As the Provincial Spring Training Programme winds down at Oliver – local members invited to spend some time Sunday learning about the threat of LNG on fire. It was pointed out by trainers from the BC Justice Institute that fires from Liquid Natural Gas are rare in this area – no ferries here and trucks using this fuel concentrated in the Kamloops area. He did point out that propane and LNG react differently under heated situations.
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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has placed 60 properties in the Faulder and Meadow Valley area under Evacuation Alert due to the potential of overland flooding from Darke and Trout Creek water systems. A full list of properties and map are included in this document.
The Meadow Valley and Faulder area residents may expect to see higher volumes of water flowing through the Darke Lake, Darke Creek and Trout Creek water systems and access to properties may be compromised or become impassable.
Information on how residents should prepare themselves to evacuate their homes is listed below. Affected residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to road closures or evacuation orders, however residents may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.
To get something handled is to get it taken care of. When the heroine in the movie says, “I’ve got this”, she is predicting that she will handle it. There is something about completeness in handling something. To handle it is to take care of all of what needs doing, as in put the lawnmower away and sweep the sidewalk too. It is comforting to be with a person who handles stuff. I try to do that too
A handle for a person is a name. When a name is referred to as a handle it implies something unusual like a nickname. Sometimes the handle is derived from an event that happened with the person involved. Maybe this person is very excited about painting flower pots, so their handle might be ‘pots’ or ‘painter’. So too, a not so complementary handle might arise, like Pigpen the Peanuts character
A handle is a part of something that is meant to use as a control element, like a rudder on a boat and like on a drawer to open and close it. A handle is also what is used to carry something, like on a suitcase. When I carry a kitten I pick it up by the scruff on the back of its neck, so I guess that is a handle too. The part you pull to activate the fire alarm is a handle and so is a button you push to open a door
Handling is a skill, as one who handles a rope like a cowboy. Related we have the cow hand or ranch hand who is handy and also a specialized handler. The Director of a play is handling the portrayal of the story, the set, the lights and sound, the actors. A lot to handle. We are the handlers of our lives. Whoa, a bit of responsibility here, huh. Well, yes, and, how are you doing with yours?
I’m thinking that handling is a bit like yodelling, some folks can’t seem to get it. Then we have our opinions about handling, whether how we handle or how others handle. Notice the comments about how ‘they’ are handling the digging up etc of the road by the bridge. Notice how we/I/you hear commentary about the handling of some pretty trivial things. The handling score shows up. How you gonna handle that?
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Bell wanted to find a way to more effectively communicate with his hearing impaired mother. His father’s work in speech pathology aided this lifelong interest. At the University of London, Herman von Helmholtz’s work with electrical tuning forks intrigued him. Lacking sufficient knowledge of German, Alexander misinterpreted Helmholtz’s theory and thought it meant that sound could be transmitted over a wire. Later on Bell admitted, “If I had been able to read German, I might never have begun my experiments in electricity.” But those experiments led to the invention of the telephone. At that time it would have been considered a wild speculation, bordering on crazy, to say that your voice could travel to Europe (or even to the next town) on a wire. He invented other devices too but this is his most prominent and best known achievement. It was a great achievement for which we are profoundly grateful.
We rightfully honor him for this achievement but let’s not forget the One who built this potential into wires and electricity. God created the potential, Bell discovered it. People are still discovering marvelous potentials in nature. They are amazing achievements, but this kind of science depends on the predictability of the laws of nature put there by the Creator.
It’s wonderful on the sunny side,