DERRY CLIPPER

first_imgThe crew of the Derry Clipper celebrate their homecoming with the city’s Mayor Brenda Stevenson.The Donegal skipper of the victorious Derry “LondonDerry” Doire yacht was given a hero’s welcome when the boat sailed into its home port this morning.The previous day, Sean McCarter, from Buncrana, steered the Derry entry to victory in the 14th race (from New York) of the round the world challenge.Several thousand people lined the quayside on the River Foyle to welcome the Derry Clipper home. The yacht was accompanied by a flotilla of around 20 boats,  including the Lough Swilly Lifeboat from skipper McCarter’s home town.Several thousand cheered and waved as the yacht docked to the sound of fireworks and “Danny Boy” and “The Town I Love So Well,” performed by the combined local church choirs.Buncrana man Sean McCarter, skipper of the Derry Clipper, is welcomed home by city Mayor Brenda Stevenson,Mayor of Derry, Cllr Brenda Stevenson, was on hand to “pop” the champagne and cases of Guinness were “at the ready” for the crew which had been “dry” since leaving New York just over two weeks ago.Speaking before coming ashore, Sean McCarter said he was “overwhelmed” by the welcome. He said: “After almost 40,000 miles it’s unbelievable to be sailing into Derry and even more so in first place.“We have had several boats come out to meet us at six o’clock this morning and the flotilla has been growing ever since.”He added: “We always knew it was going to be something special, but this is more than we expected.”The yacht’s arrival in Derry saw an emotional one for Andrew Taylor, the crew member who fell overboard in the North Pacific.Andrew, who was swept away from the yacht by high winds, was rescued after spending around 90 minutes in the water. His family were on Derry’s quayside yesterday to meet him for the first time since the dramatic incident.He said: “I’m fit and healthy. This is a big moment for me. I have spoken to my family over the phone but I have not seen them for months.”“It certainly has been very emotional day,” he said.“To receive such a great welcome in Derry is amazing, but to have mum and dad here as well makes it all the more special.” HERO’S WELCOME FOR DONEGAL SKIPPER OF VICTORIOUS DERRY CLIPPER was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:buncranaclipperdonegalmccarterseanskipperlast_img read more