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first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were in Calgary over the weekend for the International Hockey Association Tournament.In game one of the IHA Tournament, on Thursday, January 31, the Trackers faced IHA. The Trackers managed to win the game 7-1 over IHA.On Friday morning, for game two, the Trackers took on the Edge. After a close game, the Trackers managed to pull away with a win of 3-2 over the Edge.- Advertisement -Then for game three, on Friday afternoon, the Trackers faced Fort Saskatchewan. The Trackers would sweep this game 6-1, moving the Trackers to the semi-finals.In the semi-finals on Saturday, the Trackers took on St. Albert. The Midget Trackers ended up winning that game 5-1, advancing them to the finals.On Sunday, the Trackers faced the Northwest Bruins for the finals. The Trackers managed to win gold after winning the finals 4-1 over the Bruins.Advertisement Up next, the Trackers will return to regular play for a road trip series on Friday, February 8 as they take on the St. Albert Blues. Game time is 8:45 p.m. at the CMM.Then on February 9, the Trackers will be headed to Morinville to take on the Sturgeon Sting. Puck drop is 3:15 p.m.The final game of the weekend series will be on Sunday, February 10 as they face the Maple Leaf Athletic Club at the Confederation Arena in Edmonton. Game time is 1:30 p.m.last_img read more

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first_imgFianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, says a fully funded and equal CAP programme is essential for Donegal farmers.Senator Ó Domhnaill was speaking after a sizeable meeting on CAP reform was held in Dunfanaghy, Donegal last night, attended by almost 200 people.“The meeting was very constructive and there were quality contributions from many farmers who are genuinely very concerned with the implications of the CAP reform,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill. “The farmers were informed of the different proposals that have been put forward for CAP reform from the Minister for Agriculture and the EU. The feeling coming from the meeting was that there should be a fair and equitable distribution of CAP for all farmers. It is important that CAP negotiations go well for Irish farmers as agriculture is crucial for the economic recovery of Ireland.He added that farmers should not be unfairly penalised for living in an area of poor land and the Minister should take this into consideration in the CAP negotiations.“I am totally opposed to the idea that there would be land abandonment in marginal land areas due to the low return from the land, this would lead to an ecological disaster in some of the most ecologically sensitive areas in the country.“We must make agriculture attractive to the next generation and a package of measures should be introduced to encourage and help young people take up farming. 70% of farmers receive less than €10,000 in Single Farm Payments and it is essential that smaller farmers are not penalised in order to protect the 2% of farmers who are in receipt of 12% of the payment. “We need a better deal for smaller farmers in Donegal and I will continue with meetings throughout the county to gauge the view of farmers. The next meeting will be held at the Highland Hotel in the Glenties on November 29th where party Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív will be the guest speaker.”EQUAL CAP PROGRAMME VITAL FOR DONEGAL FARMERS – MEETING TOLD was last modified: November 16th, 2012 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:SENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more