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California Supreme Court upholds ruling in San Joaquin property case

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm I am active in my local Episcopal Church. I’m not leaving. This issue of “breakaways” hits home with me because it has partly involved friends who were pillars in our church. They were the constants, the old reliables, loyal, a family whose ancestors founded the church, a family with an Episcopal missionary among them, educated, world-traveled — and these and others felt betrayed by a Church that they felt had “left us”. They could recount with anguish a Church that they felt was out of control and not living in honesty with its own standards: notable bishops and other clergy who denied the Resurrection, others who openly denied that Christ is the unique and sufficient Incarnation of God (never equal to others and surpassing all others), clergy who denied that Christ invites the world to salvation through His works alone, winking at canonical standards, bishops flatly ignoring canons to pursue a personal revelation agenda in “their” diocese, disregard for restraints asked for by the larger Communion, and flat rejection of Communion-wide agreements on sensitive matters of sexuality. One bishop very famously denied that there were same gender weddings in his diocese (in order to get to go to Lambeth) when the reverse was proven. Such canonical disobedience was called “prophetic”. When the dissenters – like our friends – took their actions to distance themselves it was called “disloyalty”. Odd how that gets to be viewed that way. Time and General Convention has revealed that there is little room for dissent on issues that were formerly promoted as “all may — none must”. Many of the so-called “breakaways” were formerly praised as some of the most vital — soon they were villainized when they wanted to get away from all of this and just go with the stuff that they or their ancestors had bought and paid for and paid dearly to maintain. They became mocked as “just a few who don’t want to be with….us”. So, thirteen years later there have been thousands of our members lost to another emerging Anglican presence in this country. At least 5 dioceses left and in their wake there are mainly untenable remnants left which require great resources to maintain. Meanwhile our Sunday attendance, baptisms, and Sunday Schools are burying deeper into the negative. Cathedrals have closed. Seminaries have shuttered. People are staying away. Pockets of vitality are truly few.Any organization under such stress and decline would self-examine in painfully honest ways. So….some property has been gained back. And it will be empty. It will be costly to maintain. The larger Church will continue to underwrite the costs of struggling “continuing Episcopal dioceses”.If there is a “win”, then it is microscopic. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Property The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Leslie G Marshall says: Rector Tampa, FL F William Thewalt says: July 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm There is no winner in this matter. Ideologues from both sides have done tremendous damage to the Anglican people of the San Joaquin Valley. Christina Cleveland says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rev. Julian Hills says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing July 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm Remember, Our Lord works and speaks to us in very mysterious ways and if this was not the will of our Lord, it would not be. It is our challenge to pray and learn his true motive and message. I can’t help but believe it has a great deal to do with “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” July 22, 2016 at 8:31 am No…in a nutshell I described the reality of people being tagged “breakaways”. They have faces, histories of loyalty, and they bring a conversation that few want to hear. They can trace with clarity “the club’s” changing of its own standards when it suited, failure to discipline errant leaders when convenient, and the “club’s” increasing intolerance of anyone who didn’t go along with those things quietly. Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm Doug… yours is the most compelling explanation of all, as to what happened to those that had The Church crumble around their ears. The same thing happened at my Church. All those outre beliefs were present, PLUS we were also given Islamic readings to ponder, and meditate on (at the same time, blasting the Bible, over & over again.) Since I had been educating myself with the bible (with no help from TEC), I knew what to do. I just went to a plain Christian church –where the pastor was not ashamed of Jesus. God is good! Yet, 13 years later, I’m still heart-broken, to see a once-beautiful Church body, be so adulterous. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm You are right that many conservatives were underserved in the church but to leave and not fight on did everyone a great disservice. We should all pray fro forgiveness. [Episcopal News Service] The California Supreme Court on July 13 “declined to review” a decision made in April by a state appellate court putting an end to eight years of litigation and awarding 28 properties worth an estimated $50 million to the continuing Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.“Accordingly, the original judgment in favor of the Diocese and ordering the return of the properties and funds (approximately twenty-eight properties, including ECCO and the Cathedral, and various Diocesan funds) stands,” said Michael Glass, diocesan chancellor, in a July 14 statement to the diocese.“It is my belief that the leadership of the Anglican Diocese intends to work with the Diocese to provide for an orderly, thoughtful, and pastoral transition of the properties,” he added.Three remaining parish cases, St. John’s in Porterville, St. Paul’s in Visalia and St. Columba in Fresno, will now resume, said Glass in the statement.In describing the situation, San Joaquin Bishop David Rice made an analogy to air travel. “…It has been an extraordinarily long flight, suffice it to say, the flight was challenging, sometimes turbulent, and certainly at times less than comfortable.  And I trust the thought occurred to all those on board once-or-twice, will this thing ever land?  Landed it has.  We are on the runway and the tarmac upon which we find ourselves is unfamiliar to us, that’s what eight years will do.  And if you allow me to continue with the image for a moment longer; we are sitting on the tarmac and the attendant has indicated that the seatbelt sign is still on,” he said.“Faithful ones of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, this is the most important point I wish to convey. The seatbelt sign remains illuminated. It is not time yet to get up and empty the compartments overhead, nor is it time to deplane.  We need to sit a bit longer.  And patient we have been, particularly those who have been waiting for eight long years, what a flight eh!  But sit a bit longer we must.”He then reiterated a position he’s long held to.“I have suggested in the past that we assume a position of prayerful restraint,” said Rice. “There will be an appropriate time and place for celebration.  What we do now, which is what we are always called to do, is to give thanks to God that we are Called to be… And the ways in which we continue to emerge in this Jesus Movement remains our focus.”In December 2007 a majority of the diocese’s congregations voted to realign with the Argentina-based Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, taking properties belonging to the church with them. In a statement on its website, the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin said the diocese would comply with the July 13 ruling.Earlier this year, the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and the Episcopal Church received a decision April 5 from the Fifth District Court of Appeal affirming the judgment issued in 2014 by Fresno Superior Court that ruled that the breakaway Anglican diocese had no legal right to the property, including St. James Cathedral Fresno, the Evergreen Conference Center in Oakhurst and various other properties belonging to the diocese.Property disputes between the Episcopal Church and other breakaway groups in Fort Worth and South Carolina are ongoing. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC George J Wade says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 21, 2016 at 6:19 pm So in a nutshell, you feel it is alright to quit the club if you disagree with the direction the club is going and take the clubhouse with you? I should think not! Susan W. Morrison says: Doug Desper says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Pamela Kruse-Buckingham says: July 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm The courts in South Carolina and Texas ruled for the conservative breakaway dioceses. Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab jim davis says: Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls California Supreme Court upholds ruling in San Joaquin property case Decision signals an end to eight years of litigation July 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm As a conservative I would agree with you Doug but there was much uncanonical moves on the other side of the divide as well and much I read was tinted with bigotry. I remain in the loyal opposition in my church and with logic and love pesevere through many a peversity. Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By ENS staffPosted Jul 14, 2016 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Terry Francis says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm In a July 13 letter to the Anglican diocese, their bishop stated:“Now is the time for us to begin the process of handing over the properties. We will work with TEC to do this in as gracious and orderly a manner as possible.”May we Episcopalians also exhibit grace – and mercy, too – starting with gifting the Anglican diocese properties that do not have adequate Episcopal congregations waiting to fill them.Yes, I realize that eight years ago the Anglican diocese did not exhibit grace and mercy toward continuing Episcopalians, causing tremendous grief and distress for many people, and to this day, they continue to treat gays like lepers. However, if you’re thinking of doing unto them what they did unto us, you definitely need to do some immediate remedial gospel reading. No prayer or “discernment” needed here! Rector Collierville, TN jim davis says: July 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm I totally agree with Doug Desper regarding this issue. The reason so many of these dioceses broke away is because sharing and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ had taken a distance back seat to leftward-leaning political activism in TEC. The notion that different points of view are welcome in this church was and is quite simply, a shame. If you express the view for instance, that we should take control of our borders in regards to immigration, you’re a racist. If you express the belief that same-sex marriages go against Biblical teaching you’re a hate-filled closed-minded intolerant homophobic bigot. Is it any wonder so many chose to leave! So to the Diocese of San Joaquin I say rejoice in your hard-won “victory” and the retaining of your precious property. So what if many conservative and traditional Episcopalians are now left out in the cold! I hope it was worth it. Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA July 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm Time and again the courts have found in favor of the established Episcopal Church and against the breakaway groups, We must have a clear legal case to ownership of Diocesan property. It also seems like plain common sense that a Diocese has a continuing interest in the property it owns, When will these breakaway groups realize there is no free lunch, especially one gained by stealing. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm There are Episcopalians that were left out in the cold when all this happened. We have a parishioner that moved from Alameda to Tracy to live near family due to health reasons, and there is no Episcopal Priest to go and visit her. So sad. It’s a very long trip for one of our Priests or LEM’s to get all the way to Tracy to give communion. I pray for the healing of the Church in the Jan Joaquin Valley, and I pray that some Priests get out there soon. Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 18, 2016 at 10:18 am The word “continuing” in paragraph 1 is surely misleading, since that word has been used by Anglican but non-Episcopal Church groups — including “breakaways” referred to later in the article. I had to click on the diocesan link to be sure I knew which “diocese” was being referred to, and recommend that the editor revise that sentence. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Doug Desper says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (14) PJ Cabbiness says: Brian A. MacFarland says: last_img read more


June 20, 2021 0

English Premier League suspended until April 4

first_imgThe English Football League, which heads up the three divisions below the Premier League, and Women’s Super League will also be suspended until April 3.England’s two friendly matches at home to Italy and Denmark later this month have been postponed.However, the authorities still hope to be able to resume and complete the season at a later date.“Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim is to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so,” added the Premier League statement. London, United Kingdom | AFP | The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time,” the Premier League said in a statement.Everton also announced their entire first-team squad and coaching staff have been told to self-isolate after a player reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19.Leicester City had three players go into self-isolation on Thursday and Bournemouth said goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four staff members were also self-isolating.“Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19,” said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


August 13, 2020 0

Watch: Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka refuses to accept blame for conceding penalty in NLD…

first_imgAdvertisement qb3hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs50zjarWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2qfy9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xg59Would you ever consider trying this?😱tyiCan your students do this? 🌚66jgRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal have lacked serious leadership in the dressing for a long while now. Even when Laurent Koscielny was there, the leadership lacked many crucial aspects on and off the pitch. A recent interview with club captain Granit Xhaka is testimony that not much has improved at Emirates over the years.Advertisement Xhaka in the following interview implies that eventhough he gave away a penalty, it was because of the forwards who failed to take the chances because of which Arsenal were unable to get the win.Advertisement It is not only unprecedented but also peculiar of a captain shifting the blame to other players in the squad. Much more peculiar when a blatant penalty was given away by the captain himself.Watch the interview here :Advertisement Xhaka indirectly blaming our strikers for costing us the NLD. This guy is our captain btw pic.twitter.com/6SVGqpOdyq— 🅿️1⃣ (@P1AFC) September 4, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Terry Fox Run goes Sunday at Lakeside Park

first_imgBruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily StaffThere’s probably no one in the world that hasn’t in some way been touched by cancer.Sunday, starting at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park, Nelsonites have the opportunity to help end this deadly disease by participating in the 30th annual Terry Fox Run.“Last year we didn’t have as good a turnout as we would have liked so this year hopefully we can improve on that,” Nelson organizer Mike Hurley told The Nelson Daily.The Nelson Terry Fox Run starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by a mass start at 9:30 a.m.Participants can run, walk, jog, bike, skateboard or even trot on the Nelson waterfront raising money for cancer research.“Bring the whole family and donate a dollar each . . .. That was Terry’s dream,” Hurley said. “You don’t have to go out and collect pledges, although many people do, just show up and be a part of the Marathon of Hope.”Recently, the Terry Fox Foundation has made strides toward getting the work that researchers are doing to the doctors and patients more quickly, rather than letting things get tied up in red-tape.Fox, starting on Canada’s eastern seaborne, ran a marathon every day for 143 days.  Every day, through the pain, he got up and ran another day — an amazing journey that captured Canadians from Coast to Coast.  Fox called it “the Marathon of Hope.” At the end of his run, after 5, 373 kilometers, Terry Fox was forced to stop.  The cancer had spread and eventually took Terry from us in June 1981.To date, more than $500 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in the name of Terry Fox with $.87 going from every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.There are other runs in the Kootenays including Salmo, starting at 11 a.m. from the Fire Hall; Castlegar, with a noon start from Kinnaird Park and Trail, beginning from Gyro Park on Charles Lakes Drive at 10 a.m.Of note, the National School Run Day is set for Thursday, September 30th with most schools, including Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, hosting an event.People wanting to donate online can do so at [email protected]last_img read more


August 3, 2020 0

Nelson Selects draw 1-1 against Terrace; U18 edge Richmond 2-1

first_imgIn Richmond, the U 17 girls lost 2-1 to Aldergrove in a game dominated by the Kootenay reps.Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.Brownwyn Sutherland took the loss in goal for the Selects.Earlier in the day, the U14 girls played one of the team’s best games of the season losing a 2-0 decision to pre-tournament favourite Vernon United.Vernon scored late in the first half and early in the second half to pull out the narrow victory.Hanna Quinn was in goal for the U14 Selects.In other action involving Nelson teams, the U13 girls lost 4-0 to North Shore Pegasus while the U18 Boys got past Richmond Athletics 2-1.Both tournaments continue through the weekend with the playoff round set for Sunday. Nelson Select teams had a tough time Thursday on Day one of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament in Richmond and Chilliwack.The U15 Selects scored a 1-1 draw against Terrace to open the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in Richmond.Marco Falcone, with an assist to Riley Osachoff, scored for the U15 Selects against Terrace in the opener for both teams.Raven Johnson was outstanding for Nelson in goal to preserve the points.last_img read more


August 3, 2020 0

Joburg launches mobile app for road fault reporting

first_img15 May 2014 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) on Wednesday launched a smartphone app that will enable city residents to report potholes, faulty traffic lights and other infrastructure issues with a few taps of their mobile phone. According to the agency, the app is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Users can log an issue – whether it’s a pothole or a missing manhole cover – with the JRA as they it simply by submitting a service request from the app, which captures their exact location using their phone’s GPS receiver, and enables the sending of accompanying photographs and descriptions. The information will enable the JRA to speed up its maintenance response times. According to local information technology firm Intervate, which developed the app, reports will be automatically linked and grouped at the JRA to avoid duplication of service requests and to ensure that issues that are reported by multiple users are prioritized. “We are proud of the Find & Fix App because it speaks to our mission of innovation that improves people’s lives,” Intervate’s Craig Heckrath said at the launch of the app at Microsoft’s Johannesburg offices. “We are confident that South African citizens will embrace this app.” JRA managing director Skhumbuzo Macozoma said the app “positions the City [of Johannesburg] and the JRA at the forefront of technology and innovation”, adding that the agency was “committed to becoming more accessible to citizens and road users and to developing itself into a centre of engineering excellence with enhanced service delivery and satisfied customers”. The JRA “Find & Fix” app is freely available for download for the Windows 8 Phone from the Windows 8 Phone store and the Android version from the Google Play store. The iOS version will be available from the iTunes store from 24 May. More information on the app, along with download links, can be found on the Intervate website or by following the Twitter hashtag #FindnFix. The JRA encouraged residents to report all road and related infrastructure issues, including potholes, via the new app or 0860 562 874/ [email protected] / Twitter @MyJra. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

North Queensland Championships

first_imgThe 40th annual North Queensland Touch Football Championships were held last weekend in Townsville with 42 teams from across the region taking part. Ten divisions were contested under idyllic conditions. Congratulations to the winners, runner ups and finals referees:Men’s Open Tier 1Townsville Blue 8 defeated Townsville Green 7 Player of the Final – Andrew Searle (Townsville Blue) Referees – Michael Littlefield, Jason Miller, Paul EdmondsonMen’s Open Tier 2 Atherton 12 defeated Hughenden 5 Player of the Final – Cameron Glaspy (Atherton)Women’s Open Tier 1Townsville 8 defeated Cairns 4 Player of the Final – Toni Daisy (Townsville) Referees – Kerrod Hall, Mitch McKenzie, Chris Benstead Women’s Open Tier 2Burdekin 10 defeated Atherton 1 Player of the Final – Martina Monday (Burdekin) Referees – Damin Johnston, Jordan Rafter, Dean RamsayMen’s 49’sTownsville 5 defeated Cairns 4 Player of the Final – Tony Parsons (Townsville) Referees – Darryl Lyon, Danny Dong, Allan CampMen’s 39’sTownsville 9 defeated Cairns 2 Player of the Final – Damien Logan (Townsville) Referees – John Viklund, Shane Murell, Rob McKayMen’s 27’s Townsville 10 defeated Cairns 6 Player of the Final – Damon Townsend (Townsville) Referees – Scott Marsh, Marcus Muller, Denise WeierMen’s 19’s Townsville 5 defeated Mackay 4 Player of the Final – Jamaiah Hutchinson (Mackay) Referees – Roderick Mundraby, Hayden Smith, Justin HillWomen’s 39’s Townsville 11 defeated Gordonvale 4 Player of the Final – Julie Style (Townsville) Referees – Clive Grossman, Dean Saunders, Noel LongWomen’s 26’s Cairns 5 defeated Townsville 2 Player of the Final – Jeda Nash (Cairns) Referees – Fiona Quinn, Alison Watters, Regan Cheetham Women’s 19’sMackay 12 defeated Townsville 1 Player of the Final – Tayla McGuire (Mackay) Referees – Krista Field, Cara Symons, Karli ReisenPhotos from the weekend can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1Mn9n3c Related Links2015 NQ Champslast_img read more


November 7, 2019 0

Ford recalls electric vehicle power cables due to fire risk

first_imgOAKVILLE, Ont. – Ford is recalling the charging cords for more than 50,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars in North America, including 1,327 in Canada, because they could cause fires in electrical outlets.The company says the 120-volt cords came with certain 2012 through 2015 Focus electrics and some 2013 through 2015 Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids.Ford says plugging the cords into outlets that aren’t on a dedicated circuit or on damaged, worn or corroded circuits could cause wall outlets to overheat.The company has reports of four fires involving C-Max cords, but no injuries.In three of the fires, owners used extension cords, which Ford said it tells owners not to do.Ford says the cause of the fourth fire was inconclusive but it does not believe the blaze was related to the cord.Dealers will replace the cords with ones that can sense high temperatures and shut off charging if necessary. Owners will be notified by letters starting next week.Ford says owners can keep using the original cords but should follow owners-manual instructions that spell out requirements for wall outlets.The company says it had also recalled some 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX and 2019 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles because of improperly secured power supply cable fasteners.Ford says seven vehicles are involved in Canada and 87 in the U.S., though it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to the issue.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Olympic gymnast Ellie Black honoured with Order of Nova Scotia at just

first_imgHALIFAX – Olympic gymnast Ellie Black has been named to the Order of Nova Scotia — becoming only the second person under 25 to ever receive the honour.The other young Nova Scotian named to the Order: NHL star Sidney Crosby, who was inducted in 2009.Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc announced Black and five other recipients on Friday, revealing a list that includes an expert on the Halifax Explosion, a frozen blueberry mogul and a Cape Breton nurse who overcame racial discrimination.The 23-year-old Black represented Canada twice at the Summer Olympic Games, placing fifth in the women’s individual all-around for the country’s best Olympic result in the event.The Halifax native has also won medals at the Pan-American Games and led her team to gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games.Other 2018 inductees include John Bragg of Oxford Frozen Foods and Eastlink; Clotilda Douglas-Yakimchuk who became the first, and only, black president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Nova Scotia; and author and scholar Janet Kitz, who has spent years educating people about the Halifax Explosion.Patti Melanson of Halifax is also being invested for her work providing health care to vulnerable people, while Halifax high school principal Wade Smith will receive the honour posthumously for his advocacy work on education and the preservation of African Nova Scotian culture.“Beyond honoured to be named a recipient to the Order of Nova Scotia alongside these incredible Nova Scotians!” Black tweeted Friday. “Congratulations to you all.”A news release from the lieutenant-governor’s office Friday said Black is an ambassador for both gymnastics and the province.“Ellie is an outstanding role model for her peers and young gymnasts, demonstrating a great work ethic and a graciousness in both victory and loss. Ms. Black takes time with her young fans, acknowledging their support and sharing her experiences,” the release said.The recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on Nov. 6.The order was established in 2001. Recipients gain the right to use the initials O.N.S. after their names.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Alberta factoring in Trans Mountain pipeline in budget forecasts

first_imgIn 2016, the federal government approved both the Wisconsin Line 3 replacement and Trans Mountain, which would triple the amount of crude shipped from Edmonton to the port at Burnaby, B.C.The project is facing delays and court challenges.As well, B.C. Premier John Horgan is going seeking a legal ruling as to whether his province can restrict higher levels of oil coming into the province while his government reviews oil-spill safety measures.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said Trans Mountain is critical to Canada’s energy future and she plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to give her the power to curtail oil shipments to B.C. in retaliation. EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci says his province will rely on anticipated revenue from an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to balance the budget within five years.Ceci says revenue from the yet-to-be built expansion, along with expected revenue from a replacement pipeline to Wisconsin, will be factored into forecasts in the upcoming budget he is to table on Thursday.Ceci says it will include a plan to erase the deficit by 2023.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0