Saa Maa Centre talk heats up

first_imgJerry Lemmon says a back-up plan is certainly on the radar.[asset|aid=2852|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e1d891277a8d64d1bed04a267342169c-Lemmon 1_1_Pub.mp3] Most of the money will be generated through vigorous fundraising initiatives, and through other grants.In the end, Council voted unanimously, in principle, to support the interim business plan for the Saa Maa Centre. Councilors also voted to send Councilor Bruce Christensen to several interpretive centres across Western Canada and the U.S., before any decision is made on the project. Christensen’s travel expenses are expected to be around $5,000. By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – The proposed Saa Maa Centre in Fort St. John is gaining support from City Council.Earlier this year, Council voted to have a draft master plan, at a cost of $40,000, completed on the Energy Interpretive Centre.At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, EWD Consulting’s Jerry Lemmon and Oker Consulting’s Garry Oker presented the plan, outlining everything from projected revenue to site plans.Oker says the name Saa Maa means “edge of the sun” in the Beaver, or Athabascan, language.[asset|aid=2851|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e1d891277a8d64d1bed04a267342169c-Oker 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Photo: Garry Oker (left) and Jerry Lemmon (right) present the interim business plan for the Saa Maa Energy Interpretive Centre on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.cacenter_img A task force was established, where stakeholders met three times to generate ideas on the project. Members of the task force ranged from local government officials to First Nation groups.The proposed Saa Maa Centre will be the new home of the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre, and also include information on the energy industry.But, the estimated $17 million price tag had a few councilors worried. The City plans to donate $1 million to the project, and that money will come from federal and provincial grants.Councilor Christensen suggested that a plan ‘B’ might be necessary, if not enough funds are raised to get the project off the ground.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgat Colorado 3, Columbus 2 Martin Gerber made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout, and the Hurricanes scored three goals in a 6:14 span in the second period. Wade Dubielewicz stopped 25 shots for the Islanders, who have lost seven of their past eight games. Toronto 3, at Edmonton 2 Backup goalie Mikael Tellqvist made 36 saves and Chad Kilger scored the winning goal early in the third period for the Maple Leafs, who have won seven of their past eight games and eight of 12 in Edmonton. New Jersey 3, at Buffalo 2 Brian Rafalski had a goal and an assist, and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for the Devils, who have won three straight for the first time since November. Maxim Afinogenov and Thomas Vanek scored for the Sabres. at Boston 6, Tampa Bay 3 Defenseman Milan Jurcina scored the first two goals of his NHL career and Patrice Bergeron had the go-ahead goal to lead the Bruins, who are 16-0-5 in their past 21 home games against the Lightning following a a loss on April 9, 1994. at N.Y. Rangers 4, Florida 0 Henrik Lundqvist made a career-high 38 saves in his second shutout – both against the Panthers – and fellow Rangers rookie Petr Prucha scored his 20th goal. NHL scoring leader Jaromir Jagr boosted his goal total to 27 with two. Brendan Morrison scored a power-play goal at 2:53 of overtime as the Canucks won their first of the season against the Flames in five tries and pulled them within four points of Northwest Division-leader Calgary. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Atlanta 4, at Pittsburgh 3 Marc Savard broke a tie with a power-play goal with 3:25 to play, and Ilya Kovalchuk had two more goals to help the Thrashers beat the Penguins for the second straight night. Carolina 3, at N.Y. Islanders 0 center_img (SO) Alex Tanguay and Marek Svatos scored shootout goals, and the Avalanche won their fourth straight. Patrice Brisebois had two assists for the Avalanche, 16-0-1-1 overall against the Blue Jackets, who have lost three straight. last_img read more

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