Bean Scene Central

1815 Gordon Dr #109, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3A4
 
★★★★★

Friendly homey atmosphere that makes you want to relax and unwind. Have a tea, coffee, or pastry and let a charming barista take your order, then make it for you while you watch! It makes an excellent end of day location, as it’s store front faces towards the sunset, allowing you to bask in it’s glow.

Customer service is excellent, people care.

https://goo.gl/maps/PM5BjuHJDTVDbG8L7

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Say No to Pesticides Killing Off Our Bees!

Just when I thought humans had started figuring it out, we’ve got sneaky buggers trying to re-instate chemical usage that will finish killing off our already endangered bees! As a gardener, I’m aware it may be “easier” to grow plants when you don’t have to worry about bugs, but when you don’t have the pollen carrier, the plants will just DIE, and so ends green things being able to live on this earth, at least in our current natural cycle.

‘Sum of Us’ activists have put forward a campaign to save these poor bees, let’s do our part in ensuring our future!

Dozens of bee species are now extinct or on the verge of disappearing. But Bayer and its cronies are twisting the EU’s arm into ignoring bee-saving rules against harmful pesticides — the same rules that got toxic neonicotinoids banned last year.

We all rely on bees to pollinate fruit, vegetables and crops. But around the world bees are in decline, putting the future health of our planet at risk — and unless the EU takes concrete steps to save the bees, this trend shows no sign of reversing.

MEPs urgently need to challenge the bureaucrats that buckled to Bayer’s lobbyists. MEPs could force a U-turn, and revive plans to crack down on all bee-harming pesticides. 

It’s the EU’s job to force corporations like Bayer to take bee health seriously — and prevent deadly, bee-killing chemicals from flooding our fields. Bayer shouldn’t be telling the EU what to do. Across Europe, MEPs plastered their election campaigns with pledges to save the bees. Will you sign the petition now to tell MEPs to live up to their promises?

Sign the petition to demand that MEPs fix this mess urgently and protect bees from deadly pesticides.

Click here to learn more!

Yew Berries – A Pretty Killer

I spotted an ‘unknown’ berry a few weeks back, however not knowing the name of the berry doesn’t mean I’m not aware of when its prime time for picking is, so I had set out today to get a few, in hopes of bringing home and researching. As I was harvesting the fells, a grandma and her two grand-kids passed me and she asked ‘Are those berries edible?’ to which I replied, I was pretty sure the berries weren’t poisonous, but there was something odd about them that pointed to toxicity, so I’d be researching when I got home, as I was pretty sure they were soap berries or something to that effect.. She correctly nomenclatured them as Yew berries, which, I was correct, the berry itself is completely harmless, however as little as THREE of the seeds can do incredible harm! Even the foliage itself can kill you!

“The entire yew bush, except the aril (the red flesh of the berry covering the seed), is poisonous. It is toxic due to a group of chemicals called taxine alkaloids. Their cardiotoxicity is well known and act via calcium and sodium channel antagonism, causing an increase in cytoplasmic calcium currents of the myocardial cells. The seeds contains the highest concentrations of these alkaloids.[25][26] If any leaves or seeds of the plant are ingested, urgent medical advice is recommended as well as observation for at least 6 hours after the point of ingestion.[27][28] “

Yew Tree

These plants are located right between the new dog park and playground on Richter. With that in mind, all I can say be aware of the plants around you and watch your pets and kids!

Now that being said, everything in moderation!!! This plant, in controlled dosages, is a beneficial plant for extreme conditions, such as cancer and tapeworms. For more on that, click here!

15197812890 – CRA Spam Callers Using Active Numbers

I received a phone call from this number with an automated voice who stated in broken automation that ignoring this call would cause legal action before a magistrate.

I’ve tried to call back this number using Pop-Tox, and it goes straight to a personal voicemail. After 5 times of dialing back, the lady whose voicemail it was picked up, and she had no idea that this was happening to her number.

This is the newest and ballsiest move I’ve seen these guys perform so far, this is going to cause headaches for basically anyone who owns a number. I’m not even sure there anything our providers can do to prevent this!

Interior Provincial Exhibition

★★★

IPE Fairgrounds, 3010 Wood Avenue – IPE Main Office, 3371 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

This used to be the place to go, however large crowds make the end of the day a nightmare, and prices going up for both the ticket and the ride passes make this location just another money grab. Sad to see this event go the way of so many others.  May as well save your money and enjoy yourself at the Salmon Arm Fair.

https://goo.gl/maps/3LfKAj8B13FakubT6

When Someone Sends You Too Much Money – It’s Probably Too Good To Be True! – Photography Over-payment Scam –

You’ve been asked to be the photographer at an event. You’ve signed a contract stating the details, and are eagerly awaiting your payment. However, when it arrives, it’s almost QUADRUPLE the amount you were to be sent! Questioning, you’re told it’s an accounting error and to send the rest to the wedding caterer. You send the money, only to have the deposit/cheque BOUNCE, leaving you out thousands of dollars!

This sounds like something out of a horror film, but what’s truly terrifying is that it’s been happening all across BC the last little while!

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre recommends that people protect themselves “protect yourself by knowing who you are doing business with and never accept a cheque for more than your selling price,” when it comes to the overpayment scam.

The BBB also warns that a legitimate company will never ask someone to forward money.

Original Article

Be aware friends!!!!

Tim Hortons

261 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2

*April 19th 2019*
Regardless of the rude comments of homeless people hanging out in here (Apparently most of these people are kinder then you!) this location is clean, yet somehow they cannot get orders right. My colleagues and I will be removing our business, and will be warning others if this doesn’t improve, as charging people for items they didn’t order, or not giving them something as simple as a bun in their chili means attention to detail is lacking, and makes other areas such as health and safety come into question.

*Update September 19th 2019*
My colleagues decided to give you a few more shots, however the first time you took over 30 minutes to heat up chili, and the second time you told them to take it and warm it up in the microwave. This location is a JOKE.

https://goo.gl/maps/NDD2HCdj83x

Ruby Rose – Easy Cape Making!

Every Ruby adventure needs a cape!

What you will need:

  • 1/2 Sheet -1 Sheet if you require a larger cape!
  • Sewing Machine (You could hand-sew, but it may take a long time!)
  • Thread
  • Marking tool (Optional! I eyeballed it 😉 )

Instructions:

  • Measure shoulders and take off 8 inches (Example 38 inch shoulders = 30 inches Neckline)
-Take A sheet!
-Fold sheet in half and lay on a flat surface
-Cut Sheet, Fold sheet in half again and lay on flat surface
  • Mark a line two feet from the top
  • From the folded side of the sheet, measure and mark 1/2 the neckline width
– Sew a diagonal line from the corner of the open edge to the neckline mark made 2 Feet Down

Sneaky Telus

Always Check your bills! Watch out for Telus!

I called Telus after my bill hiked 10 dollars. I was told I had been informed on the fine print of my bills for the last three months. I was told previously 6 months before that since I had been with Telus for so long that the newest upgrade to Fiber optics was NOT going to be changing my bill. Not to mention that a change like that should be in bold print on the top of my bill.

I spoke with a lady (Jane) who had to transfer me to promotions. Promotions said everything was taken care of, but tried to sell me a two year plan that I turned down.

I then received an email the same date stating I had bought a two year TV Plan! I emailed immediately, to find out why TV was put onto my internet only bill, but after a day wait, I called them. After a long wait, (Leo) answered, and transferred to promotional services.

Tanya the head of promotional services assured me that this was unacceptable. ‘We absolutely cannot! That is against your will you’re not to be getting that, I’ll be sending her coaching, I’ve been here 5 years, 1 year management escalations, and I’ve never seen this before. giving you TV, and downgrading you to internet 25 I’ve never seen this before!’

I asked if she could fix my bill, as it was now even more then the original amount I was trying to fix. She said there was no way that first employee could have promised me I could stay at that rate however she would do her best to get me down close to my original payment. She also explained the varying rates across the country, making me sick to my stomach to hear their internet was even more then mine. I’ve verified this rate with friends across the country.

Note* As this article is being posted, activists are pushing to end this tyranny! Tell your horror stories here!

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