Monday, April 24, 2017

Fishing license

Time to purchase your fishing license! 100% of the revenue generated from the sale of licenses directly benefits recreational fisheries.

Photo by Pierce Martin

Friday, April 21, 2017

Want better internet service?

Please contact MLA Jackie Tegart

No Internet
Photo by Marcelo Graciolli

Members of our community have been inquiring about better internet service for some time now. However, service seems to continue to get worse. Many residents are frustrated with paying for high speed internet yet experiencing dial-up speeds.

Telus has stated:
There is no plan to make any upgrades at Lac Le Jeune area as there is no concentration of population.
Currently there are NO PORTS available for anyone wanting new internet service at Lac Le Jeune.

Steve Roy reported that he promptly heard back from the MLA's office and they are willing to bring up the fact that Telus isn't prepared to do anything for the residents of LLJ with the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens Services. Steve was also advised that the more people emailing their concerns to our MLA the better.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

All Candidates Round Table + Forum

On April 27th there are two separate events in Merritt providing an opportunity to hear from Fraser-Nicola MLA candidates.

 From the Merritt Herald:

All four candidates will square off in Merritt on April 27 for two all-candidates forums. At 1:30 p.m. Q101 will broadcast an all-candidates roundtable at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, which people can attend in person.  
The Chamber of Commerce will present another all-candidates forum the civic centre, which will be hosted by Herald editor Cole Wagner. At the civic centre forum, each candidate will be given four minutes to make an opening statement, followed by a question and answer period. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and will be closed as of 6:30 p.m.

This CBC article profiles the Fraser-Nicola riding.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Animal Health Technology - pets ready for adoption!

Hello everyone:

We are still in need of loving homes for a few remaining animals from the AHT program Winter semester. If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog from the AHT Program or you know someone that may be interested PLEASE call 250-828-5174 to make an appointment to view the available animals. We still have 4 cats and 3 dogs that need homes. I'm sharing photos of Rocky and Phoebe. You can also check out our pet adoption website at

All animals have been spayed /neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tattooed and dewormed. The current adoption fee is $75.00.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Sonia Walczak, RVT
Coordinator, Onsite Program
Animal Health Technology
Thompson Rivers University

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Invitation to stand in solidarity - Ajax Mine

Allies Meeting regarding the SSN Pípsell Decision on the proposed KGHM Ajax Open-Pit Mine 

An invitation to those who wish to stand in solidarity with the Decision NOT to go forward with the KGHM Ajax Open-Pit mine. 

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 10:00 am—Noon 
Irving K. Barber Centre, Thompson Rivers University 
900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC 
Snacks & Refreshments provided 

We welcome all to come early to participate in a smudge ceremony at 9:30 am 

** Please note that media will be invited to witness the meeting from 11am– Noon ** 
For more information: 250.320.7724

Sunday, March 26, 2017

BC Wildlife Federation - Invitation to Town Hall Meeting

Photo by Peter Sulzle, taken in Lac Le Jeune
The BC Wildlife Federation has organized a series of Town Hall meetings across the province to discuss declining wildlife populations, strains on natural resources and a lack of funding for fish and wildlife management. Please plan to participate in the Kamloops meeting. There is no cost to attend.

Kamloops - Tuesday, April 4, 7.00 p.m. at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kayaks and a canoe for sale

We have 3 kayaks and a canoe that we will be selling come spring time.

Orange Necky Manitou 14' touring Kayak - great shape with not a lot of use $650

Yellow Necky Manitou 14' touring Kayak - not a lot of use but does need the skeg cable replaced (minor repair - we never used the skeg) $600 

Kids Costco Kayak - sit on top style $40

Old Red Canoe - it's not pretty but it floats!!!   $75

We would be willing to do a package deal for the kayaks.

For more information please contact Jeff Burton   250 819 2222 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Honey Bee Swarms

Honey Bee Happy Dance

Not that I anticipate we'll be seeing honey bees in Lac Le Jeune in the near future, but I wanted to share this excellent website created and maintained by the Kamloops Beekeepers Club.

In particular, this information on what to do if you have a swarm of honey bees on your property is very useful. Above all,
NEVER use a pesticide on bees to remove, kill or scare them away.
This BC Ministry Farming, Natural Resources & Industry Apiculture website also has some great resources, including a list of what to plant to provide bee forage. Many of the flowers on this list thrive in our zone.

Order some seeds while you wait for the snow to melt!

~ Sylvia Currie ~

Monday, March 6, 2017

Information for Waterfront Land Owners


Please be advised of the following information related to waterfront property around Lac Le Jeune (all documents can be reviewed on-line):

From the Quick Guide brochure

1. Quick Guide For Waterfront Land Owners and Developers - Province (PDF)

2. Riparian Areas Regulation Guidebook For Waterfront Home Owners and Property Developers - Province (PDF)

3. Riparian Areas Regulation FAQ Sheet - Thompson Nicola Regional District (PDF)

4. Lakeshore Development Guidelines -Thompson Nicola Regional District (PDF)

5. On The Living Edge, Your Handbook For Waterfront Living - Sarah Kipp and Clive Callaway (Excerpts from this book are available online)

Regulations are in place that restrict removal of natural landscape beside the lake. The basic intent is to retain the integrity of natural conditions that protect fish and wildlife habitat, as well as maintain water quality. Clear cutting of lakeshore property within the riparian area (30 meter setback from lake), especially steep slopes, and removal of shoreline vegetation are not permitted.

~ Gregg Lindros ~

Friday, February 24, 2017

Internet Service in Lac Le Jeune

Dear Neighbours:

Recently I have lost my internet service with Telus due to a third party mix-up. I thought it would be a simple matter of just reconnecting through Telus but I was shocked at the answer to my request. They could only offer me a 1 Mps service, which for anyone not familiar that means twice as fast as a dialup connection and 1/5th the speed of most people in the neighbourhood now.

I cannot run my business with that speed of service. Upon digging a bit further I was told that whatever the level of service our sub-station can do it is basically maxed out and there is no plans to increase its capability using the old technology that is in the station now.

So what options do we have? As you probably have seen the ads and billboards in Kamloops, Telus is advertising 150 Mps service in Kamloops using their new technology Fibre Optic Lines. I have not been able to contact anyone in person to find out when and if they plan on servicing our community with this type of service other than talking to customer service reps that have told me to fill in the “I Want Fibre” form on the Telus Website.

I cannot promise that this will happen in the next 2-5 years although I still plan on speaking to someone at Telus that could answer that question. Until then, all that we can do as a community is to let Telus know that we want better service in our community.

Fibre has a maximum speed of 150 Mps and the cost of that speed is probably more than what you are paying now, but for what we might be paying for 3-5 Mps the comparable speed would be 15 Mps at about the same cost. There are other speeds available and the prices keep changing.

 What I am asking is that you go onto the Telus Website and fill in their form so this process will get started. I don’t know if they need a minimum number to plan to install the service or what. I just know this is what the people at Telus I have spoken to have told me to do.


  1. Go to the Telus Bring the TELUS PureFibre network to my neighbourhood form
  2. Fill out the form and submit it
You should receive a call from Telus about your request within a couple of weeks. Please ask your neighbours if they have made the request so that we get the maximum numbers for our community.

Let’s hope that with all the requests that we will get this service in our community.

Larry Bednarz