A Campbellville, Georgetown, resident was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was charged for cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking.Andrew Jordon, 53, of Lot 15 Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, denied the allegations made out against him which stated that on September, 15, 2018, he had 100 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.According to facts presented to the court by State Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford, on the day in question, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, acting on an intelligence led operation, went to the contractor’s home and conducted a search which led to them unearthing the said amount of illegal drugs which were found in his refrigerator.Jordon’s Attorney Stanley Moore in a bail application requested that his client be granted bail in a reasonable sum. However, he was refused bail and will make his next court appearance on October 8.
The Fort St. John Fire Department officially launched its Computer Aided Dispatch system on Monday.The new FDM Software system is expected to optimize resources and provide a high standard of emergency response in the region.Roger Stroud helped implement the FDM Software in 1998. He says this was a much-needed upgrade to the fire department’s system.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1555|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5de78152314fdb354f8b29493b691e30-Rogers Stroud 1_1_Pub.mp3]Fort St. John’s Fire Department provides dispatch services not only for the City, but for Charlie Lake, Hudson’s Hope and Taylor. It is also the first responder EMS assistance to BC Ambulance throughout the coverage area.So, the new CAD system will enable dispatchers to quickly prioritize resource assignments during emergency response.Advertisement Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the transition from the old to the new system has been underway for nine months.[asset|aid=1556|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5de78152314fdb354f8b29493b691e30-Chief Burrows 1_1_Pub.mp3]The new system is expected to shorten response times, streamline reporting and increase responder safety.