Saturday, September 14, 2019

High levels of radiation found in Beaverlodge Lake near Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Excessive radiation levels were found in Beaverlodge Lake near Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada. Officials say radiation from nearby land fills and mines have seeped into Beaverlodge Lake. The radiation was said to come from out of the ground. Radon levels are unacceptable. Further details on the source are not limited to land fills but collieries as well.

A Deputy Environment Minister reported Beaverlodge Lake had higher than desirable levels of radon. The radiation levels were discovered in areas where uranium has been mined or is currently being mined.

Radon was found during an environmental survey. Radon is a type of radiation which can cause lung cancer after exposure for long periods of time. Of course radon can effect the water quality in Beaverlodge Lake. The radon levels were discovered in areas where uranium has been mined or is currently being mined. High levels of radiation and radon have effected the northern park of the Saskatchewan for years.

Orcade Bay Lodge in Churchhill, Manitoba, Canada reportedly up for sale.

The Orcade Bay Lodge located in Churchhill, Manitoba, Canada is up for sale by RE/MAX back in July 2018. RE/MAX had the property listed for a price of $330,000 Canadian dollars. The price for Orcade Bay Lodge soon fell down to a whopping $300,000 dollars.
(Ref: https://www.remax.ca/mb/churchill-real-estate/53-orcade-bay-off_idafe3db5e2fbeffabfc7f11fd8fa38948-prty)

Courtney Todd is the owner of Orcade Bay Lodge. He looking for any potential buyers interested in buying this piece of property located in the Manitoba providence of Canada. Sales can be over the phone or up close in person. Courtney Todd can be reached at 204-675-2743. United States callers use the +1 extension.

Orcade Bay Lodge is located at 53 Orcade Bay Churchhill, Manitoba, Canada. Postal address for Orcade Bay Lodge is 53 Orcade Bay Churchill, MB Canada.

Homes in Fletcher neighborhood of Beaumont, Texas being raised above ground.

After several incidents of flooding, a handful of homes in the Fletcher neighborhood of Beaumont, Texas are being raised above ground. Home owners decided enough was enough after several occasions and incidents of flooding. They put their homes on stilts as people in New Orleans, Louisiana and Hawaii have. The flooding comes from nearby Neches River.

A home located at 430 Manning Street is a prime example of a home raised above ground. The interior of this single family home has been stripped down to the frame and was raised above ground in 2013. Now the house is held on a pier foundation type. This is to prevent water damage during flooding. The owner decided enough was enough. A decision was made by Beaumont City Council to demolish and/or either raise them.

(Ref: https://www.trulia.com/p/tx/beaumont/430-manning-st-beaumont-tx-77703--2070381912)

History of NuSounz in Flint, Michigan explored.



NuSounz is one of Flint’s most forgotten music stores next to Serious Sounds, Musical Memories, Nick's Records & Tapes (aka Nick’s Tapes & Records), Wyatt Earp Records, Blue Note Records, and Boomin’ Records. Not much history of NuSounz has been preserved or even remembered. This news article will explore and explain some of the history about NuSounz.


Donald Taylor and Wayne Smith first opened NuSounz in October 1990 as Don’s Nu-Sounz (Don’s NuSounz) on Flint Park Boulevard (Flint Park Blvd) in the Flint Park neighborhood of Flint, Michigan. Donald Taylor was the owner and CEO of NuSounz. Wayne Anthony Smith was an entrepreneur of NuSounz who handled the business side of things along with finances. Wayne himself loved the music industry. (Ref: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14533778/wayne-anthony-smith)

NuSounz was considered as a mom and pop shop which had the hottest mixtapes in the Flint Park neighborhood. The mixtapes of Flint were said to be sold at NuSounz. The Alien Planet compilation is one example as that compilation was packaged as a mixtape.
Poster for NuSounz.
NuSounz was sometime referred to as NuSounds, Nu Sounz, and NuSoundz. NuSounz phone number was 810-789-8218. (Ref: https://www.bizexposed.com/Michigan-USA/C4/Music-Flint.php)

The Variety of Sinz third album Jealousy Begins sold well at NuSounz in 1995. Jealousy Begins was a bestseller for NuSounz at that time. Over several hundred units of that Variety of Sinz album were sold at that NuSounz store owned by Donald Taylor. Several thousand units of Alien Planet were sold out of NuSounz too.


Business for NuSounz slowed down in 2000 due to digital downloads and streaming. This is what lead to the decline of NuSounz. Donald Taylor decided to shut down NuSounz in 2002 and pursue in other business ventures. Yelp has listed NuSounz as permanently closed. (Ref: https://www.yelp.com/biz/nu-sounz-flint)
How NuSounz appeared in 2007.
How NuSounz appeared in 2011. Max African Hair Braiding took over the former storefront of NuSounz.

NuSounz was home to a hair salon called Max African Hair Braiding from 2010 to 2017. According to vital records of Genesee County, Max African Hair Braiding moved up further west to a location on Clio Road in 2018. Today the shopping center that housed NuSounz, Max African Hair Braiding, and MVP Clothing is now abandoned.
How NuSounz appeared in 2018. Notice how windows and doors are boarded shut with plywood. Max African Hair Braiding moved to a location on Clio Road.

NuSounz was located at 110 West Flint Park Boulevard, Flint, Michigan, US 48505.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,854

Simken Heights - Ashtray Junkees is a long forgotten classic Lansing rap album filled with horrorcore and acid rap that meets the sounds of blues music. The album has that early 90s sound you would expect to hear from a rap album that was released in 1991. Of course their album has some wicked shit!

If you are a fan of Esham, Natas, Mastamind, Mars, Twisted Insane, Twiztid, or any horrorcore rap artist, then you enjoy Simken Heights. You can't really go wrong with Simken Heights as they are true horrorcore heroes of acid rap!

The A Side is the Loonie Side and the B Side is the Zombie Side.


Learning To Fly has a unique sound where blues music meets acid rap with a touch of that wicked horrorcore sound. The song uses heavy bass. The strings selection is composed of upright bass, acoustic guitar, and an electric guitar. Learning To Fly has a mellow mid tempo vibe. The electric guitar used gives Learning To Fly that sad downtempo blues sound.

Simken Heights first made their way through the Midwest in 1991 with one of their most well-known songs Blast Blast. Simken Heights began building a loyal fanbase immediately with this song. The song later appeared on their second album from 1992 called Smoke Box.

Ignite It has that eerie sound similar to that crunk Memphis rap. Simken Heights shows a nihilistic look on life on this song.


Simken Heights first made their way through the Midwest in 1991 with one of second most well-known songs Smoke Box (Smokebox). Simken Heights began building a loyal fanbase immediately with this song. The song appeared on their debut album from 1991 called Ashtray Junkees.

Overall Smoke Box is a great song to burn a blunt and get high to. Despite its calming title, the song has an upbeat sound and uses an upbeat tempo. Its uptempo sound is what stands out. The sound quality is not perfect and is very low budget. Vocals play more on the right speaker than on a balanced stereo setting. This song will bring back memories.

I rate this album 4/5****!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Some history of Stanley Bridge House Hall explored.

Stanley Bridge House Hall was built as a hall and as an annex for the Stanley Bridge House sometime in the 19th century on 4879 St. Marys Road aka PE-224. The hall was used for social gatherings, debutantes, and for a polling place (polling station) through most of the 20th century by its citizens. AA meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous have been held here in more recent years. Today Stanley Bridge House Hall is owned and operated by Stanley Bridge Group.

Stanley Bridge House Hall is located at 4879 St. Marys Rd, Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Postal address for Stanley Bridge House Hall is 4879 St. Marys Rd, Breadalbane, PE C0A 1E0, Canada.

A look into history regarding the Sterling Mines of Stirling, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sterling Mines was one of the many mines that operated in the country of Canada. In fact, Sterling Mines is one of the most forgotten historic metal mines of Canada. Not much history regarding Sterling Mines has been accurately preserved.

The Sterling Mines were established in 1872 southbound of Stirling Road in Stirling, Nova Scotia, Canada. This mine was operated by the Glace Bay Mining Company as a shaft mine. (Ref: https://www.mininghistory.ns.ca/lfrost/lfster.htm)

The Sterling mine belonged to deputy surveyor Thomas Peyton, Dr. William Stirling, and two other men. Thomas Peyton sold his portion of the mine to Dr. William Stirling later. (Ref: https://travelsdocbox.com/68166017-Budget_Travel/Special-volume-26-the-canadian-institute-of-mining-and-metallurgy.html)

A hydraulic system was installed to pump water to the mines during that time. These collieries were operated between 1872 and 1914. The water in this system is assumed to be at equilibrium with the outfalls, which are at approximately 5ft ASL. Sterling Mines were also known as Old Harbour Mine and Sterling Mine. (Ref: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp01/MQ39671.pdf)

People made a lot of money working at mines panning for silver and zinc during the boom days. Many people worked at the Sterling Mines panning for silver and zinc. Old timers remember the boom days of panning for metals.

The mine dried up sometime in 1895. During that time, coal was discovered near the business section of town. This led to a decline in metal mining. Coal was becoming an in-demand natural resource for the town and Nova Scotia as well. A huge percentage of the Nova Scotia providence had coals mines scattered around. 

The Sterling Mines closed in 1896. Executives made a decision to abandon Sterling Mines during that time. Many of Cape Breton's natural resources had already dried up. Sterling Mines had produced 1,151,199 long tons of metal during its time of operation.

The Sterling Mines are located at Mine Road, Stirling, Nova Scotia, Canada. Look for the t-shaped intersection of Stirling Road (Sterling Road) & Mine Road. Postal address for Sterling Mines is Mine Rd, Stirling, NS B2J 1G2, Canada.

Pleasantville Janeway Hospital in St. John’s, Newfoudland, Canada forgotten. Revisited by Mixerr Reviews.

In the year of 1966, Pleasantville Janeway Hospital was built as a 4 story children's hospital in St. John’s, Newfoudland, Canada. Pleasantville Janeway Hospital was originally named the Dr. Charles Alderson Janeway Child Health Centre after Charles Alderson Janeway. Dr. Charles Alderson was hugely responsible for helping establish this children’s hospital. (Ref: https://www.hiddennewfoundland.ca/janeway-hostel)

Pleasantville Janeway Hospital was established on the old US Military Base Hospital at Fort Pepperell. In fact, Pleasantville Janeway Hospital used to be the Fort Pepperell US Military Hospital, but was converted into a new children's hospital in 1966. Pleasantville Janeway Hospital operated as a children’s hospital for 30 years until 1996.

Pleasantville Janeway Hospital went under several names over the years when it operated as a children’s hospital such as, Pleasantville Janeway Hospital, Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Charles Alderson Janeway Child Health Centre, Pleasantville Janeway Children’s Hospital, Pleasantville Janeway, Janeway Children’s Hospital, and Janeway Hospital.

This children's hospital helped children and infants who suffered from serious health conditions get better and continue a healthy lifestyle ever year when it was in operation.


However this hospital faced conditions of overcrowding but there was not enough room to house the parents of children admitted to the hospital. No hotels were located near the hospital. Travel prices were a burden for many visiting parents who needed to be close(r) to their children.

Because of this among several other issues, St. Johns Northwest Rotary Club raised $2.5 million dollars to build the Rotary-Janeway Hostel in 1982 to relieve overcrowding at the children’s hospital. Rotary-Janeway Hostel was located across the street from the hospital. The hostel provided parents and families with a cheap and close place to stay. Rotary-Janeway Hostel charged parents and family members the cheap price of $32 dollars a night for a room and could check in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


In 1996 the hospital to be part of a health complex at a nearby university after much need to expand its space to a growing population in Canada. The hospital was abandoned after that.

There was a fire in one of the wings on the main floor in 1997. Several ceiling tiles collapsed inside after the fire. Many wires were found hanging down. Nobody exactly knows what exactly caused or started the fire to this building complex. (Ref: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/old-janeway-hospital-to-be-demolished-1.641205)
Janeway Hospital in 2009.

The building is no longer extant today. All that is left now is a vacant field of green grass.

Pleasantville Janeway Hospital was located at 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.




 Janeway Hospital in 2018.


History of College Stanislas in Quebec, Canada revisited.

College Stanislas (Stanislas College) was a lycée (school) that operated from 1970 to 2002 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Not much history is known about this school itself.

College Stanislas was a French school (Français lycée) which had served students from outside the country of Canada. The school itself was a pre-school, elementary, middle school, and high school all in one building. It was the Canadian equivalent of a K-12 school or in this case a K-13 school.

College Stanislas was a member of “Reseau International des ecoles et des lycees francais de l’etranger”. Stanislas College served also as a college as well. Many grad students attended this school

The school was moved to a new location in 2002. After the school had closed, the school building became slowly abandoned in 2003. Sometime in the 21st century is when the former school building was demolished. Today nothing remains of College Stanislas except a vacant field.

College Stanislas was located at 2415 Marie-Victorin Sillery, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Short history of Gunnar Mine annex in Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada explored.

The Gunnar Mine annex was a uranium mine located less than 3 miles southeast of Uranium City in Saskatchewan, Canada during 1957. The Gunnar Mine annex had also served as a uranium deposit throughout much of the mid-20th century. The mine was situated near the west shore of Beaverlodge Lake. Altered granite was used when mining for uranium. Altered granite was mixed with gneiss. Gunnar Mine was part of Beaverlodge Uranium District.

The Gunnar Mine annex was shut down and relocated 25 miles west to Eldorado  due to the high levels of radon. Cameco bought out the mine in 1988.

Gunnar Mine annex was located at Lake Avenue, Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada.