12 Jan
2020

Fire Prevention Week in Finch area Wednesday

first_imgAs a part of Fire Prevention Week residents may hear some sirens Wednesday night in Fort St. John. The fire department will be trying to make citizens better prepared in dealing with fire safety. Fire trucks will be travelling the Finch area of the city with lights and sirens informing people in the area and around the entire city on how they can betterprepare themselves in case of a fire. Fire Prevention Officer Greg Nicoll explains how the evening will work.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3192|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c15db261ac2f68ae042a509b32ee3eb5-Greg Nicoll_1_Pub.mp3] Fire Prevention Week runs up until this Friday with further events highlighting ways citizens can help to prevent fires.last_img

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30 Dec
2019

A team of 11 players with 12 Champions League medals Ed Woodward’s failed to sign!

first_imgPedro signs for Chelsea, Otamendi heads to Manchester City.In just one week Manchester United have been beaten to the signings of two long term targets by their biggest title rivals.Fans are frustrated with what is supposedly chief executive Ed Woodward’s failure to secure a number of top targets during his two years in charge.talkSPORT has put together a top class XI featuring players strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford during Woodward’s period as chief executive, that have signed deals elsewhere. 9. Pedro (attack) – snatched from beneath United’s noses. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – Few players can boast a CV quite as impressive as Pedro’s. The classy Spaniard was courted for most of the summer with Woodward heading out to Barcelona to seal a deal only to see Chelsea gazump them yet again. 12 6. Cesc Fabregas (midfield) – charmed by Mourinho. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – In another problem position for United, many saw Fabregas as the heir apparent to Paul Scholes. Restless at Barcelona, a move seemed on the cards until Chelsea swanned in and snatched the midfield schemer. Trophy laden transfer targets – Between them this team has won the Champions League 12 times, four World Cups, five European Championships and one League One title. 7. Toni Kroos (midfield) – chose trophies over Old Trafford. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – Having just won the World Cup with Germany and seemingly keen to leave Bayern Munich for a new challenge, Kroos would have been a quality addition to bolster United’s flimsy midfield. Kroos was available but he chose Real Madrid instead. 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) A proven Premier League goalkeeper available on the cheap? While Man United dithered, Chelsea snapped him up! Click the arrow above, right to see other players Man United could have signed – United went into the summer transfer window in clear need of a top notch keeper with David De Gea’s heart set on a move to Real Madrid and the cracks in Victor Valdes’ relationship with Louis Van Gaal already starting to show. Begovic became available but Chelsea snuck in first and bagged the Bosnian for a cut-price £8million. Instead, they signed Sergio Romero, who was a back up ‘keeper at Sampdoria. 12 12 11. Gareth Bale (attack) – continues to evade United. Click the arrow above, right to see how much silverware this group of players has won – Missed out on top target Bale in Moyes’ first summer and have been linked with the mercurial Welshman ever since. United’s big spending in recent years makes a mockery of the idea they couldn’t afford the world’s most expensive player when he went to Real Madrid in 2013. 5. Leighton Baines (left back) – turned down chance to be reunited with Moyes. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – David Moyes’ doomed tenure started with a disastrous summer spent courting his former charges at Everton. Having complained for years about the big clubs stealing his star players at Goodison Park, Moyes promptly tried, and failed, to lure Baines to Manchester, during his time in charge. 12 2. Dani Alves (right back) – bombastic right back snubbed Old Trafford deal. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – Neither Rafael or Antonio Valencia looked like the long-term solution at right back and the flamboyant Brazilian was nearing the end of his contract at Barcelona. It seemed like the perfect marriage when Alves courted United; either that or just a clever ploy from Alves to get a new contract at Barca. Still, Darmian has looked tasty since signing, so perhaps not signing Alves is a blessing. 12 12 12 8. Thiago Alcantara (midfield) – preferred move to Germany. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – Son of a World Cup winner, schooled at Barcelona’s La Masia academy and available having found chances at Barca hard to come by. Turned down Moyes to go to Bayern Munich where he has won four trophies in two injury-struck seasons. 12 12 10. Roberto Firmino (attack) – snubbed Red Devils for fierce rivals. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – A player who would have provided a creative spark and goals to a team that badly needs both, missing out on the Brazilian international will be doubly painful for the Old Trafford faithful due to him choosing rivals Liverpool. 12 12 4. Sergio Ramos (centre back) – Spaniard stayed in Madrid. Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – One of the finest, and dirtiest, defenders in the world game, Ramos would have walked into the Red Devils first team. Took a leaf out of Alves’ book, however, and signed new terms in Spain instead. 3. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) – will Van Gaal rue missing out to rivals? Click the arrow above, right to see other failed Man United moves – Since Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left Old Trafford there has been a clear need for quality reinforcements at the back. The bruising Otamendi has long been linked with a move to Manchester and has finally got his wish; only to the blue half of the city. 12last_img read more

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29 Dec
2019

Who beats Ozil and Fabregas into an XI of Mourinho’s best ever signings?

first_img 11 Jose Mourinho is starting to get very active in the transfer window having already secured the signing of Eric Bailley at Manchester United.Although no official announcement has been made, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will join the Red Devils and Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks set to follow him.The new United boss is showing a sign of intent with these big-name transfers, but he has made a habit of bringing in successful signings over his career.talkSPORT has made a starting XI of Mourinho’s greatest ever signings during his managerial career, and some big names miss out.Click the arrow above, right, to see the full line up.Any names missing? Let us know in the comments section below! Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) – click the arrow, right, to see the full Mourinho signings XI – Begovic was brought in by Mourinho as back up to Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea but he saw far more action than expected with the Belgian being sent off in the opening game of the season before picking up injuries. Begovic beats Diego Lopez to the no.1 spot. 11 Midfield: Michael Essien (Chelsea, Real Madrid) – Essien was a magnificent signing for the Blues. An all-action midfielder who will be forever remembered for his stunning, long-range goal against Arsenal. He was brought to Real Madrid on loan by Mourinho in 2012. 11 Striker: Didier Drogba (Chelsea twice) – Drogba is one of the best strikers to ever play in the Premier League and won every major trophy with the Blues before leaving for Galatasaray. He was persuaded to return to Stamford Bridge upon Mourinho’s reinstatement as Blues boss, showing just how important he was to the Portuguese. 11 11 11 Striker: Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan, Chelsea) – Eto’o came to the San Siro in a player-plus-cash deal as Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Barcelona but it proved to be a masterstroke by Mourinho. Eto’o was central as Inter won the treble in 2010, before Mourinho left for Madrid. 11 Defence: Paulo Ferreira (Porto, Chelsea) – The right back was a firm favourite of Mourinho, having been signed twice by the Portuguese. His importance to Chelsea waned after Mourinho left but was integral as the Blues won back-to-back Premier Leagues and Porto’s Champions League win. Midfield: Michael Ballack (Chelsea) – Ballack joined Chelsea in 2006 and only played one full season under Mourinho but won the FA Cup and League Cup in that time. The biggest compliment to the German is that he is keeping Mesut Ozil, Cesc Fabregas and Wesley Sneijder out of this team. Defence: Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea, Real Madrid) – Carvalho formed a formidable partnership with John Terry at the heart of Chelsea’s defence and remains the best centre back Mourinho has ever signed. The pair were reunited at Real Madrid but Carvalho’s powers were faded by then. 11 Midfield: Angel di Maria (Real Madrid) – He may have damaged his reputation at Manchester United but Di Maria was Mourinho’s first signing at Real Madrid, and one of his best. Under Mourinho is became one of Europe’s most dangerous players. Defence: Ashley Cole (Chelsea) – Signing Cole from Arsenal has to be one of Mourinho’s best ever transfers, with the Englishman holding down the left back spot for ten years. Chelsea managers who followed Mourinho must have been thanking him in private for signing Cole. 11 11 Defence: Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – Varane beats Kurt Zouma to the other centre back spot having impressed alongside Sergio Ramos as Mourinho won La Liga. He could be another to be signed twice by the Portuguese if he firms up his interest in bringing the Frenchman to Manchester United. 11 Midfield: Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – Modric is now one of the best midfielders in the world and the metronome that keeps Real Madrid ticking along. He only spent one season under Mourinho, but is another player future managers will be thanking him for signing. last_img read more

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