How might your life be better with less?
You may be able to answer that question after viewing Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things at thw Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Friday, September 23, from 7 pm until 9 pm. Minimalism examines the many flavours of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life — families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker — all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Minimalism is currently said to be the No.1 indie documentary of 2016. Entry to this film event is free with a donation.
All donations received will go directly to the Les Wetselaar Memorial Bench.
The Revelstoke Railway Museum is looking for some help to beautify its grounds next month digging out the existing flower boxes and beds on Tuesday, September 6, starting at 9 am.
“We will be digging out the existing flower boxes and beds and saving whatever plant material we can,” Museum Executive Director Jennifer Dunkerson told The Current in an e-mail. “Anyone willing to give us about 3 hours help will be welcome.”
The Big Eddy Dyke Trail will be closed periodically this month for noxious weed control treatment.
Herbicides are being applied during dry weather starting as August 22mand expected to be completed by August 26.
The Big Eddy Dyke has infestations of a variety of noxious weed species whose spread Hydro periodically limits through chemical treatment.
Within 24 hours of application, the herbicide will be fully absorbed by the vegetation and pose no risk to humans or animals, Hydro says.
For more information please contact Adam Croxall at 250-814-6682 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okanagan Nation Alliance biologists are monitoring juvenile White Sturgeon in the Upper Arrow Lakes portion of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir. The monitoring program includes the use of gill nets and set lines to target juvenile White Sturgeon; the nets are marked with two large orange buoys. The scientists ask that you not disturb these buoys, as they are markers they rely on for locations of equipment.
The biologists have been monitoring the young sturgeon since 2013 in an attempt to assess the survival and growth of hatchery-released fish. Young sturgeon are released each year — many of them by local school children.
Their studies hope to determine:
- The locations and characteristics of the habitats utilized by juvenile White Sturgeon in the mid-Columbia River;
- The survival rates of juvenile White Sturgeon in the mid-Columbia River;
- How hydraulic conditions resulting from dam and reservoir operations relate to habitat suitability for juvenile White Sturgeon in the mid-Columbia River; and
- If modifications can be made to the operations of the Revelstoke Dam or the Arrow Lakes Reservoir to protect or enhance juvenile White Sturgeon habitat.