Fort Nelson Recreation Centre holding grand opening for new amenities

first_imgHe says the most incredible thing about it is how many things there are to do, and for many different people.“It’s an exciting place. We have a lot of people, when they come up here, the first thing they say is, ‘Wow.’ From about a 6 month old, to someone who is 106, there’s something to do in our recreation centre for everybody.”The Rotary club also has contributed a jungle gym to this growing facility.The grand opening today will celebrate the centre with a formal ribbon cutting, tours, and refreshments. It starts at 5 PM today.Advertisement Ever since Fort Nelson’s first recreation centre collapsed back in 2007, the town has been slowly building more and more amenities.Today, they’re officially unveiling the latest additions to the multi-million dollar Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre.These include a new pool, walking track, play area for the kids, and a climbing wall.- Advertisement -A fitness centre is almost ready, but will be unveiled soon.Mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Bill Streeper says he’s proud of what has become the focal point of the town, and it will likely attract new people interested in settling down.“If people are looking at possibly moving to Fort Nelson, and finding a career here and everything else… And they want to know what amenities are here, you can take them to one spot and say, ‘Have a look at this, and see what you think.’”Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe dog is tended to by vets after bull wire was found embedded in its neck.An investigation has been launched after a collie dog was found with bull wire embedded in its neck.Animal welfare officers believe the wire may have been used to keep the dog tied to a fence.The dog was found by a member of the public close to a beach in the vicinity of Erraroey, Falcarragh. The local dog warden initially responded to the call and ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley was called in to investigate.The length of heavy duty fencing wire which was wrapped around the dog’s neck is believed to have been used to tether the animal.The wire which was embedded in the dog’s neck.The wire had cut into the dog’s flesh leaving a deep open wound when found on Thursday last.The female collie, who is aged approximately 2 to 3 years, is currently being treated in a local veterinary surgery. When fit, she will be taken to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre to complete her rehabilitation. “This is a very serious injury” commented Inspector McGinley, “but we are confident that she will make a full recovery.“We would appeal for anybody who may have information as to the origin of this dog to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515”. SICKENING – DOG FOUND WITH BULL WIRE EMBEDDED IN ITS NECK was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:COLLIEDOGFalcarraghISPCAKevin McGinleylast_img read more