Year in Review – Part 1 – January – February 2009

first_imgPhotos from Chetwynd AvalancheBody recovered after Chetwynd Avalanche Problem at Gas Plant closes Alaska HighwayH2S Leak at Spectra Facility Women’s illegal pyramid scheme in FSJ- Advertisement -The top story from January and February of 2009 was the pyramid scheme that was reported to be operating in Fort St.  John.  It’s still unclear if the pyramid scheme is still running in the community.  The links below provide more information. EnCana Bombings case has cost the RCMP over $1 million New Airline arrives in Fort St. JohnOn Monday February 16th, 2009, Fort St. John welcomed a new airline to the North Peace Airport.  The Airline started off by offering flights from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson, Grande Prairie and Calgary.  For more on this story, click on the link below.Advertisement Spectra Energy February gas leak update RCMP release name of Chetwynd avalanche victimAvalanche near Tumbler Ridge, BC – one person is dead RCMP says FSJ pyramid scheme is a scam Update: Highway Open; Spectra H2S Leak isolatedPhotos from Spectra Pipeline Incident Another bombing near Tomslake EnCana let go security companies before latest bombing RCMP on fourth Encana pipeline bombing  RCMP have identified all 8 people in EnCana case center_img Investigations continue into FSJ pyramid scheme Group of Snowmobilers caught in Avalanche near Chetwynd, BC; One deadFriends tried to save avalanche victim near Chetwynd, BC Tumbler Ridge avalanche victim from Hythe Alberta Women’s illegal pyramid scheme in FSJ H2S Leak at Spectra FacilityOn Friday February 29th, 2009 a H2S leak at a Spectra Facility at Mile 111 of the Alaska Highway caused the road to be closed for several hours and two men were taken to hospital.  For more on this story view any of the stories below. Over the next week, Energeticcity.ca will be posting a series of stories showcasing the biggest news stories in the BC Peace from 2009.  This list has been put together based on the total number of views a story received on Energeticcity.ca.Below are the top 5 news stories from January and February 2009 in the BC Peace Two deadly Avalanches in the Peace RegionEarly 2009 saw several deadly avalanches across the province, including two in the BC Peace region.  The first occurred on January 11th, 2009 near Chetwynd and killed a man from Rycroft Alberta.  The second happened only a few days later on January 17th, 2009 near Tumbler Ridge and took the life of a man from Hythe Alberta.  For more on these avalanches click on the stories below. Advertisement Up to $500,000 Reward offered in EnCana Bombing Case  Another bombing near TomslakeOn January 4th, 2009 the EnCana Bomber set off the fourth bomb in the Tomslake area.  To date there have been 6 attacks in the area and the RCMP are still searching for the bomber.  This summer the bomber threatened to increase his attacks after a 3 month break.  So far there have not been any more attacks.  For more on the fourth bombing and the investigation during January and February of 2009, see the stories below. Local airport welcomes new airlinelast_img read more

On June 4 in New York Patrizzi Co Auctioneers w

first_imgOn June 4 in New York, Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers will present “Important Pocket Watches, Vintage and Modern Wristwatches” comprising 293 timepieces of outstanding quality, provenance and rarity. The auction will be held at the company’s gallery at 595 Madison Avenue in two sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition, buyers can bid via phone, written bids, and in real time online via the company’s website, patrizziauction.com.A public preview exhibition will be held Monday, June 1, through Wednesday, June 3, from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patrizzi & Co does not charge a buyer’s commission, representing a 20 to25 percent savings from the hammer price for the buyer. Unlike most auction houses, this means the final sale price reflects the actual value of the timepiece.Highlighting the sale is a pair of ultra-complicated, highly engraved, diamond-set, platinum desk clocks made for a royal family in Southeast Asia in 1985. These precious, minute repeater desk clocks feature grande and petite sonnerie, perpetual calendar and moon phases with beautifully engraved, visible movements. One clock is also a chronograph with 60-minute register. Estimate: $ 400,000 – $ 500,000.www.patrizziauction.comlast_img read more