Category: Sports and Leisure


TGIF-River drift wood

Music fest back
Photo KDG

Jerry a retired artisan and Cat operator has another reason to be at the river he collects drift wood to make art. The favorite is roots from cottonwood it “has interesting rocks and debris that adds to the interpretation of the form” says Jerry. A lampshade is overdone to Jerry but he enjoys the outings on the river,  Val his beau says Jerry is a dare devil, however he is experienced in the use of the river and is responsible in all ways.

The music festival is on this weekend and river use is not an exclusive right to anyone. Enjoy your neighbour as well as the experience.

Have a great weekend KDG

On this Day: August 4th 1790

The revenue cutter service ( pre-runner to the US Coast Guard) is established.

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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.

 

Consolidated art

Photo show Courthouse Gallery

The Art walk and the Courthouse gallery in Merritt will have a consolidated showing of the art from the walk locations in the Old Court House Gallery in Merritt.
The wind up for the walk is on the 3rd and the combined showing will begin and run Thursday through Saturday afternoons until the end of August.
The presentation of the door prize will be at the artists reception on the 3rd.The reception will include live music and light refreshments 4:oo to 8:30 PM.

On this Day: August 1 2008

The Beijing Tianjin intercity railway goes into operation.

Rockin on the River

Music fest back
Photo KDG

The next big music event here is The annual rocking on the River festival coming the weekend of August 3rd to 6th. The annual country music get down will see Aaron Pritchard and Crystal Shawanda iand others in the line up.

On this Day: July 13th 100 BC
Julius Caesar born…

 

 

Bass Coast

 

Moon over Bass Coast festival in Merritt
Photo KDG

Some sources say the festival on the weekend was successful. The event ended yesterday late afternoon and was the 9th annual.

A worker said that the full moon was so bright that he did not need his flashlight.

On this Day : July 11 th 1893

The first cultured pearl is obtained by one of Japan’s eventual top 10 inventors, Mikimoto  Kokichi.

TGIF- Cool off at a close beach

 

Have a great weekend save power by gong to the beach

The beaches in British Columbia are guaranteed to satisfy every type of beach lover. Kayaking, surfing and sailing are all popular on the shores of the Salish Sea. These activities are all accessible to residents of BC’s largest city, Vancouver. BC hosts many breathtaking ocean beaches on its mainland as well as its islands (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Haida Gwaii). From long sandy beaches to aquamarine waters, some areas of this province can make you feel like you are on holiday in the tropics.

There are many warm freshwater lakes in inland BC. These lakes feature stunning scenery and are perfect for recreational water use. Both sandy and rocky beaches can be found. You’ll find breathtaking views of BC’s mountainous regions, including the Canadian Rockies and Coast Mountains.

Water temperatures can be cool in the ocean and the province’s northern lakes. Nevertheless, hot temperatures in July and August mean that being by the water offers some much needed refreshment. Many of the province’s beaches also offer pristine natural areas and sparkling clean water, the pinnacle of a perfect beach experience.

Some of BC’s best known lakes include:
Okanagan Lake: known for its warm waters and sunny days.
Joffre Lakes: glacier lakes famous for their turquoise waters which are surrounded by beautiful glacial-capped mountains.
Sasamat lake: a beautiful, white sandy beach and one of the warmest lakes you’ll find in the province. Source Swim Guide.org

 

Editors Note: An air quality alert was issued for the Nicola Valley July 8th 9:26 AM

On this Day: July 7th 1916

The New Zealand  Labour Party is formed in Wellington NZ.

 

 

 

What’s in a dog ?


The Dog Show happened in Merritt they had seven class’s the Karelian Bear Dog won best working dog.( used by the US Ranger service for dealing with bears) source.

 

Canine Review

File photo KDG, Van absent this year!

 

 

 

On this Day: June 6th 1933

The first  Drive Inn Theater opens in the US.

TGIF$1.14.9 a liter

A fuel truck delivers gasoline to a service station
File Photo KDG

Gasoline is down another cent a liter here this week.  A good test weekend is coming this Sunday will be getting to near 40 degrees followed by 30 degree weather for the week ahead. Summer driving is apon us however grade schools last day of instruction is June 29th and June 30th an administration day.  Summer driving may increase after as a result. All 5 service stations in Merritt are the same price at this writing.

 

 

 

On this Day: June 23rd 1946

The Vancouver Island earthquake shakes the west coast of Canada.

 

 

 

 

Golf-Fourteen holes

Markey93
keeps his eye on the ball
at the Nicola Valley Golf and Golf and Country Club in Merritt
File Photo KDG

Water on the local links have deterred golfers this spring. Some came out when 4 holes of 9 were available now 7 of 9 are available because of water and fairway damage.

About 700 feet of rock rip rap were placed on the Nicola River bank on the north side of the links as well as some turf replacement in a coincidence that BC Hydro had buried electric cable and services last winter .

The seniors tournament for this Friday has been rescheduled for September 15th, the 75 dollar entry fee ( includes a prime rib ) stays the same. Carts an additional 15 dollars.

A 600 membership fee for new members is still being offered. The people on the links today were enjoying the course even though some of the esthetics were less then perfect. All trees remain standing and in glorious bloom.

On this Day: June 13th 1898

The Yukon territory of Canada is formed with Dawson as its Capital.

Starting plants

puting plants in ground still a concern to some people?

A way to start plants in doors
File Photo KDG


Conventional wisdom here at 700 Meters above sea level in Merritt is plant outside on the long weekend near the end of May, or all the snow is gone from Iron Mountain. Some are itching and raking already! Some get a start by having sheltered areas and using manure to heat he ground there is a myriad of skills and knowledge out there.
A community garden is available near the hospital grounds here in Merritt 25 dollars for the first year a partial refund is given after harvest and clean up. The Society is having its AGM and seed swap on April 19th. Nicola Valley Community Gardens: Hosted by Joleen Morrison, Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2011940762366742/

On this Day: March 29th 1849
The British annex Punjab.
 

Art follows life…

 

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Cross Country skis as art File photo KDG

An art display used skis to effect a mood during a promotion a number of years ago. Cross Country ski trails in the Nicola Valley include Kane lake with a demonstration forest and Steak lake near Lac le Juene in the Highland valley.

Steak lake is recommended  for cross country ski trail maintenance quality.

 

On this Day: March 1st 1936
The Hoover Dam is completed.

11th Annual Community Art Show

 A artisan impression of a comedy icon. File photo KDG

A artisan impression of a comedy icon.
File photo KDG

The Arts Council is having their annual community show starting on February 24th and running to March 18th.

Three levels of cash prizes are available. The show is at the   Old Court House Gallery, 1840

Nicola Avenue in Merritt. Hours are 4-7pm Thursday through Saturday.

February 23rd is the last day to submit an entry. A search on Facebook will give further info.

On this Day: February 23rd 1971

Melinda Messenger  (Live From Studio Five ) host is born.

 

 

 

 

 

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