When we heard the heartbreaking story of these puppies we knew they deserved to be with a loving family who could give them the life they deserved. We immediately contacted the BC SPCA and filled out the necessary forms, hoping to be able to meet the puppies. Within a few weeks they called to let us know we were able to meet the litter and we excitedly rushed up island to meet them..

“The idea here is to put a staff together of better coaches than the head coach. That’s what we believe in,” Austin said. “I’m just a part of this. And Canada are the only multiple gold medal winners since then.At the NHL draft, the total number of Canadians picked has dropped below 100 the last three years, the first time that has happened in, like, forever. In 1995, Canada had 138 players taken in the draft.The Americans had 16 selected.Since then coinciding with the USA Hockey’s decision to centralize its under 17 and under 18 teams starting in 1996, under the National Team Development Program banner the number of Americans drafted has climbed steadily through the decade (2000 2009), topping 60 players in five of those 10 years, 59 in another and never less than 45.We’ve seen the number of Canadians taken dip to decades low levels.We call them “damn Yankees,” tongue in cheek, of course.But in the depths of this lockout, Canadians might be feeling like hockey at its highest levels the game whose character reflects what we perceive to be our own, unflinching in a sometimes cruel and cold environment, the game we nurtured before sending it out into the world is slipping away from us.And it’s not the Russians, who first made us realize hockey was not ours to exclusively dominate. Instead, it’s America which has slipped an arm around hockey’s shoulder and is whispering sweet nothings in its ear.On a Saturday night at the First Niagara Center in late September, 40 top American prospects squared off in the first CCM All American Prospects Game, a showcase that saw the rink jammed with NHL scouts and general managers like Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Americans themselves.Just the fact the Americans can put together a game of 40 prospects, including big Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones, projected at this point to perhaps go first overall at next summer’s NHL draft, shows how remarkably far the game has grown over the last decade south of the border.

The solar array includes 80 panels that provide a silent energy source to serve the visitor center, bookstore, and restroom facility in the Cable Mill area. The panels are located behind the restroom in an area that receives maximum exposure from both morning and afternoon sun. A low berm planted with native vegetation was created around the array to minimize the visual intrusion on the historic landscape and the area’s natural beauty..