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…..
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….
As we took a swim in the neighbours pool, plumes of smoke started rising above Peachland….
More news, I would imagine, as we get it.
Tags: Peachland, Fire, Okanagan, BC, British Columbia, Canada
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Stage 2 sprinkling restrictions have been rescinded and Stage 1 restrictions have been implemented in some areas of West Kelowna.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….
Tags: Water, Kelowna, West Kelowna, BC, British Columbia, Canada, Shortages
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.
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.
Tags: BC, Canada, Hiking, Walking, Outdoors, Rambling, Bear Creek, Regional Park, Provincial Park
“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
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.
Tags: Organic, Chemicals, Poisoning, BPA
Caught the sun going down…
…. 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.
At last, some produce from the garden….
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.
Tags: Food, Veggies, Vegetables, Organic, Gardening, Garden, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada