Tickets GOING FAST for the annual Big Brothers and Big Sisters Halloween Party – TONIGHT AT 9PM

first_imgThe cost is only $25 per ticket and you can purchase them at Moose FM, the Alaska Highway News or the Visitor Centre. You can also purchase them online and pick them up at Moose FM. If your purchasing tickets from Moose FM or Alaska Highway News they will only acept cash or at Moose FM credit cards (there will be credit card fees added to your purchase)If you would like to make a donation to the event or a make a prize donation contact Danielle at 250-787-9674.All the monies raised go to support Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Fort St. John. Thank you to the generous support of the following sponsors….without them this event wouldn’t be possible. **TICKETS ARE ALMOST ALL GONE – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW – Tickets will be available at the door – Doors Open at 9PM**Nightmare on 100th 2.0 is coming this Halloween. October 31st you can have a spooky time all in support of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John. Last year this event sold out so you should get your tickets now.- Advertisement -The cost is only $25 per ticket and you could win a part of $1,000 for the best Halloween Costume. We’ll give $600 to first, $300 to second and $100 to third. Plus there will be all kinds of other prizes you can win. We’re taking over the newly renovated Lonestar Bar in the Stonebridge Hotel. This two level bar will be transformed for Halloween Night with two big screens playing the biggest and best music around.The doors open at 9pm and everyone with a ticket over 19 years of age are welcome…but again get your tickets now as they sold out last year and there are only 250 tickets. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will also be providing safe rides home during the event.last_img read more

Huskies own Navs in game 4

first_imgThe Huskies played their most complete game of the playoffs on Monday night, and got a lop-sided win to show for it. Needing a win to even the best-of-seven series, the Huskies spent the first 10 minutes or so playing chess with their opposition, with neither team getting any quality scoring chances. Soon, the ice began to tilt in North Peace’s direction. The Huskies struck twice in the opening period, with Dylan Apsassin firing a slap shot past Bretton Stewart from just inside the left face-off dot, and then Cody Hildebrand firing a wrister underneath Stewart from just inside the right dot. 6 minutes into the second, the Navigators would get one back, when Gerry Young took a Mitch Kohut pass all alone in front, and outmanouvered Zack Blain to make it 2-1. – Advertisement – In the previous two games, the pups had coughed up 2-0 leads after the first period. But on this night, Young’s goal would be the only highlight of an otherwise long night for the visitors.  A minute after Young scored, Robbie Sidhu got tied up with Kelsey Dyck, with the latter served an extra 2 minutes. On the ensuing powerplay, a Payden Wongstedt point shot missed the net, and bounced off the end boards right to Dan Pappin, who banged it home, to make it 3-1. From there on out, it was simply all Huskies. Pappin got his second, when he jammed a loose puck in, after a steal from Dylan Apsassin. Steven Fast got his second of the playoffs, when he tapped in a tic-tac-toe passing play from Norris and MacKinnon. MacKinnon played trailer on a 3-on-1, and fired a puck into the top corner after passes from Fast and Norris. Dan Pappin made it a hat-trick on more forechecking success from FSJ, with an assist on the play going to call-up David Green, who also had a solid game on defence. As he did in game one, coach Haugan replaced Bretton Stewart with Mike Bauer to start the third period.  But the goals kept on coming. Dan Pappin scored his fourth of the game, when he took a pass all alone in front, and slotted it home with time to spare. Robbie Sidue scored his second goal in as many games in a Husky jersey, when he fired a Tyson Pederson pass into the top of the net. Cody Kalb converted a cross ice pass from Dylan Apsassin. Cody Hildebrand got his second of the game, when a Linden Apsassin dump-in took a hideous bounce off the end boards, fooling Bauer and leaving Hildebrand an open net. And, Cody Kalb scored his second, on another feed from Dylan Apsassin. Advertisement The Navigators, on the other hand, gave up five powerplays, and conceded a goal each time. It was a good night for the offence, with the top line scoring 7 goals (Kalb 2+2, Pappin 4+1, D. Apsassin 1+4) and the second line 2 and the third line 3. “It brings a lot more confidence to the team” said Pappin. “It’ll maybe make things better for next time we go on the road.” Zack Blain posted the win, stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced, in one of his easier outings this season. And mercifully, the final horn sounded, giving the Huskies a 12-1 win. The series is now tied 2-2, with game five set for Wednesday night in FSJ.Advertisement But it wasn’t just the offence, as the Huskies did the little things they hadn’t done in the previous two losses in Peace River. The Navs hardly penetrated the slot area all night, and were given very few goal scoring opportunities. Fort St. John successfully cleared the puck when under pressure, and worked an effective breakout, albeit against a less aggressive Navigator forecheck. And they were disciplined. Until the final minute of the game, the pups had conceded just two powerplays – both killed. With 20 seconds remaining, there was some rough stuff. Kyle Porter jumped Gerry Young, and while Young tried to cover himself, Porter kept feeding him punches. Soon, Trevor Boyko rushed in to his teammate’s defence, but the officials soon pulled the pile apart. While coach Kalb has been unimpressed with his team’s discipline this series, he hinted that Young had it coming, after a head-shot earlier in the game to Robbie Sidhu (not to mention the hit on Kole Norris on Feb. 13th). [asset|aid=1071|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=157e625a9ca23c25740cd51957183270-bob-discipline_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Volunteers play their part at Ethembeni

first_imgVolunteers have a big role in helping Ethembeni Children’s Home care for children infected with or affected by HIV/Aids. The Go The Extra Mile campaign makes it even easier for them to get involved.Founded by The Salvation Army in 1995, Ethembeni Children’s Home in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, is a refuge for children from in and around the inner city. (Image: Mathiba MolefeMathiba MolefeIn the heart of Johannesburg’s bustling inner city lies a sanctuary for children either infected with or affected by HIV/Aids. It is a place where those left destitute by the endemic find refuge, a place that was fittingly named Ethembeni, meaning “place of hope” in isiXhosa.Volunteers, many of whom are part of the Go the Extra Mile (GEM) campaign, visit the safe haven weekly, as they did on the weekend of 8 and 9 April. Ethembeni is in Doornfontein on the eastern edge of the CBD.The group of volunteers arrived early in the morning, bright-eyed and ready to get stuck into their work helping the nurses and other staff at the home. When they weren’t busy spending quality time with the children, either playing games or feeding them, the volunteers also lent a hand in the general upkeep of the home and its facilities.“It’s nice to know that there are people out there who are willing to take the time to come and help out here at the home,” said Lucia Ntombela, the site manager at Ethembeni. “Nowadays people don’t have much time; people are busy. For them to take that hour or two hours to come and volunteer knowing that you won’t get paid. I really admire them.“It’s really beautiful to see, and we have a lot of people to thank for helping us.”Founded by The Salvation Army in 1995, Ethembeni now serves as a home to nearly 60 children from in and around Johannesburg’s inner city.“Some of the children arrive here and it’s difficult for them to smile. But as time goes on they slowly open up and start smiling again,” she said.It is a place where those left destitute by the endemic find refuge, a place that was fittingly named Ethembeni, meaning “place of hope” in isiXhosa. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Go the Extra MileGEM is a social development drive that was created to get people actively involved in the development of organisations and initiatives that aim to improve people’s lives, such as Ethembeni.By rewarding volunteers for their involvement, GEM hopes the incentive will drive more and more people to take ownership of the societies they live in and take a more hands-on approach to improving them.“We receive incentives and rewards for so many things, such as shopping at a certain place, or flying a certain airline,” explained Camilo Ramada, co-founder of GEM with David Shields.“Why then not offer incentives for the really important things, such as taking care of babies, helping to paint a school, working in a community garden, making food for the homeless, or cleaning-up neighbourhoods?”Encouraging active citizenship among people in South Africa is one of Play Your Part’s key objectives and partnering and supporting initiatives such as GEM is part of the effort to do just that.Volunteers can select one or more of the campaigns listed in the app’s database. Once the good deed is done, they receive a reward via the app, called a GEM.These GEMs can be redeemed for a range of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity or movie tickets.Get involvedFor more information on how to get involved in your community and to keep track of the activities in and around your area, visit GEM’s website or download the application.Go out and take action, get actively involved in turning South Africa into a better place for all who call it home.last_img read more

Hammer toe

first_imgHammer toe is a condition where a toe bends downward like a claw. You can be born with hammer toe or develop it from wearing short, narrow shoes. Symptoms of hammer toe include foot pain, calluses on the sole of the foot, or corns on the top of the toe. Treatment of mild cases and cases in children can include foot manipulation and splinting of the toe. More severe cases may need surgery to straighten the toe joint. Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img read more