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Ruby McBeth: Music jamboree returns

Once again, the migrating birds are returning. Some go on to places further north while others choose the Peace area to build their nests and raise their young.
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A nesting pair of Canada geese out in the Sunrise-Two Rivers area near Fort St. John.

If you fancy a day out, mark Sunday May 29 on your calendar. That day there is a music jamboree at the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion going from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. They have from eight to 10 local bands lined up for the day. 

The Jamboree is a fundraiser for the Fort St. John and Area Seniors Care Foundation. Money raised will go to the meals on wheels and light housekeeping programs. Entry to the music festival is by donation but the meals have a set price, which will get you either breakfast, or later in the day a hamburger, beans, and pie. Coffee and tea are available. If you have questions phone Roxanne at 250-793-9614. Roxanne tells me that this day is “all about getting together.”

Pot holes

At this time of year, Lorne finds himself driving around potholes on Fort St. John streets. This reminds him of a story. Decades ago, a local character was up on a drunk driving charge. When asked if he wanted to make a statement, he said he wasn’t driving straight because he was avoiding potholes. I guess his credibility was poor because the judge didn’t buy his explanation.

The birds are coming back

Once again, the migrating birds are returning. Some go on to places further north while others choose the Peace area to build their nests and raise their young. I looked in my Birds of Canada book and saw that the Canada goose breeds as far north as southern Baffin Island. Southern parts of Ontario and the Maritimes are places the geese go in the winter but not in the breeding season. The snow goose, in contrast, breeds only in the Arctic Islands or on land in Northern Canada beside the Arctic Ocean and around Hudson’s Bay.

Booster shots

Lorne and I received text messages telling us we could book for our second booster shot. The process is simple. They give you a confirmation number, which you are to enter when you book your appointment. You also need your health number. They had a choice of two locals pharmacies giving the shots. Once you have booked your appointment you are given a second confirmation number which you will present at the pharmacy when you go for your appointment.

Quote of the week

“I have many hidden talents. Just wish I could remember where I hid them.” 


Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.

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