FORT ST JOHN, BC- The 15th Annual Fort St John Petroleum Association Oilmen’s four on four hockey tournament is set to kick off this upcoming weekend.The action will be taking place between April 4th-7th at the North Peace Arena.Teams will be created based on individual entries on registration night. Each team is guaranteed five games.- Advertisement -Entry into the tournament also included a stag ticket and three breakfasts.The tournament was limited to the first 110 oilfield personnel to register for the event.
Democrats characterized the Perata bill as an attempt to let California voters voice their views on the invasion of Iraq and on continuing American involvement in the country.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A signature is likely to anger many of the governor’s fellow Republicans, who are more supportive of the war than Democrats and independents. A veto would trigger criticism from the war’s opponents. A Field Poll conducted last month found that 58 percent of Californians who were questioned supported setting a deadline to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by next spring. Schwarzenegger has tried to steer a middle course on the issue, saying he supports the troops and the War on Terror but also backs a “timetable for withdrawal.” Perata’s bill would put a measure on the February ballot asking voters if Bush should, “in support of the men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, end the United States occupation of Iraq and achieve the immediate, complete, safe and orderly withdrawal of United States forces.” It also would ask if Bush and Congress should “provide the necessary diplomatic and nonmilitary assistance to promote peace and stability in Iraq and the Middle East?” SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faced a ticklish decision Tuesday about whether to allow Californians to vote on an advisory measure that urges President George W. Bush to immediately withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. The Republican governor had until midnight to sign or veto a bill by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, that would put the withdrawal question on California’s Feb. 5 presidential primary ballot. If the governor failed to act by midnight, the bill would become law and go before voters without his signature. Schwarzenegger’s press secretary, Aaron McLear, said he didn’t know what the governor planned to do with the bill or when he would act: “Stay tuned,” McLear said.