Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Yahoo E-mails Hacked

If your e-mail account is with yahoo, I suggest you change your password immediately. I have received e-mails from two cabin owners this morning that would indicated they have been hacked.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rock Creek Pub Closes - from Castanet

One of the oldest pubs in British Columbia is up for sale after falling into foreclosure.

The Prospector Pub and Hotel in Rock Creek was first built in 1895 along the shores of the Kettle River.

This year’s fire season hit Rock Creek particularly hard. A more than 4,000-hectare wildfire destroyed 30 homes and essentially shut down the town, stalling the local economy.
While the pub avoided being hit by the flames, the closure of Highway 33 was enough to close the business.

“The Pub is still standing! Our hearts go out to the people that have lost everything!” said a Facebook post by the pub on Aug. 15.

The real estate agent selling the property said the owner went bankrupt, and the bank foreclosed on the business.

It is listed online for $200,000.
The oldest working pub in B.C. is the Six Mile Pub and Eatery in Victoria, which opened its doors in 1855.

Standby - watch  has updated - posting that good news will be coming soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fire Prevention Week

Reminder to bring fresh batteries for your smoke alarm with you next weekend.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Strata AGM - October 10th - Opinion

Tonight I went through the package for the Strata AGM October 10th.

I have been pushing for a community clean-up for years - happy to see that the Strata Council is considering the idea, but I would like to see it as user pay.  I am one of the owners who regularly cleans my property, hauls my own stuff to the burn pile, and helps others haul their stuff.

Community clean-up is just one of the items that is part of a proposed significant hike in Strata Fees for the coming year.

I encourage you to read the package, attend the meeting, or send in your proxy.

There is a space at the bottom of the proxy form for notes to your proxy holder.

There are some Strata Council members not running for re-election.

Saturday road trip...........another facebook style post

"First Out" fire suppression unit - Oliver Fire Department selling t-shirts and cooking lunch at Buy Low today -fundraising to purchase a similar unit for the Rock Creek/Midway Fire Department. They sold out of some shirt sizes today, and they will be selling and taking backorders tomorrow at the Festival of the Grape.

View from RDOS Landfill near Oliver today- much of the hillside was burned. I hauled another load of yard waste from the community garden.

Lots of colour on the drive.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekend Hike for French Exchange Students

The Everton family hosted a group of French exchange students on the mountain last weekend. Daniel will be going on exchange in February. Thank-you Coach Warren for the photos.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Have you checked Oliver Daily News today?

Congrats to Baldy Ski Patrol's Warren Brown on starting his own construction/consulting company.

Check out the poster for the Legion Market Days - starts Friday.

Are you signed up for "Power Strata?"

If you haven't already done so, sign up - for info on all things strata related.

The Fire Plan for Baldy is posted on that site. Read it - it might just motivate you to clean up your lot, and vote in favour of fuel reduction projects. The map of high risk areas capable of spotting fires 2km ahead is sobering.

The dreaded alder - want to see how it can be plucked by machine? Check out the bank in front of my place, Barb and Gerald's property, and John and Margaret's place.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Feels like a facebook post...........

I have been off the mountain most of the last two weeks, with family events in Vancouver, Toronto, and this afternoon in Osoyoos.

Three hours on the patio at Spirit Ridge today.  When we arrived, we were looking across at blackened hillside. By the time we left, 5 separate smoke columns had appeared in the burned area, with the afternoon heat and upslope winds. It will be awhile before the "Testalinden" fire is actually out.

On my way home I picked up an Oliver Chronicle - there was an article on Baldy - pretty much the same stuff we already know. It sounds like the Chronicle talked to the buyer and the receiver, and that neither side was willing to speak about the "sticking points", but there was some hope of discussions to take place this week.

Backyard barbeques in Toronto - the wildlife show up every night.