Tanker truck catches fire past Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – A truck hauling 40 000 liters of crude oil has had a fire about 20 km west from Chetwynd on Highway 97 at about 10 a.m. Sunday. The fire has been isolated to the rear tires of the unit and no product has been lost. The company has dispatched another unit to continue to take the product from the highway. – Advertisement -This crude oil is being transported to a Prince George refinery. RCMP are on site and Drive BC will be updated as the road is open in both directions. The incident has been downgraded from a Code 2 to a Code 1 as it is under control.(PEACE FM)Advertisementlast_img read more

ANGELS NOTEBOOK Report: Glaus bought steroids while a Halo

first_imgBy Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER Troy Glaus, the MVP of the 2002 World Series, has been linked to steroids purchases during his time with the Angels, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday on its Web site. Glaus, who now plays for the Toronto Blue Jays, allegedly received shipments of two types of steroids between September 2003 and May 2004 according to the SI.com report. The shipments of nandrolone and testosterone, both on Major League Baseball’s banned list at the time, were said to have been sent to an address in Corona that was traced to Glaus. The news on Glaus came on the same day a New York Daily News report linked the St. Louis Cardinals’ Rick Ankiel to a 12-month shipment of human growth hormone in 2004. The doctor who allegedly prescribed the steroids to Glaus is also connected to an Internet pharmacy based in Mobile, Ala., that included Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. as a client in 2004. The story on Matthews also came from SI.com in February. Matthews has denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs. Reaction in the Angels’ clubhouse on Glaus was guarded. “I’m not commenting on any of that,” said Garret Anderson, who played with Glaus from 1998 to 2004. “I don’t comment on anything that’s not any of my business. There’s not really a need to ask any more questions because I’m going to tell you the same thing about that matter.” Manager Mike Scioscia said there was never a hint that Glaus might be using performance-enhancing drugs. “You know, there’s a lot of focus on steroids now and our stance on steroids is the same,” said Scioscia, who has gone on the record as deploring steroid use in baseball. “I know the way I feel about it, I know the way (GM) Bill (Stoneman) does and I know the way (owner) Arte (Moreno) does. “You never know exactly what a player does and doesn’t do 100 percent of their lives. It’s tough to comment on it until we get some facts. I don’t know what else I can really say about it.” Scioscia said he is prepared for the news on steroids to get worse before it gets better. “I don’t know if they will ever get a total accounting of exactly what players did or didn’t do,” Scioscia said. “Even with an investigation there will probably be a lot of hearsay. If you’re trying to get to the root of issues there will have to be some layers you will have to peel off and some of them will be painful. That’s what we’re going through.” Scioscia said he did not know if the Glaus news means the Angels will receive interest from the 17-month steroids investigation being conducted by former senator George Mitchell. “I haven’t heard anything along those lines and there has been no communication at all from them with me,” Scioscia said. There is a possibility that if Mitchell comes calling before the end of the season, it could be a distraction as the Angels try to wrap up the American League West title and head into the playoffs. “I think you deal with distractions all the time in this game,” Scioscia said. “Every day, whether it’s somebody’s personal life, very rarely do people come to the park with a totally clear mind. It would just be another thing you deal with but you do what’s necessary and you move on. That’s what we’ll have to keep our minds on.” Figgins starts again Chone Figgins (bone bruise, left wrist) returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 21, even though he had yet to swing a bat from the right side of the plate. Figgins started at third and batted left-handed against Indians right-hander Jake Westbrook. Guerrero still hurting Vladimir Guerrero was out of the lineup for a second day because of inflammation in his right triceps. Scioscia reported no progress with the injury, but is optimistic that Guerrero will play either today or Sunday. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more