Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 edition - How To Save A Squirrel
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | 🌧 High 16C
Running is a great way to get exercise. So is going to the gym. But I just can never quite find the motivation to do either. It’s usually more than OK. I play hockey and soccer and other sports and usually get enough exercise to stay more or less in shape. But each year, there are periods—let’s call them “summer”—when there aren’t any sports going on. And every couple years I’ll make a vow to exercise. I’ll go for a run or to the gym and I’ll burn a bunch of calories, and then I just won’t find the motivation to return. Then September comes and all the sports start at once. There’s also yardwork and whatever unfathomably heavy thing my wife buys (Sunday’s purchase: 750 pounds of concrete mix). So for a month I hurt. My body feels that way now. I know it’s good for me. But I really do have to remember to actually do something next August.
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How to save a squirrel
Squirrels are among the many animals cared for and rehabilitated by Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre. 📷 Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre/Instagram
It’s a bird-hit-window world out there. Cats grab squirrels. Cars hit rabbits. Risks abound for many of the small animals that make their homes in nearby forests.
For wildlife who need to flee predators and find food, even smaller injuries can be fatal. But Elizabeth Melnick has spent more than 30 years making that world a little less dangerous for the wounded birds and small mammals who end up on her doorstep in Abbotsford. Melnick, a nurse and wildlife rehabilitator, started Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in her home in 1986. She has run it for nearly 40 years.
Elizabeth Wildlife Centre is hosting an open house to celebrate the opening of its new facility this weekend. You can find details here. (We mentioned this in our Events Listing yesterday, but provided the wrong link. Sorry about that.)
Need to know
👉 A busy Langley road may get narrowed to reduce speeds; the Township is calling it a ‘road diet’ [Langley Advance Times]
🚗 Uber announced that it is now providing service in Mission, Agassiz and other communities north of the Fraser [CTV]
⚖ A double stabbing earlier this month in Abbotsford was a case of domestic violence, police say charges have now been laid [Abbotsford News]
🌭 Seniors can get free hot dogs today in Chilliwack [Chilliwack Progress]
🏢 A plan to build a 54-unit apartment and townhome complex in Hope drew some opposition [Fraser Valley Today]
👉 The family of two people killed in Chilliwack confronted the man accused of murdering them following his court hearing [CTV]
🔪 An Abbotsford business was robbed by a knife-wielding woman this weekend [Abbotsford Police/Facebook]
🚙 Beginning this weekend, drivers must have winter tires to drive on Highway 1, 3, and 5 [Fraser Valley News Network]
Another hotel plotted for Chilliwack industrial area
Another new hotel is planned for Chilliwack. Just months after the announcement that Marriott would be building and opening a hotel near the Lickman Road industrial park north of Highway 1, council is set to consider a proposal to build another hotel just across the road.
Surrey developer Joe Dhaliwal hopes to build a five-storey, 72-unit hotel, along with three industrial buildings, on the east side of Lickman, immediately opposite the Marriott site. Council will get its first look at the plans Tuesday. If it passes muster, the application would go to a public hearing at another date.
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🍴 Outlaws Smokehouse: Mission. New. A brand new barbecue restaurant that opened in mid-September. A pulled pork sandwich costs $17; brisket poutine is $19. Open 11am to 10pm.
🍴 Eagle's Café: Deroche. A self-described breakfast and brunch restaurant, Eagle's Cafe's hand-made burger patties come recommended by Insider member Marion. Open 7am to 2pm.
🍴 Bacchus Bistro: Langley. Chaberton Estate Winery's restaurant serves French cuisine with a western flavour. Steelhead is $36 and chicken Dijonaise is $37. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch, Thursday to Saturday for dinner. Check hours online.
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