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Getting Back On Track

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A derailment occurred in the Humboldt Train Yard on Saturday August 9th 2014 involving only two railway cars. There were no injuries, property damage or lost cargo. Here you can see crew members working to get the car back on track.

Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."

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Cats are wonderful, cuddly fluff bags. yes they meow more than they should, and demand to be fed 24/7 and occasionally "fix" the blinds. But we love them.

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"An estimated 500 million cats are thought to be frolicking in neighbours’ gardens across the world, which means that most every extended family is bound to have an aunt with more kittens than former husbands, whatever the country or climate. And that’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So when it’s raining cats and dogs outside and you don’t have someone to cuddle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin or any old stray cat will do the trick. So roll out the red carpet and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is that one day a year when black cats bring good luck and cat eye sunglasses match your entire wardrobe."

I had to copy and paste that from here. I couldn't have said it better myself!

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The Humboldt SPCA is an amazing organisation which brings love, health and a new start for cats that are in need of a home! And really, you can never have to many cats! So why not volunteer, visit the cats or take one (or 5) home.


Show appreication to your cat today!

Wax on Wax off!

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Believe it or not car wax has many more uses than just giving you car a good as new shine and protection from the elements of the world!


• Keep appliances fingerprint-free. Apply a thin coat of car wax to stainless-steel fridges and stoves. Buff clean to resist fingerprints and smudges.

• Give faucets a shine. Rub car wax onto kitchen and bathroom metal fixtures to keep them shiny and spot-free.

• Unstick hinges. Use car wax to lubricate the hinges of garden shears and scissors.

• Fix a skipping CD/DVD. Apply a small dab of car wax to a scratched disc and buff it clean using short strokes along the length of the scratch, not across it.

• Combat corrosion. Apply a thin coat of car wax to brass door handles, mailboxes, and other outdoor fixtures to keep them from tarnishing.

• Fight mildew. After using your regular cleanser, apply a layer of car wax to the inside and outside of a shower door and buff off with a dry cloth to stave off mildew growth.

• Make drawers and windows easier to open. Rub a small dab of car wax onto the tracks of drawers and windows so they’ll slide more smoothly.

• Make a mirror fog-free. Rub a thin layer of car wax onto a bathroom mirror and buff it clean. Next time you step out of the shower, you’ll be able to see your reflection clearly.

What's your phobia?

Whilst browsing the web today, I found a story about a woman who burnt down her house trying to kill a spider....yeah.

Which got me thinking what are  the most strangest phobias out there.  There are the phobias that we all know about, good luck trying to pronounce them.

 Arachnophobia:

  • The fear of spiders.
  • This phobia tends to affect women more than men.

Ophidiophobia:

  • The fear of snakes.
  • Often attributed to evolutionary causes, personal experiences, or cultural influences.

Acrophobia:

  • The fear of heights.
  • This fear can lead to anxiety attacks and avoidance of high places.

Pteromerhanophobia:

  • The fear of flying.
  • Often treated using exposure therapy, in which the client is gradually and progressively introduced to flying.

Astraphobia:

  • The fear of thunder and lightening.

But what about weird phobias, like Ephebiphobia - “Get off my lawn!” is what you might say if you are an adult who loathes and fears teenagers. Genuphobia - the fear of knees! Alliumphobia - the fear of garlic.

OK so these are getting pretty ridiculous but here is one that caught my eye. Well, more like making me close my eyes. Trypophobia is the fear of objects with small holes. Erugh, I absolutely hate objects with holes in. No thank you! It's uncomfortable to look at and I feel nauseous. When I was a kid I would have a night mare about small holes in objects.

coralI keep telling myself it's just coral....


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One Foggy Morning...

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The air was heavy in Humboldt on Thursday morning August 7th; resulting in a very picture-esk scene around the city. While grabbing my morning coffee, I decided to drive around and take a look and what a sleepy Humboldt morning fog looked like at 5 am. Enjoy!

Remember that heavy fog can be dangerous due to low visibility. Please remember to turn on your head lights and fog lights if you got them and slow down to increase reaction time if you have to, drive safely!

New Song Debut with No Fixed Address!

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Today on the Bolt Breakfast we debuted a brand new song from the Kelvington based band No Fixed Address! They have a whole new album coming out in mid September with no drop date to announce yet. How ever the band wants to give their fans a taste of what's yet to come just before the fall! Here you can here my conversation with Chad Welder of NFA talking about the band and theirs newst song! Have a listen!

Check out No Fixed Address on Facebook!

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How Many Legs Does a Volunteer Have?

 

With the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal nominations going on, I thought that this would be a great time to share a volunteer story that melted my heart.

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Over the past few months, Pearl the wonder horse has been circulating all social media networks. Standing at 29 inches high and weighing 130 pounds, two and a half year old Pearl and her owner Nodiff-Netanel visit the Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital.

Pearl walks the hospital hallways visiting each room, keeping wheelchair uses and walkers company. Pearl gives high fives, hugs, smiles, she shakes her head yes and no. and she even takes a bow. While Pearl primarily works at the Veterans hospital she's also been a big hit among children with disabilities and the elderly in assisted living.

 

pearl in slippersPearl wears slippers so she doesn't slip on the floor.

Pearl travels in the back seat of Netanel's car, she even has her own parking space outside of the hospital door. 

Therapy horse Pearl and her partner Victoria were named the 2014 Volunteers of the Year with The Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. How wonderful is that!

 

pearl and victoriaPearl and Victoria standing with owners and trainer Nodiff-Netanel.

 Don't forget to nominate for the Saskatchewan volunteer medal! There are so many amazing organizations in Humboldt. You can find out more information and a nomination form in our news section!

Weather Watchers!

photo 1Taken July 24th 2014

Thanks to all those that keep an eye open for weather and letting us know what's happening but also for captureing mother nature at her finest in action! Take a look at some of these mazing imaging that were taken this summer so far.

photo 2Taken July 24th 2014 HWY 20 South of Humboldt

photo 3August 4th 2014 South of Cudworth

 

 

 

 

 

Rain Came Down and Washed Many Spiders Out

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Humboldt was hit pretty hard with a significant amount of rain in a short period of time; sever winds and even hail! After watching it develop on the weather radar a storm system popped up quite fast just north west and travelled through like it owned the place. 

We want to thank all that sent us photos of what they saw from the storm yesterday. From what we under stand a few people that got caught in the storm on the high way and sustained damage on there vehicle due to the significantly large hail. Thankfully no one was hurt!

REMINDER: Always pull over when caught in a hail storm or large amount of rain fall that effects visibility

Tyler's Ugly Men's Night

Last night was Men's Night at the H.G.C and you couldn't have asked for a better night at the the golf course. It was also retro and ugly shirt night and Tyler Bieber did not waste an opportunity to torment the eyes of his fellow Humbolltonian's as you can see here.

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With such a ugly attire for golf; I had to ask my friend Sven(The Simon Cowell of Fashion) what he thought about Tyler's golfing attire