He may have been the tiniest speller on stage, but Malachi Jopio knows his words. The youngster, soon to turn four, took first place at the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s Spelling Bee in the age five to six category after a spell-off with Ysebelle Antonic. “They were pretty smart cookies,” said executive director Jessica Kalman after the Bee. There were 14 kids between four age categories signed up for the reintroduction of the Bee.
It’s not easy having a child that needs ‘round the clock care. Families in that situation living in larger centres can find help from respite homes, but, there is no such a program in Fort St. John. “The closest place is in Prince George,” said Shawna-Marie Phillips, whose 15-year-old son, Kashton, is confined to a wheelchair and needs 24-hour care. “He doesn’t move himself at all, nor does he talk,” she said. Kashton was born with cytomegalovirus and is considered a “critical needs” child.
Wine aficionados of Fort St. John will have a night just for them at the annual Of The Vine fundraiser this weekend. The Fort St. John Association for Community Living hosts the fundraiser each year and features a variety of wines for tasting, as well as hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. The event is meant to be an elegant evening out for the community where they can dress up as much as they want and help out a good cause.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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