Downpour causes flash flood at mall


first_imgDespite the flooding, he says the stores in the mall will be open for business, Friday, but adds the cinema may be closed since it received the most amount of water damage. Photo: The parking lot of the Totem Mall was more like a sewer water lake./Adam ReaburnThe water in the parking lot was sewer water, he says, and warns that if flooding occurs again and water gets into the power room, people who are in the area could easily be electrocuted.Advertisement Photo: A truck attempts driving through the flooded parking lot at the Totem Mall./Submitted.Flash flooding and knee deep water from Thursday night’s storm in Fort St. John caused problems for some businesses.- Advertisement -Many of the stores in the Totem Mall were slightly flooded because the mall ties into the city’s drainage system, says Rob Schlitt, manager of the Totem Mall, and when that has reached capacity, the water around the mall cannot drain.Schlitt says the flooding in the stores only occurred because people were driving through the parking lot and splashing water against the building, adding that if that hadn’t happened, the stores probably would not have been water damaged at all.last_img read more

Delta loses $182 million in November


first_img Delta had been seeking to void the pilot contract so it could impose $325 million in new concessions on its pilots, but agreed to an interim deal worth less than half that. The two sides will now try to work out a comprehensive deal by March. If they can’t, a three-person arbitration panel will decide the fate of the pilot contract. The pilot union’s threat of a strike is on the back burner for now. But if the contract is ultimately thrown out by the arbitration panel, the threat could resurface. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation’s third-largest carrier, said Friday it lost $182 million in November, pushing its red ink to $11.6 billion since January 2001. The Atlanta-based airline, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Sept. 14, also said in a court filing that it spent $2.39 billion in the 30-day period. It must file a monthly operating report with the bankruptcy court. The latest loss, which is equivalent to 96 cents a share, includes $1 million in preferred stock dividends that Delta accrued but did not pay, spokeswoman Chris Kelly said. It still considered the money part of its loss. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Excluding reorganization items, Delta said its loss in November was $164 million. Revenue for the month totaled $1.3 billion. It said it ended the month with $2.07 billion in cash on hand. Delta had lost $8.52 billion between Jan. 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2004. This year, it reported losses of $1.08 billion in the first quarter, $388 million in the second quarter and $1.13 billion in the third quarter. Kelly said the airline lost $300 million in October. The latest earnings report comes as Delta’s 6,000 pilots earlier this week approved another round of deep pay cuts. The 14 percent cut in wages and other cuts equal to an additional 1 percent wage reduction that pilots agreed to Wednesday are on top of a 32.5 percent pay cut the pilots agreed to last year as part of a $1 billion annual concessions package. last_img read more