“The North Peace Regional Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism,” Member of Parliament for Prince George – Peace River, Bob Zimmer said. “This investment will enhance safety for travellers and residents while supporting productivity and economic growth in the region.”This equipment is being purchased to help ensure the continued safety of airport operations for passengers, employees and medical evacuation, which will be accomplished through the timely and effective removal of snow, slush and ice from runways and taxiways.Funding is being provided by Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).- Advertisement -The North Peace Regional Airport continues to be a key component to the economy of the North Peace Region and has provided community support through carrier and route options,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said in a written statement. “ACAP’s support with the purchase of a new plow truck and wet/dry spreader will help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport.”The ACAP has so far provided the North Peace Regional Airport with over $14.3 million in funding for 12 safety projects.Previous projects included the rehabilitation of Taxiways A and B and, the apron, the rehabilitation of pavement on Runway 11 – 29 and the replacement of a self-propelled snowblower and two runway sweepers.Advertisement
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A new book by two CEH authors can help readers understand their spacecraft and its mission.Dr Henry Richter, distinguished NASA scientist, former Caltech professor and inventor, the last surviving manager of Explorer 1 (January 31, 1958), has a new book worth sharing. Its title appeals to all readers on the planet: Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers. Published by Creation Ministries International (CMI), this highly accessible and fact-filled book will interest everyone who has a human body and is interested in where life, our planet, and the universe came from. The publisher’s summary states,We hear so much today about how the universe, the earth and life all supposedly came about by chance events and processes. In this book, a bona fide rocket scientist, Dr Henry Richter—a pioneer in aerospace—challenges these views by exploring what is required for us to exist in the universe. He shows that our planet can be thought of as a sophisticated spacecraft designed for our benefit. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand this fascinating book, so dive in and discover for yourself the truth about our amazing universe and how it came to be.Attractively printed on glossy paper with dozens of color illustrations and specially-commissioned cover art, this new book makes a great impression and invites page turning. Just the right length to look inviting (164 pages), it makes a great gift to share the gospel with teens and adults in our scientifically-minded society. Cost is only $12 for one, but you can buy 5 for just $8 each – a 34% savings. (The book is not yet available from Amazon, but should be in due time.)Since Dr Richter was instrumental in the design and success of the first US satellite, the book is organized around the theme of Earth as a well-designed spacecraft. Although the term “Spacecraft Earth” is not original, this may be the first book-length treatment from an intelligent design and Biblical creationist viewpoint. Here are the chapter titles:Foreword by David CoppedgeIntroduction by Henry Richter1. The Spacecraft: Planet Earth2. The Spacesuit: The Amazing Human Body3. The Other Passengers: Plants and Animals4. Explaining the Observations5. Populating the Spacecraft6. The Final Frontier7. A Matter of Time8. From One Passenger to AnotherEpilogueCEH regulars will recognize Dr Richter’s name from his occasional contributed articles to this website. The new book began as an upgrade project for a small book he had self-published years ago, called The Universe: A Surprising Cosmological Accident. Richter had written about some of the scientific discoveries that led him from nominal church attender (but practical atheist) to vibrant Christian. With no marketing or distribution channel, he would hand out copies to friends and acquaintances. CEH editor David Coppedge felt that the book had potential for a much wider audience, but needed updating and polishing. Three years ago, they began the long task of revision.Many of the latest design evidences, often drawn from news items here at CEH, were added. Chapters were rearranged and a new title was chosen. CMI agreed to publish the book in 2016, but many months of review and revision continued into 2017. CMI staff and co-author David Coppedge spent months fact-checking and referencing each claim, choosing illustrations, and formatting pages, all with Dr Richter’s approval. By summer of 2017, Spacecraft Earth was ready for launch… but printing required several months more. Finally, this November, it is in stock and ready for shipment.Each page of Spacecraft Earth is packed with amazing evidence for intelligent design: from the cosmological level on down: stars, planets, life, human life, animal life, plant life, the cell, and genetics. The book makes crystal clear why Darwinian evolution cannot account for any of it. Most importantly, it leads the reader to the implications: there is a Designer, and we need to get right with him. That story is told gently through Richter’s own story. We hope CEH readers will find this resource “just right” as a message well aimed for modern readers.No one needs to see themselves adrift on a planet in a vast universe, wondering what it all means. Here’s “A Guide for Passengers” to open their eyes to the wonders around them – the greatest of which is God’s love.Richter and Coppedge at JPL in 2008.Dr Richter and I pray that this book will reach many people for the Lord. Would you like to help? Please buy it, read it, share it, and promote it. Once it comes out on Amazon, you can help by writing a good review and rating it.View Henry Richter’s Author Profile to see his previous articles on Creation-Evolution Headlines.At Richter’s personal web page, you can order his previous book, America’s Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites. This engaging book describes the early days of rocketry and space travel from the viewpoint of the Russians, the Germans, and the Americans, capped by his insider’s view of the development of America’s answer to Sputnik. A valuable history from a key person on the team that brought America to pre-eminence in space flight.(Visited 539 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
April 25, 2019Common Spring Plants To See On Your Next HikeBy: Kathleen Terry JohnsonSpringtime is one of the best times of the year to get outdoors on a hike in the Sonoran desert. The plants are coming to life after a brief winter, but the temperatures haven’t yet marched into the triple digits. Arizona is home to a variety of plant life outside of the signature Saguaro cactus, and in the spring, many of these plants are in bloom. Here are common spring plants to see on your next hike.Palo Verde Trees Let’s begin with the state tree — the palo verde. There are actually two species of palo verde trees in the Arizona desert, and as one of the few sources of shade, you can’t miss them. Depending on whether it’s the foothills palo verde or the blue palo verde, the trees can range in height from 30 to 40 feet tall. They play a crucial role in the ecology of the desert, offering shade and shelter to any number of other species of plants and animals. The trees put on a show of bright yellow blooms each spring beginning in March. When you see them, it’s easy to understand why the Arizona legislature named this the state tree.Spider MilkweedThe green flowers with purple buds bloom from April until August. Spider milkweed grows in clusters of about 20 flowers. They grow well is the desert heat and bloom nicely along the Agua Fria River. These flowers are vital to the ecosystem. Without milkweed, the monarch butterfly will cease to exist since caterpillars feast on their leaves. Desert Ironwood TreesThis is another plant you can’t miss — just because of its height in a landscape dominated by smaller shrubs and plants. The desert ironwood tree is also a “nurse” plant in the landscape because of its height. If you’re on a hike in late May, you’ll catch the plant’s spring show. You won’t soon forget their spectacular pink and purple blossoms that arrive in late May… just as the heat does. It’s worth a little sweat to see them in bloom.Fairy DustersThese delicate pink puffs bloom beginning in February, all the way through May. Fairy dusters are low shrubs that are native to the Sonoran desert, and the flowers are oddly delicate against the rugged terrain. These are most common on hillsides and below 5,000 feet elevation. Fairy dusters also play an important role in the ecology — feeding different insects and animals living in the desert. It’s also one of the most popular native plants used in local gardens if you are looking for inspiration for your own home.Lesser Indian PaintbrushOne of the most stunning flowers of the desert, the lesser Indian paintbrush blooms from March through September. It prefers a moist environment so you’ll most likely see it in wet meadows and along stream banks. This flower is also plentiful along the Agua Fria River.Desert GlobemallowThe strawberry hedgehog cactus is also called the Engelmann hedgehog cactus. Never mind the funny name because this is one of the first cacti to bloom in the spring. It’s well worth the show when you come across one because the pink and magenta flowers are a standout. The cactus blooms beginning in March and the plant itself gets up to about a foot high. The flowers turn to a fleshy fruit a few months after the spring blossoming.Hundreds of plants grow in the Arizona desert, and each has something to contribute to the sustainability of the environment. The desert is often considered a barren land, but it’s very much alive and growing. And the scenery varies from season to season. These common spring plants to see on your next hike will put you on the lookout for the color every season offers.Kathleen Terry Johnson is a travel blogger and nature enthusiast. She loves exploring new places and new ways to enjoy the outdoors.