Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trailer gone missing

If you or someone you know took the little black trailer from beside the gate at the ski hill on June 28 or 29, please call 250-377-0032. The boys were using it to build jumps for their mountain bikes and wrecked the wheel and we didn't have a chance to go get it before it disappeared. We would really appreciate getting it back.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Worm Composting Workshop

The TNRD Worm Composting Workshop is coming to Lac Le Jeune! Learn from the experts and get hands-on experience.

What: Mel Anderson of All Things Organic will be putting on the one-hour workshop. Residents will learn all they need to know about the proper way to compost with worms, which is a little trickier than regular composting but allows you to compost indoors and during the winter months.

: Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park. Meet at the picnic shelter on the hill near the beach.

: Thursday, July 30th, 7:00 p.m.

Why: Cut down on household waste and make nutrient rich soil in the process.

To register call TNRD 250-377-8673. There are 20 spaces, and we must have at least 10 people registered by July 27th for the workshop to run.

This workshop is free, and participants may choose to purchase a TNRD subsidized worm composter for $25. Worms are $45 per lb. Parking is available in the day-use area lot for $1 per hour.

photo by Andrew Cant

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lac Le Jeune Store

The store is open for the summer! Linda and Walter have stocked the shelves and freezer with the usual necessities like chips, ice, and popsicles. :-) They can try to carry other items that we tend to run out of in our homes, like milk and bread, but only if we buy them! Also, boat rentals are available and Walter can offer some tips on fishing.

The store hours are 10 - 5:30, with a 12 - 1:00 lunch break.   

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Pelican Visits the Little Lake

Look what we spotted this morning on the Little Lake. What a surprise! Photo by Jeff Perry.

Lost dogs

Do you recognize these dogs? They have been hanging around Lac Le Jeune Park Drive West for 3 days. Both are very friendly, healthy, well trained, and are obviously good pals. They both respond to the name "hey" :-)

Chris Wingenbach checked with the SPCA, arranged for an announcement on radio NL, knocked on doors... but no luck so far. If you can offer a home with a fenced yard so we can keep these dogs safe until the owner is found that would be appreciated! Leave a comment on the blog or email/call Sylvia (sylvia@webbedfeat.com, 250-377-0063)

Slow down

Lac Le Jeune residents used to be able to go for leisurely strolls with dogs and kids without having to worry about traffic. Unfortunately, the number of vehicles on our roads has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. It's just a fact of life and there's not a lot we can do about it. 

However, we can control the SPEED of our vehicles. I often give the "slow down wave" to visitors to our community (extend your arm out to the side and wave your hand up and down). I suggest you do the same. But these past few years I've noticed Lac Le Jeune residents are the ones needing the wave. 

A couple years ago, several concerned residents contacted the RCMP to see about putting up more signs, or finding other ways to encourage drivers to slow down. The RCMP assisted in collecting data to assess the problem. The average speed passing the gate by the ski hill was 70 km per hour. Now remember, average means that some people were driving faster than that. Woah! Kids and animals don't have a chance at that speed. 

Please... slow down.