Friday, June 1, 2018

Mobile Library Comes to Lac Le Jeune!

The new Mobile Library came to Lac Le Jeune today!

Photo by Corinne Schock

Tracy Upton passed along this message from Jenny Abramzik, TNRD library head of outreach services:
We're a full service library- we offer patrons wifi and use of tablets, and thousands of books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and video games for all ages. Patrons can request items from anywhere in the system and we'll put it on the Mobile Library for them. 
We'll be visiting Lac Le Jeune every third Friday from 11:00-noon, starting June 1st. 
Please get in touch if you have any further questions: 250-376-3526

Also, thanks to Coleen Krawchuk, we have a regular inflow of books donated by the TNRD Library system for placement in our Little Free Libraries.

Further information:

Look for the Mobile Library by the community mailboxes from 11:00 - 12:00  June 1, June 22, July 13, August 3, August 24, September 21, and October 12.

Happy reading!

Monday, May 21, 2018

News Release: Tougher off-road vehicle rules and new fines to reduce wildfire risks

News Release: Tougher off-road vehicle rules and new fines to reduce wildfire risks

Logan Lake

Effective immediately, the British Columbia government has increased some wildfire-related penalties up to $100,000, to assist with fire prevention and discourage irresponsible off-road vehicle use, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today.
“These changes reflect the tougher stand that our government is taking to eliminate unnecessary wildfire risks, encourage compliance, protect communities from harm and help keep British Columbians safe,” said Donaldson.
Spark arrestors required for off-road vehicles (ORVs):
  • All off-road vehicles are now required to have a spark arrestor installed to reduce wildfire risks when operating on Crown land. A spark arrestor is a small screen or other device that is installed in an exhaust system to stop sparks or other exhaust residue from exiting the tailpipe.
  • Many new models of ORVs already have a spark arrestor. Owners of older models that do not have spark arrestors will need to get them installed if they wish to operate the ORV on Crown land.
  • A contravention could result in a violation ticket fine of $460 or an administrative monetary penalty of up to $10,000 if an ORV without a spark arrestor is operating at a time or place where there is a risk of a wildfire starting.
  • If a wildfire starts, the operator could receive a violation ticket fine of $575, an administrative monetary penalty of up to $10,000, or a court fine up to $1,000,000 and/or up to three years in jail. The person responsible could also be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
Increased or additional fines for wildfire-related infractions:
  • The Wildfire Regulation has been amended to add a new administrative monetary penalty up to $100,000 for violations related to utility transmission operations. Examples would be when a wildfire is started by a downed power line, or when vegetation near a utility line has not been adequately maintained and a tree falls on an energized line, starting a fire. Similar provisions are in place for other industrial activities, so this amendment makes the Wildfire Regulation consistent across the sector.
  • The Wildfire Regulation has been amended to add a new administrative monetary penalty up to $10,000 for not complying with a stop-work order. This change will give the Province additional compliance and enforcement options to deal with people who continue to engage in a high-risk activity after a stop-work order has been issued.
  • The Violation Ticket Administration and Fines Regulation has been amended to increase three fines for contraventions of the Wildfire Act. The cost of a contravention will increase from $767 to $1,150 for:
    • failing to comply with restricted area requirements;
    • failing to comply with an order restricting an activity or use; and
    • failing to comply with an order to leave a specified area.
Follow the latest B.C. wildfire news:

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Free Disposal Day - April 29th

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April 29th is free disposal day at the Lac Le Jeune transfer station.

Residents may bring ONE FREE LOAD PER HOUSEHOLD to their local Eco-Depot or Transfer Station on event day. One load is defined as a maximum of one 8 foot pick-up truck box OR one 8’ foot trailer. Residents can save money on materials normally charged disposal fees for such as cooling appliances, tires on rim, mattresses, furniture, demolition/construction waste, wood waste, roofing shingles, and household garbage.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Please pick up!

Have you heard about stools to fuels -- street lamps that run on doggie poo? Unfortunately, we don't have them here! And now that the snow is beginning to melt we're noticing the problem of not picking up after dogs is worse than ever. 

Please prevent this accumulation from ever happening by promptly dealing with dog waste. It's especially important to pick up after your dog near the lake. Your neighbours will also appreciate your efforts on or around their property. Bonus: If you're walking on Lac Le Jeune Road we even have free bags and drop off service.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Winter reading

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System recently donated another box of excellent books, including several for young readers. This is a regular occurrence thanks to Coleen Krawchuck who has been coordinating these contributions to our Little Free Library.

Added bonus: you don't need to climb over a snowbank to get yourself a book. The snow shovel, located behind the library, has been put to good use this winter! 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Need help with snow removal?

Photo by Bob Canning on Unsplash
In response to the call for help with snow removal we have people locally you can call:

Avi Falcon 778-257-1051
Gary Wright 250-319-4530

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lac Le Jeune Lodge - circa 1960

Photo courtesy of Kamloops History Community, posted here with permission

Does anyone remember when the Lac Le Jeune lodge looked like this?

This photo from the 1960s was posted to the Kamloops History Community in Facebook. People in that group reminisced about the drive on a long gravel road to come to Lac Le Jeune for all the reasons we still enjoy this area today. Well, except there was downhill skiing back then!

This lodge was torn down and the current lodge built in a different location.

~posted by Sylvia Currie~

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Stomp Is Back!

Do you love mountain biking? This is BIG news!

After a 17-year hiatus, the Stomp Classic at the Stake Lake trails is back! Register now for the July 7th/8th race.

There are many race options to accommodate all levels:

  1. A 60km XC Mountain Bike Marathon, which includes an epic single track section and technical features you will not find elsewhere
  2. The 20km “Mediator” race 
  3. 12km “Just GO For It” loop 
  4. The 10km “Junior Trail” race 
  5. A 1.5km “Little Bikers” event
Check out the trail map

Wanted: Snow Removal Help

Several Lac Le Jeune residents are seeking help with snow removal this winter. Are you looking for some extra income and available to work on an on call basis? Leave a comment, or email

  Austin shoveling snow.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Early registration for ski trail pass

Photo by Alan Richards
Now is the time to purchase your 2017-2018 season ski pass at Stake Lake trails. Prices go up November 15th.

What do you get with a season pass? Unlimited access to:

60 km of scenic, expertly groomed skate and classic trails
5 km of dedicated dog-friendly trails
12 km of snowshoe trails
Head to the Overlander Ski club website for details and to purchase your pass!