A walk in the Park, Volume 91
LONG WEEKEND IS HERE...
...IF YOU GET ONE! It's the "Family Day" Long Weekend and if you're hangin' out with the kids or working, keep it on the Bear all weekend long to win tons of wicked prizes! If you're 21 or older, you could qualify for a "Once In A Lifetime" flyaway with DEF LEPPARD's "Viva Hysteria In Vegas," brought to you by the Bear and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The trip includes everything you need for a sinful Vegas getaway, and all the details are right here: www.TheBearRocks.com/Contests/Register.aspx?ContestID=168264. Plus, I have lots of tickets for some high-flyin' National Lacrosse League action with the Edmonton Rush hosting the Minnesota Swarm for "Bear Night" next Friday, February 22nd at Rexall Place. And, I have a ton of copies of the brand new album "King Of Conflict" by the Virginmarys too!
HUNDREDS OF SPACE ROCK... Yesterday was a wet dream come true for space nerds all over the globe. First off, it was the passing of Asteroid "2012 DA14," which has been well-documented over the past year. Basically, we knew this one was going to be a near-miss: it passed within 28,000 kms of Earth, and is the closest ever passing of an Asteroid in modern history. The Rock that blew everyone away though - literally - was a meteorite that exploded over Russia. This thing weighed about 10,000 tonnes, and the explosion was almost 30 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in World War II. It landed in a lake but divers still haven't found anything, even though there's a 30 foot hole in the ice at the impact site! That fact is fuelling tons of conspiracy theories, read more about these completely coincidental space spectacles here: www.CBC.ca/news/technology/story/2013/02/14/science-asteroid-da14-flyby.html and here: www.NYpost.com/p/news/international/it_came_from_outer_space_VyfsUXfTKMGPwN1IBoOXEM. Apparently there were lots of huge meteorites / fireballs spotted all over the globe throughout the past week: http://TheWatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/02/16/in-last-2-days-fireballs-were-reported-all-over-the-world-sweden-netherlands-russia-japan-cuba and: http://BeforeItsNews.com/earthquakes/2013/02/exploding-fireballs-reported-all-over-the-globe-japan-russia-cuba-2449522.html. I've also attached a couple audio clips about the space rock from CBC News Network, you can click & listen at the top of this blog page.
POTHOLES POUNDING DRIVERS... We've all had experiences with "Pothole Season" here in Edmonton, but I think this year is the worst I've ever seen! They seem to be bigger and more plentiful. I've already had to repair two tires / wheels, and I've always wondered if the city should be responsible for my bills. After some digging, I've found out that you actually can get reimbursed by the city but there are, of course, "conditions." Basically, if you call and tell them about a major pothole that they're already aware of, you may get some compensation, but if the pothole hasn't been reported yet, the city says they're not repsonsible because they haven't had a chance to fix it yet. They're just covering their financial ass(es). If you wanna read more about Edmonton's "Pothole Plague," steer here: www.EdmontonSun.com/2013/02/15/massive-potholes-in-edmonton-creating-good-business-for-tire-shops or to download a claim form, go here: www.Edmonton.ca/transportation/report_requests/pothole-damage-claims.aspx
FOR ALL YOU WINE LOVERS... This weekend is the annual Edmonton Wine Festival at the Shaw Conference Centre: www.CelebrateWineFest.com/edmonton.html
HUNDREDS OF WET FUN... If you like women - naked women - wet naked women - Then join me each week for the world-famous "Wet-T Tuesdays" at Eden Exotic Entertainment. Every Tuesday night, we get a bunch of ladies on stage to compete in the "I'm an Eden Rockstar" Wet T-Shirt contest for $600 in cash prizes! Join me every Tuesday night, I'll buy you a drink and we'll cheer for some "Local Talent." Last week's winner was the deliciously petite Christina, and you could be next. THIS TUESDAY I'LL HAVE ALMOST $1000 TO GIVE AWAY! For all the adult fun at Eden, check out: www.EdenEdmonton.com or www.ILoveStrippers.com
Edmonton OILERS Hockey... The Oilers lost 4-1 to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Next up is one of the few teams they've actually beat this season, the Colorado Avalanche. Faceoff tonight from Rexall Place is 8pm Mountain time, and it's the second half of CBC's "Hockey Night In Canada" double header. Make sure you join the Bear's Lochlin Cross tonight at The Pint Off Whyte for our weekly "Game of the Week," with kick-ass prize giveaways and great food & drink specials too! Get all your Oilers updates here: http://Oilers.nhl.com, and dish up The Pint's fun here: www.ThePint.ca/index-edmpow.htm
Edmonton OIL KINGS Hockey... The Oil Kings dropped a 3-1 decision last Sunday to the Swift Current Broncos, and don't play again 'til tomorrow. Their week off ends tomorrow with a tilt against the visiting Victoria Royals. The puck drop from Rexall Place is at 4pm Mountain time; listen to all the games live on our brother station - TEAM 1260 - and get all the latest on the Oil Kings here: www.OilKings.ca
Edmonton RUSH Lacrosse… The 2012 NLL Western Champs are now 2-and-4 on the season after a win against the Washington Stealth last Friday night. Next up is a visit to Colorado to take on the Mammoth tonight, faceoff is at 7pm Mountain time. Watch the game online at: www.youtube.com/TheLacrosseNetwork and you can get cRUSHed here: www.EdmontonRush.com
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDING... Conditions are spectacular both locally and in our beautiful Rocky Mountains! For the latest conditions & mountain cams at MARMOT BASIN, and in BANFF, ride over to www.SkiMarmot.com or www.SkiBanff.com or www.SkiLouise.com or http://BanffNorquay.com or www.Canada-Ski.com. Locally, zip over to: www.RabbitHill.com or www.EdmontonSkiClub.com or www.SnowValley.ca or www.SunridgeSkiArea.com
Comments? Suggestions? Contact me anytime from anywhere, on Twitter @ParkWarden1003, email email@example.com, or visit my FB page, www.facebook.com/ParkWarden. I’m back on the air tomorrow at 10am Mountain time. Have a great night, I'll talk to you again tomorrow morning. Cheers and "keep your eyes on the sky," ha ha!