An emphasis on some sort of fire awareness. The board is back to its pointer reading low risk today. File photo: KDG

An emphasis on some sort of fire awareness.
The board is back to its pointer reading low risk today.
File photo: KDG


The downtown fire station has a hazard board out side that shows current risk for the area. It is currently at low, “it was at extreme but we have had some rain” says the fire captain while crew were washing an engine that just came back from a call yesterday AM.
The spring has been exemplary here for us in the south central part of BC. The river run off saturation peaked at 30 percent just the limit that sandbagging is considered. We had two days of dead grass on the surrounding hills before rain and natural greening occurred leaving the valley here in Merritt exquisite in tone and esthetic. The Spruce Bud Worm problem abated some years ago and the local hills lost its red streaks.
The lower mainland is experiencing floods at this writing from run off.
High tides of 15 feet with lows of 5 feet today in New West Minister are graduating down to 15 foot highs and 1 ft lows by Saturday. Tide levels are not much of a concern for us here in the interior.
“The periodic rise and fall of the water along ocean coasts is a phenomenon familiar to all of us. Even those who have never been to the seashore have heard enough about the tides to know that they follow a rhythmic daily pattern. We also know that the tide has a profound effect on navigation and harbor” construction. Source:http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/info/tides

On this day June 1st 1967
The song Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.

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