Today DeMille’s Market Garden in Salmon Arm, had their annual pumpkin canon show. I think this canon was firing the pumpkins 1/2 a kilometer. They also fired a bunch of candy into the field for the kids to run and find. In the middle picture you can see a potato gun that the kids can fire. The weather was great and good fun was had by all.
See you their next year.
Firing Candies Into The Field
You Can See The Pumpkin At The End Of The Vapour Cloud
A Shuswap Emergency Response Exercise was carried out on Tuesday March 29th. What a time as had by all involved. (as well as the spectators) Being a member of the White Lake Volunteer Fire Department I was very lucky to be involved as a firefighter in this event. It took place in Canoe, a part of Salmon Arm, B.C. It took 2 years of planning to produce this event. Nineteen agencies were involved, including Shuswap city and regency fire departments, the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, St. John’s Ambulance, and BC emergency services. There were 99 volunteer victims, (more than there were emergency responders) all made up to look as real as can be. I know I, as well everyone else learned a lot that day. Hope we never have to apply this knowledge though.
Oh No – I see CTV pulled the video stream – What a shame.
When I moved to White Lake I joined the White Lake Fire Department. This was a good choice. This provides the opportunity to provide some help for the community, learn new things, (you are provided with the same training as paid firefighters) and meet the great people that are the White Lake Fire Department. Yesterday we had the annual Pot Luck BBQ at one of the members homes. What a good time was had by all. People of all age groups were there, from young children to the retired firefighters. The roast beef, salmon, and all the pots people brought were all the best of the best. At the end the desserts were to die for.
As you can see we have a new pumper truck and also not shown, there is also a new tender truck, so I joined at the right time.
McGillveray Studios new home has an old gas furnace that needs to be replaced and has no air conditioning. My neighbor mentioned geothermal as a option and so we went with it as a planet friendly option. The ground temp. is 50 deg. F. all year round so that you only have to add the heat of compression to make up the difference from 50 to 72 deg. F. in the winter time. Also more efficient cooling in the summer as the ground is cooler than the ambient air normally used for condensing the refrigerant.
Here they are drilling one of the two 220 foot wells that are required for this installation. This will supply 30,000 BTU’s/hr which seems small, compared to a furnace but the system has a longer run time, with a multi speed fan without the blast of hot air for a short time. This makes for a more evenly heated home with less temperature fluctuations.
This system is being installed by The Geothermal Guys in Salmon arm. They have installed at least 170 systems.