Al Horne at discussion of Alexander with a fan.
File photo KDG
Local retired teacher in Merritt Al Horne will be presenting the last of his series on Alexander the Great at the local library staring Thursday the 13th of October, and continuing the next 2 Thursdays, 6-8 PM
Pre register at the desk of the library.
On this Day: September 30th 1968
The jumbo jet, Boeing 747 is shown to the public at the Evert Washington plant.
Even a small fence make a boundary against guessing
File photo KDG
Stable people are at a premium and to grow stability a virtue. Changeable is not always the same as adjusted, and adjusted not the same as successful but knowing your limitations will help you to rely on the stable.
The two dimensions or axes, extraversion-introversion and emotional stability-instability, define four quadrants. These are made up of:
- Stable extroverts (sanguine qualities such as outgoing, talkative, responsive, easygoing, lively, carefree, leadership)
- Unstable extroverts (choleric qualities such as touchy, restless, excitable, changeable, impulsive, irresponsible)
- Stable introverts (phlegmatic qualities such as calm, even-tempered, reliable, controlled, peaceful, thoughtful, careful, passive)
- Unstable introverts (melancholic qualities such as quiet, reserved, pessimistic, sober, rigid, anxious, moody. Source Wikipedia/Eysenck personality….
If you are quiet or loud, life’s for you or against you stability will be the better choice.
On this day: September 29th 1977
Wade Brookbank Canadian ice hockey player born.
There is the 2016 edition of the pacific forest rally here in Merritt this weekend. The event will see 22 rally cars on two courses Friday and Saturday.
A ceremonial start will be downtown on Friday between 4:30 Pm and %:30 PM on Granite avenue. The Helmer Lake forest special will then take place followed the next morning by the Dillard forest special. at 9:am. A Mab Lake Forest special will begin at 1Pm that day, concluding with another Helmer Lake Forest special at 3:45
A 9 PM End of Rally: event will see a winners podium at the Desert Inn downtown.
The 2016 Canadian Rally Championships Top standings has Maxime Labrie ahead of the pack with 49 points. His closest challenger is Wim van der Poel at 36.
Wim will be in the race driving car number 003, a Mitsubishi lancer evolution IX FB.
Pacific Forest Rally : File Photo KDG
On this Day: September 28th 1951
Color Television is introduced to the public and then discontinued.
The Rally supports a house for the disabled
Rally for the cause PFR partners with the Abilitas foundation.
A 800 acer ranch provided room for Coldwater Lodge, opened in 2013.
The city of Merritt has had some more vinyl reliefs covering utility boxes about town, Brad and a coworker covered the large DC chargers converter box at the quick EV charger on Voght street Wednesday with an early 20 th century vinyl reproduction of down-town Quilchena avenue. The photo by H Priest a female photographer and chronicalor of the Nicola Valley.
The pair said they had some smaller ones to cover on the east side of Nicola Avenue.
Andrew a city worker said that the vinyl coverings give options when graphite happens as well as enhancing the look and feel of the utility boxes.
On this Day: September 22nd 1888
National Geographic Magazine is published.
The Nicola Naturalists have had heir AGM and are onto the fall program with monthly speakers and activities. A big one is the Christmas bird count likely to be in the weekend of the 17 th of December any one keen on taking on a supporting or another role in the count would do well to start thinking for this annual event.
The October meeting will be on ants with speaker Dr. Bob Higgins of Thompson Rivers University. The talk is titled Ants of British Columbia ecological giants; the meeting will begin at 7 pm on the third Thursday as usual.
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet. About 15,000 species have been described and they contribute more biomass to most ecosystems than any other animal group. Dr. Rob Higgins is an entomologist at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops – a keen naturalist and an enthusiastic speaker. He will describe this diversity of ants and the ecological roles that ants play in British Columbia. He will also talk about new arrivals – the fire ants – that are overshadowing our native species.
The Christmas bird count for members goes beyond the local count to compilation and a reading of the health of the ecosystem in respect to how the critters are doing.
You don’t have to be an expert birder to participate in our Christmas Bird Count. It is a great way to get to learn the local winter birds – each birding group has at least one experienced birder. Followed by a festive potluck for participants. If you are interested in participating and not already on the contact list send us an e-mail
On this day: September 21st 1897
The yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus editorial make s it around New York.
Walking the straight and narrow…
file photo KDG
Chinook salmon in the creeks, leaves turning, film society started. A particular pleasant context to shut out all bad conversations and enjoy the glory of the natural world.
On this day: September 20th 1946
After a 6 year delay for WW11 the Cannes film festival starts.
Sean bought a Nissan leaf, used a 2013 with 30,000 KM on it. He got a charge in Merritt this week and is ” seeing how far east he can take it before returning to his home in Vancouver’.
On this day: September 16th 1987
The Montreal protocol is established.
Animation of the blood moon September 28th 2015
File photo KDG
Friday, (Saturday some places)that pesky full moon will be a harvest moon. The event is close to the fall equinox on the 22nd so the angle that it appears in the horizon will be smaller then usual.
The Earth’s axis is always tilted at an angle of about 23.4° in relation to the ecliptic, the imaginary plane created by the Earth’s path around the Sun. On any other day of the year, either the southern hemisphere or the Northern Hemisphere tilts a little towards the Sun. But on the two equinoxes, the tilt of the Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun’s ray.
The fullness of the moon will be at 9:05:06 Central European Time, here it will be 12:05:06 PDT, Pacific Daylight Time.
Full moons are often attributed to strange events including a recent study by the University of Tokyo suggesting large earthquakes correspond to large tidal events, these events are driven by gravitational pull on the earth from the moon.
University of Tokyo, found that tides—which arise from the gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon—can cause changes that may trigger earthquakes. Source Time Magazine.
Editors note: Or the last tidal event triggered the big one meant for you…
Moon at three quarter August Merritt BC Photo KDG
On this Day: September 15th 1971
The first Green Peace ship goes to Amchitka Island to demonstrate against nuclear testing.
A returning Salmon rises out of the water in the Nicola river by the highway 8 entrance,(train bridge walking trail, ) Merritt BC August 12th/16
The weekend saw the return of the salmon to the Nicola River here in Merritt. Numbers of fish were in the river at the junction of the Nicola and Coldwater rivers on the weekend.
A fish trap is upstream from the junction on the Coldwater River by Voght park, there is little indication of fish taking to the trap route at this writing.
On this Day: September 13th 16o9
Henry Hudson reaches his namesake river the Hudson.