FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s RCMP detachment commander, Inspector Mike Kurvers, will be retiring at the end of this week.Fort St. John City Council took a moment to thank Kurvers on Monday for his 28 years of serving with the RCMP, the past four of which have been in the Energetic City. Kurvers was born in the Netherlands, and began his career with the RCMP in Moosomin, Saskatchewan in 1990.After several years, Kurvers’ career took him across the country, working general duty in Richmond and Mission, B.C. He spent seven and half years with the Emergency Response Team, the RCMP’s equivalent of the SWAT team, before moving to the West Shore RCMP in the Victoria area.- Advertisement -Moving back to the Lower Mainland to stops at the detachments in Burnaby and Richmond once again, Insp. Kurvers got to experience first-hand the excitement of the 2010 Winter Olympics while serving as the detachment’s liaison for all of the City’s planning to host the Games.“The Olympic experience was fantastic,” said Kurvers. “We weren’t part of the integrated security unit, so Richmond had to development its own plans because we had the Olympic Oval and YVR. We created an operations plan for the Celebration site. I kind of lucked-out because Holland House was involved. I’m fluent in Dutch, so it was very handy.”After Richmond, Kurvers moved back to the Island District detachment in Victoria with the Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit before moving to become the detachment commander in Fort St. John in 2014.Advertisement Kurvers said that the experience of commanding the detachment has been incredibly rewarding.“This place has been fantastic. The city has been great, Mayor has been great, Council’s been great, and members are good. They come and do their jobs.”Kurvers said that while he isn’t involved in the search for another Inspector that will take over as detachment commander, he says that Staff Sergeant Perret will serve as interim detachment commander for the time being.
14 Antonio Rudiger – 6 – Like the rest of the Chelsea backline, had little to do on the night. The German international is yet to convince he is worth the £34 million the Blues paid for him Gary Cahill – 6 – Had very little to do all night but should have actually got on the scoresheet himself 14 14 Olivier Giroud scored his first Chelsea goal as Antonio Conte’s side completed a 4-0 victory over Hull in their FA Cup fifth-round match.The former Arsenal striker produced a neat close-range finish from Emerson Palmieri’s low cross from the left to net Chelsea’s fourth goal in the 42nd minute.Giroud moved to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day and opened his account in his third game for the club. Chelsea’s other goals before the break came from Willian, who netted twice, and Pedro.Hull’s David Meyler had a 51st-minute penalty saved by Willy Caballero as the visitors were denied a consolation goal in the second half, Chelsea settling for a 4-0 victory.So who impressed on the night for Antonio Conte? Check out the gallery by clicking the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the gallery. 14 14 14 Olivier Giroud – 8 – Fantastic link up play, you can see why Conte wanted a powerful target man all window. His play with his back to goal allowed the attacking players behind him to flourish. 14 14 Danny Drinkwater – 6 – Marshalled the midfield well all evening, nothing spectacular just neat and tidy 14 Ethan Ampadu – 6 – Apart from a nervous backpass in the first half, the Wales international was his usually composed self. 14 Emerson Palmieri – 6 – Although there will be sterner tests in his Chelsea career, the former Roma man gave a good account of himself. Has not played a lot of football in the last year, but looked good going forward and defensively too (SUB) Alvaro Morata – N/A – Not enough time to make an impact 14 Davide Zappacosta – 7 – So much pace and attacking threat down the right-hand side, will be interesting to see if he features against Barcelona in midweek. Willy Caballero – 7 (Click on the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the gallery) – Was a bystander for much of the first half, but produced a spectacular penalty from David Meyler at the start of the second period, and then again when challenged one-on-one by Dicko. 14 Cesc Fabregas – 7 – Dictated the play from a deeper position, his pass for Pedro was exquisite. However, his lack of mobility was exposed when he brought down Wilson for the penalty. 14 Willian – 9 – Was head and shoulders above everyone else on the pitch tonight, and not just because of the afro! The Brazilian will be disappointed if he does not get a game on Tuesday after two fantastic goals and displaying some excellent dribbling. Unlucky not to get his hat-trick after hitting the post as well. Pedro – 8 – Looked lively all night, and took his goal well before being withdrawn at the end of the first half. Will have most certainly been saved for Barcelona in midweek 14 (SUB) Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7 – Showed his pace and trickery in brief flashes, will hope this is the first of many first team opportunities this season. (SUB) Kyle Scott – 6 – Gave away possession on a couple of occasions quite cheaply, but will have endeared himself to the home fans with a big tackle later on. Will have to learn to control that edge however, as he was booked for a late challenge.