Friday, December 19, 2014

We’ll take our traditional Christmas break. The next issue will be on Monday, January 5, 2015. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merritt, BC

Tracks on Nicola River. Photo by Deb Gott

Winter solstice. Winter solstice will occur on December 21, at 23:03 UTC. In Canada & other areas in the northern hemisphere, winter solstice marks the first day of winter. Many cultures celebrate the winter solstice, which has lead to various holidays arising around the time of year: Christmas being the most popular, but also Yalda, Saturnalia, Karachun, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Yule. December 25 is the start of the Christmas celebration, and the day the Sun begins to return to the Northern Hemisphere.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Frosty mini truffula trees in the hedge

 

Forecasts back to ‘normal’ temps. After last week’s record-breaking temperatures — 14.7°C on Dec 10, breaking the previous record high set in 2012 of 6.2°C — Env. Canada’s weather forecast for the coming week is exactly in the ‘normal’ range: 0 to 1°C during the day, -6 to -8°C overnight. Warming up again by Sunday.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Merritt BC

Christmas colour. (ok, this wasn’t THIS weekend, but photos can carry us through ’til the next snowfall!)

$50k winners! Randy and Vicky Martin of Merritt, are the winners of the $50,000 grand prize in the Cents fundraiser draw. The winning ticket was drawn during Saturday’s game. Lucky number 0436.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

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Christmas bird count. Nicola Naturalist Society is running the 16th Merritt Christmas Bird Count Sun. Dec 14. Join the tradition with over 2,000 counts across North America, contributing to the world’s largest wildlife database. You don’t have to be an expert birder. Get to know the local winter birds. To register or FMI 378-2468, nicolanaturalists@gmail.com

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merritt, BC

This was Sunday. 24 hours later, virtually all the snow was gone!

Fundraiser for MSS trip to Vimy Ridge. MSS students are fundraising for trip to Flanders Fields and Vimy Ridge, selling Purdy’s Chocolates and hosting a Comedy Night with Steak Dinner at the Grand Pub today, December 10. The group is also looking for opportunities to raise money — set up/take down decorations from Christmas parties, donations, yard work, bottles for recycling, etc. FMI Jen Bowden jbowden@sd58.bc.ca or 315-0221.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

chainlink

It was a winter wonderland as temperatures rose over the weekend & fog froze to every branch of every tree! If you can trust the Environment Canada website, it should be +11°C by Wednesday!

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Friday, November 5, 2014

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Winter celebrations powwow. December 5-7 at the Civic Center. Arts and crafts, song & dance. FMI 378-9045.

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