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RELAY FOR LIFE ALL SET FOR INCREDIBLE WEEKEND AS MAJELLA AND DANIEL VOW SUPPORT

first_imgAn emotional Majella O’Donnell wipes away a tear while Daniel was performing at the Relay for Life in Letterkenn last year. (North wEst Newspix)DD HEALTH: CANCER survivor Majella O’Donnell and her husband Daniel will be among star-studded guests taking part in the inspirational Relay for Life Donegal event starting today.Thousands of people are expected to take part in the main event at the LyIT campus in Letterkenny over the next two days – 5pm this evening until 5pm tomorrow (Sunday).Majella has been cancer-free for two years and has been a huge advocate for cancer research and support for those suffering from the various forms of the illness. Majella said: “I’d like to encourage everyone to come out and support this fantastic event. As we all know, cancer affects nearly all of us in our lives and we all need to get behind this and support it.”Daniel added: “We want to be part of Relay for Life Donegal 2016. We certainly hope that it will be a great success.”Daniel will be the closing act at the two-day festival when he takes to the stage tomorrow, Sunday, at 4pm.Relay For Life is a 24 Hour community event which celebrates people who have survived a cancer diagnosis, remembers those lost to the disease and brings the community together to Fight Back against Cancer. Here’s a message from the organisers:Members of the public are very welcome to attend at any point during the 24 hours on 4th/5th June, from 5pm to 5pmThere are some important things to note:The event is a Free event and starts at 5pm sharp on Sat 4th June If you would like to attend the opening ceremony please be on site no later than 4:30pm.Parking for the event is free in LYIT. As there will be peak times throughout the 24 hours you are asked to park responsibly in and around the event.On the day you will notice many people wearing purple “Survivors” tee shirts. These people are our VIP’s so feel free to greet them with a smile and a “hello”.There will be many different activities throughout the days at the various team gazebos so please feel free to get involved.Food / Tea / Coffee and refreshments will be for sale in “An Danlann” (the LYIT Sports Centre).There will be additional toilet facilities available on the campus and in and around the event.Some areas of the LYIT campus will not be accessible to members of the public so you are asked to please cooperate with event staff.Drugs or Alcohol are not permitted on the grounds of LYIT at any point during the weekend.This is a no-smoking venue, including e-cigarettes.Animals are not permitted but there are no restrictions on guide dogs or assistance dogs.As this is a family occasion, children are welcome but must be supervised at all times.Please familiarise yourself with the emergency points in your vicinity throughout the day.Comfortable shoes are a must if you are attending Relay For Life, high heels should not be worn for health and safety reasons. And most importantly, HAVE FUN!Your full guide to the weekend is below:   Advertisement RELAY FOR LIFE ALL SET FOR INCREDIBLE WEEKEND AS MAJELLA AND DANIEL VOW SUPPORT was last modified: June 5th, 2016 by John2Share 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:2016daniel o’donnelldonegalMajella O’DonnellRelay for Lifelast_img read more

Conservative MPs demand answers on future of Trans Mountain

first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — The federal Natural Resources Committee held an emergency meeting on Parliament Hill as the opposition demanded action from the Trudeau government on the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline.Last week, the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out the approval of the controversial project, which the government is purchasing for 4.5-billion dollars.Opposition MP’s like Conservative shadow minister on natural resources, Shannon Stubbs, forced this emergency meeting in order to demand answers and action from the Trudeau government.Stubbs is angry the Liberals used their majority on the committee to defeat her motion to launch a study on the state of the Trans Mountain pipeline. She says the government needs to explain what went wrong and what it will do to get the pipeline built.“They have no plan and they have no answers for Canadians,” Stubbs says. “[The Liberal party have to] outline immediately a concrete plan to ensure that the Trans Mountain expansion can go ahead.”Liberal MP Marc Serre indicates the opposition will not get any answers today.Liberals defeat the Conservative motion at the Natural Resources committee to study the court ruling on Trans Mountain pipeline and have Ministers appear to explain the next steps #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 4, 2018“We’re taking the appropriate time to review the decision and access the next steps,” says Serre, adding the feds are still committed to the project that is supposed to ship diluted bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby Mountain for overseas exports.Liberals on the committee say the government needs time to study the decision before announcing next steps. It’s not clear if the government is considering an appeal.NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, on the other hand, says the whole project should be turfed.“The review process is flawed on a number of grounds,” Singh says, singling out the federal court’s findings that there were inadequate consultations with Indigenous communities and not enough examinations of the risks to the B.C. coast.Speaking to NEWS 1130 after a transit announcement in Surrey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down on his previous statements on the Trans Mountain expansion.He adds consultations with First Nations and addressing environmental issues are not about appeasing the courts, but about demonstrating that Canada can get its resources onto global markets “in the right way.”“This is all about whether or not we can continue to be a resource exporting nation,” Trudeau says.“As we said from the very beginning, you can’t make a choice between the economy and the environment. You have to do them together, and that’s exactly what we have been focused on and we will continue to do even more of.”— with files from Sonia Aslamlast_img read more