Judge orders journalist to reveal her sources

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on South Africa News Organisation RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information South AfricaAfrica Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story November 27, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img News to go further Reporters Without Borders protested today against a South Africa judge ordering a journalist to reveal her sources to support claims that national director of public prosecutions Bulelani Ngcuka was a spy for the intelligence services under the country’s white minority apartheid regime.A commission of enquiry headed by Judge Joos Hefer said on 16 October that Ranjeni Munusamy, formerly with the Sunday Times, must disclose them despite objections by her lawyers. “We are astonished the commission is doing this,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “South Africa has shown its commitment to freedom of expression, so it would be regrettable if a commission looking into a dark period of the country’s history violated such a basic principle of journalism.” Munusamy accused Ngcuka in an article in City Press on 7 October and said she had documentary evidence. Since the Hefer Commission ordered to reveal these sources, she has received threatening phone calls warning that she will be harmed if she does. Munusamy has stressed that she will not testify before the commission. The High Court will rule on 3 November whether she is legally obliged to or not. Judge Hefer has turned to other journalists to give evidence but all have refused to do so until the High Court has ruled. Reports February 4, 2021 Find out more South AfricaAfrica Receive email alerts October 21, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge orders journalist to reveal her sources November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Gerry Raftery: Managing Coronavirus Stress

first_imgEmail Previous articleLive95 CARI’s on Helping Limerick ChildrenNext articleStill Dreaming those dreams: FONDA return with new EP after four years Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Coronavirus | freepik.comCORONAVIRUS is causing stress in people’s lives, living in lockdown, cocooning, lonesomeness and despair. Gerry Raftery is the Co-Ordinator of Mindfulness Programmes at Personal Milestones and shares tips on how we can manage coronavirus stress. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shopping is normally an enjoyable experience for most people. Now shopping for food and the weekly provisions has suddenly become difficult and Stressful.At the moment many of us can experience anxiety when shopping. We have to queue to get into the shop and then we can become afraid of picking up the coronavirus from other customers or from staff or from the stock on the shelves. But there are many other sources of Stress at the moment. Of Course, the greatest one of these is the fear of contracting Covid-19 – that the Coronavirus comes into our own family circle.What are the other Stressors? There is the Stress in the loss of a job. There is financial Stress. There is the Stress of being restricted in our movements, our loss of freedom. There is the Stress of living at close quarters in a family situation which can be difficult. There is Stress in caring for school-children at home and encouraging students in an uncertain academic world.Then there is the Stress of the constant news about the Coronavirus, the daily reports of more deaths and more new cases. So, we live in a highly Stressful environment. What can we do to manage and cope? A basic understanding of the nature of Stress Overload and how to deal with it can be helpful.What is Stress Overload?While Stress can be a normal part of life, at times we can experience Stress Overload. How does this Stress affect our physical and mental health?Stress can make us physically ill. It raises our blood pressure and when we are under constant pressure this can lead to long term damage. We get pains and aches in the neck and back. We can get headaches as a result of Stress. Stress damages our ability to have a good night’s sleep. At an emotional level Stress can take quite a toll as it leads to anxiety, nervousness, helplessness and depression. Emotionally Stress can make us irritable and leads to bouts of anger, impatience or low energy and weariness.Without doubt the Coronavirus Pandemic has heightened the Stress levels of most people in the country.Stress can lead to some mis-guided Stress management behaviours such as drinking more alcohol, eating more food, drug taking and smoking more. When we handle Stress negatively it can make a bad situation worse.So, we need to find healthy ways to manage Stress.Managing our Thoughts We have often taught in our Stress Management and Mindfulness Courses that if we could manage our thinking, we could manage our Stress levels. While no amount of positive thinking can change the reality of the Coronavirus Pandemic it can help us to manage it better.We can manage our thinking by focusing on learning the real facts about the virus. Beware of thought patterns which are unhelpful, these include exaggeration and what is often called catastrophising. Here we make things out to be worse than they really are. If our natural tendency is towards negativity or pessimism, we have to filter our thinking and recognise that there could be a gap between how we see things and the reality. The situation may not be as bad as we believe it to be. For example, the experts in this country are telling us that we are making progress in containing the Coronavirus. We are heading in the right direction in our battle against the disease. The battle will be won.10 Coronavirus Stress Management TechniquesThere are many things we can do to reduce our own Stress levels in the face of this Virus. Here is a list of 10 useful practices or habits to get us through the present crisis.Top of the list is to be guided by the experts and develop behaviour patterns which increase our levels of safety. We know what these are, make only necessary journeys, maintain social distancing, wash your hands, follow coughing and sneezing hygiene practices. Use your common sense and act responsibly. This can reduce our levels of Stress as we will feel safer.Find your own sanctuary or safe space where you can relax and be unafraid. This could be your bedroom, sitting room or a nice spot in your garden.Learn to live in the Present Moment. The Coronavirus crisis has thrown us into a time of great uncertainty about the future. We don’t know what lies ahead or when life may return to some degree of normality. The sensible approach is to try to take life one day at a time. Acceptance is crucial at a time like this. Though we are in an extremely difficult situation our ability to accept life as it is now will reduce our Stress. We need to work on learning to accept things as they are now.Find space and time to do something pleasant. Occupy your time and your mind through reading, listening to music, playing games alone or with your family circle, do a jig-saw, paint a picture, learn something new. Feed your healthy curiosity. Explore your family or local history. There is so much you can do to take your mind away from what is terrible.If you have a garden enjoy it, plant flowers or shrubs, and keep weeding. It is amazing how weeding can become so absorbing. And it makes a difference.One of the strong recommendations we keep hearing about during this crisis is to take exercise. Plan your day so that you have time for a walk or whatever exercise suits you. Exercise generates positive feelings and it is free.If you have a pet enjoy the company of your beloved animal, stroke your cat or play with your dog or be mesmerised by the fish swimming around the fish-tank.Pray, Meditate, Practice Yoga, nurture your Spiritual side. Here you can find peace and hope. When we find ourselves very stressed it is good and healthy to talk to somebody about our feelings. It is important to choose the right person. The late poet John O’Donoghue recommends “Stay clear of those vexed in spirit. Learn to linger around someone of ease who feels they have all the time in the world.” Hope Hope is the belief in a better future. As human beings we have great creativity and resilience. We will succeed and overcome this virus. Though we will know much loss, change and uncertainty, we will rebuild our lives and our world again. It is essential that we believe that a better future exists and is possible. We cannot afford to lose Hope and Confidence as we have lost so much already.“Hope is seeing light despite being surrounded by darkness.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu. TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Poststress WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Advertisement Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsGerry Raftery: Managing Coronavirus StressBy Meghann Scully – May 8, 2020 200 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Badgers ready for Cal State Fullerton

first_imgBoRyan’s advice to his Wisconsin team as it prepares to face Cal State Fullertonin the first round of the NCAA tournaments: Don’t blink.Hedid. It wasn’t pleasant.“They’llget the ball up in a hurry,” Ryan said. “I was looking at one gamefilm today and I must have blinked, but they were laying it in at the other endafter a make. Must have been a slow blink.”Despitebeing Big Ten champions and ranked sixth in the nation, the Badgers will haveto stay alert to avoid an upset Thursday in Omaha, Neb.The14th-seeded Titans (24-8, 12-4 Big West) beat UC Irvine on Saturday night towin the conference tournament. Josh Akognon scored 23 points and was picked astournament MVP.No.3 seed Wisconsin (29-4, 16-2), beat Illinois 61-48 to win the tournament titleSunday, to go with its regular season championship.Ryanput his team through a light shooting workout Monday ? “no diving forloose balls, no chasing, no pinching, no rabbit punches,” he said ? but hesaid he saw plenty of shortcomings during the conference tournament that hisplayers will focus on when the heavy-duty workouts resume Tuesday.Lastyear, the Badgers were without injured leading rebounder Brian Butch and gotbounced by UNLV in the second round. But he has been healthy all this seasonand is averaging almost 13 points and seven rebounds a game.“Weknow we’ve got tough competition down the road,” Ryan said. “But theother teams playing us know they’ve got a team that’s going to battle them,too, and I like the group that I have going into these games.”last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 2016

first_imgTRAINERS FANCY CHROME FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR            Arrogate or California Chrome, California Chrome or Arrogate.Arrogate defeated California Chrome by a half-length in a dramatic running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. It was his second stakes appearance, both wins in Grade I races.Chrome’s body of work last year took him from the Golden State to Dubai as the popular California-bred boosted his earnings to $14,452,650, a North American record.So when it comes to Horse of the Year for 2016, a random sampling of Santa Anita-based trainers Saturday morning when the main track was closed for training due to rain drew a majority of Chrome votes:Richard Baltas: Arrogate. He beat Chrome heads up.Rafael Beccera: Chrome. Art Sherman, he’s my man.Simon Callaghan: Arrogate.Jack Carava: Chrome. He ran well all year. He’s a tough horse.Victor Garcia: Chrome’s been solid all the time. He deserves it.Mark Glatt: They should be co-winners. You can’t take anything away from Chrome but Arrogate did beat him, and it wasn’t because of a bad ride. Chrome’s been a machine.Bruce Headley: Chrome. Art (trainer Art Sherman) has the best horse in the world, and when he was young, he galloped the best horse in the world–Swaps.Brian Koriner: Chrome deserves it for the year he had. He traveled all over. He’s retiring; Arrogate can win it next year.Paulo Lobo: Arrogate. He beat Chrome.Mike Machowsky: Chrome should get it. Arrogate’s racing next year and he can get it then. This is more about bragging rights, anyway. Chrome’s people were true sportsmen for racing him all year when they could have retired him, but they’re both super horses.Alfredo Marquez: Chrome. He should have won the Classic. He’s a great horse.Jeff Mullins: Chrome deserves it. I hope he gets it.Jorge Periban: Chrome.John Shirreffs: I’m a Chromie. He’s a Cal-bred, c’mon.Gary Stute: No comment. FINISH LINES: Arrogate galloped one mile on the training track Saturday at 8:40 a.m. under exercise rider Dana Barnes . . . There are no guaranteed pools in exotic wagering today due to inclement weather . . . Hearty get-well wishes to longtime horse owner and Major League baseball star (three World Series rings with the 1952, ’53 and ’56 Yankees) Irv Noren, 92, who was hospitalized yesterday but is now recovering at home in Oceanside from a bout with pneumonia . . . Belated condolences to family and friends of late handicapper and turf writer Russ Harris, who died Tuesday in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at the age of 93. A 2011 inductee in the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor and one of the best and most widely recognized public handicappers of all time, Harris served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Normandy, France, and also participated in the Rhineland Ardennes and Central Europe campaign, receiving several medals for his service. Harris swept the nine-race card at Belmont Park with his top selections on May 8, 1981 . . . Santa Anita offers Dollar Day tomorrow, with hot dogs, beer and soda available for just a buck. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday through Thursday, with live racing resuming Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. . . . Players wishing to gain a seat in the 2017 National Handicapping Championship Challenge in Las Vegas Jan. 7 or get a head start in the 2018 event can buy in to Santa Anita’s Players Choice contest for $500. The top five finishers in the Players Choice competition will have their pick of a 2017 or 2018 NHC Challenge entry. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four Players Choice finishers: $10,000, $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. For further information, visit santaanita.com/contest. HORSE OF THE YEAR CONTENDER ARROGATE IN 2017 DEBUTA ‘POLL’ OF TRAINERS FAVORS CHROME OVER ARROGATE ARROGATE GALLOPS MILE FOR TOMORROW’S SAN PASQUALcenter_img ARROGATE SAN PASQUAL WIN WOULD AID HOY BIDArrogate is a certainty to be a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the 2016 Horse of the Year, his credentials confirmed with wins in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga in August and a memorable victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.The quest for a 2017 championship begins at the first opportunity–in Sunday’s $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita.Ballots for the 2016 championship are due on Jan. 3 with an announcement on the finalists to be made later.Arrogate is a no-brainer for three-year-old male, while his main rival for Horse of the Year, California Chrome, is a lock for top older horse.Both have merits for the Horse of the Year title“It’s a tough call,” said respected private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “I think they are by far and away the best horses in America, and Arrogate definitely should be three-year-old of the year, and Chrome should definitely be older horse of the year.“Now who gets Horse of the Year? I don’t know. They’re two very, very good horses. I couldn’t fault people who vote for either horse.”For the record, Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert, fresh off a Triple Crown triumph with Horse of the Year American Pharoah in 2015, has but two stakes wins this year, the Grade I Travers by 13 ½ lengths in track record time, and the Classic, which capped a five-race winning streak.Chrome, on the other hand, was undefeated this year under the direction of trainer Art Sherman until Arrogate took his measure, winning six straight, three of them Grade I’s.“To have two horses back to back like a Pharoah and an Arrogate in this close of a time frame, that’s like when Lucien Lauren had Riva Ridge and Secretariat back to back (Riva Ridge was the Eclipse Award-winning two-year-old male in 1971 and outstanding older male in 1973; the mighty Secretariat was Horse of the Year as a two-year-old in 1972 and at three in 1973).“Arrogate and California Chrome are just two really good horses,” Young said. “We’ll just leave it at that for now.”            As an afterthought, what about two-year-old filly champion of 2015 Songbird, who won four Grade I stakes from coast to coast on three different tracks and suffered her lone defeat by the narrowest of noses to an older mare, three-time Eclipse champion Beholder?Not exactly chopped liver.The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Prospect Park, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 10-1; Accelerate, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Midnight Storm, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; and Arrogate, Mike Smith, 1-5.last_img read more

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Govt mulls toll for drivers using Amaila Fall access road

first_imgWhile a road user’s agreement was in place that allowed Government to recoup money from operators, who damaged hinterland roads, more direct charges are being contemplated, targeted at sustaining a steady flow of cash for road maintenance.This is the case at least with the Amaila Falls road, which is located in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). At a recent post-Cabinet press conference, Infrastructure Minister David Patterson zoomed in on Australian mining company Troy Resources.“The primary user of the road, obviously, would be Troy Resources. There are some other miners that would use the road. We’ll be looking to have a road-users agreement to charge users to ensure that we can get the funds to maintain it.”“It is in a reasonably passable condition at the moment. No one is maintaining or regulating it at the moment,” Patterson added. “But we’re looking to put in the road users agreement shortly.”A section of the Amaila Falls access roadIt was only a few days ago that plans were announced to fix the already deplorable Linden-Lethem trail, one of those roads rendered almost impassable partly by heavy-duty transit. In fact, it was pointed out that, almost daily, vehicles are overturning along the trail, with the most recent incident being last week.Commuters had complained bitterly about the condition of the roads, and had called on Government to intervene and repair the sections that are almost impassable. More recently, small operators have called on authorities to suspend heavy-duty vehicles from traversing the trail, since those vehicles are further damaging the roads.The Public Infrastructure Ministry has in the past complained about the “significant” sums of monies that have been expended in the hinterland regions for the rehabilitation of roadways. It had previously cited the $54.5 million was spent in 2016 to repair the Puruni-Itaballi corridor. Furthermore, in 2017, $100 million was allocated to improve the Puruni-Pappishou corridor.The Ministry had said that its efforts are being counteracted by operators of private mining or mining-related businesses, who choose to use overladen trucks on the roads and engage in other forms of misuse.They had also pointed out that the misuse of these roads is in contravention of the Road Users’ Agreement with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA), the Public Infrastructure Ministry, and the Natural Resources Ministry.“While the agreement notes that the Government of Guyana will use its best efforts to keep the road maintained in good condition at all times, road users must play their part by adhering to stipulations such as the prohibition of vehicles weighing more than 60 tons crossing Itaballi-Puruni bridges. Additionally, the agreement notes that users shall be liable to Government for any damage to Government’s property caused by the negligent use of the roadways by their employees and/or their agents.”last_img read more

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Donegal brothers join 2019 Rich List

first_imgTwo brothers from Donegal who own a £150m construction group have been added as new entries to the Sunday Times Rich List 2019.Cormac (67) and Patrick Byrne (64) own Ardmore Construction, one of the largest family-owned construction groups in the UK.The Byrne brothers were added to the Sunday Times UK Top 1,000 list of the richest people this week. Placed at number 703, the brothers are estimated to be worth £170m (€193m).Ardmore is behind some of the highest profile schemes in London, specialising in residential and hotel contracts.The brothers made it to number 79 on the Irish Rich List in March.Donegal businessman Paddy McNally also features as a re-entry to the UK Top 1,000. The former Formula One racing tycoon came in at #230 at an estimated wealth of £600m, down £10m from last year. McNally, a former journalist from south Donegal, made his millions selling trackside advertising at F1 circuits. Donegal brothers join 2019 Rich List was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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Here’s how to win 2 tickets to EVERY Chase Center event in 2019

first_imgThat includes the Golden State Warriors’ season opener at their new digs in San Francisco on Oct. 24 as well as the night concert with … CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.Clear your calendar, fans.Because you could be very, very busy for basically the rest of 2019.Chase bank is staging a sweepstakes for a pair of tickets to every game, concert and event scheduled at Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, in 2019.last_img

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X&Y ANGEL -New Short Ponytail Hair Piece Extension Wavy Claw Clip In/on Hairpiece PM004, Lovely pony tsil but its not black its dark brown

first_img Posted on May 12, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HairpiecesTags X&Y ANGEL Omg i absolutely love these hair pieces i have brought 2 now. I have had so many comments on it. And the best thing about it, it really do look like you’re real hair. Really good natural looking pony tail. Once in and secure, you can play about with the hair to create a natural look that no one can see if it is your hair or not. I tie my hair into a tight pony tail,ends tucked in to hair bobble. Pull hair at back and sides till happy with look then clip hair to desired height making sure its secure and not pulling. Key specs for X&Y ANGEL -New Short Ponytail Hair Piece Extension Wavy Claw Clip In/on Hairpiece PM004 (dark brown):Condition: Brand newStyle: Curly ponytail comes in a claw clip.How to wear: Shake it and clip it on your own hair. Brush it into the style you like. No pins or tape are required.Length:about 30 cmThere are 3 colors to choose:black ,light brown .dak brownComments from buyers“Ponytail clip in, Thanks so much love this ponytail love big hair so yes its great , Omg I absolutely love these hair pieces I have brought 2 now” Brilliant and very easy to use. The product it’s beautiful looks identical with my colour hair and i use chocolate truffle. Very easy to put on and it’s not heavy at all. This is brilliant and matches my colour. Well worth the price makes you look stunning and i need height in my hair so i bought this n it makes me look stunning so thankyou. Thanks so much love this ponytail love big hair so yes its great great delivery will buy more in future. Lovely pony tsil but its not black its dark brown pity i cant wear it as i have black hair hense 3 stars. Bought for my daughters wedding and she looks lovely, easy to attach, colour was not perfect a bit light for a dark brown request, perhaps got the wrong colour. Have now ordered again in black. Does everything it says on the tin. Looks very synthetic and not matching the colour i thought it would be, as demonstrated in the pics. Brilliant hairpiece, matches my own hair perfectly. Lovely ponytail nice an thick i went for dark brown but theres a slight red tone in it if thats what your after. Fantastic, my hair looked amazing and the colour matched my dyed hair. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-05-12 10:03:28Reviewed Item X&Y ANGEL -New Short Ponytail Hair Piece Extension Wavy Claw Clip In/on Hairpiece PM004 (dark brown)Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  37  reviewslast_img read more

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Sharon Gray

first_imgA true advocate and supporter of Touch in South Australia, Sharon Gray continues to dedicate her time to supporting the growth of Touch Football in grassroots communities. A long time player and national representative, Sharon uses her expertise and time to encourage and develop touch programs in secondary schools encouraging participation by both students and teachers. Sharon is also the permit managers for Eastern Stingrays, a role that is critical to the function of State League.last_img

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Northern Eastern BC has intake clinics to help with mental health for

first_img“With school in full swing, midterms over and the holiday season on the horizon, December makes sense as a time for parents to check in with their children to see how things are going,” said Wade Maybie, a registered nurse at the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinic in Saanich B.C.Maybie says it’s best to call ahead to be sure you are within the clinic’s catchment area. That’s true for all clinics in B.C.“Sometimes it’s possible that what the caller really needs is a referral to a different community resource, and once the initial screening meeting occurs, the team looks at the best fit for services,” Maybie said.The following are our local area B.C. Mental Health Intake Offices;Fort St John 5020 Airport Drive, Fort Nelson Fort Nelson Tumbler Ridge ​ For more information on the above-listed clinics; CLICK HEREFor other resources that are not in our area;Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health; CLICK HEREThe Foundry; CLICK HEREFamily Smart; CLICK HEREKelty Mental Health; CLICK HERE Suite 200  9900 100 Ave., Fort St John, VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Children and Family Development funds 100 walk-in intake clinics around the province, where children and youth who may be struggling with mental health challenges can get assessed and connected to supports and services.Not everyone knows there are walk-in intake clinics around the Province. These clinics funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development are set up for children and youth who might be struggling with mental health challenges.These children and youth can be assessed and connected to services and supports for challenges ranging from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, to family conflict, emotional dysregulation and trauma. Self-harm and problems related to alcohol and drugs are common issues for the children and youth who come into the Child and Youth Mental Health clinics. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chetwynd Suite 205 1508 102 Ave., Dawson Creekcenter_img Dawson Creek ​ ​ Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4744 52 St., Chetwynd ​ ​ Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tumbler Ridge High School intake with a Clinicianlast_img read more

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