House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

first_img Architecture 00 House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects Main Contractor: Projects Architects: Peter Feeny Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/562393/house-in-oxfordshire-peter-feeny-architects Clipboard 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/562393/house-in-oxfordshire-peter-feeny-architects Clipboard Neptune Building Services Preliminary Planning Approval: Cost Consultant:Cyril Smith LtdAudio Visual Consultant:Nick MarshallWood Consultant:TRADADesign Team:Peter Feeny, Matthias Thum, Ondrej Mundl, Richard Hood, David Max Phillips, Jose SotoCity:OxfordshireCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael DubreuRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Situated on the outskirts of a village, an existing house was demolished to allow for a new build in order to maximize the relationship between the architecture and surrounding landscapes. Oak was selected to provide a universal and sustainable cladding material. Glazed perforations respond accordingly to each elevation providing a storyline between the interior function and the gardens or fields. A natural swimming pond is included in the wild meadow garden.Save this picture!© Rafael DubreuEnvironmental control is supported by a an MVHR system and supplemented by a wood pellet boiler. Solar heating panels housed horizontally to the flat garage roof provide an additional heat source while PV panels are remotely located within the production garden. Solar gain to the glazed areas on the south and west elevations is controlled by external blinds.Save this picture!© Rafael DubreuThe range of internal finishes has been limited to allow a shift of focus towards the landscape and the natural texture of the materials. Traditional forms and quality of workmanship are reflected in the details.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster’s Interview with The European: “Architecture is the Expression of Values”InterviewsThe Digit / Anagram ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Year:  Services Engineer: CopyAbout this officePeter Feeny ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOxfordshireHousesUnited KingdomPublished on October 30, 2014Cite: “House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects” 30 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineer: Momentum Lighttecnica, Paul Nulty Lighting Design Donovan Construction CopyHouses•Oxfordshire, United Kingdom House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Houses photographs:  Rafael DubreuPhotographs:  Rafael Dubreu Save this picture!© Rafael Dubreu+ 22 Share Lighting Consultant: Landscape Architects: 2012 Photographs “COPY” United Kingdom Dan Pearson Studio, Hendy Curzon Gardenslast_img read more

Applications for next GlobalGiving.co.uk Project Challenge now open

first_img Howard Lake | 19 January 2010 | News Tagged with: Digital Applications for next GlobalGiving.co.uk Project Challenge now open Globalgiving.co.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online giving marketplace GlobalGiving.co.uk is encouraging small grassroots NGOs based in the UK and directly in developing countries to sign up for its next Project Challenge, an opportunity to use the site to expand its online fundraising and connect with new donors.During April 2010, selected organisations will be invited to post one of their projects on GlobalGiving.co.uk, to be in with a chance of being featured permanently on the fundraising website and winning one of three cash bonus prizes for their project.This will be the third Project Challenge that GlobalGiving.co.uk has hosted since it launched in September 2008; the first two challenges raised over £52,000 for small grassroots projects around the world.To take part, eligible organisations simply need to fill in the online form, submit the required vetting documentation, and post a discrete project that needs funding.The deadline for expression of interest via the online form is 31 January 2010.www.globalgiving.co.uk/projectchallenge AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Ohio State Now Has No. 1 2016 Class On Scout, Highest Commitment Star Ranking On Rivals

first_img247 Sports have Ohio State, Miami, and Florida State as top recruiting classes.247 Sports Ohio State Florida StateOhio State’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a great one. Austin Mack, a four-star wide receiver out of Indiana, committed to the Buckeyes today. With the 6-foot-1, 200-pound wideout’s commitment, Urban Meyer’s program now has what some consider to be the best class in the country for 2016. Ohio State has the No. 1 class in 2016 according to Scout. Ohio State moves back to No. 1 in @scoutrecruiting rankings with today’s pledge from Austin Mack #Buckeyes— Jeff Svoboda (@JeffSvoboda) June 7, 2015On Rivals.com, the Buckeyes have the No. 3 class, but have the highest average star ranking at 3.93. Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 11.19.24 AMRivals.comAnd on 247 Sports, the Buckeyes have the No. 2 class, trailing Florida State by a mere 1.61 points. This could be Meyer’s greatest class, ever.last_img read more

Finance Ministry To Fete Students Of Allman Town Infant School

first_img The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service will be feteing the students, teachers and parents of the Allman Town Infant School at a Christmas treat on Thursday (December 13). Story Highlights The event will include food for the 138 students; tokens for the students, teachers and parents; as well as fun activities, including bounce-about, face-painting, storytelling, and a visit from Santa Claus. Director of Communication and Public Relations at the Ministry, Elaine Oxamendi Vicet, said that the entity has been partnering with the school on various activities since 2013 as part of its corporate social responsibility. The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service will be feteing the students, teachers and parents of the Allman Town Infant School at a Christmas treat on Thursday (December 13).The event will include food for the 138 students; tokens for the students, teachers and parents; as well as fun activities, including bounce-about, face-painting, storytelling, and a visit from Santa Claus.Director of Communication and Public Relations at the Ministry, Elaine Oxamendi Vicet, said that the entity has been partnering with the school on various activities since 2013 as part of its corporate social responsibility.These include back-to-school treats; reading to the students during literacy month; Labour Day projects; and Christmas treats.“We believe that if you are able to nurture the youngest among us, then you are able to make a contribution to developing their minds, and you ensure that they understand that people care,” Mrs. Vicet said.Investor Relations and Communications Manager, Debt Management Branch, Cheryl Smith, noted that the Ministry’s support to the school is part of efforts to give back to Allman Town community, which is in close proximity to the Ministry.The treat is made possible through the contributions of the employees of the Ministry, as well partnerships with the Kiwanis Club of the Capital City, Kingston and Amazing Events.last_img read more

Valeant says its making progress halfway through planned turnaround

first_imgMONTREAL – Nearly halfway through its planned turnaround, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. says it is making progress in reducing debt, growing core revenues and resolving legacy legal matters.“While there is more work to do to complete this turnaround to be clear, Valeant today is a stronger company than it was a year ago,” said chairman and CEO Joseph Papa, who joined the company 18 months ago.Valeant’s shares surged more than 17 per cent Tuesday after the drugmaker reported a US$1.3-billion profit boosted by a tax gain.Valeant’s (TSX:VRX) shares gained C$2.66 to close at C$18.09 in Tuesday trading.Papa warned that transforming the embattled company is a multi-year process involving incremental steps.One of the biggest tasks has been cutting its total debt by 11 per cent to $27.4 billion.The company said it has reduced its total debt by $6 billion since the end of the first quarter of 2016, topping its commitment to pay down $5 billion by February.Valeant added it no longer feels compelled to sell more assets but will entertain interest in non-core assets, chief financial officer Paul Herendeen said during a conference call addressing third-quarter results.“It is more opportunistic than I would say a year ago when it was pretty much mandatory that we pursue the divestiture of a number of assets,” he said.Herendeen also said he’s watching very closely efforts in the U.S. Congress to cut corporate taxes. The largest negative impact for the Canadian-based company is likely to come from a proposed 20 per cent excise tax on payments made by U.S. entities to related foreign companies.“If this is enacted just that way this is going to be a problem not just for us, but for any multinational companies — U.S. or otherwise — that do business in the U.S. and have manufacturing and intellectual property located outside the U.S.”The company said it has resolved 21 legal cases launched against it in the past.This includes the Justice Department declining to prosecute following a 2015 investigation of payments made between its Bausch & Lomb division and medical professionals involving surgical products.A class action lawsuit against the eye-care division over consumer fraud allegations was dismissed, as was a royalty dispute over payments for diabetes pill Glumetza.Valeant still faces a string of lawsuits, including one from its former chief executive, and U.S. investigations over its drug pricing practices after questions about the company’s business model first emerged two years ago.The scrutiny caused its shares to plunge from more than $300 per share.The Quebec-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, said it earned $1.3 billion or $3.69 per diluted share for the three months ending Sept. 30. That compared with a loss of $1.22 billion or $3.49 per diluted share a year ago.Revenue totalled $2.22 billion for the quarter, down from $2.48 billion in the third quarter of 2016, due in part to the sale of several assets in a bid to reduce its massive debt.On an adjusted basis, Valeant said it earned $367 million in its latest quarter.Revenues and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) beat expectations, which Douglas Miehm of RBC Capital Markets said is “positive.”Valeant lowered its full-year revenue guidance to between $8.65 billion and $8.8 billion. That’s down from $8.7 billion to $8.9 billion in August and $8.9 billion and $9.1 billion in May.The forecast for adjusted EBITDA was maintained at $3.5 billion to $3.75 billion.last_img read more

In new rule Trump tries to deliver a health care promise

first_imgWASHINGTON – Striving to fulfil a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much.The proposed regulation from the Labor Department would provide more health insurance options for self-employed people and small businesses, but its success depends on buy-in from insurers, state regulators, plan sponsors and consumers themselves. Some groups already have concerns.Don’t look for revolutionary changes, said analyst Elizabeth Carpenter of the health industry consultancy Avalere Health. “The impact on the markets and on consumers really may depend on whether it is easy enough for the groups potentially affected to take advantage of the rule,” she said.No sweeping consequences are seen for the more than 170 million Americans with employer-sponsored coverage, or the nearly 30 million still uninsured.The complex proposal aims to deliver on President Donald Trump’s long-standing pledge to increase competition and lower costs by promoting the sale of health plans across state lines. Unable to repeal the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, the administration is pursuing regulations to change the marketplace.The new rule would make it easier for groups, or associations, to sponsor health plans that don’t have to meet all consumer protection and benefit requirements of the Obama law. Those requirements improve coverage, but also raise premiums.Insurance industry groups are skeptical of Trump’s idea, saying it could undermine the current state markets. Patient groups are concerned about losing protections. Some state regulators object to federal interference.In a recent interview, Trump predicted big changes would result from the combination of this expected proposal, known as “association health plans,” and the GOP’s recent repeal of the ACA’s requirement that most people get health insurance or risk fines.“So now I have associations,” Trump told The New York Times last week. “I have private insurance companies coming and will sell private health care plans to people through associations. That’s gonna be millions and millions of people. People have no idea how big that is. And by the way, and for that, we’ve ended ‘across state lines.’ So we have competition.”Trump appeared to be referring to current obstacles that deter an insurer in one state from marketing to customers in another state. Some of those barriers have to do with state regulations that differ in the kinds of benefits that insurers must cover. For example, one state may require robust coverage for children with autism, while another may not.Under the administration’s proposal, health plans sponsored by associations would gain enhanced status under a federal law that generally exempts large employer plans from state regulation. Experts are poring over the proposal to determine precisely to what degree such exemptions would apply to the new plans.The Labor Department said the proposal could benefit up to 11 million people who are self-employed or work for small businesses, and lack employer coverage. Association plans, called “Small Business Health Plans” in the proposal, would be open to small employers and sole proprietors and their families.The plans could be organized along the lines of an industry, enabling them to market anywhere in the country. Or they could be set up to serve communities, including major metro areas that span several states, such as the tri-state New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area.The department said such plans would not be able to charge individuals higher premiums because of health issues or turn down applicants with medical problems.“The Affordable Care Act’s ending of discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions has become almost sacrosanct,” said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.However, the regulations allow higher premiums based on age, gender and other factors, said legal analyst Timothy Jost. Interested parties have 60 days to comment.The main insurance industry groups, along with organizations representing patients and consumers, worry that the administration’s approach could siphon healthy people away from the health law’s insurance markets, creating a spiral of rising premiums for people who need comprehensive benefits.“We are concerned that this could create or expand alternative, parallel markets for health coverage, which would lead to higher premiums for consumers, particularly those with pre-existing conditions,” according to a letter last month to state regulators, signed by America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.Even before Thursday’s development, Pennsylvania’s acting insurance commissioner, Jessica Altman, had her own concerns. “Generally speaking, these types of plans are exempt from state law and outside my jurisdiction,” the Democratic appointee said in an interview. “That means any issues that consumers have, I won’t be able to help them. More and more people would fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government, and I think state regulators would say we really do it better.”The administration plan won accolades from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., long an advocate of association health plans. But groups on the political left denounced it as another attempt to sabotage former President Barack Obama’s health law.__Associated Press Health Writer Tom Murphy contributed to this report.last_img read more

Toys R Us Canada carries on business as usual amid reports of

first_imgTORONTO – It’s business as usual at Toys R Us Canada, the company says, even as reports claim the toy retailer’s American counterpart will soon liquidate its U.S. operations.“We have no information or comment on the U.S. stories,” said Clint Gaudry, vice-president of marketing, in an emailed statement late Thursday.Media reports Thursday cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter that said Toys R Us Inc. has so far failed to find a buyer or reach an agreement with its creditors. The company, which filed for court protection for its American and Canadian divisions in September 2017, could close all 880 of its U.S. stores as a result, according to the reports.A spokeswoman for the U.S. division declined to comment in an email Thursday.However, Gaudry said the Canadian business “is operating as usual.” The company has about 82 stores in Canada, as well as an e-commerce site.The company continues to honour all of its customer policies and programs such as its baby registry, gift cards and loyalty points, he said.In January, the Toys R Us announced it would close about 180 stores in the U.S. “in the coming months.”At the time, the Canadian division also said it was business as usual and reiterated its commitment to the same policies and programs. The company said it also planned to roll out enhancements to its baby registry and loyalty programs, among other changes in 2018.last_img read more

In GM country workers arent abandoning Trump – so far

first_imgLORDSTOWN, Ohio — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move their families to Texas or Tennessee? How much should they spend on Christmas?One they haven’t yet answered: Who is to blame?It was working-class voters like these who bucked the area’s history as a Democratic stronghold and backed Donald Trump in 2016, helping him win the White House with promises to put American workers first and bring back disappearing manufacturing jobs. Whether they stick with him after the GM news and other signs that the economy may be cooling could determine Trump’s political future.For now, many people here are still behind the man who won them over with his sky-high promises. But they took those pledges seriously, and still expect him to fulfil them.“Do I feel like there’s still time to put down Twitter and stop doing what he’s doing and focus on us? Yeah,” said Tommy Wolikow, who followed in his father’s footsteps to work at GM Lordstown before he was laid off on the same day as Trump’s inauguration.The 36-year-old father of three was in the crowd at a 2017 rally in Youngstown when Trump boasted he would bring jobs back.“Don’t sell your house,” the president said — and Wolikow took him at his word. But things only got worse. He’s since started travelling to Trump rallies to draw attention to the troubles in Lordstown and elsewhere where he says promises haven’t been kept. But he says he will support Trump again if he sees action, not just words.“If you help get jobs back here in our community … you’ll have my vote,” he said.GM said Monday it would cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and marked five plants for possible closure, including the Lordstown plant, which previous rounds of layoffs already had left operating with just one shift. Once-full parking lots around the plant now sit largely empty. Assembly plants in Detroit and Ontario and transmission plants near Baltimore and in Warren, Michigan, also could be shuttered.Michigan, like Ohio, was among the states with large numbers of once-reliably Democratic union workers who backed Trump two years ago. But Michigan seemed to be swinging back to the left in the November midterm election, when Democrats won the governor’s office and other statewide races and picked up two congressional seats.Ohio seemed to be holding firm for the GOP. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown — a possible 2020 presidential candidate — won re-election, but Republicans won the governor’s race and four other statewide offices for the third straight time, an outcome Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper attributed partly to Ohioans’ loyalty to the president. “The Trump factor,” he said.In northeast Ohio, where Democrats for decades took 60 per cent or more of the vote, the GOP picked up steam. While statewide Democratic candidates won in Mahoning County, where Youngstown is located, it was by much smaller margins than four years ago. County GOP Chairman Mark Munroe credits Trump and a “newfound sense of optimism.”“If anything, support for the president has gotten stronger,” he said. “People have an appreciation for what the president has done. I think he’ll do even better in 2020.”The Trump presidency has coincided with factory job gains, although not in some of the traditional manufacturing centres that he promised to revive. The number of people working in factories has not passed the totals of a decade ago, right before the 2008 financial crisis forced a crushing wave of layoffs.Ohio has shed auto-making jobs on Trump’s watch, while Michigan, California and Kentucky have seen growth.Trump does appear to be getting credit for the economy, even from those who aren’t personally benefiting.With low unemployment and a largely strong stock market until relatively recently, nearly two-thirds of midterm voters nationwide considered the economy to be good, according to VoteCast, the Associated Press’ survey of the electorate. And while just 44 per cent of voters said they approved of his job performance overall, 55 per cent gave him high marks on the economy.In rural and small-town America, the heart of Trump’s support, a solid majority — 58 per cent — of voters making less than $50,000 said they approve of his handling of the economy. That’s only a slightly smaller share than rural voters overall.In Ohio, backing for Trump and his handling of the economy was strong. Even as voters nearly split evenly on their opinion of Trump overall, 57 per cent gave him good marks on the economy.“I don’t think he can perform miracles,” said Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, a Trump supporter who, like others in this community near Youngstown, is hopeful GM will assign the plant another product to replace the Chevy Cruze, a model workers here produce but the company is abandoning. He blames market forces, not Trump or GM, and says the community is otherwise doing well.“If we were giving out grades, I’d give (Trump) a B right now,” Hill said. “If Lordstown gets another product, I’ll give him an A.”Trump criticized GM and the company’s chief executive officer, Mary Barra, after the shutdown announcement, noting on Twitter that the company isn’t closing plants in China or Mexico.“The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get!” he wrote. The president also said this week he wants to cut federal subsidies for the company, and signalled he may place tariffs on car imports.The White House has not clarified those comments, and there are questions about whether the president has the authority to act without congressional approval.Union leaders and Democratic officials say Trump should have done more, and sooner. After the latest round of layoffs in July, Union President Dave Green sent a letter to Trump asking him to get involved and noting a large number of union members voted for him. Trump’s silence on the situation, Green wrote, was “disturbing.”Trump this week pinned blame on others, including Brown, telling The Wall Street Journal the senator “didn’t get the point across” to GM. Brown said the president should stop “pointing fingers” and called on him to sit down and discuss ways to save the plant.News like the GM announcement could sway opinion and create a line of attack for a Democratic candidate. And there are other indications of U.S. economic trouble: Sales of new U.S. homes dropped in October by almost 9 per cent, and the number of unsold, newly built homes on the market reached its highest level since 2009.Tim O’Hara, vice-president of United Auto Workers 1112, says whether support for Trump continues is a matter of “wait and see, like everything else.” He said he believes a Democrat still has a chance to win in Ohio if that candidate talks about issues people care about, like jobs and trade.O’Hara, who backed Hillary Clinton in 2016, retired from the plant earlier this year after 41 years, though his wife still works there. He said a lot of people in the area “seemed to buy in to Trump” two years ago, and he agreed most are still with the president.“But worst-case scenario — let’s say the plant closes for good — I don’t know what their opinion is going to be at that point,” he said.___Associated Press writers Hannah Fingerhut and Josh Boak contributed from Washington.Sara Burnett, The Associated Presslast_img read more

The Latest Switzerland secures UK deal on citizens rights

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local):11:40 a.m.The Swiss government has approved an agreement with Britain for the two countries to safeguard the rights of each other’s citizens after the U.K. leaves the European Union.Switzerland isn’t an EU member but is surrounded by members of the 28-nation bloc and is closely tied to it by an array of bilateral agreements. It is part of Europe’s passport-free travel zone, the Schengen area, and allows EU citizens the right to live and work in the country.Switzerland’s governing Federal Council said it has approved a deal with London to safeguard for life the existing residence rights of Swiss citizens living in Britain and Britons living in Switzerland. It also covers their entitlement to social security and recognition of professional qualifications.Britain is due to leave the EU March 29.___11:20 a.m.British lawmakers are heading off for a holiday break with visions of Brexit dancing in their heads, and a big decision to make.Parliament breaks up Thursday for a 17-day Christmas recess, with no decision on whether to approve the government’s divorce deal with the European Union.Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on the deal last week to avert heavy defeat. It has been rescheduled for the week of Jan. 14, but opposition remains strong across the political spectrum.Amid the impasse, Britain and the EU have triggered plans to try to limit the economic chaos if Britain leaves the bloc on March 29 with no deal.The government hopes the prospect of a disruptive Brexit will persuade lawmakers to vote for May’s deal when they come back.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Relocation of ravens rewarding for Conservation Officers in Fort St John

first_imgAnd now for something completely different. Today the Peace BCCOS assisted in the movement of an occupied Raven’s nest so a stack could be repaired. Improvisation occurred to protect all from the dive bombing parents. All reunited. Quoth the Raven “Nevermore!” Edgar Allan Poe. pic.twitter.com/nwldcZGCsQ— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) May 17, 2018The story is a heart-warming one, as Kneller explained that though there is currently an open season on ravens in the area, the property’s customers preferred having the birds around, just not at that specific location. Three raven fledglings whose nest was relocated in Fort St. John. Photo by BC Conservation Officer Service/TwitterAccording to Kneller, the two parents have successfully returned to their relocated nest and are once again rearing their young. He said that if all goes according to plan, the fledglings should be ready to leave their nest in a few weeks. Kneller said that he and Service biologist Audrey Gagne-Delorme commandeered a crane that was at the site and donned helmets and goggles to protect themselves while they attempted to relocate the nest. Using a snow shovel instead of his phone, Kneller took care of the angry birds while Gagne-Delorme scooped the nest into an open dog kennel. The pair then took the nest and placed it, chicks and all, on top of a sea-can located on the other side of the property.  FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A story that might have ended like Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller The Birds ended up with a happy ending yesterday after Conservation Officers were called out to deal with a raven’s nest that was perched in an inconvenient location.Conservation Officer Micha Kneller said that employees of Crop Production Services called the B.C. Conservation Officer Service on Wednesday to help deal with a pair of ravens that were dive-bombing staff that needed to gain access to some silos on the property. As it turns out, the two ravens had built their nest on one of the silo’s towers, and were protecting their three chicks.  A raven's nest seen perched on a silo tower in Fort St. John. Photo by BC Conservation Officer Service/Twitter A raven’s nest seen perched on a silo tower in Fort St. John. Photo by BC Conservation Officer Service/Twitter Conservation Officer Micha Kneller and biologist Audrey Gagne-Delorme suited up before relocating a raven's nest in Fort St. John on Wednesday. Photo by BC Conservation Officer Service/Twitter Conservation Officer Micha Kneller and biologist Audrey Gagne-Delorme suited up before relocating a raven’s nest in Fort St. John on Wednesday. Photo by BC Conservation Officer Service/Twitter last_img read more