If you haven't already heard, we received our teeny tiny Painted Lady caterpillars on Wednesday after the children had left. The company sent more caterpillars than ordered and after dividing up the others, I took what was left and put them into one clear plastic container the children could see through. Unfortunately, I realized that not only was the container too small to support that many caterpillars when they grew larger but there wasn't enough food for all of them. What to do? Have you seen the movie Sophie's Choice with Meryl Streep? I decided to sacrifice some so the others could survive but I couldn't bear to just throw them in the garbage so I put the baby caterpillars back into the original container which had a smidgeon of food in it and hoped nature would take care of it for me overnight. Unfortunately, (fortunately?) the caterpillars were still wiggling when Team Awesome arrived Thursday morning so I presented them with my dilemma and asked for some ideas. Ordering more food wouldn't work but someone suggested we find out what they eat in nature. So we did that. Apparently thistles are the Painted Lady's food of choice so we decided we would look for some to bring in. As I type this on Thursday evening I have a feeling that thistles or no, Mother Nature will have taken this option away from us by Friday morning but I was amazed (as usual) how great the children were coming up with a logical plan for a real-life dilemma.
Kamloops, B.C. – The new North Shore Community Policing Office is now open for business! A joint partnership between the City of Kamloops and the RCMP, the new office is located centrally on the North Shore at 915 – 7th Street in the old Kamloops Kia building.
The Kamloops North Shore has been serviced by a community policing office since 2000. The previous Community Policing Office was located at 789 Fortune Drive. The new office is considerably larger in size and in staffing numbers. Twelve full time RCMP officers, up to five full time City of Kamloops staff, and up to 70 volunteers will be working out of the new office.
“The new Community Policing Office will better serve our community by providing the opportunity for more comprehensive services to be offered on the North Shore,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.
In addition to providing general duty policing, the Community Policing Office will offer the following services and programs to the public:
The North Shore Community Policing office has a considerably different purpose than the Kamloops RCMP detachment located at 560 Battle Street. The detachment is responsible for the operational side of policing in Kamloops and area, with approximately 120 RCMP officers and approximately 65 municipal staff working out of this location. It also houses the City’s jail cells. The Community Policing Office provides a more direct link between the community and the RCMP, working directly with community partners to focus on crime prevention and awareness to meet the needs of the community and to help make our community safer.
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Drop by to see how the staff may help you or to find out how you can get involved and volunteer in your neighbourhood.
.Are you willing to join in? Bert Edwards Egg Glider Fun, Thursday May 26, 1:00pm
All students are invited to enter this fun event on their own, with a group or with a parent. All you have to do is build a glider at home that carries a raw egg. Find a way to prevent an egg from breaking while also travelling as far as possible. Choose the materials, make your plan and have some fun.
Entry forms cost 25c and are available from your teacher starting Tuesday May 17.
Students may enter individually or with a partner or as a small group.
Parental assistance is appreciated but not required.
The egg must be visible. We want to see if it breaks or not.
The device must be able to be lifted one handed and launched one handed.
No motor of any sort may be added.
Please put your names on it.
There are 2 ways to get points:
The distance travelled by the glider multiplied by 2
Your egg does not break: 10 points
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