A Lacrosse rink is poured on Voght street
Canada’s national summer sport is getting a boost here in Merritt as rink and clubhouse takes shape on Voght street.
Today in history: October 30th 1973
The Bosporus bridge is constructed connecting the continents of Europe and Asia for the second time.
The news that a nurse hosting the Ebola Virus has been declared free of the disease is well received and hopeful. Logic says that a person once quarantined now free is also carrying antibodies against the virus, making serum from her blood is now a possible treatment for carriers, this use of her blood could be as expediential as the cotangent could have been. With thousands of forces going to West Africa to treat the source of the outbreak it gives us calm to know this resource exists.
The WHO has stated that transfusion of whole blood or purified serum from Ebola survivors is the therapy with the greatest potential to be implemented immediately, although there is little information as to its efficacy. September 2014, WHO issued an interim guideline for this therapy. The blood serum from those who have survived an infection is currently being studied to see if it is an effective treatment. During a meeting arranged by WHO, this research was deemed to be a top priority. Seven of eight people with Ebola survived after receiving a transfusion of blood donated by individuals who had previously survived the infection in an 1999 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This treatment, however, was started late in the disease meaning they may have already been recovering on their own and the rest of their care was better than usual. Thus this potential treatment remains controversial.Intravenous antibodies appear to be protective in nonhuman primates who have been exposed to large doses of Ebola. The WHO has approved the use of convalescent serum and whole blood products to treat people with Ebola source Wikipedia
Stay safe and take all reasonable precautions in this interconnected world we have.
Today in history: Oct 28th 1538
The first university in the new world is established in the Hispaniola (Dominican Republic)
One of 8 volumes of the environmental assessment. for the Lower Mainland 500 KV line. Hard copy at Public library.
BC hydro has published notice that it will be doing fall winter burning of wood debris material along its new 500 KV line to the Lower Mainland, they say the work is “weather dependant” and contractors will be instructed to not burn unless the venting index is “good”.
The 247 kilometer line is still under construction and is meant to bring more electric power to the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. Merritt British Columbia is also having a cogeneration green wood waste incinerator worth hundreds of millions of dollars being built to join to the power grid.
Today in history: October 24th 1980
The government of Poland makes the Solidarity Trade Union legal.
The local election on November 15th has a full salte of candidates:
Running for Mayor Mike Jolly, Susan Roline, Neil Menard,
Running for councillor, Dave Baker, Linda K. Brown, Kurt Christopherson, Mike Geotz, Bruce Mcmurchy, Dianne Norgaard, Ginny Prowal.
School district 58 trustee: Tim Kroeker, Gordon Swan, Brian Jepson, Joyce Pierre, Everet Hosington.
Today in history: October 23rd 1958
The Smurfs make their first appearance in a production.
There are advance poll opportunities on November 5th and 12th.
Check with the city at Merritt.ca for polling places.
On November 8th at 6 PM the Merritt Public Library is having a meet the author and a remembrance by the Merritt Community choir by the way of a singing of ‘ “it’s a long long way to Tipperary”
Please pre-register top the Library at 250-378-4737.
This will be one hundred years since the out break of the conflict that would end all conflicts. November 11th will be the 96th year since the signing of the armistice in the same railcar that once operated on the famed Orient express. The same car that the French were made to surrender Paris in two decades later, and then destroyed when it was in jeopardy of falling into allied hands.
Today in history: October 22 2008
India launch’s its first lunar rocket probe Cyahndriann 1
The local Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an all candidates forum on October 27th and 29th for the November 15th general election. All incumbents are running , with three Mayoral candidates, Susan Roline, Neil Menard, and Mike Jolly, there are a number of new contenders as well.
The events are at the Merritt civic center Mamette avenue downtown Merritt.
Today in History: October 17th 1994
A Russian journalist, Dmitry Kholodov is murdered while investigating corruption in the Military.
Speaking to a local CO this week we became aware that it is a busy time for the conservation office office. ” hunting season is full on we are busy said a local officer. When asked if court time takes up a lot of his time he replied that not himself but others in the office time is taken up by it. “I will prosecute minor ticketed offences myself serious cases are referred to crown council” Is there a motion for confiscation of sporting equipment? If its evidence it can wind up in a punitive forfeit said the officer.
Merritt is in region 3 Thompson it is always good advice to follow the published regulations.
Today in History: October 16th 1997
The Cassini probe is on its way to Saturn
Contractors for new
5oo KV line hiring
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Two sources on the third 500 KV lower mainland line under construction for two years have said that there is a problem with the bolts that assemble the transmission towers. The most recent report says that 150 towers are having their bolts all replaced by higher grade bolts. This extends the project for one local contractor for some time. The project is now being constructed from both ends with one of the contractors going to the lower mainland end.
A problem with a collapsed tower at the beginning of the project was caused by a failed lifting cable with the crane installing it. The tower construction is now at the Murray lake area, in the Coquihalla ; a source says that they are installing snow legs and estimates they are the strongest worked on in memory.
Today in History: October 15th 1878
My Dinner with Stephen Hawkings:
Dr. Don McLeod local patron of the arts and owner of many ex public buildings including the old public library now the Culture club on Granite avenue is inviting people to come and hear his talk on what he got from a dinner with Stephen Hawkings.
The evening at the Culture Club starts at 7 PM on October 16th and will have a recounting of the conversation including black holes, creation of the universe discussed last month.
The Merritt Culture Club is the home of the local say so society ant is at 2058 Granite avenue in Merritt BC Canada.
Say So Expression Society: Come read poetry, sing a song, or speak your mind at the Say So Expression Society! $20 for a year’s membership. For more info call (250) 315-5673
Doctor Mcleods talk on thursday is a free, public service , talk FCFS.
Today in history: October 14th 1947
The speed of sound is broken for the first time by Chuck Yeager in the Bell X 1 rocket powered aircraft.
Did the Turrrkey get pardoned ?
Happy Thanksgiving from The Proprietor Review.
The corn belt is South of here.