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Not only were we very excited to be part of this campaign but City Council proclaimed February 2 to 9 Turn Down the Heat Week in the City of Williams Lake in an effort to get more people thinking about energy conservation, said Judy O Neill, Executive Director of the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Association, which gathered up a remarkable 555 sweaters for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre & Canadian Mental Health Association.
The Pain Now or Pain Later "No": A kinder way to turn down a request.
If you're a Geordie the lure of Newcastle is very hard to turn down.
I wasn't going to make him turn down our stupid movie after he had turned down everything else.
Chapman said her department also received a letter from the diocese of Kajiado saying, "It is with a lot of pain that we turn down this offer in solidarity with the entire Anglican Church of Kenya to cut ties with those that recognize ordination and consecration of the same-sex people.
SEAN CONNERY isn't the only star to turn down blockbusters.
But council planning officers are recommending that councillors turn down the scheme when they meet on Wednesday.
When local transplant surgeons turn down an offer of a cadaveric liver for subjective reasons, odds are high that the liver will fail to function well if transplanted into a patient in another region.