The City of Merritt British Columbia has Canadian Flag at about 3000 Ft above sea level on the west side. Set on the hillside it commands highway number 8 below.
Placed and maintained by a local business the 8 by 16 foot flags last about 600 thousand “severe flaps of the flag by the wind and cost about 1000 dollars to replace”. The business has done this for the community since 1967.
Below at the highway level there is a concrete bin that offers free sand. The owner says its not construction grade or washed but it’s fine for walks and cat boxs etc… People are welcome to take amounts appropriate for those uses.
Today in history:January 15th 1892
James Naismith publishes the rules to basket ball.