GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks on the sideline during the second half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Ohio State football recruits are among those who have reacted to the school’s decision to suspend Urban Meyer for the first three games of the 2018 season as a result of the investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.The Buckeyes have recruited nearly as well as any program in the country during the Urban Meyer era in Columbus, Ohio.Eleven Warriors reached out to several Ohio State recruits to get their reactions to the Urban Meyer decision.Two of those recruits are five-star commits.From Eleven Warriors:TEXAS FIVE-STAR WIDE RECEIVER GARRETT WILSON“It’s just good to have him back and have some normalcy again.”GEORGIA FIVE-STAR CENTER HARRY MILLER“It’s great and definitely a huge relief to have this settled.”Ohio State’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 9 class in the country, No. 1 in the Big Ten.You can view the full reactions to the Urban Meyer decision here.
Nova Scotians are invited to comment on a report released today,Dec. 2, on the province’s emergency response to Hurricane Juan. The report is a summary of the debriefing that took place at theEmergency Measures Organization(EMO) on Oct. 29, 2003. EMO holdsa debriefing after every major emergency to determine how theresponse was handled and identify areas of improvements. “I am very proud of the co-ordinated effort that responded to thehurricane, which I believe helped foster a sense of stability andoptimism among Nova Scotians,” said Ernest Fage, Ministerresponsible for the Emergency Measures Act. “No matter how good aresponse is, we can always learn from our experience. We haveheard from the agencies involved in the response and now we areasking Nova Scotians for their comments.” The report describes the overall response effort by focusing ontwo key topics: the breadth, scope, strengths and weaknesses ofthe emergency response effort; and the lessons learned as aresult of that effort. Recommendations centre around three mainareas: improved use of resources and people, improved operationalprotocols and improved communications. The summary report and the verbatim account of the debriefing canbe found on EMO’s website at http://www.gov.ns.ca/emo . Copies of thesummary report are available at all Access Nova Scotia Centresacross the province. Nova Scotians can comment on the emergency response by e-mail [email protected], by mail to Response to Hurricane Juan,P.O. Box 608, Halifax, NS, B3J 2R7, or by calling 424-7609 or 1-800-607-5565 before Dec. 31, 2003. Comments will be compiled and reported back to the ProvincialEmergency Activation Team. EMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Report on Emergency Response toHurricane Juan
Ontario is ripping up an agreement with First Nations on building road access to the Ring of Fire region in favour of pursuing individual deals with the nine communities, saying the move will speed up development of the mining project.Greg Rickford, the minister in charge of the file, announced Tuesday that the new approach will mean the government can address specific community needs and opportunities with First Nation communities.The previous Liberal government had signed a regional framework agreement in 2014 with nine First Nations in the region. In 2017, then-premier Kathleen Wynne warned that she would move to bilateral talks if there was no progress on an overall deal and signed agreements with three of the nine communities. ‘They’ve lost it’: Ontario plunges from 7th to 20th in ranking of best places to mine in the world Meet the Canadian miner that plans to shake up the nickel industry ‘Accidental’ gold discovery in Ring of Fire prompts Noront Resources to seek exploration partner The Progressive Conservatives said they were hitting the reset button on the negotiations entirely.“Despite over a decade of talk and more than $20 million invested, real progress on the Ring of Fire has been met with delay after delay,” Rickford said in a statement. “That’s why Ontario is taking a new, pragmatic approach to unlocking the Ring of Fire’s potential, one that includes working directly with willing First Nation partners.”The region, about 500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont., holds one of the world’s richest deposits of chromite — used to make stainless steel — as well as nickel, copper and platinum, valued at anywhere from $30 billion to $60 billion.A key part of the project is the construction of roads between the Matawa First Nations, the provincial highway network and the Ring of Fire.An east-west road connecting the Webequie and Nibinamik communities to the highway network and the mining development is planned. A road connecting Marten Falls First Nation to the existing provincial highway network is also planned.Noront Resources, the major claim holder in the Ring of Fire region, has its own exploration and project advancement agreement with Marten Falls First Nation.Marten Falls Chief Bruce Achneepineskum and Noront Resources President Alan Coutts praised the new approach by the Tory government in a joint statement on Tuesday.Both said they will continue to engage the additional First Nations communities that “are committed to developing” the project.“The youth of Marten Falls look toward the Ring of Fire as a generational opportunity that can provide training, employment, business prospects, new revenue for social services and many other opportunities — direct and indirect — for the province,” the statement said.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the Ford government is ripping up a regional framework agreement that was meant to advance development of the project.“The Ford government is making things worse, destroying what little partnership work has already been accomplished with First Nations communities, delaying Ring of Fire development even further,” she said in a statement.“The framework agreement the Wynne Liberals signed had problems that needed to be fixed. Scrapping it instead of fixing it will take the Ring of Fire delays from bad to worse.”— with files from Allison Jones.