Have a great weekend,
The forecast for the next week is over 30 degree Celsius weather .
On this Day: July 3rd 1644
The last pair of Great auks is killed.
The great auk was an important part of many Native American cultures, both as a food source and as a symbolic item. Many Maritime Archaic people were buried with great auk bones, and one was buried covered in over 200 auk beaks, which are assumed to have been part of a cloak made of their skins. Early European explorers to the Americas used the auk as a convenient food source or as fishing bait, reducing its numbers. The bird’s down was in high demand in Europe, a factor which largely eliminated the European populations by the mid-16th century. Scientists soon began to realize that the great auk was disappearing and it became the beneficiary of many early environmental laws, but this proved not to be enough. Its growing rarity increased interest from European museums and private collectors in obtaining skins and eggs of the bird. On 3 July 1844, the last two confirmed specimens were killed on Eldey, off the coast of Iceland, which also eliminated the last known breeding attempt. There are unconfirmed later reports of roaming individuals being seen or caught. A record of a bird in 1852 is considered by some to be the last sighting of the species. The great auk is mentioned in a number of novels and the scientific journal of the American Ornithologists’ Union is named The Auk in honour of this bird.
We tried the cold drink for a dollar offered at Mc Ds today, and for the whole summer YOU can have a cold type iced drink for a dollar. We tried a mcafe carmel iced coffe small or large for a dollar and 5 cents roued off Tax. The server said we had an option to have a large for a dollar and 3 quarters plus taxes. But no pressure added. The drink had about one third ice but hit the spot that a cold drink will do on a warm summers day. http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions.html
Rates: for price and quality four stars.
On this this Day: July 2nd 2002 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly around the world, solo and nonstop in a balloon.
Driven in part by eco footprint a couple starts life a little different.
A young couple were on their way home to north central BC on Monday they had just bought a new home. The home was off the grid on a wheeled Vin numbered tow trailer. For $50,000.00 the two hundred odd square foot home included a sleeping loft The home was meant to be parked off the grid. A Japanese stand up bath tub and a shower were the only thing in the small second room in the rear of the home. The appeal is no taxes and its paid for. The area of the province they live in probably still supports squatting, however acquiring land would certainly lead to an attractive future. The couple said they just want to be free and not trapped by debt.
The unit was built in the Untied States , ordered and paid for 2 years ago when the dollar was at par. They took it complete except for finishing paint as ” we are not sure of the colour we want yet.”
Editors note: staying with the program can lead to success but taking risk can add a flavor to life that is unique. Both are acceptable and considered rights in Canada. The ability to arrange your life to your advantage may cause someone else difficulty as well as your self. Forest cutting rights as well as road usage and private land are a restraint and if you were to do something like build a tree house you may be surprised. Permission while not always required is still desirable.
On this day: June 30th 1953
The Chevy Corvette goes into production.
This roadside pond was drained because of its proximity to the green energy project.
Midday Valley road was the scene of a drainage project recently. The spring feed pond was piped to the north and into a field near the Coldwater river leaving the bulrushes in the drying mud.The road is next to the Merritt Green energy project and diverts the water to a new area to the North.
There are several springs that make their way down the slope from the hills and mountains to the south of Merritt and the coastal mountains.
The diversion was made with large diameter pipe accessible by fauna.
On this day: June 25th 1982
Greece makes shaving heads for military recruits against policy.
The retail price of gas has remained stable here with 7 of the 8 outlets offering it at $1.23.9 cents a liter. All but is also the truck stop who offers at $128.9 reporting 20 hours ago instead of the others at 4 hrs. ago. The Husky station also has a compressed hydrogen( LNG Liquefied Natural Gas) outlet in the large lot behind the gasoline service.
Merritt is a small community in the South Central part of BC , and is in the center of the Coquihalla highway system connecting the cities of Kamloops, Kelowna and Princeton with the lower mainland and Vancouver.
On this day: June 19th 1961
Kuwait becomes independent form the UK.
A police cruiser was seen behind a hedge on the 17th, when asked the officer was watching for cell phone use. Being behind a hedge may be a shock to those caught unawares but it is not entrapment.
Entrapment is being enticed to do something you normally would not do. A person with a record of an offence has little defence against it. so pay attention to the rules of the life, so things never escalate to that level. The best thing you can do for yourself in this life is a clean record and good credit.
Editors note: There is a whisper from sources that fines for distracted driving may be going up.The best way to keep any fine down is broad-based compliance. So tell your friends.