Category: Enterprize


Starbucks reno done thirteenth of July…

Starbucks via brand

One of the Starbucks branding  of coffee products. file photo KDG

The renovation that is touted to include more washrooms  at the Merritt BC Starbucks is now said to be the 13th of July up from the 1st.

The Starbucks is now serving from a trailer at it same location, off  highway 5 and Voght street.
On this Day: June 26th 1483

Richard the third is made King of England.

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Happy world intellectual property day.

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Bev Veale File Photo KDG

This years theme of world intellectual property day is,is women’s input into creative innovation., The World organization promotes the creation of intellectual property;

Every day women come up with game-changing inventions and life-enhancing creations that transform lives and advance human understanding from astrophysics to nanotechnology and from medicine to artificial intelligence and robotics.

And in the creative sphere, whether in the movies, animation, music, fashion, design, sculpture, dance, literature, art and more, women are re-imagining culture, testing the limits of artistry and creative expression, drawing us into new worlds of experience and understanding.

The important and inspiring contributions of countless women around the globe are powering change in our world. Their “can do” attitude is an inspiration to us all. And their remarkable achievements are an invaluable legacy for young girls today with aspirations to become the inventors and creators of tomorrow.

On this Day: April 26th 1970

World intellectual property convention, organization, is established.

TGIF- The bread of life

 

Recent bake sale at local non profit...

You can always bake at home…Or:

So as to the recent bread price scandal:

Here’s a claim of a local artisan that may give you an option:

Our selection of artisan breads will have you coming back for more – and we have a different feature every day of the week, ranging from Alsatian Rye to Baguette and Multigrain Bread. Favourites like Country Bread and Sourdough are available daily, as is a variety of buns. Bakery’s’ Best Buns make great burger buns!

On this Day: February 2nd 1840

The first rememberance of a ground hog day observance.

TGIF- International Tea Day

Tea cupsInternational tea day was first observed in 2005 and is an effort to promote the tea trade including prices. The event falls on December 15th and is important to the countries that produce tea as well as many tea lovers around the world.

 

On this Day: December 15th 2005
The first International Tea day is observed and promoted.

TGiF- detailed hearings

The Trans mountain expansion is starting hearings on property ownership effected by the twinning project from Edmonton on November 20th 2017.
The Hearings will be held in Alberta ” Detailed Route Hearings” and are run by the National Energy Board.
The starting point for the expansion is the Trans Mountain yard in Sherwood Park AB.

The National Energy Board will begin Detailed Route Hearings to determine whether we have proposed the best possible detailed route for the pipeline and the most appropriate methods and timing for building the pipeline. These hearings will provide an opportunity for landowners and those potentially affected by the Project to share their concerns about the proposed detailed route.

 

On this Day: November 17th 1979
The Brisbane electrified railway is established.

Pipeline progress

Drill for dewatering

Drilling equipment for dewatering
Photo KDG

On This Day: October 19th  1900

Black Body radiation is discovered.

Happy Birthday Google Search

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Google mapping car File Photo KDG

Google searched and found out that they started in 1998 and claimed it retroactively.

 

On this Day: September 27th 1998

Google search birthday. Video

A month and a half to go!

Farmers market on. Saturday 9-2pm

The local Farmers Market is into its after this Saturdays regular offering. The expression of home grown or farm to table produce is still under the leadership of Lucus Handly the proprietor of three bar farms.

The operation runs May to October at the corner of Voght and Merritt avenue in Merritt BC.
The lot is the parking for the curling rink and has two EV chargers in the corner.
The time is 9am to 2pm Saturdays. The Market is often used by local government with info booths as well.

On this Day: September 14th 1982

Born Soshy.

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broken sign no contract….
Photo KDG

The gasoline price is at $1.10.9 cents a liter today a day before the long week end starts. The price represents a stable driving season and a management attitude by consumers. The absence of the McMurray fire this year may have  something to do with it and the Shell Station off Belshaw Avenue has not gone without supply as yet this season as was the case last season. At this writing a fuel truck is delivering there for the weekend.

The drought sign has gone up from normal meaning conditions are dryer act accordingly.

Gas buddy says that all  Merritt gas stations are on price. The average price is $1.22.3 and the lowest is 94.9 in BC. Trending up…

 

On this Day: August 3rd 1859
The American Dental association is founded.

 

TGIF-windmill a long road

Heinz Lange big onion windmill.
File Photo KDG

Windmills have been a fascination for a long time. Here is one developed by a local to power aerators and marker lights decades ago.. The local Heinz Lange was a high school shop teacher and this working model was built by  his shop class…
The engineering includes  heavy steel plate to give a stable platform, The creator had a difficult time in the 1980s to overcome the use of fuels in applications. Watts per meter is a concern still. Perseverance starts somewhere Today wind farms are a presence.

The Merritt area has 5 generators of f off the Connector to Kelowna  that can be seen past the Elkhart turn off.. The modern ones can give power to 2500 homes.
Wind generators give five percent of the power in Ontario. The province has nearly 2500 wind turbines in 90 installations. Average output per turbine 1.94 MG.

Thanks to Murphy Shewchuck and Tom Edwards of the Nicola Valley Historical Society that installed Heinz’s “Onion” for viewing at its site on Voght street in before the Nicola River bridge in Merritt.
On this Day: July 28th 1939
The Sutton Hoo helmet is found.

Art walk July 4-31 2017

Art displayed at the Baillie house
File Photo. KDG

Local Art
The local Chamber is having its annual Art Walk again this summer. Starting on July fourth and running the length of July, local artists are having their art in local business places.

A limited number of  bracelets will be available on the 4rth for 5 dollars at the Chamber office on Voght street. A bead will be at participating business’s, complete the bracelet and you can enter a draw.

Local Gale Simpsons art is available for viewing at the Merritt Desert  Lobby Inn at this writing.

On this Day: June 27th 1750
General Wolfe begins his assault on French Canada.

TGIF-Hot dog

Down town core of Merritt, File Photo KDG

 

Tina Vesper is selling hotdogs in front of the Royal Bank. She operated a truck concessionary some years ago and would travel to public events such as baseball games.
The step up to the bank has been vacant of vendors since Manuel gave up his stand a number of years ago. Manuel had a union job at the local saw mill and did it as a form of self expression /enjoyment.

The Royal bank, Merritt branch is at the corner of Garcia and Quilchena in Merritt British Columbia Canada. Tina says Saturday she will be at the Home building supply corner of Voght and Coldwater. She has also set up shop at the Spirit Square and the Saturday farmers market.

 

On this Day: June 16th 1963

The first women in Space Soviet Valentina Tereshkova.

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