I've tried to keep this blog focussed on issues that have to do with our local area, but this just bugs me too much! Mr. Helmut Oberlander was found guilty today of of making a false statement on his application for Canadian citizenship in 1954. I believe 95% of the people who will read this were not even born back then.
Now the price for a barrel of crude oil has gone down below $ 100 - that's almost 50% down from its peak. The price for gasoline went up by almost 15 cents overnight! OK, I finally found the answer:
First it was tomatoes from the States with salmonella, then salmonella in Cilantro now its listeriosis in meat products! This last food scare is the worst yet. Quite a few people have actually died from food poisoning and the resulting infection. The problem seems to originate from a Maple Leaf processing plant in Toronto.
Now is also the perfect time to go blueberry picking and huckleberry picking along the Beaches of Lake Winnipeg. Blueberries and Huckleberries are basically the same thing though some say the real Huckleberry has larger seeds, making it more difficult to eat.
Chanterelle. Unlike other mushrooms Chanterelle are easy to recognise. They are bright yellow, and grow in a funnel shape. A good place to go Chanterelle picking is Elk Island this time of year.
August and early September are the perfect time to go to Manitoba's Beaches! Weather is warm, mid to upper 80s, it is the sunniest time of year and the mosquitos have quieted down. Enjoy the summer by renting a cottage for a week.
This year fish fly season seems to be hitting Manitoba with a vengeance. read more | digg story
The Victoria Beach Police waited on tables at the Idle Thyme Restaurant last weekend. This was part of a fund raiser for the Children's Wish Foundation. The fund-raiser was a success. Abot 1800 Dollars were collected to be donated to the Foundation.
For most of us in this area the outages only lasted for a few hours. Some parts of Vancouver on the other hand have been without power for 3 days already - and some won't be able to turn on their electric stove till late Wednesday according to the BC Hydro Company. 2000 customers were without power there. The traffic lights didn't work and absolute chaos resulted. I'm glad that didn't happen here! Could you imagine being without traffic lights for 3 whole days?
On Saturday July 12th the VB Police crew will start by serving breakfast when the Idle Thyme Restaurant opens and continue all through the day. All the tips and any donation that you are willing to give on that day will be greatly appreciated and will got to the Children's Wish Foundation.