Friday, August 26, 2016

Coldstream gives nod to rainbow crosswalk

posted Aug 26, 2016 at 6:00 AM Morning Star
Coldstream council has ratified a proposal to install a rainbow crosswalk on Kalamalka Road, at Kal Beach. Motorists will be greeted with bright colours and a message of inclusivity in Coldstream. The anticipated cost for the thermoplast paint is between $5,000 and $7,000. “When the (2017) budget process begins, further information will come forward,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. The crosswalk will likely be installed next spring.

7 Colours of the Rainbow
rainbowHave you ever seen a rainbow? Sometimes when the sun is shining and it is rainy somewhere at the same time, you can see a rainbow. It's a huge arch of colours in the sky. It's caused by the light from the sun being broken up by water droplets in the atmosphere. The sun's light is "white", but the water droplets break it up into seven different colours, always in this order:


There is an easy way to remember them (a mnemonic):
- Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

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