Around midday I found out that our friends on Harbour Street needed help with the never ending "flooding in Brighton" saga.
With the lake still rising and strong waves, sandbag walls were breached.
What I learned today:
1) Sandbag walls should not be built as one row, they will collapse as the walls need to handle the wave activities and rising water for weeks.
2) Great people are sandbagging and building sandbag walls, without any personal benefit or return, except that they are helping strangers protecting their house.
3) It's worst than I thought and if the lake is still rising and winds getting stronger, more community members are needed to step up. Many seniors living in these houses can't do it by themselves.
4) How to help with sandbagging? Show up, team up, fill up!
I went to have a look at Gosport today. Municipality has brought sand and sandbags to the Gosport parking lot and people were surrounding their houses with them. Some places are flooded badly, hopefully the wind and rain will stay away.
Today the information was released that on Sunday the dog, Casey, was found at the shoreline of Presqu'ile.
Photo's of the search.
OPP everywhere, on land, in the sky and in the water. As of 1pm it seemed the lady and her dog were not found yet, as the search was still happening.
Hopefully the lady and her dog will be found soon.
I like finding out what ENSS graduates are up to. Recently I discovered what Jaden Curtis is working on.
Together with Ran Zhu he created the web series, “Ran and Jaden” “It follows two starry-eyed yet cynical snowflakes through their tumultuous transition into adulthood, employing dry humour and unapologetic social commentary to make its mark as a damning critique and proud celebration of Generation Y.”
Besides Jaden Curtis (ENSS 2012), other ENSS graduates have been involved; Peter Mieras (ENSS 2012), a camera operator, Sonya Simpson (ENSS 2012) and Alyssa Christman (ENSS 2012) who both did some graphic design work/photo editing for one of their episodes and Katrina Li (ENSS 2014), is acting in one of their episodes.
The first few episodes will be released in the second half of April. Those episodes were made without a budget and with borrowed equipment and volunteer cast/crew, so they've applied for a $30,000 grant from the Independent Production Fund (IPF), in hopes of receiving funding for a second season. http://ipf.ca/
Part of the selection process for the IPF grant is based on the amount of engagement their trailer receives. The trailer has just been released. Let’s encourage these ENSS alumni and view/comment/like their Trailer.
Good luck to cast and crew!
The first 2016 census results are in. It highlights Population and Dwelling.
Canada saw a growth since 2011 of 5%, from approximately 33,500,000 to 35,151,728 in 2016.
Brighton’s population in May 2016 was 11,844 and private dwellings occupied 4,777. The increase since 2011 in population was 8.4% and dwellings increased with 9.2%.
To place this population growth in perspective, Quinte West saw an increase of 1.1% , Cramahe 4.6% , Northumberland County’s average was 4.2%.
Check out statistics Canada for more info and comparisons.
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