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Peachland Update 3pm’ish…

So, checking the news channels, I’ve got this for now….

Ministry of Forests and Range say fire is 18 hectares in size and is contained below the highway. 14 firefighters, 5 helicopters and one piece of heavy equipment are on scene. Calm winds are slowing fire behaviour.

The plumes of smoke have certainly dissipated, (I think that’s the right word!) and is nothing more than small’ish white cloud of smoke.

So, for now, we’re kind of out of the woods, as they say…..

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Peachland Fire, 11am…

The word is that the fire is now at 15 hectares, so it’s still growing.

And to make matters worse, some people are taking the logging roads to try and get round the Hwy 97 closed route….. then getting lost, stretching the RCMP resources further.

More news as I get it….

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Water, Water….

So, those transmitting wifi water meters were not just about "making it easier for the customer" after all….

Limits in place for watering systems

Stage 2 sprinkling restrictions have been rescinded and Stage 1 restrictions have been implemented in some areas of West Kelowna.

The Board of Trustees has implemented Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations (even/odd) as per Bylaw No. 635) on residential, commercial, and institutional customers, and will be monitoring the water use by agricultural customers.

WID has completed its universal water metering program and is now able to monitor the quantity of water consumed by all customers.

Read Article @ http://tinyurl.com/2563ct3

Funny that, eh. Still, "I told you so"….

…. I see the car washes are still doing a roaring trade though, all day, every day. Never mind the veggie plots, you gotta keep those cars clean….

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Bear Creek Hike….

Finally, a bit of decent weather, so we decided to go for a hike round the Bear Creek Provincial Park….

Bear Creek is about 20 mins drive from Castle Boomerverse, heading north along the lake.

Hiking Bear Creek (2)

The walk certainly gives your calf muscles a work out, that’s for sure. Make sure to take some snacks for the numerous pit stops you’re bound to be making.

You can get a great view of the city of Kelowna, especially when the sky is blue, and the size of Lake Okanagan has never yet ceased to amaze me, in 5 years, it’s simply vast.

Hiking Bear Creek (1)

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Sinkhole in Guatemala Could Get Even Bigger

“Honey? You did get insurance didn’t you…..”

The sinkhole has likely been weeks or even years in the making—floodwaters from tropical storm Agatha caused the sinkhole to finally collapse, scientists say.

The sinkhole appears to be about 60 feet (18 meters) wide and about 30 stories deep.Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/25o4x7e

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Monster Beast found in Ontario….

Er….

Bizarre creature washes up in small Ontario town….

Locals in a small Canadian town have been stumped by the appearance of a bizarre creature, which was dragged from a lake. The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous Montauk Monster. The creature was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while out on a walk with their dog. When the dog began sniffing in the lake, the two women started investigating, before the dog pulled the dead animal out.

After taking some photographs of the odd animal, the nurses left it alone. When locals decided to go back and retrieve the body, it has disappeared. The photographs have now been posted on a local website, with an explanation which reads: ‘This creature was first discovered by Sam the Dog, a local dog.

‘It was discovered first week of May in the creek section of town, hikers noticed Sam sniffing something in the water and they approached to see in what the Sam had detected and they noticed the creature in the water face down. ‘The dog jumped in the lake and pulled the creature to the rocks and dragged it out for the hikers to see and these are the photos they took.

‘The creature’s tail is like a rat’s tail and it is a foot long.’ There has been much speculation about what kind of species the animal is. The body of the creature appears to look something like an otter, while its face – complete with long fang-like teeth, bears a striking resemblance to a boar-like animal. Even the local police chief Donny Morris is baffled, saying: ‘What it is, I don’t know. I’m just as curious as everyone else.’

Read Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/23jacn3

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Where Have All The Males Gone….

Never mind the vampires, I’ve just seen a rather frightening CBC documentary….

I had a comment the other day,…

"Wow, look at your son! Look at the size of him. What are you feeding him, steroids?"

"Actually, no. The meat I feed him hasn’t got any. How come your boy is tiny?"

As always, anyone who knows me, you were warned. This hasn’t just come out of the blue.

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December Sunset…

Caught the sun going down…

December Sunset....

…. bit like the temperature. We’re expecting -20’odd any day now. No snow though, which is odd for December in Canada… we now need the temperature to go up a bit now, for the snow.

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Tomatos…

At last, some produce from the garden….

Tomatos

The “Tiger Tommies” are especially good!

It took some chicken manure from the new neighbour to kick the damn things into gear, and since surrounding the bases of the plants, they’ve gone into overdrive. Even the pepper plant is entering “warp speed”! The soil clearly needs a bit more than just regular manure and compost to provide the right nutrients, something to bear in mind for the future.

Blogging has taken a bit of a back burner for the last couple of weeks, thanks to summer holidays, keeping the kids entertained and trying to get our future plans in order. I hope to be back “on the ball” now, as school is gearing up to begin again.

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