Tickets are priced at $50.00 and $35.00 plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers. The organizers believe with a first class venue and with the world renowned bucking stock coming from the Calgary Stampede “Born to Buck” Program, this will be an event you don’t want to miss. Top 24 Canadian and US cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in events such as saddle bronc, bareback, bulls, tie-down roping, steer dogging, team roping & ladies barrel racing. Each night will end with a Dancing in the Dirt event to a top Canadian country band. Organizers promise – you will need to “hold on tight” cause this event is going to be wilder than any 8 second ride. – Advertisement -Sponsor packages for the event will be out November 20, for bucking chutes, infield act, drill team, arena banners and the team contestant draft. The Spring Pro Rodeo will offer individuals or businesses a “Rodeo Team” for those that like to be more involved in the action. Called a “Team Contestant Draft”, where one can purchase rights to a team of riders personally selected by them and winning prize monies for the top 4 teams. Check out the website at www.dawsoncreekfair.com for tickets, sponsorship, and Team Contest Draft information. Advertisement All monies generated by the event will go towards the Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede fairgrounds improvement and infrastructure.
BC Hydro has sent notice that there will be a planned service interruption on July 22 in various parts of Fort St. John. The outage will affect areas from east of 100 Street to west of 93 Street, and north of 112 Avenue to south of 114 Avenue.The outage will span five and a half hours from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.Hydro will be making improvements to their electrical system in hopes of making the service more reliable.- Advertisement -Hydro asks that electrical equipment and lights be turned off during the outage to keep restoration time at a minimum. They also ask that citizens wait an hour after the power is restored before turning on multiple appliances.
0Shares0000Although all gambling is technically illegal in China, it is permitted in the country’s hundreds of thousands of “lottery shops”© AFP/File –BEIJING, July 12 – China has cracked down on online football gambling during the World Cup, arresting more than 540 suspected of participating in schemes involving more than Sh150bn ($1.5bn), state media said.The suspects were “associated with more than 20 gangs”, and their servers, computers, mobile phones and bank cards were confiscated, police in China’s southern province of Guangdong told the official Xinhua news agency. Some 70 mobile apps and websites as well as 250 online chat groups have also been shuttered, Xinhua said Wednesday without providing further detail.In May, police honed in on an online gambling platform which accepted bitcoin and had grown to 330,000 members in just eight months.Authorities arrested six of its key organizers, froze assets of over 5 million yuan ($750,000), and confiscated virtual currency worth over $1.5 million, Xinhua said, without giving specific dates of the raid.Although all gambling is technically illegal in China, it is permitted in the country’s hundreds of thousands of “lottery shops”.These are run by China’s Sports Administration, with part of the proceeds ploughed back into sport ranging from financing stadiums to training the next generation of Chinese athletes.However, the government remains vigilant and dozens of unauthorised “lottery ticket” apps, which enable punters to place a bet with a single click, were closed down in the first week of the World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
COVINA – The head of Covina’s library said at a city council meeting this week that if the city does not give it additional funding, the library will close next summer. The library is currently budgeted for about $10,000 for the 2008 fiscal year. That would only be enough to keep the grounds maintained after 2008 in hopes the place would reopen, according to library director Roger Possner. By contrast, the full-service budget for this year is about $1.3million. Possner said that he had been told by a consultant with the state library that if Covina’s library were to close, it would be the first time in state history that any city library would be forced to do so. Library funding has also been cut on a state level over the past few months from California’s annual budget, which supports a foundation that provides funds for book acquisition to county libraries. Los Angeles County libraries lost $700,000 due to cuts, enough to purchase 28,000 new books said Public Information Officer Pamela Broussard. Fortunately for the library, said Broussard, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which funds daily operations for the library, gave the library the extra funding it would normally receive from the state program. Covina’s library is funded almost entirely from the city’s General Fund, and has no alternative sources of funding, according to Possner. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s a heartbreaker,” said Covina Mayor John King. “But public safety has to be our first priority for funding.” The cuts to the library funding were in response to the city vote last March to not renew the $5.5million annual utility tax. Responding to the loss of revenue, the city passed a two-year budget in June that included cuts in nearly every city department. A group called Community Matters has officially filed an intent to circulate a petition to put a new utility tax measure on the ballot that would renew the tax, which will stop being collected in March of 2009. The measure could appear on next June’s ballot or on the November 2008 ballot, according to Amy Turner in the Covina clerk’s office.