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TGIF- Happy national puppy day…

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Happy national puppy day ! March 23rd 2018…
Consider adopting one that is a little older!

Since its unlawful to discriminate by age, sex, or pound origin here are some dogs of all ages for your enjoyment.


On this Day: March 23rd 1963

Gemini  3 put two men in Space for the first time.


World Water Day 2018 theme Nature for Water.

Look for answers to water in nature is the theme for the UN based World Water Day.

World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. These can be educational, theatrical, musical or lobbying in nature. The day can also include campaigns to raise money for water projects.

The day has been observed with themes since 1993.

Coldwater River Merritt BC January 27

Local river 27/1/11 Photo KDG


On this Day: March 22nd 1894

The first Stanley Cup Canadian hockey game is played.

Consultation: Cyanobacterial Toxins in Water.

The Province of BC is seeking input on Cyanobacterial Toxins in Water.

  View points on assessing  for a protocol on managing cyanobacterial toxins in B.C. drinking water and recreational water. This protocol is intended to provide strategies and resources to assist local governments, health authorities, and water system operators to assess and manage risks related to cyanobacterial bloom formations. Source UBCM



Pipe being placed Voght park Merritt BC, for UV treatment loop .     File Photo KDG


Feedback can be sent to the ministry of health, health protection branch by April 23rd 2018.


The development of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in eutrophic lakes, reservoirs and ponds has become a global water quality issue. Researchers are particularly interested in why cyanobacteria can exclusively dominate the plankton community during warm seasons. Source: Yoshmasa Yamamoto Kyoto University Japan

Editors note : the proprietor review does not represent any ministry only reports from sources.

On this Day: March 21st 1871

Stanley a British journalist begins his search for David Livingston in darkest Africa.


A move to the right shows level of water tables, .File Photo KDG

Geoff Strong is coming to do a reading from his novel ” Convenient Mistruths” on April 10th at the Merritt Public Library at 11:AM. promising the inside scoop on Global Warming, he will read from a selection of the intrigue, danger and providing discussion on his next book. Free admission 1691Garcia Street Merritt BC.


broken sign no contract….
File Photo KDG

On this Day: March 20th 1985

Rick Hansen begins his world wide wheelchair trip for spinal cord research.

TGIF- Last weekend of winter


Moon rising File photo KDG

The spring equinox is coming on Tuesday next week. Twelve hrs of light against 12 hrs of dark in the northern hemisphere will start the march to the 23 degree tilt of the summer solstice in June.

March 20th 2018, 9:15 pacific time in British Columbia is the crossover.

Astronomically speaking, the first day of spring is marked by the spring equinox, which falls on March 19, 20, or 21 every year. The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, though our clock times reflect a different time zone. And, as mentioned above, this date only signals spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere; it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere. Source Old Farmers Almanac.

Old Farmers Almanac

On this Day: March 16th 2014

Crimea has a referendum to succeed from Ukraine.

Corner Gas actor Lorne Cardinal visits local campus In  Merritt BC
File Photo KDG

Brent Butt’s cast of Corner Gas, including above center Lorne Cardinal will live again in animation starting April 2nd with CTV. CTV

An animated version of Brent Butt is seen in this still from the upcoming Corner Gas animated series. The Canadian sitcom hit is being rebooted into an all-new animated version to be broadcast on The Comedy Network. (HO-The Comedy Network/The Canadian Press)  Source CTV News February 5th 2018

On this Day: March 15th 44 BC.

Julius Caesar gets the knife  in the senate.

Happy International Pi Day, be a constant!


File Photo KDG

International PI day is recognizes the mathematical formula that can be carried out in a constant form to infinity.

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

Rip: Stephen Hawking since the universe is still expanding you and PI will have to measure up.



On this Day: March 14th 1931

India’s first talking film, Alam Ara, is released.

Kamloops Wildlife Park

Enterprising non profits seminar brought different groups to Merritt this week. File Photo KDG

New Gold and New Afton mines are sponsoring a weekend at the Kamloops Wildlife Park at Easter this year. Including rides on its scale train, chocolate egg hunt and Chris the Clown.

The mining company operates a mine 10 kilometers west of Kamloops, and is operating 5 mines  around the world. It’s  New Afton project is an underground caving operation.

The Easter event requires an admission. 9:30 -4PM daily, wildlife park members are free.

Meet and interact with the resident critters of Kamloops Wildlife Park. Since its opening in 1966, the small zoo has cared for and rehabilitated native British Columbian animals who are injured or orphaned. See more than 65 species of animals and birds that inhabit the wildlife park, including predatory birds, cougars, deer, moose, grizzlies, and the elusive Kermode bear. Take a guided tour to learn interesting trivia about the wildlife and hear stories about the zoo’s residents. Quickly create a custom-made using our trip planner.

Source KWP Kamloops Wildlife Park


The BC mining industry has a long history of support for family and community events and facilities.

Highland Valley copper

Voght street Office of a local mine getting benefit  from new Hydro infrastructure. File Photo KDG

On this Day: March 13th 2003

The Journal Nature features 350 thousand year old footprints found in Italy.

TGIF- spring ahead time change…


Still waters are great.. Photo KDG

2 AM March 11th daylight savings time.

Time goes ahead an hour at 2 AM on Sunday March 11th 2018. Daylight savings time returns to the clocks of British Columbia and will stay ahead until  standard time returns November 4rth 2018.

On this Day: March 9th 1974

The Mars 7 flyby fails and misses Mars with lander.

Happy International Women’s Day


Sharon McIvor File Photo KDG

Mac D’s, have turned there iconic M upside down for todays international women’s day observance.

Photo: Sharon McIvor a lawyer successful in gaining status for aboriginal women who lost it through marriage and other causes addressed by bill C 31 of the Mulroney era.

This years IWD theme is The Time is Now.

On this Day: March 8th 1917 Women’s suffrage in Russia leads to international women’s day and its adoption by the UN in 1975.

Fire in the ecology in the Southern Interior.

The Nicola Naturalists are having their monthly meeting on Thursday March 15th at 7PM. The meeting is in the NVIT lecture theater, top of the hill on Belshaw avenue in Merritt and features Don Gayton with a presentation Fire Ecology in the Southern Interior.

Don is a well-known ecologist who has worked on the roles that fire (accidental and intentional) has played in shaping our environment over the past centuries. How did Indigenous people work with fire before the arrival of Europeans? Why was 2017 such a bad year for wildfires? Don has explanations for these and many other questions about wildfires in our area. Not to be missed.
On this Day: March 7th 2007

The British House of lords in parliament becomes 100 percent elected.

Welcome Washington state junior hockey players to Merritt. The team is here for two games of BCHL playoff hockey. The guests from Wenatchee have a two game lead in the best of 7 playoff over the local Merritt Centennials.
Game starts at 7PM at the Memorial Arena tonight. there is a  game four on Wednesday here and game 5 in Merritt as well, if required on Friday.

1100 fans are expected to be out for the game tonight,15 percent of the population of Merritt BC


Cooking hamburgers, Merritt BCJHL
for hockey
File photo KDG

On this Day March 6th 1834
York becomes the incorporated city of Toronto.

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