30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportA legendary college football head coach might have coached his final game this evening.Kansas State lost to Iowa State for the first time in a decade, as the Cyclones rallied from a big deficit to topple the Wildcats, 42-38.This might’ve been the final game of Bill Snyder’s career.There has been rampant speculation about iconic Kansas State coach’s future and many around the program believe it’s time to move on.“Let the Snyder watch begin,” tweeted college football insider Pete Thamel.Let the Snyder watch begin. https://t.co/C3be8nQ6G1— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 25, 2018Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo believes it’s time for Kansas State to make a change.What a job by Iowa State.Time for change at K-State. https://t.co/tHVYk6CBqC— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 25, 2018Kansas State finished the year 5-7, missing a bowl game for the first time in a long time.K-State finishes at 5-7. This is K-State’s first season with fewer than six wins under Bill Snyder since 2005.— David Scott Fritchen (@DScottFritchen) November 25, 2018Stay tuned.
Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask., in a July 22, 2016, file photo. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is reviewing whether charges are warranted against Husky Energy for its role in a major oil spill last summer.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 23, 2017 11:03 am MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is reviewing Husky Energy’s response to alarms before a major oil spill last summer to determine whether charges are warranted.The department is also looking into a delay in shutting down the ruptured pipeline.“I am deeply concerned about this … and I think our actions to date, and going forward … show that we’ve taken this very seriously,” Energy and Resources Minister Dustin Duncan said Thursday at the legislature.The leak last July allowed 225,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluent to spill onto the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. About 40 per cent reached the river.Government investigators say the leak began July 20, the day before the spill was discovered.Investigators found that the pipeline’s alarms were warning of potential problems before the spill and continued until the line was shut down for scheduled maintenance at 7:15 a.m. on July 21.Husky said last summer that pipeline monitoring indicated pressure anomalies at 8 p.m. on July 20 and the company started a shutdown at 6 a.m.Duncan said he’s also concerned that the government was first told about the spill by a member of the public.“It was the ministry that notified Husky that there was oil spotted by a resident of the province on the river. It wasn’t the other way around. They didn’t notify us first. We notified them.”Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) could face fines of up to $1 million a day under the Environmental Protection Act and $50,000 a day under the Pipelines Act.When asked about the justice department review, a Husky spokesman said: “We respect that there’s a process underway.”Mel Duvall said in an email to The Canadian Press that the summary provided by the Saskatchewan government appears to be consistent with the company’s own investigation.“As we have stated from the beginning, Husky accepts full responsibility and is using what we’ve learned from this incident to improve our systems and operating procedures.”Husky, which says it has spent $107 million on the clean up, has said the pipeline buckled because of ground movement.The spill forced the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut their intakes from the river and find other water sources for almost two months.Environmentalists have called for Husky to be fined for discharging a substance that could hurt the environment.Hayley Carlson with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society said her group is happy that the investigation is being reviewed by prosecutors“If charges were laid in this case, it would definitely set a precedent that the government of Saskatchewan is willing to take this issue seriously,” said Carlson.The government says the Husky investigation has revealed that regulatory standards for pipelines that intersect with water need to be strengthened to address risks in those locations, slope movement in particular.The government is also investigating another major oil spill that was discovered by a member of the public.On Jan. 20, a band member from the Ocean Man First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan found a 200,000-litre pool of crude on farmland.The pipeline responsible, owned by Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd., is nearly 50 years old and there’s no record of it ever being inspected by provincial authorities.— With files from Ian Bickis in Calgary
A Polish pro volleyball team, Jastrzębski Węgiel, is touring Ontario and will stop in St. Catharines to play the Brock University men’s team in a friendly match.“Any time you can be involved in an international match, it is a great experience,” said Brock head coach Doug Hanes. “This team is an elite team from the top volleyball academy in Poland that sends numerous players to their national team. Poland is currently two-time defending World Champions.”The Badgers battle the Polish pro team at Bob Davis Gymnasium on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.“I want our players to use this match to get sharper, to be ready to play on Saturday and Sunday against Western and Windsor,” said Hanes. “Events like this are great for the promotion of volleyball, so any time we have a chance we should take advantage of the opportunity.”The Badgers then play back-to-back home games versus Western (Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.) and Windsor (Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.). On Sunday against Windsor, the Jason Pearson Memorial Scholarship will be presented to one of the members of the men’s volleyball team prior to the game.Prior to tipoff, Brock will honour former Badger Jason Pearson, a student-athlete who tragically lost his life in 2001. The Jason Pearson Memorial scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Brock men’s volleyball team. In addition to their athletic and academic ability, the recipient exhibits the same warmth of personality, concern for others and positive attitude for life as Jason Pearson.Tickets for Brock Badgers home games can be purchased on brocku.universitytickets.com.