Port of Olympia Partners with City of Olympia and LOTT Clean…

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia recognizes that the impacts from climate change our community is vulnerable to are serious and takes seriously the potential impacts sea level rise may have on the Olympia downtown area and Port of Olympia owned properties.The Port hopes to partner with the City of Olympia and LOTT Clean Water Alliance in developing a Sea Level Response Plan that will provide actionable steps the organizations can take to build resilience to the impacts we anticipate experiencing. Strategies will aim to balance risks and uncertainty, as well as private and public costs.The Plan will identify needs for protecting downtown and develop a response that can be implemented incrementally and modified as new information emerges. The Port and LOTT plan to invest $75,000 to the effort. The City of Olympia will invest $100,000.last_img read more

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PSE Foundation Launches New Competitive Grants to Aid in Response and…

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Puget Sound EnergyAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our local communities, the Puget Sound Energy Foundation has revised its standard grant program to allow more organizations to apply with a broader range of qualifying funding requests. This has been a challenging time for Puget Sound Energy customers and communities, and the PSE Foundation is seeking to provide more flexible support for organizations that are stepping up to help.“We know this is a great time of need for the communities we serve and the organizations that support them,” said PSE Foundation Chairman and President Andy Wappler. “We are living our value to do what’s right and helping how we can.”The PSE Foundation, which is a nonprofit entity operating independently of PSE but helps the communities PSE services, will provide grants totaling $400,000 before the end of this year in response and recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit and public charity organizations located within PSE’s 16 county service and operation areas (Chelan, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Garfield, Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston, and Whatcom counties) can apply for a grant to be selected through a competitive process; deadlines are Aug. 31 and Oct. 1 with funding awarded in October and December respectively.  Applicants applying prior to the Aug. 31 deadline will automatically be considered in both rounds of funding.The program will be seeking to fund programs and/or services to ensure community members have access to shelter, food, or personal protection equipment (PPE). Funding will also be considered for organizations that provide these critical services or programs to community members so they can continue to keep doors open by funding deep cleaning expenses, equipment, PPE or other mandated health and safety requirements.Together, the PSE Foundation and PSE have already contributed more than $1.3 million towards mitigating impacts of COVID-19 across PSE’s service area communities.The Puget Sound Energy Foundation is dedicated to keeping our communities safe and prepared where PSE serves and operates. The PSE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates independently of Puget Sound Energy. None of the funds will ever come from PSE’s utility customers.last_img read more

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A hand in need: Shane Warne’s distillery starts making hand sanitisers instead of gin

first_imgAdvertisement abqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8txb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tsdWould you ever consider trying this?😱1s091umtCan your students do this? 🌚hgqq7rRoller skating! Powered by Firework Legendary Aussie leg-spinner Shane Warne, has decided to manufacture hand sanitisers instead of gin at a distillery he co-owns during these “challenging times”. The ongoing global pandemic of Covid-19, has claimed over 9000 lives so far with more than 2,00,000 people across the world remain infected. And Warne’s company, ‘SevenZeroEight Gin’ rather than producing alcohol, has started manufacturing “medical-grade 70 % alcohol” hand sanitiser from March 17 onwards for two Australian hospitals.Advertisement “This is a challenging time for Australians and we all need to do what we can to help our healthcare system combat this disease and save lives,” Advertisement “I am happy SevenZeroEight has the ability to make this shift and encourage others to do the same.” Warne wrote on his Instagram page in response to the Australian Prime Minister’s plea to the country’s businesses to help however they can during the coronavirus crisis.So, when his company started producing hand-sanitisers, Warne couldn’t hold back his delight,Advertisement “So proud of all the team @708gin as this is awesome! I’m so glad we could do this and help everyone! Choose helping followers. Love you all,” the leggie tweeted.Covid-19 which is colloquially called as the coronavirus, first broke out in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province last year and has afflicted over 220,000 individuals throughout the globe. According to latest reports, Australia has seen more than 750 confirmed cases, with seven deaths from the disease.On Wednesday, Scott Morrison the Australian Prime Minister declared a “human biosecurity emergency” adding that the country’s citizens should scrap all overseas travel plans due to the epidemic that could last at least six months.The outbreak has also led to the panic buying of daily essentials including hand sanitisers throughout the country.Meanwhile, the disease has also resulted in the postponement of several sporting events down under, including cricket. Australia were supposed to host a three match ODI series against New Zealand which had to be called off after the first game. The three-match T20Is series in New Zealand, which was scheduled to start from March 24 was postponed as well.Sheffield Shield, the domestic first-class competition along with Australian women’s cricket team’s tour of South Africa, has been cancelled too. You may also like: Shane Warne has his say on who the better batsmen is between Smith and KohliClassy Shane Warne raises $1 Million for Australian bushfire crisis by auctioning his test cap Advertisementlast_img read more

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Nelson Figure Skating Club enters nation-wide competition

first_imgSubmittedAnyone who has been a world champion figure skater would have a wealth of knowledge to share with up and comers.That’s exactly what members of the Nelson Figure Skating Club are counting on.The club has entered a nation-wide Skate Canada competition and the top prize is a one-day skate seminar given by Canadian skating icon Kurt Browning.“We would love to see Kurt come to Nelson and work with our skaters,” says NFSC Publicity Chair Murray Kimber. “It would be an opportunity of a lifetime.” Second prize is to have a national team athlete skate at a club’s year end ice show in February, 2011.The essence of the contest is this: Skate Canada asked member clubs to use photos and video to demonstrate how they have showcased the new Skate Canada logo, which launched in June 2010, and submit the entries for judging.The Nelson club produced a short film compiling skating performances from shows it gave at the Civic Arena 75th Anniversary celebration that incorporates the six different logos Skate Canada has used since its inception in 1948.Although the major prizes are awarded by jury, Nelsonites can help the club win the “Fan Favorite” prize, a Sony HD TV and video camera, by voting for the club’s entry online.“Anyone can go to the Skate Canada gallery and vote for the club of their choice,” adds Kimber. “That prize will be awarded to the club that receives the most votes, so we are asking people to vote daily.”A video system would be a valuable teaching tool as it would allow the coaches to film and analyze a skater’s performance.The Nelson Figure Skating Club invites everyone to help it become the “Fan Favorite”.Voting is open now and runs until the end of December.Visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca to view the film and to find out how to vote.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater BC Winter Games Team

first_imgWhitewater skiers were part of the 1,700 athletes at the provincial meet.Sophie Hickson (SL), Aliza Jones (GS), and Zarah Murray (SL) placed 18th, 20th, and 39th respectively, while Liam Lazier and Troy Bellman came in 23rd and 20th in GS.Henry Leishman, finished 13th in Slalom while Yael Ooshuizen took ninth in the same event.Mallards Source for sports would like to honour the Whitewater skiers with Team of the Week acolades.The team includes,Troy Bellman, Aliza Jones,  Zarah Murray, Sophie Hickson, Liam Lazier, Henry Leishman and Yael Oosthuizen. Whitewater Ski Team sent a large contingent of skiers to compete at the recent BC Winters Games in Penticton.last_img

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Selkirk College Saints Load Up on Leadership

first_imgA pair of recruits who will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints in the upcoming season share the common goals of bringing back the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title back to the West Kootenay and striving for excellence in the Business Administration Program.Brayden McCartney and Parker Sharp join the recruiting class for the upcoming 2017-2018 season where the team will look to return to its championship ways on the ice.“I chose Selkirk College because it’s not in a big city, I prefer a smaller community,” says McCartney, who was raised in Campbell River. “I also like to enjoy the outdoors and the area has a lot to offer. Selkirk College is known to have a very successful hockey program and the educational opportunities will help me pursue my career path.” McCartney finished his junior hockey career with the Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) and before that was the captain of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Priding himself on being a shutdown defenceman, McCartney will be looked upon to fill holes on the Saints’ blueline left by players who graduated at the end of the 2016-2017 season.“Brayden is a strong, tough stay-at-home defenceman who loves to compete and make things difficult for his opponent,” says Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven. “Brayden makes a great first pass and has a very strong team-first mentality, he should bring some much needed edge to our defensive group.”Sharp grew up in Grande Prairie, Alberta and played last season with Dakota College at Bottineau (North Dakota) in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) where he helped the Lumberjacks to a national championship.“Selkirk College has a history of winning and standard of excellence that is unmatched in my opinion,” says the 5’11” centre. “What I will bring to the Saints is a heavy two-way game, excellent work ethic, constructive attitude, scoring ability and most importantly the ability to be a great teammate.”Sharp will help bolster a Saints’ offence that lost two of the best point producers in the team’s history when Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin graduated this past spring.“Parker is a skilled forward with good speed and a knack for the net,” says Heaven. “He is transferring from the NJCAA so he has had the opportunity to play college hockey at a high level. He should bring strong leadership, as well as drive and desire to win.”Both McCartney and Sharp will be classmates in the Business Administration Program that is based on the Castlegar Campus. The BCIHL season gets underway in September when classes resume for the 2017-2018 academic year.last_img read more

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