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Equal Opportunity

The Trans Mountain Pipeline people have a equal opportunity policy to hiring:

Worley Parsons Cord (WPC) is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractor for the Edmonton Terminal and 12 pump stations included in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Their work includes addition of four new storage tanks at Edmonton Terminal, 11 new pump stations along the route in British Columbia and Alberta and one new pipeline on the existing pipeline.

What’s your process for hiring the construction crews and related workers who will be building the Trans Mountain Expansion Project?

WorleyParsonsCord is an equal opportunity employer. Our process includes a very strong local and Aboriginal hiring focus for multiple reasons, including commercial returns to the communities engaged in the project, reduced travel risks by using workers and subcontractors living close to our construction sites, and creating a sense of pride among the respective work forces which results in improved quality. We have dedicated human resource staff that research local and Aboriginal labour sources and identify skilled workers who can bring value to our project delivery source: Trans Mountain.

The expansion of the existing line to Burnaby was approved by the NEB, the detailed route is under review( Chapter Four) by the NEB at this time. detailed route.

On this Day: December 7th 1972

The Blue Marble photo is taken.


Artisan show


Artist and fans enjoy a show.

Local Artisans at the Gallery File photo KDG
The Old Court House Gallery in Merritt has an artisan showing to December 13th 2017 at its 1840 Nicola avenue location.

Members of the NVAC, Artists and Crafters in the valley, will be displaying their wares for the whole month of December and part of January.

Look for soaps and creams, honey, weavings, jewelry, stained glass, decorated gourds, upcycled clothes,art cards, and more…


The hours of the gallery are noon to six Thursdays through Saturdays.
On this Day: December 5th 63 BC

Cicero gives his last of the Catiline Orations.

A Christmas Carol New Version

On this Day: November 15th 1922 the BBC begins broadcasting  radio in the UK.


Ice building


100_7399 ice

ice conditions can change quickly File Photo KDG

Carry a cord or a rope on ice that is building it sometimes looks better then it is,never alone…

On this Day: November 9th 1967

The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

The Artic


Alan burger and a speaker discuss a presentation, File Photo KDG

Local naturalist and president of the Nicola Naturist’s will present on the artic at the next meeting on November 16th at the local community college top of the hill Belshaw avenue in Merritt.


Nicola Naturalist Society president Alan Burger regularly works as a naturalist/lecturer on a small ecotourist ship in the Arctic and Antarctic. In this presentation he shares his experiences and photos of wildlife and the environment in the High Arctic north of Norway (Svalbard Archipelago) & East Greenland. This area supports high densities of Polar Bears, and thriving populations of Walrus, Muskox, Reindeer, Arctic Fox and more. Plus dramatic glaciers & tundra flora.


Free parking at the college, no food of drink in the theater, start time 7PM.
On this Day: November 8th 1889
Montana becomes a US state.

Artic front


When it comes it can be something to manage File photo KDG

 Artic Front:

British Columbia is getting an artic front with snow and double digit minus over night lows. This sudden onset old man winter has caught a few without snow tires in the interior, and the forecast is up to 50 centimeters in some pasts of the interior.

Situations can go bad fast in weather be prepared and think thing through. Video cams at the Drive BC site over conditions seen in real time.

Today in history, November 2nd 1936

The Canadian Broadcasting Company is formed.

Happy,safe Halloween


Protection display in CPO downtown
File Photo: KDG


 Recommends trick or treat safety

Sunset will be at 5:41, a possibility of scattered showers. Be seen…

Photo source  downtown shop windows.



On this Day: October 31st 2011

The world human population makes 7 billion.


Poppies for the Remembrance Day 2017 go on sale today. Remembrance day is a memorial to the fallen.

The memorial evolved out of Armistice Day, which continues to be marked on the same date. The initial Armistice Day was observed at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a “Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic[3] during the evening hours of 10 November 1919. The first official Armistice Day was subsequently held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace the following morning. source Wikipedia

On this Day: October 27th 312

Constantine receives his vision of the cross..

Shoe Fabulous

The Arts council and the Court house gallery are having a show with shoes starting November 3rd. The court house gallery has hosted many shows of diverse art: Here’s some file photo’s  for your enjoyment.


Artist reception is on November 3rd  4pm -7pm

On this Day: October 26th 1861

The pony express service is discontinued.

Garden club


There is a Nicola Valley Garden club here in Merritt, membership 15 dollars, a year and they are having a meeting on Wednesday November 1st at 7PM. Room 4 Merritt civic center, with a speaker presenting on cedar.

Merritt has over a hundred days annually with more then 0.2mm of precipitation. It is 605 meters in elevation, with over 2000 hrs of sunshine per anum. An average of 250 frost free days.

On this Day: October  25 1854

The charge of the light brigade,the battle of Balaclava, in the Crimean war.

Win a bus pass


City buses


The City of Merritt is having A draw for a free bus pass, you need to qualify by identify four places were photos of route items are. The photos are on the poster you can enter by giving your answer to a driver or go to the society office 2185 Voght street (under city hall.) The prize will be awarded on November 15th at the service’s. anniversary.
The City runs two buses through the city and out to Lower Nicola.


On this Day: October 24th 1901

First successful trip over the Niagara falls in a barrel.

Pipeline progress

Drill for dewatering

Drilling equipment for dewatering
Photo KDG

On This Day: October 19th  1900

Black Body radiation is discovered.

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