Archives for September 13, 2014
When we installed our 6Kw solar system last year and turned it on Nov 15th we weren’t sure what to expect. According to our GPS location, angle of the panels etc. It was projected that we would generate 6.6 megawatts per year and probably save $800 to $1000 per year.
WELL….. here we are on Sept 12th, 10 months into the program and today we hit 6.6 mega watts. Yesterday I looked at our hydro bills and comparing to last year we have saved $1175 so far this year. and comparing to 2012 we are $1100 less. Our best 2 month bill came in Aug and it was $2.86!! That was after the hydro company couldn’t figure out a negative meter reading! Our latest 2 month bill was $79 and $30 of that was the customer charge.
Our best day was June 5th when we generated 45 kWh. August was lower because of the 256,000 acre wild fire south of us in Washington and the sun was smoke hazed most od the month.
Looking forward to Nov 15th when we can see our years generation and our years savings.
The Painted Chair
Spring and Summer clothing must make way for Fall and Winter
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Open 9am ’til noon
The Painted Chair
is located at 5857 Sawmill Rd in Oliver 250.485.2500
All furniture sold at the Painted Chair is creatively upcycled by clients of Hovanes Community Services Ltd. and clothing is donated by the public.
VICTORIA – Nine more school districts and more than 2,700 support
staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C.
government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.
The nine school districts are:
* SD 10 (Arrow Lake) – 70 support staff workers (CUPE Local 2450)
* SD 22 (Vernon) – 503 support staff workers (CUPE Local 5523)
* SD 40 (New Westminster) – 449 support staff workers (CUPE Local
* SD 50 (Haida Gwaii) – 115 support staff workers (CUPE Local 2020)
* SD 59 (Peace River South) – 89 support staff workers (CUPE Local
* SD 63 (Saanich) – 553 support staff workers (CUPE Local 441)
* SD 64 (Gulf Islands) – 182 support staff workers (CUPE Local 788)
* SD 75 (Mission) – 414 support staff workers (CUPE Local 593)
* SD 79 (Cowichan Valley) – 414 support staff workers (CUPE Local
To date almost 12,500 support staff workers in 30 school districts
have fully ratified agreements in place. This represents
approximately 36% of the total support staff workers in B.C. school
districts. The remaining districts are working to ratify agreements
Talks to begin talks – began late Thursday
No word on actual bargaining – or exploratory discussions with Mediator Vince Ready.
Expectation of a full resumption of strike action Monday – third week with no school.
Seniors in B.C. have reported a surge in cold calls warning them that their computers have been infected with a virus—and if they give the caller remote access to their machine, it can be fixed.
The problem is, there’s no way for anyone to know if you are having computer problems, until they access your machine and, in this particular scenario, that access comes with a fee.
One 79-year-old Vancouver man was convinced by a cold caller to provide remote access to his machine—along with his credit card details—and then watched in horror as the charges began to appear on his statement.
Best advice: do not talk to people on the phone you don’t know. It is that simple. Just say no thanks and hang up on people using your phone to make money. Deal with people you know.
Skatepark Tour! Tuesday Sept 16.
Youth 9 years and up = $20
Leave from Oliver Community Centre at 9am, ride the Peachland and Penticton youth parks, return to the OCC around 4.
Only 22 seats available. Youth must sign up with consent of an adult through the Community Centre in order to go. Recreation Office is open Monday Sept 15 8:30am-8:00pm. A minimum of 10 participants are needed.