Thursday, July 24, 2014 has an update!

If you haven't already seen it, there is an update on the home page of the ski baldy website.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Maggie Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Maggie left this world July 18th after 14 incredible years with Russ and Daphne. She was a much loved companion, was Top Shop Dog in the operations department, and Baldy was her home. She lived her last years in Vernon, and served as Top Shop Dog at Mueller Lifts. Hugs to Russ and Daphne.

Photo from one of Maggie's last snowshoe outings last winter.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rumours and Things

There have been rumours floating around the last couple of weeks - I have not commented on them.
When something happens that my source can confirm with confidence, I will post it.

There is an e-mail circulating now. An unrelated third party has forwarded something prepared by a Real Estate company, that indicates that a foreclosure has taken place, and the Real Estate company is selling the assets of the ski area on behalf of a secured creditor.

Advertisements of the ski area for sale are nothing new, and a foreclosure would not be surprising either.

July 21st - Now available online:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hot Dry Summer

Thinking of the Baldy Family members who are out of their homes in West Kelowna for the second night. Hoping the fire cools down a bit soon - it sure blew up quickly.

I was listening to a guy on CBC today - explaining the effect of the dry fall, lower winter precip, and hot, dry July - leaving the "duff" on the forest floor with less moisture than normal. Summer is forecast to remain hot and dry.

Every year I post about cleaning forest fuels from village properties. Unfortunately the owners of the lots with the most debris, are generally people who don't read the blog.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

August 16th - Top Hat Cleaning Chimneys

Mike is taking bookings for chimney cleaning at Baldy on Saturday August 16th.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dust Control

Dust control applied July 11th - not as wide as I had hoped, but every bit helps. Please keep your speed down in the village.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Open Fire Ban

Open burning ban in effect. Campfires still allowed - be careful, check the BC Forest Fire site (link on side bar) for restrictions on campfire size and what you need to have on hand to extinguish it. When the Warden smells smoke, you can expect a visit from him.

Friday, July 4, 2014

How old is your phonebook?

Current phone books can be picked up in Oliver - See Barb at Oliver Family Grocery. They are in the newspaper stand, just inside the door.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sugar Bear

I think this is the same bear I posted last year - but he is much bigger - lives near tower three on Sugar Lump, and generally heads for the bush when I go get my camera.