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Leah Holiove

Can I plant my flowers now?

By | Leah Holiove, News

Now that the heat wave is over I guess for now, I’m hoping I can try planting flowers in my garden. I don’t really garden and I surely don’t have a green thumb. However I do like to plant some flowers in my front yard and on my patio. Last week  I had bought some seeds and some really good gardening soil  with the intention of planting them the next day.

Mother Nature though had other plans for me because then the heat wave hit the South Coast and it was too hot outside for me to plant them. I may be a little bit of a wimp but I knew if I did try and plant them I would have rushed and not done a good job.

Fast forward to this week and the temperature has leveled off and my plans this weekend are……you guess it to finally plant my garden of flowers, unless of course Mother Nature wants to change her mind again. I’ll let you know on Monday how it all worked out! Happy Friday!

~Leah

@Leah_Holiove

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today came out in 1995 by Michael and Janet Jackson. “Scream” made it to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play but only made it to #5 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles and #6 on the Canadian RPM 10 Dance Chart.

“Scream” was in response to the tabloid press and the many issues Michael had with them throughout his life. At the time the music video was the most expensive ever made, costing $7 million. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.

Catch my Flashback 90’s song Monday-Friday at 11:50am pulsefm.ca

~Leah

@Leah_Holiove

RCMP Underwater Recovery Team locate Delta man’s body in Alice Lake

By | Leah Holiove, News

On June 20th 2018, at around 8:15 pm Squamish RCMP received a call from a bystander at Alice Lake who stated they heard someone screaming about a man in the water and they were trying to find them. Squamish RCMP, SAR, Fire Services, and BC Ambulance Service attended to the area and began to search for the man. Ground, air, and water searches were conducted with negative results.

A 20 year old man from Delta was swimming in the area with friends when he went into distress close to the shore line on the Southwest side of the lake. His friends and bystanders immediately searched the area for him and called for help.

“Four members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) arrived at Alice Lake this morning and shortly after 1:00 pm the team located the body of the man” stated Corporal Sascha Banks. “At this time we are informing the public that Alice Lake is still closed until all units are clear from the area. Squamish RCMP and it’s partners are wanting to extend their thoughts out to the family and friends of the man”

Squamish RCMP is in contact with the man’s family but his name has not be released at this time.

~Leah

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today is the first studio album for C+C Music Factory back in 1990. “Gonna Make Me Sweat” took most of the world by storm, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles, Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales.

The songs opening line is frequently played during indoor sporting events as a way to pump up the crowd.

Catch my Flashback 90’s song Monday-Friday at 11:50am pulsefm.ca

~Leah

Surrey RCMP make eight arrests and a significant seizure

By | Leah Holiove, News

In March 2018, the Surrey RCMP’s District 4 Community Response Unit (CRU) began an investigation into an alleged fraud and forgery operation. The investigation culminated in a search warrant being executed at a residence in the 18900 block of 64 Avenue on June 15, 2018. Investigators believe that individuals at this residence were forging documents and credit cards using stolen data.

 During their search of the residence, investigators located and seized a significant amount of evidence including:   

 ·         Thousands of identity cards, identity documents, and stolen mail 

·         5 printers and 2 embossers allegedly used to forge credit cards and identification

·         9 laptop computers and embossers believed to contain stolen personal information

·         1 airsoft rifle and 1 airsoft handgun

Eight people were arrested during the investigation, each allegedly found to be in possession of fraudulent identification and credit cards. Charges have not been laid at this time as the investigation is on-going.

If you have any information related to this investigation call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

~Leah

Use common sense please.

By | Leah Holiove, News

It really frustrates me how I keep hearing about new cases almost every day about people leaving their animals in their cars in the heat. The last few days we were in a heat wave here in Southern BC and to even leave a pet for 10 minutes can mean death. Even when we aren’t in a heat wave and it’s just hot outside it can still mean death or brain damage for your animals. People don’t seem to realize how quickly the temperature rises in a car even if the window is cracked open. The BCSPCA just said today that they have received several calls about animals in hot cars.

A car can reach temperatures of up to 38 degrees in just a few minutes. Dogs don’t even have sweat glands like us so panting is a way they cool themselves and releasing heat from their paws. However if a dog is in your hot car they can’t release any heat from their paws.

The BCSPCA has some advice if you spot a dog in distress in a parked car,

  • Note the license plate and vehicle information and ask managers of nearby businesses to page the owner to return to their vehicle immediately;
  • Is the animal in distress? Call your local animal control agency, police, or the BC SPCA hotline at 1-855-622-7722 as soon as possible. Note: It is illegal for members of the public to break a window to access the vehicle themselves; only RCMP and Special Provincial Constables of the BC SPCA can lawfully enter a vehicle. SPCA branch staff and volunteers cannot entevehicles.
  • Keep emergency supplies – bottled water, a small bowl, a towel that can be soaked in water- in your car so that you help hydrate an animal (if a window has been left open) while you wait for emergency response; a battery-powered fan from a dollar store also can be handy to circulate air.

Please from one animal lover to another, don’t leave your animal in your car in the heat, take them with you wherever you are going. Please don’t take the risk, it isn’t worth a precious life.

~Leah

@Leah_Holiove

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today was by British alternative rock band Verve for their third studio album back in 1997. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for Best British Single at the 1998 Brit Awards and at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards the song was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Group Video, and Best Alternative Video. In 1999 it was also was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The Seattle Seahawks football team have been using this song as their theme song since the mid 2000’s and Nike used it in commercials as part of their 1998 “I Can” campaign, showing everyday athletes practicing with determination. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was also featured at the pivotal end scene in the 1998 movie Cruel Intentions.

Catch my Flashback 90’s song Monday-Friday at 11:53am pulsefm.ca

~Leah

@Leah_Holiove

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today was by Merril Bainbridge for her debut album back in 1995. It became her biggest hit to date. It made it to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream Chart but made it to #1 here in Canada on the Canadian Top Singles Chart.

Catch my Flashback 90’s song Monday-Friday at 11:53am pulsefm.ca

~Leah

The heat wave has led to more power demand

By | Leah Holiove, News
BC Hydro is predicting the province wide electricity demand could exceed the historical record for the month of June as the first summer heat wave hits the province. On Monday, BC Hydro recorded the highest peak hourly demand  (the hour customers use the most electricity) of the season. At nearly 7,300 megawatts this is more than a 10 per cent increase over the previous Monday.
BC Hydro is forecasting its peak load to be between 7,000 and 7,500 megawatts over the next few days. The increase in electricity use is of course due to customers turning on fans and air conditioners, and refrigeration units working harder to stay cool.
BC Hydro set a new record for summer power consumption last August when the province’s peak hourly demand reached approximately 7,500 megawatts.

Energy efficient ways we can keep cool during the heat wave:
  • Close the drapes and blinds: shading windows can block out up to 65 per cent of the heat.
  • Out with the warm, in with the cool: position a fan by a window or door in the evening when temperatures are cooler to direct the cool air in.
  • Spin that fan: ceiling fans are the most efficient option for cooling. Ensure the fan is rotating counter-clockwise to help direct the cool air down.
  • Hang laundry to dry: avoiding the dryer will keep unnecessary heat out the house.
  • Opt for smaller appliances or take the cooking outside: use a microwave, crockpot, toaster oven or barbeque to avoid the extra heat produced by the stove or oven.

~Leah

UPDATE- FOUND Surrey RCMP is looking to locate Patricia Seddon

By | Leah Holiove, News

71 year old Patricia Seddon was last seen at 2:30 pm on June 17, 2018, in the 9200 block of 121 Street in Surrey. She has not been seen or heard from since. Patricia is a Caucasian female, 5’1” tall, weighing 181 lbs, with grey/brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink tie-dye hoodie and prescription glasses. She also has a black and white Shitzu dog that may be with her.

Patricia Seddon has a medical condition which may cause her to become confused or disoriented. Police and her family are concerned for her health and well-being.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Patricia is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, call 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2018-87407.

~Leah