Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall Fair is in the air!

Fall Fair is in the air!

Rodeo/Fall Fair weekend. Rodeo Parade Saturday September 5, 11am floats gather in Voght Park and proceed down Quilchena Ave. Music @ Country Music Hall of Fame 11:30am on Saturday, September 5, Dawn Chypyha & Friends will be playing at the Country Music Hall of Fame, right after the parade. Admission by donation. Gillis family reunion Former patients of Dr. J.J. Gillis are invited to the Baillie House on Sat., Sept. 5, 12noon. Meet members of the Gillis family and share your stories! RSVP to 378-0349 or bailliehouse@shaw.ca  Music in the Park free performances in Rotary Park, all ages entertainment, everyone is welcome. On Sat., Sept. 5 12:30-2:30pm, it’s the Ken McCoy Band. NV Pro Rodeo Rodeo Slack performance on Saturday 9am. The main rodeo competitions start at 5pm on Saturday & 1pm on Sunday, at the Nicola Valley rodeo grounds on Lindley Crk Rd. Tickets available at the gate. Intermission entertainment this year — in addition to our very own rodeo clown Jayson Charters — is world traveler & 3-time World Hoop Dancer Champion Alex Wells. There is also mutton bustin’ & barrel racing, as well as the Businessman’s Calf Dressing. NV Fall Fair A great tradition of agricultural fairs, the Fall Fair is open Sat. 12pm-8pm & Sun. 9:30am-2:30pm.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Late summer flowers

Late summer flowers

Waste-to-energy biosolids solution. TNRD Electoral Area M Director Randy Murray has organized an info meeting to explore a waste-to-energy solution to dealing with biosolids, as an alternative to land application of sewer sludge. The public meeting will take place tomorrow, Sept 3, 1:30-3pm at the nvit lecture theater.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunset Sunday evening, clouds scuttling northward after wreaking havoc on the Lower Mainland. All in all, a nice weekend (despite the power outage on Saturday that shut down the downtown.)

Sunset Sunday evening, clouds scuttling northward after wreaking havoc on the Lower Mainland. All in all, a nice weekend here in the Nicola Valley (despite the power outage on Saturday that shut down the downtown.)

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’. St. Michael’s Theatre Troupe & Merritt Live Theatre will hold open auditions for the full production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens again today, Mon, Aug. 31, 7pm at the Anglican Church Hall, 1990 Chapman.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Looking south from town, with the shadows from late evening sun defining Windy Canyon

Looking south from town, with the shadows from late evening sun defining Windy Canyon

Quote of the week :Our colourful mayor. You might have caught Neil Menard’s — our own down-to-earth & grandfatherly mayor — opinion piece published in The Province newspaper on Wednesday? If not, you can find it on their website: “Interior folks are green and support pipelines”. (And you can bet your booty Kinder Morgan has the link on their website, too!)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The replacement of 2 large trees with smaller ones last year means more of the  Coldwater Hotel's western/victorian facade is revealed.

The replacement of 2 large trees with smaller ones last year means more of the Coldwater Hotel’s western/victorian facade is revealed.

Investing in horses. There’s a new guy in town — Malcolm Lynn — with a new idea: investing in horses. And he’s looking for others who might be interested in getting involved in the newly-formed Sagebrush Agri Park Society.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Political satire IS built into the Canadian psyche... this is handled quite humourously! (Not sure if this is still up, but photo was taken early July).

Political satire IS built into the Canadian psyche… but this is handled most humourously! (Not sure if this is still up, but photo was taken early July).

Italian plums are ready early! Merritt’s wonder fruit — Italian prune plums — are ready 2 weeks early, this year! For the 10 years I’ve lived with plum trees, they’ve been a school-time snack, always ready after Labour Day. But they’re ripening now…

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Friday, August 21, 2015

The gardens at historic Baillie House are bursting with colour at this time of year.

The gardens at historic Baillie House are bursting with colour at this time of year.

Businessmen’s calf dressing. Calling all drug-store cowboys! The Nicola Valley Rodeo Association invites you to enter a Businessmen’s Calf Dressing team in this year’s Labour Day weekend Pro Rodeo.

Read full issue  Merritt Morning Market 2758 – Aug 21

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