Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman injures hand in celebration, but will be OK for ALCS

first_imgOf course https://t.co/6T5ECMQ6ZU— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) October 8, 2019Chapman told ESPN Tuesday night he had iced his hand, the bandage was off, and he “feels fine.” He planned to have a full workout Wednesday.General manager Brian Cashman didn’t sound worried.“He had a huge smile on his face, so I think that was a good sign,’’ Cashman said.This came just hours after setup man Zack Britton tweaked his ankle covering first base in the bottom of the seventh. Injuries keep occurring for the Yankees even in the postseason.Closer Aroldis Chapman hurt his hand on a bottle during the team’s postgame festivities after the Yankees finished off the sweep of the Twins in three games in the American League Division Series on Monday. Justin Verlander pushed Astros for ALDS Game 4 start on short rest Three takeaways from Nationals’ Game 4 win over Dodgers Three takeaways from Yankees’ series-clinching win over Twins in ALDS Game 3 Chapman’s hand was heavily bandaged after the incident, but he insisted it’s not a big deal.“I was just celebrating and everyone was jumping around,’’ Chapman said through an interpreter, via the New York Post. “I got hit with a bottle, but it’s fine.” Related News He left the game in the eighth inning, forcing Chapman to get the final five outs of the game. Britton he said he will be fine, as well.The Yankees set an MLB record this year, sending 30 different players to the injured list, which broke the Dodgers’ previous record of 28.New York will face the winner of the Astros-Rays ALDS in the American League Championship Series, which will begin Saturday.last_img read more

Braves catcher Brian McCann announces retirement in wake of Game 5 loss in NLDS

first_img Three takeaways from Cardinals’ series-clinching NLDS Game 5 win over Braves After 15 MLB seasons, Braves catcher Brian McCann says he’s retiring.McCann made the announcement while talking with reporters after Atlanta’s 13-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday. McCann was then traded to the Astros after the 2016 season where he would go on to win his only World Series in 2017. He returned to Atlanta on a one-year, $2 million deal last offseason which wound up being his final season.”That was a big reason I wanted to come back,” McCann said. “I wanted to be a part of this again, put this uniform back on and play in front of my family every night.”The six-time silver slugger sported a .262/.337/.452 career line while hitting 282 homers and driving in 1,018 runs. McCann also posted a career 31.8 bWAR and was named an All-Star seven times. Braves nix foam tomahawk giveaway, will limit ‘chop’ chant during NLDS Game 5 Twitter reacts to Cardinals’ unbelievable 10-run first inning in NLDS Game 5 “I had a long career. Fifteen years is a long time catching every day. And I got to do it my hometown.”— @Braves catcher Brian McCann pic.twitter.com/TQehAywvZw— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) October 10, 2019″It’s time to go,” McCann told reporters. “I had a long career. Fifteen years is a long time catching every day. And I got to do it my hometown.”The Georgia native made his major-league debut with the Braves back in 2005. He would spend nine years in Atlanta before signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees before the 2014 season. Related Newslast_img read more

Tom Brady makes interesting cameo in Paul Rudd’s Netflix comedy, ‘Living With Yourself’

first_imgNFL QB POWER RANKINGS: Russell Wilson new No. 1 after Patrick Mahomes injury; Sam Darnold rises quicklyAbout 9 1/2 minutes into the episode, Miles arrives at the spa — which is inside a strip mall. He sees the six-time Super Bowl champion walking out. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/L5V6nzX16E— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 19, 2019″First time?” Brady asks.”Uh-huh,” Miles replies. “You?””Sixth,” Brady says, smiling.This exchange may leave viewers with some questions.Last February, Patriots team owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting a sex worker at a strip-mall day spa  in South Florida. In the series, the Top Happy Spa clones its clients and replaces them with newer, better versions of themselves, so while the location seems eerily similar, the scene has nothing to do with the scandal.In an interview with The Wrap , director Timothy Greenberg said the scene was written in 2015, when Brady was in the midst of the Deflategate controversy.  Tom Brady plays a tiny — but interesting — role in Paul Rudd’s new Netfilix comedy series, “Living With Yourself.”The series, which premiered Friday, stars Rudd as Miles, a depressed guy who wants to upgrade his life. In Episode 1, Miles goes to a magical spa — the Top Happy Spa. “There was this implication that maybe he’s a clone and he’s cheating,” Greenberg said. “When I wrote it, he was 37 and had won four Super Bowls. And then by the time I actually make the thing, he’s now 41 and he’s just coming off his sixth Super Bowl win. So he became even more perfect.”What are the odds?All eight episodes of “Living With Yourself” are available for streaming on Netflix.last_img read more

Jazz welcome back George Hill, who leads Utah to 100-83 victory over Philadelphia

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The ideal Utah Jazz starting lineup, which had only played a grand total of 12 minutes together all season, was finally back together Thursday night as George Hill rejoined the team — finally — for the first time in exactly a month.Although it took awhile for the Jazz to get synchronized, Hill’s presence in the lineup was obvious as he led the Jazz to a 100-83 win over Philadelphia Thursday night at Vivint Arena as Utah improved to 20-13 on the season.Never was Hill’s value more apparent than in the fourth quarter when he scored 13 points and led the Jazz on a decisive 30-9 run to turn what looked like a possible loss against the NBA’s worst team into a deceiving runaway victory.For the night, Hill’s numbers were outstanding. How about a game-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, 2-for-2 from 3-point range, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals and a blocked shot for good measure.“It’s great to have him back,” said Gordon Hayward, who scored 20 points on the night. “He played well in his first game back, especially there at the end when he kind of controlled it on the offensive end, and I can’t say enough about his defensive play too.”“George clearly played well, even though he’s been out,” said coach Quin Snyder.Hill had missed eight games earlier in the season with a sprained thumb and then missed the last 13 games with a sprained right big toe. He practiced earlier in the week, but missed Thursday’s shootaround and wasn’t declared a go until an hour before the game“I told the guys I’ll do all I can,” said Hill, who acknowledged that he’s still a ways from being 100 percent. “It starts on the defensive end and carries over, and when the shot’s there, just be aggressive. I let the game come to me.”Early on, the Jazz jumped out to an eight-point lead and looked like they would cruise against the lowly Sixers. However, Philadelphia scored 10 straight to take a 10-point lead after the first quarter and kept the lead most of the way through the third quarter when they took a 74-70 lead into the final quarter.That’s when the Jazz finally woke up, scoring 10 straight points in a little over two minutes and holding the Sixers to 1-for-14 shooting as the Jazz went on a 21-2 run at the midway point of the quarter.First Rodney Hood sank a pair of shots, including a 3-pointer, and then Hayward scored a bucket in the lane. Then Trey Lyles sank a 3-pointer and Hood scored again with a 22-footer.The Sixers finally broke the spell with a basket, but the Jazz ran off 11 straight more points, including 3-pointers by Lyles and Hill, from about 28 feet out.Hood added 20 points, while Lyles scored 11 points off the bench. Rudy Gobert’s streak of 11 straight double-doubles ended as he finished with nine points and 13 rebounds. He would have easily kept the streak alive, but only managed 3 of 11 from the free-throw line, a big reason why the Jazz had their lowest free-throw percentage of the year at 53.6 percent on 15 of 28.The Sixers played without leading scorer Joel Embid, who was resting, but Nerlens Noels, who had only played in five games this season after sitting out with a knee injury, scored 14 points off the bench. Ersan Ilysova led the Sixers with 16 points, while Dario Saric scored 14 off the bench and Jahil Okafor scored 13 points.After playing Phoenix on New Year’s Eve, the Jazz embark on a five-game road trip, beginning with Brooklyn Monday night.last_img read more

Leafs are ready to put the past behind, start post season Tuesday

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe way the season started is the way the regular campaign ended for the Nelson Leafs — with a loss.Five players shared in the scoring to lead the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs, finishing with a 25-22-0-3 record and third spot in the Murdoch Division, now prepare to face Beaver Valley in game on of the divisional playoffs beginning Tuesday in Fruitvale.“We’re now ready for the new season,” said Leaf captain Taylor O’Neil following the season-ending loss Saturday.“Our record is completely erased . . . we can completely forget it. Now we can focus on Beaver Valley.”The Thunder Cats, gaining a bit of revenge on the Leafs after losing 4-3 Friday in Creston, took the lead with a shorthanded marker by Brandon Formosa midway through the opening frame. Ryan Hewitt made it 2-0 before Nelson center Gavin Currie, playing his second game after recovering from a shoulder injury, combined with Dustin Johnson and Marcus Dahl, the cut the lead to 2-1 at intermission.Jovi Fabbri and Kane Dawe increased the lead to 4-1 six minutes into the second period before Johnson got one back for Nelson.However, Brennan Foreman got a little satisfaction on his former club scoring on Marcus Beesley two minutes later to restore the three-goal advantage. Foreman, dispatched to the Cats at the trading deadline in January, glared at the Leaf bench while skating past coach Chris Shaw after scoring.Dahl, with his second point of the game, gave Nelson some life before the period ended when his shot fooled Cats’ goalie Weston Joseph.It took the Leafs 19 minutes, and pulling the goalie, to cut the lead to 5-4. Colton Schell scored from a goalmouth scramble.Despite playing with two extra players after Creston’s Formosa was penalized in the final minute of the game, Nelson couldn’t find the equalizer.“That’s a pretty good team over there,” O’Neil confessed. “Obviously we were able to come together as a team last night but it was a close game too.”“It’s been like that all year,” O’Neil added. “We just didn’t have it tonight . . . had a couple unlucky bounces.”Nelson out shot the Cats 29-23, including 14-8 in the opening frame. Beesley was out dueled in goal by Joseph, who recorded the win.Ryan Waldhaus of Prince George, acquired by Nelson to fill the injured roster position of Darren Hogg, replaced Beesley in the second period.Nelson was given special exemption by B.C. Hockey to place Waldhaus on the roster after it was revealed Hogg would not be able to play again this season due to an injured leg.BLUELINES: It was quite a festive atmosphere in the arena Saturday as Leaf brass joined forces with Save On Foods and the NDCC to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Child Heath of B.C. . . .More than 700 fans attended with the 50-50 draw topping the $500 mark. . . .The concourse was filled with booths for the fans to enjoy, including tents occupied by The Bridge and Scotia Bank. . . .The Leafs welcomed back sniper Gavin Currie to the lineup this weekend. Currie, out since December 31 with a shoulder injury, has two points Saturday. . . .Colton Schell, with two points Saturday, won the Nelson scoring race by four points over Joel Stewart and five over Currie. . . .Blake Arcuri missed another game due to a shoulder injury, which he originally suffered in minor hockey. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad will have surgery in the next few weeks. . . .Evan J. Moir suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Friday in Creston. . . .Ryan Voykin, a contestant throughout the season during the Leafs shoot-to-win contest, and Shawn Badger, after winning the program draw, had a chance to win a Ford Fiesta in the Nelson Ford Shootout during the second period intermission. Both missed in their bids. . . .Friday, Connor Enright scored twice and added an assist to lift Nelson to the 4-3 win.sports@rthenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Fancy winning 2 All Ireland football tickets?

first_imgTHE ANSWERS!!Qualifying Question: How many times have Mayo been beaten in All Ireland Senior football finals since they last won the title in 1951?7 (’89,’96,’97,’04,’06,’12,’13) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email If you think you know your football and more importantly, your Galway and Mayo football, then tune in to Molly in the Morning each day this week (6.30-9am) for your chance to win 2 All Ireland football final tickets courtesy of Supermacs. Each morning we ask a qualifying question, then one listener per day with the correct answer will come on air at 8.50am and try and answer as many questions as possible in 60 seconds! On Friday, the person with the highest total gets the tickets! Here is a look at today’s questions, see how you do before looking at the answers below. Our first contestant Liam O’Reilly posted a score of 3. “Minute to Win It” – Galway Mayo Quiz Answers MONDAYSEAN FLANAGANMEATH6PAUL CONROYJOHN O’MAHONY31994CORK (1993)Dessie ConneelyStephen Rochford7 Qualifying Question: How many times have Mayo been beaten in All Ireland Senior football finals since they last won the title in 1951?“Minute to Win It” – Galway Mayo Quiz Questions MONDAYWho was Mayo captain when they last won the Sam Maguire? Who did Mayo beat in that 1951 final?How many All Ireland Minor titles have Galway won?Who captained Galway Minors to their last All Ireland title? Who was Mayo manager when they lost the 1989 All Ireland Senior football final? How many All Ireland Senior titles have Mayo won?In what year did Galway Minors last lose an All Ireland final?What county beat both Galway Minors and Mayo Seniors on the same day in Croke Park by a combined 39 points?Who is Galway Minor Captain next Sunday? Who is the Mayo Senior football manager next Sunday? How many games have Mayo played in this year’s senior championship?last_img read more

​20 women across Pacific to undergo training

first_imgThe event aims to develop skills through sports to directly impact lives of young women and girls in their communities.Cricket Australia, Netball Australia and the International Cricket Council have joined forces to offer an exciting leadership opportunity for their female counterparts throughout the Pacific Islands. The program will, for the first time, bring together female leaders from across the sports sector from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga.It aims to promote an increase in the number of women moving into leadership roles in sport and other sectors. Applicants include women working in provincial governments, national sporting bodies, provincial sporting bodies and women who are volunteers of their sport as well as paid employees.The Pacific Women’s Sport Leadership program will provide a targeted, high quality professional development opportunity for women through sessions designed to equip them to collectively address the challenges facing women in sport in the Pacific. The leadership program is a joint initiative of the International Cricket Council, Cricket Australia and Netball Australia, made possible through the Australian Government’s Pacific Sports Partnerships Innovation Funding.The program has been designed and delivered in partnership with Conversant, a professional training and communications company.The 20 Pacific women participants of the program are:Mherina Ahmed (Fiji), Berth Bade (PNG), Filoi Eneliko (Samoa), Lepa Fa’aiuaso (Samoa), Susan Komang (PNG), Grace Wilson Michael (PNG), Maryann Moss (Fiji), Cathy Neap (PNG), Rutha Meu Omenefa (PNG), Brenda Ribauw (Nauru), Lua Rikis (PNG), Nynette Sass (Samoa), Ruta Schwalger (Samoa), Salote Sisifa (Tonga), Siteri Tadrau (Fiji), Shareena Tanabi (PNG), Sulueti Tarasomo (PNG), Peti Tupouniua (Tonga), Sarai Vaofauna-Stephens (Vanuatu) and Lavenia Yalovi (Fiji).The 5-day program will run from the 5th to the 9th of December, in Port Moresby.last_img read more

Chang hopes CAC silver boosts fencing in JA

first_imgBARRANQUILLA, Colombia: Caitlin Chang is hoping her historic silver medal win in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games women’s individual fencing competition, epee, will boost Jamaica’s chances in the team competition. “We’ve the team event coming up on Tuesday. I’ve taken a lot of confidence from this medal today and to hopefully bring what I got today in the individual event to the team event and the team is very important,” said Chang, who went down 10-15 to Cuba’s Jocelyn Cruz in the final. “In the qualifying competition we came second in teams and it’d be great to try to improve on that. Today (Sunday) has set me up well for the team event because I’ve seen everybody, I’ve seen how they’re fencing, my team-mates have seen how they’re fencing so hopefully this medal today and with the way I was fencing today we can take that into the team competition. For the team to win a medal as well, that would be the dream,” Chang admitted. There are actually three weapons in fencing – epee, foil and sabre – and Chang said she is not really interested in the others. “I do the weapon of epee and that’s a simple concept because the first touch, the first point, if you hit the person first you get the point. In the pool stage, which is the earlier stage we go to five points and in the knockout stage we go to 15 points. Fifteen points is lot more points and it gets a lot more tactical because people are changing up,” she analysed. “So you can be fencing someone, you’re winning three-nil and you’ve got nine minutes and they change up … So you’ve to change with it, if they’re adapting you’ve to adapt too. She had competed in individual competition on Saturday, along with fellow Jamaicans Ciara Moreira-Brown and Donovan Deans and pointed out that a lot of big names were involved. “There are some difficult people in our region, some of them are Olympians, one of whom I faced today in the semi-final, Maria Martinez,” shared Chang. “She’s a very good fencer and someone I actually look up to, so to fence her and beat her was a real big moment for me.” Chang continued: ”There were a lot of shocks in the competition today, some of the best people went out early, which was interesting. But that’s sport, anything can happen, which I’ve shown today with my medal.” Besides the challenge from opponents, Chang noted that one has to be constantly thinking in the game. “I have to say it’s probably more of a mental game, it’s a very mental game. People say it’s a physical game of chess; you’re constantly trying to set someone up to do something that you want to do and you’ve to try and take advantage of that. So you’ve to stay there, focus on the mind,” she explained. “It’s very tactical, it’s a very tactical sport, so that’s definitely the main thing. “Obviously, there speed as well, you’ve to use speed to beat people; they’re fast and you need to be ready, take an action if you’re ready to. Speed is very important, it’s speed, power and mental,” she added. The 25-year-old female athlete became the first Jamaica representative to win a fencing medal at an international Games. However, it was not Jamaica’s first fencing medal in international competition, as Alison Miller had won gold at the CAC Championship for fencing. When asked to comment on herself in a pioneering role, Chang said: “It’s strange to look at ourselves that way … it’s a really nice idea that I’m a pioneer, but hopefully what it’ll do is inspire other potential fencers in Jamaica; if they want to pick up a sword, if they think about fencing, but they’ve seen it now … and if it inspires then that’s something I’m really proud of and hope will make our federation bigger, I really hope that it makes more people think ‘oh, I really can fence’.”last_img read more

Relentless Creamline remains perfect after 10

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Troopers remained at fifth with a 5-4 slate behind the fourth-running PetroGazz Angels (5-2), but their repeat victory over the Red Spikers served as a big morale booster for the squad which came into the match reeling from a straight-sets defeat at the hands of the surging Air Force Jet Spikers.Honey Royse Tubino and Jem Gutierrez stepped up in the absence of Jovelyn Gonzaga, putting up 15 points each with Gutierrez adding seven digs for the Lady Troopers.PacificTown played without Gonzaga and coach Kungfu Reyes, who are with the national team vying in the inaugural SEA Grand Prix in Thailand this weekend.“We really needed to bounce back from that loss to Air Force,” said assistant coach Rico De Guzman. “We’ve been working on our defense and trying to develop our teamwork.”Ging Balse-Pabayo added 10 points while Alina Bicar produced 12 excellent sets for PacificTown Army, which beat Chef’s Classics also in straight sets in the first round on Sept. 7.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption PH, Malaysia square off Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES Nieza Viray unloaded 15 points for the Lady Red Spikers, who fell to their ninth straight defeat in the season-ending conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A Creamline side that played without its foremost star on Wednesday found little trouble in dispatching of BaliPure, registering a 25-11, 25-15, 25-17 victory for its 10th straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jema Galanza took charge in the absence of the injured Alyssa Valdez, and Risa Sato foiled a couple of attacks that helped slow down BaliPure’s charge in the third while Kyle Negrito filled up the void left by playmaker Jia Morado as the Cool Smashers continued to pull away from the nine-team pack.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img ‘People evacuated on their own’ A far second at 6-2, Motolite was trying to gain on Creamline against Air Force (3-5) at presstime.Galanza slammed in 13 attack points and finished with 16 for the defending champions, who will take a long break before resuming their sweep bid against the Air Force Jet Spikers on Sept. 29.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4BaliPure slid to 2-8.Earlier, PacificTown Army survived a second set scare to rout Chef’s Classics, 25-11, 25-23, 25-17, and wheel back into playoff contention. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son View commentslast_img read more

Dawson Creek city council candidates tackle development pressures

first_imgRaymond Fromme: City council has to produce logical zoning and provide a functional infrastructure for our industry.- Advertisement -“Housing” of course, is market driven and I realize that some citizens will have problems to find affordable housing. The BC Housing Corp. is one venue to approach for affordable housing. Our building contractors have to think about this subject as well. Maybe it is not a good idea to build $500,000.oo houses. Why not scale down to a more affordable level. You can build a beautiful, functional house for $300,000.oo. Duplexes are more affordable as well and those are good rental projects. Citizens are able to lease a (basement) room to a temporary worker.Trina Commandeur: Gap consultation identified affordable housing needs during the last election year, even with Driver House Dawson Creek has failed. Three years later and there is a greater need for affordable housing. Right now there are families not sure where they and their children will live at the end of November, with affordability being the problem. Dawson Creek could also implement bylaws to ensure that there is a steady supply of affordable housing. Advocate to federal/ provincial governments to maintain a role in supportive housing provision in the community. Gap consultation indicated in 2008 that 500 affordable housing units would be a ‘good start’ towards addressing community need, and that those units must include a variety of options to meet different needs of households. Populations in need of affordable housing include single parents, the working poor, people on disability or social assistance, youths and seniors. National Housing Day is Nov 22. The responses from those who participated will be published over the next three days. In total, nine candidates responded. Mile 0 City News has not received responses from candidates James Bridges, Linda Winfield, Duncan Malkinson, and Cory “Grizz” Longley as of yet, but their responses will be added if received before Friday. Mile 0 City News was unable to confirm email addresses for candidates Miles Mortensen and Charlie Parslow, but attempts will be made to follow up with them. Trevor Allaby: Council should be trying to arrange for a variety of developers to come into Dawson Creek. As a community we could work at attracting companies that build nursing homes, but at the same time we need to be sure that we have the infrastructure in place to be able to quickly service any new homes and/or buildings. Shaely Wilbur: It is important that the City knows the needs of our Seniors and fixed income families. This will ensure that the information can be passed on to and used to encourage potential developers. We have a serious housing issue and no one should be left behind. Sue Kenny: City Council has to continue to do as it has been doing to promote affordable housing. This has been done through passing the Official Community Plan this year that promotes density building within the city. This meaning suites above garages, mother-in-law apartments, semi detached housing, duplexes and multi living buildings and smaller lots in general. The city needs to continue to work with developers to encourage multi unit affordable housing. Candidates were asked to keep their responses to each question to a limit of 150 words, but their responses have not been edited in any way. The responses to the questions will be published in the order they were received. The fourth question, and the responses to it, is as follows:   What should city council be doing to prepare for the expected boom in development in Dawson Creek, especially with regards to ensuring a diverse and affordable range of housing options?Advertisement Doug Ragan: Many duplexes and condominiums have already been constructed throughout Dawson Creek and further housing development is in effect in the northern area of our city. Some plans were also introduced for further development east of 3rd Street. Perhaps a new mobile home park would serve as a safety valve in case of a sudden influx of workers. Our Mayor has estimated 600 families to be expected to settle in Dawson Creek but I think those numbers are generous to say the least. Advertisement Mile 0 City would like to thank all of the candidates who participated for their time and consideration in answering these questions. Check back with Mile 0 City tomorrow for the responses to the fifth and final question. David MacDonald: The city needs to be working on something with developers to ensure that a percentage of all houses being built are for low or fixed income.  The city needs to also take a proactive role and start to look at trying to get more healthcare professionals we need to make sure we have a partnership with Universities and work with the NLC to ensure we get the interest of the graduates in these fields.  We have a lot to offer as a community now we just need to make sure we get the word out there and attract some of them to our City. Terry McFadyen: We are working on several fronts. our ocp to help with zoning.  availability now of in-law suites and carriage houses. Cheryl Shuman: The current council has worked to update our Official Community Plan (OCP) that will see future development increase the density of our city as it grows. The OCP recognizes a diverse variety of housing options that when developed will increase the number of units available as well as a variety in the cost of those units. It is City Council’s role to make sure that the developers are able to move through the permitting process in a timely fashion, which may mean allocating sufficient funds to the appropriate city departments or making sure they are available for Special Meetings to move a developments forward. Council is also responsible for advocating to higher levels of Government for social housing options needed in our community. I am committed to supporting groups that provide for those who cannot provide for themselves. last_img read more