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Ruby McBeth: The Windmill Capital of B.C.

Bingo has started up again at the Seniors’ Hall
The Peace Region leads the way when it comes to wind farm development in B.C. — just take a drive through Tumbler Ridge.

The Peace River area of B.C. has done an amazing job with attracting people to set up wind farms. Bear Mountain, our first wind farm, has 34 windmills and was tied into the grid in 2009. Enthusiastic members of the Peace Energy Cooperative in Dawson Creek get the credit for starting the Bear Mountain project. 

The two farms near Tumbler have 140 windmills. On the way into Tumbler Ridge, you see the Tumbler wind farm while on the way out to Chetwynd you see the Meikle. You don’t see the Dokie wind farm at all. It is hidden away south-west of Moberly Lake. The Tumbler Ridge 2021 Visitor Guide says that Meikle Wind is the largest wind facility in B.C.

Bingo at the Hall

Bingo has started up again at the Seniors’ Hall. It is every second Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Vaccine passport

Did you know that it is easy to get a paper copy of the vaccine passport?  Go into the court house with your health number and they will print you one.  To avoid lining up you can phone 250-787-3350 to make an appointment.  

Shadow theatre

Attraction are a Hungarian shadow theatre group which have carried their art to a very high level. They won the Britain’s Got Talent in 2013. Just google “Britain’s got talent 2013 YouTube Attraction” to see some of their programs.  

Learning the Lingo

This week’s term is QR Code.  That is the name for the square box on your vaccine passport that gets scanned to let you into a restaurant. It is basically a glorified bar code. QR stands for quick response and it was invented by a Japanese man for use in the car manufacturing industry. If you want to learn more google “QR codes.”  

Quote of the Week

“It’s not going to be fast, and it’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be rich and uplifting for us all.” - Marie Wilson speaking on Truth and Reconciliation

Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.