Different Cariboo weather could be here to stay

I’m writing this on Sunday. If the weather forecasters were correct, the last few days should have been scorchers.

I’m writing this on Sunday. If the weather forecasters were correct, the last few days should have been scorchers.

Hot July days are nothing new, but weather patterns for the last few years, even in the Cariboo, have been a tad unusual.

Certainly world wide, even Canada wide,  the weather has been changing.

According to reports the warming in the north is alarming, and more and more scientists are joining the climate change clubs, warning that “different” weather is here to stay.

I wonder when the politicians will catch on?

***

Another Stampede come and gone.

Watching the parade on Saturday, I couldn’t help thinking of by-gone days.

How many remember the city floats?

I think it was Jim Fraser’s council that rode saddle horses in the parade.

There was the  float with the inflatable bull, nobody wanted to be seen with it, and then we had the blue cowboy hat.

This time Mayor Cook was the lone council member in the city vehicle while city councillors Ivan Bonnell and Geoff Bourdon were parading on foot when I saw them.

I couldn’t help noticing fewer people dress western anymore. Is that a sign we need rebranding?

***

Some members of our family travelled to Fort St. John a week ago to attend the wedding of GS#2.

It was a lovely wedding, and the sun shone at appropriate times.

It may have established an odd tradition, though.

The groom was late for the ceremony because his vehicle had a flat tire.

When this news reached the waiting guests, his maternal grandmother and I burst out laughing.

His father (S#1) was late for his wedding because of a flat tire.

The guests were not kept waiting as long this time because GD#2 had cell phone ( non-existent in his dad’s day) but what a weird coincidence.

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