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Radio NL fans whose car radios screech with static when they drive by St. Paul Street and Second Avenue should know by the end of Wednesday what’s causing the interference. Hydro is making good on its promise to investigate the AM frequency woes. Actually, it’s going above and beyond to help solve this issue in downtown Kamloops. Hydro engineers qualified and equipped to find powerline sources of radio frequency interference (RFI). Mercer and his partner are a busy duo because they also handle power quality investigations. “I would normally tell you that our response will be 2 3 months away, however the residents of Kamloops who are bothered by this RFI are in luck,” Mercer told The Daily News. Hydro duo is making a special trip to Kamloops to investigate the radio interference. If the problem is coming from the powerlines, which Mercer says is commonly the case, the engineers will issue a work order so local line crews can fix the problem once and for all. We’ll keep our readers posted. The radio interference mystery may soon be solved, but our Readers’ Reporter department isn’t having any luck uncovering the source of another longstanding Kamloops mystery: the coloured frozen waterfall at the south end of the Overlander Bridge. Each year, at least one Daily News reader asks us who colours the ice. This year, Marc R. Smith posed the question. Unfortunately, we still don’t have an answer. The frozen waterfall has been the subject of conversation and puzzlement for years. Some people say it’s a group of TRU students who colour the ice. Others speculate it’s a neighbour who shimmies down the hillside and drips food colouring from above. So far,
both leads remain unconfirmed. So, on Monday, we asked Daily News readers (via Twitter and Facebook ) for their help in this detective mission. Here are some of the responses: “I’ve wondered the same myself. They were there last year as well if I remember correctly. Good luck on the case.” Coleman Molnar (via Twitter) “We might never know the answer, as I think it might be illegal to go up there do it. Definitely not very safe.” Jenn Rensch (via Twitter) “You can cross off “Kami shooting food coloring out of his pistol from the River” from your list.” KamiTheFish (via Twitter) Even our fellow newspaper scribes have run into trouble on this question. “I looked into the waterfall colours last year and got nowhere. Good on you if get something. It’s a pretty good mystery,” tweeted Kamloops This Week reporter Jeremy Deutsch “Sounds like a challenge!,” offered Michael Oviatt, via Twitter. Our plea through Facebook turned up similar responses no clues but plenty of encouragement in our quest. “That mystery is age old and I have often wondered myself! Good luck!” posted Lorry Ann Austin. Bryan Daubney was surprised the frozen waterfall was still being decorated. “People still do that? I remember that from when I was a kid growing up in the ‘loops.” While it’s beginning to look doubtful we will ever find the answer to this mystery,
our Readers’ Reporter hasn’t lost hope. Follow our Readers’ Reporter on Twitter at CathLitt_KDN.