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Why so tired…..

By | Leah Holiove, News

I was sitting here at my desk after hosting my on air show and I was thinking to myself, why am I so tired lately? It could be because I have been a vegetarian for around 7 months and I know that can cause fatigue since I don’t consume as much protein as I should, however I have been trying to find my right levels to make it work.  Earlier I was chatting with another host at our station Neil Morrison, and we were talking about our cats and how they like to sleep. He has a cat named Deedee and I have two cats, Patches (AKA) Boo boo and Bella.

Neil and I were discussing how cats like to take up most of the bed when they like to sleep, it’s a cats attitude for sure and any cat owner will most likely agree.  My Bella loves to sleep right at the foot of my bed right were my feet should be so I have to sleep diagonal and Boo Boo loves to sleep right above my head or right beside me. The more we discussed this the more I realize this could be my cause for being tired since I don’t dare move my cats during the night! They would be appalled, so I just make do and sleep all twisted up!

So the more I think about it the more they are the culprits!  I will definitely monitor the situation but it’s not like my cats will allow me to sleep any other way!  I digress.

 

(Pic courtesy of Instagram)

~Leah

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today came out in 1991 by Dutch group 2 Unlimited. “Get Ready for This” is still the most frequently played songs at sporting events around the world. It  has been the opening song at one time for two different NBA teams, the Orlando Magic and the San Antonio Spurs. It has also been the opening song for several Major League Baseball teams, like the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres as well as the Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks of the NHL.

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

The joys and messiness of cooking

By | News, Vanessa Ybarra

On this morning’s ‘Would You Rather’  Leah Holiove, Ian Power and myself discussed whether we’d rather cook or do the dishes. I have to say after years of having no dishwasher living in a shoebox in downtown Vancouver and Kamloops I have washed enough dishes to last a lifetime so cooking was an easy choice. However it wasn’t always this way. I used to hate cooking. In fact I think my worst experience was when a whole pepper cracker exploded into my casserole or when I had to call the fire department after an oven mitt caught fire in my stove’s secret broiler compartment. Luckily over the years my cooking has become more edible and now I find it’s actually quite relaxing to put on some tunes (Pulse FM of course) pour a glass of Shiraz, and put together a creation. That being said I feel for whoever has to clean up after me because unlike Leah Holiove I’m definitely a mad scientist in the kitchen. Who has time to clean and cook? If you want to cook up something different tonight this curried carrot and sweet potato soup or broccoli cheese soup is so good!  As for those days when you get home late and just want to cook something fast yet healthy this tomato chicken pesto dish is da bomb and so easy! Happy cooking.

 

– Vanessa

 

 

Remember That Time You Almost Ran Away?

By | Neil Morrison, News

Read a story recently about a 12 year old Australian boy who found himself in another country after a disagreement with his parents. Here’s what happened: Argument with mum and/or dad and the young man threatened to run away – and he did. Before just storming out and just jumping on his bike like many kids would have done, the kid did his homework. First thing he did before taking off was looked up the laws of flying commercially under-age. Once he saw that he could fly, he them went and grabbed his parents credit card and took of to the Sydney Airport. He flew across Australia to Perth and then on to Bali – all on his parents credit card. No idea what the final bill for his trip was after his mother flew to get him and bring him home. And, oh yeah, he’s in trouble. But you have to give the kid some credit for getting further than the top of his street because he didn’t want to miss dinner in half an hour – run away. 

@neiltalks 

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today came out in 1996 by New Zealand musical group OMC. “How Bizarre” topped the singles charts in New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Canada and Ireland.

Interestingly the lead singer Paul Fuemana was a gang member in Auckland, New Zealand before achieving major success with this song. Sadly he died after suffering from an illness for several months on January 31, 2010 at only 40 years old.

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

 

FREE TO HUG A TREE

By | Community, Ian Power, News

Let’s be honest a little blue sky goes a long way in putting a smile on your face. We’re all grins this week with a forecast made for a picture-perfect spring day on the west coast. This is the kind of weather we wait months for, that isn’t pouring rain and having us wade through puddles. So, feel free to feel smug and Instagram or Snapchat a photo to your friends and relatives back east where you’re at the golf course or in your tennis shorts or simply sipping a cold beverage outside. More than anything when you get outside you should spend some time among the trees. Recent studies have shown that going to a park or even just looking at a tree can significantly improve a persons well-being. It isn’t hard to see what role trees take in our lives from filtering our air to providing natural shade to making our homes. Some doctors believe spending more time out-of-doors can improve your memory, increase attention levels in children and even bring communities together. These are just some of the reasons people here don’t mind being called tree-huggers. But don’t take my word for it. Get outside and fill your lungs with fresh, tree-filtered air, walk around the block, pet the neighbours dog or simply go outside during your lunch break and close your eyes and clear your mind for a moment. And, as an as an aside Egan Davis, Head of the Horticulture Training Program at UBC will be our special guest at 7:15 am with 107.7 Pulse FM

Ian Power

@ianonair

ian@pulsefm.ca

TIME’S TOP 100

By | Neil Morrison, News

Time Magazine just reeled their 100 Most Influential People for 2018. The have changed the list from just one, ‘most influential’ to ‘100’ for some reason. But what they’ve also done is they’ve asked some well known influences and celebrities in their own right to write a shirt story about the 2018 Influential person. For instance, The 5 teens who are the faces of the Parkland Shooting – they are on the list – Barack Obama does the write up. Elton John writes about Prince Harry, Ted Cruz – Donald Trump (yep, he made the list ) Some other names of note: Meghan Markle, Nicole Kidman, Roesanne Barr, Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lopez, Rhianna, Kehsha, Oprah, Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) and Tesla founder Elon Musk – who is half Canadian. 

Canadians on the list include Justin Trudeau, and Shawn Mendes. To see the entire list go to www.time.com  

You can read all my blogs at pulsefm.ca

Neil

@neiltalks

 

Flashback 90’s

By | Leah Holiove, News

My Flashback 90’s song today was actually a ballad that became a hit for two different acts in 1993. Initially, it was a #1 single on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. A few months later, American pop group All-4-1 covered “I Swear” as well and achieved great success in many countries.

The All-4-1 version won a Grammy in 1995 for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. You can hear “I Swear” in TV shows like South Park & The Vampire Diaries as well as movies like Just Friends, The Social Network & Despicable Me 2.

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

Surrey RCMP seeking witnesses in a collision investigation.

By | Leah Holiove, News

Shortly after 9:30 pm on April 16, 2018 an adult woman was struck by a car as she was crossing eastbound 140th Street in the crosswalk at 90th Avenue in Surrey. The woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver remained at the scene, rendered aid to the injured woman, and is cooperating with police.

Two other people were walking in the crosswalk at the time of the incident and it is believed that they are witnesses to the collision. Investigators are asking for them to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

No charges have been laid as the investigation by the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team is on-going.

 

~Leah

Parade of Festivals

By | Events, Ian Power, News

Happy Festivus, for the rest of us! Who could forget that great line from Seinfeld? Although they claimed the sitcom was about nothing I think that there was much to the sentiment above, namely that everyone’s welcome. And, so as we prepare for Vaisakhi this weekend in Surrey, a South Asian religious celebration to mark the birth of Khalsa and the harvest, we also ready for the rest of festival season. That’s right we now have a festival for almost everything and every season, but none more so than during spring and summer. There are a plethora of festivals like the Tulip Festival, Cinco de Mayo, Heritage Festival, Cloverdale Rodeo, Mariachi, Salmon Fest, Folk Music Festival, Jazz, Blues, Surrey Reggae Festival, enRoute Film Fest, World Music Festival at Locarno — you get the idea, on and on the list goes. There’s a festival for one and a festival for all. Like anything else, it is recommended that you have a plan, especially for the big outdoor venues. We get some great advice from Surrey RCMP; Our local Vaisakhi Day Parade is one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in the world outside of India. The parade is a major attraction for the city, drawing visitors from across the Lower Mainland. Last year, more than 500,000 people participated. Surrey RCMP will be on site not only for public safety and traffic control but also to take part in all the festivities the event has to offer. With the large crowds, it can be easy for people to become separated from their group. During previous Vaisakhi celebrations, the Surrey RCMP has responded to dozens of incidents of missing children or elderly persons. Having a plan in place with your family prior to the event can greatly reduce your risk of separation. Review with your family what to do if, in fact, this does occur. A plan may include these simple tips: Familiarize your family members with their surroundings and have a pre-planned meeting place:

  • Equip your family members with some form of identification and your contact information
  • Make sure everyone in your party is aware of the location of the Surrey RCMP missing person’s tent and the location of emergency personnel
  • Keep a current photo of your child on you in case you need to describe them to police
  • Keep your children within eyesight at all times

Wherever you find yourself taking in the sights and sounds this festival season, plan ahead and enjoy the rich diversity of our community and beyond.

Ian Power

@ianonair

ian@pulsefm.ca