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.

Instructions 

  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.

Thanks,
Larry Bednarz

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Blue Heron

Photos by Harvey Dalley - HJDalley Photo Art and Web Design - www.hjdalley.ca - Photos were taken in the Fall of 2016

Thanks to Kathy Wyse for connecting with Harvey to share these photos of Blue Heron at Lac Le Jeune.






Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing

This Notice of Public Hearing and advisement of Land Use Contract Termination and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2585 was mailed to residents located within 100 metres of land that is directly affected by the proposed bylaw amendment.

The Public Hearing will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:15pm at the TNRD Boardroom, 365 Victoria Street.

You may also make written submissions prior to January 18, 2017, 4:40pm.

Here is the background reading from tnrd.civicweb.net . It includes the history of rezoning applications, correspondence, maps, and proposed changes.




Friday, December 30, 2016

Ice rink available?

Hello,

I am wondering if anyone would happen to know of anyone maintaining a sheet of ice for ice hockey on LLJ or one of the surrounding lakes or ponds. We are “part-timers” at LLJ and thus are unable to maintain an ice rink but were wondering if we could rent a sheet from anyone who was. We would be interested in renting the ice the weekend of January 21st. Thanks for any information, it is much appreciated.

Regards,
Enzo De Rose
edr1818@telus.net

Friday, December 23, 2016

History - First Automobile to Fish Lake (Lac Le Jeune) - 1910

Frank Kulick in Ford race car, about 1910
Ford race car, about 1910, cc by-nc-sa


P. Herod’s new Ford automobile has the record of being the first machine to make the trip from this city to Fish Lake. With Laverne Herod driving, the auto made the run out in an hour and thirty minutes, which is considered exceptionally fast time.

Kamloops Inland Sentinel – 03 June 1910 – p. 08 – Friday (Weekly) - (From Wednesday’s Daily) Newspaper read at Thompson Rivers University Library

~ submitted by Neil Burton ~

AHT Pet Adoptions - Milly and Edna

CAT LOVERS WANTED!


Edna

Milly
These 2 black beauties are currently available for adoption here at Thompson Rivers University Animal Health Technology.

Milly and Edna are both playful and love to interact with other cats. Milly is super social with people as well and she likes to be cuddled and explore new surroundings. Edna is a bit on the shy side with people and isn’t a cuddler, however, she does enjoy your company and really comes out of her shell when she is in the company of other cats. They are both very quiet, gentle, non-demanding kitties that are looking for a family to love them.

Please contact us if you are interested in adopting Milly, Edna or any of the other cats that we still have available. Please forward this message to anyone else you know that might be interested.

Check out our website for more information. Adoption fee is $75. All cats are spayed/neutered, tattooed, microchipped, dewormed and fully vaccinated. Give us a call to set up an appointment to meet them at 250-828-5174.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Sonia Walczak,
Animal Health Technology
Thompson Rivers University

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lake ski loop

The Wynnes  have been grooming and track setting a ski loop on the lake. It's approximately 7 kilometres and perfect for both skate and classic skiing.

To help maintain the surface it's best to keep to the opposite side of the classic tracks if you walk or ride your fat bike. And while crossing with a snowmobile or ATV might be unavoidable, please refrain from following the trail.

Happy skiing!



Maggie demonstrating how you shouldn't walk in the tracks :)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Arborist wanted

Arborist wanted to remove 10-15 trees at Lac Le Jeune.

Call, text or email
Bill 604-312-5245 (bcmiller@telus.net)
Fran 604-785-4352 (fvmiller@telus.net)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Collecting gifts for displaced, transient, and at-risk women

Charlene Hanuse is collecting gently used purses, wallets, handbags and toiletries for displaced, transient, and at-risk women for Christmas.



Here is a list of suggested items:
  • purses 
  • handbags 
  • wallets 
  • gloves 
  • scarves 
  • toques 
  • hand and feet warmer packs 
  • cosmetics
  • makeup remover 
  • shampoo 
  • conditioner 
  • razors 
  • tampons and pads 
  • toothbrush and toothpaste 
  • travel mugs 
  • water bottles 
  • halls 
  • gum 
  • deodorant 
  • hairspray 
  • socks 
  • travel and full size. 
  • hairspray
  • chocolate
  • travel size toiletries
Charlene will pick up (around Lac Le Jeune) or you can drop off items at her house. Just text at 250-572-6245.

Thanks in advance and happy holidays!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Minutes: Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association AGM - August 14, 2016

LAC LE JEUNE
CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
August 14, 2016

1. Introductions:

Vote to adopt previous meeting minutes.
Moved by Paul Carrol, seconded by John Krawchuck

2. Water monitoring project - Hugh Burton:

Hugh wanted us to know that Muriel Whittaker has passed away.

“On Friday, August 5, 2016 Dr. Muriel A. Whitaker of Edmonton passed away at the age of 93 years. Born on June 14, 1923 in Kamloops BC, Muriel spent her early years as a teacher and Resort owner at Lac Le Jeune BC. Muriel maintained a summer cottage at Lac Le Jeune BC and took pride in never having missed a summer visit from the time she was two weeks old.  Muriel was a supporter of the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association and attended the AGM whenever she could. 

The Committee has completed their assessment and GOVT funding ended. The Monitoring Project has lasted for four years and a great deal of info was compiled about our water quality and the “stage” of Little LLJ and Big LLJ. This info is in the hands of Marg Sidney from GOVT.  She will get together with Hugh and release a final report regarding status of the lakes.  Lakes have three categories: Young lakes, middle aged lakes, and final stage  lakes.  The info is to determine what level the life cycle the lakes are in. Little LLJ is an old lake and Big lake is Mid life.  Hugh brought his equipment and can show people at the end of the meeting what it is and how it is used.  Samples were originally taken every two weeks at the beginning of the process and then monthly between ice off and ice on periods. BCIT has shown interest in using LLJ as a test lake but that has not been finalized. Marg will continue with spring and fall sampling although she has “officially” retired. The lake seems to be “harder” now than before and there is more sediment and issues with algae. Hugh and all the volunteers were thanked.

Ajax:
The Association submitted a letter during the public consultation time period. The Association has also made a formal written request for a second review. The Prov GOVT is not open to that but the Federal GOVT is. The review is still up in the air. Corinne Shock thanked Sylvia Currie for compiling our individual opinions and concerns into one concise and complete submission.

Citizens on Patrol:
RCMP not available at this time to speak with us. Citizens on Patrol is looking for volunteers. It is only approx. four hours per month. A criminal background check is required and there is some training. Please contact the Logan Lake detachment for more information.

TNRD Invasive Plant Program:
Earlier this month, Kathryn Terasoff from TNRD hosted an education meeting regarding invasive plants. Knapp weed is a big problem. There are three options: Goats, curb side, and bio-herbicide irradiation. Herbicides are not recommended as they kill everything. We should try and attempt to coordinate the mowers at a time when the weed is not in seed. Bugs are an option and we are on a list to attempt this. See the blog for more information. Sylvia has also set up a google map to take pictures of the invasive plant to post. The bugs that are used are indigenous to our area and are not foreign. The bugs that is recommended is available to us at Jacko lake. There was discussion that we could try to organize this with the ski club and Walloper Lake as there is quite a bit of Knapp weed there.

Community Directory:
Steve Roy can be emailed at laclejeune@laclejeune.ca for changes to the directory. We are aware not everyone wants to be a part of this.


Treasurer’s Report:

As of 04/30/2015
Cr
Dr
Balance




Cash Balance


2,604.00
Revenue:



Membership 
295.00


Interest
0.18


TNRD (cable repair)
500.00



795.18


Expenses:



Bank Fees

3.60

BC Lake Stewardship Society

50.00

Hoskin Scientific (probe repair)
1,840.36

Halloween Kids Party

300.00

Magnetics/Copying/Registry fee
88.04

AGM Expenses

178.74

Copying-Membership/LLJCA info
49.80

Insurance

575.00



3,085.54

Current Cash Balance:


313.64




Investments:



GIC


4,592.03




Current Assets:


4,905.67





Moved by Pat Burton, seconded by Hugh Burton to accept the report.

Guest Speakers:

RCMP
Unable to attend

TNRD:
Ronaye Elliot was able to attend and Corinne Schock thanked the TNRD for helped with the cost of a new pump for the RENEWs. Ronaye wanted us to be aware that the TNRD had a weed committee at one time. Southern Interior Weed Control Committee now controls money from forestry and highways. TNRD has control of the bio control. Send letters to Todd Stone about Knapp weed control and they should help finance it. Tell Tod Stone that Highways dept is not handling the weed situation and they need to spend more money on it. There is a budget set aside for that. 

As well, she wanted us to know that a certain percentage of the TNRD tax revenue goes towards the hospital. TNRD has a hospital board.  20% increase in 2018 (one time) for the Kamloops hospital. TNRD also helps the smaller hospitals, ex Lyton, Chase, etc. 
Raves (outdoor music events) are a concern. Alkali Lake was a possible site for one.  TNRD was able to shut it down as they didn’t have a permit. 750 tickets were sold.  A special use permit is required. TNRD are trying to control that. The concern is forest fires and litter. 

BC Parks:
Michele wasn’t able to make it but left some information which is on the blog.  BC Parks is concerned about boat storage and docs on the south side of the lake. There is also some info about the signage on the trail networks that are part of the Gus Johnston.  Parks also did some work with deadfall on the Gus Johnston.  They will look at repairing the cattle guard on the north side and repairing some of the swampy sections on the GJ.

KBRA (Kamloops Bike Riders Association):
Catharine Pendrel is in Rio competing and she is from Kamloops. A crew was out with Paul Barry (one of the owners of Spoke) learning trails and rebuilding an old trail that was used in the 80’s. They hooked up with a forestry fire crew and helped clear more of the trails. Hopefully the KBRA will be able to use some of the snowshoe trails at Stake Lake in the near future.

Elections:
Clay will take over from John Krawchuck as the rep for the lower subdivision
All present executive members will stand. 
Executive committee re-elected.

Meeting adjourned.


Minutes prepared by Cynthia Swain