Monday, May 31, 2010

Rainbow Sighting

Lac Le Jeune has had lots of much needed rain during the last week, so it was nice to have a little break from it this afternoon. The sun came out briefly and conditions were just right for a faint rainbow...and then the rain continued.

Open Fire Bans in Kamloops Fire Centre

Effective at noon June 1, 2010, medium and large-sized open fires will be prohibited within the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and limit the impact of smoke.

Specifically it refers to:
  • Waste, slash or other burning, whether piled or unpiled, larger than one metre in height and one metre in width.
  • More than two piles of waste, slash or other burning, whether piled or unpiled, of any size.
  • Stubble or grass burning over any area.
  • Fireworks, including firecrackers.
This ban does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to open fires, including campfires, that are one metre by one metre or smaller.

Check the Wildfire Management Branch of the BC Ministry of Forests and Range website for full details about fire restrictions and bans. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

June 5: Hazardous Household and e-Waste Day

June 5: Hazardous Household and e-Waste Day
10 am to 3 pm - 800 Mission Flats Rd

Dispose of electronic waste products and household chemicals for FREE! On June 5th the City together with the TNRD will be holding a free drop-off day for residents with household hazardous waste and electronic products, including:
  • Electronic wastes such as computers and all computer related products and peripherals, TV's, photocopiers, large printers, cell phones
  • Products normally accepted at the Product Care Depot 
and products that cannot be accepted at the Product Care Depot such as:
  • Products that cannot be identified (unknowns)
  • Products that are leaking or improperly sealed
  • Agricultural products (pesticides, herbicides)
  • Insect repellents, disinfectants and pet products
  • Diesel, propane, butane fuels
  • Fertilizer
  • Acids, cleaners, bleach, and other corrosive materials
This TNRD brochure (PDF) lists acceptable and unacceptable items (click image for a bigger view):

 Thanks to Jim Phillips for this information.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010


The tree planting crew has left us with a gift! At the back of the Burton's house (enter Rainbow Street side) there are 3 boxes with seedlings: spruce, fir, and pine. Help yourselves! Then be sure to close the boxes and cover with the tarp to keep them cool.

Here are some steps for planting seedlings:
- Dig a hole wide and deep enough to cover the root system, and remove rocks and other debris from hole
- Handle seedlings by the base of the stem
- Lower gently into hole, being careful not to bend roots
- Cover with soil and tap with toe to remove air pockets.
- Create a mulched area around the tree. Wood chips, pine and needles work well

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Claire Lindros - Belly Dancer

Have you ever seen an outstanding belly dancer? You don't need to go far! Claire Lindros has been busy this past year teaching belly dancing at Let's Move dance studio in Kamloops. Some Lac Le Jeune residents have been talking about how much fun it would be to take lessons close to home. It can be arranged! Send a note to Claire:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

ICE OFF 2010

Here's the end of the movie, folks! Thanks to Steve Roy for posting part 2, and helping to keep our records straight. The official date for 2010 is Friday, April 30.