Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Neighborhood Beaver

One of our friends from the beaver lodge on the little lake was enjoying an aspen tree snack a couple of nights ago and I happened to have a camera with me.

Photos by Jenny Perry.

Friday, August 13, 2010

LLJCA Membership

The Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association (LLJCA) membership fees are due. At the Annual General Meeting on August 7, 2010 it was decided to change the fee structure to payment every two years. To renew your membership until July, 2012 or to join LLJCA, print and complete the membership form and mail it along with $10 to:

The Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association
PO Box 5044
Lac Le Jeune, BC V1S 1Y8

Friday, August 6, 2010

Memories of Skippy

Skippy lived a long and happy life at Lac Le Jeune, and sure appreciated all the pats, treats, hugs, and smiles you gave him over the years. He loved to ride in his "skippy mobile", an all terrain/all season stroller that we converted to the perfect solution for a 3-legged dog that wanted to go everywhere with us but couldn't do it on his own. He was photographed in that stroller by so many tourists passing through Lac Le Jeune that he must be in hundreds of photo albums around the world!

Skippy April 13, 1998 - August 6, 2010

Dog missing

During yesterday's thunder storm the Lorimer's dog jumped the fence and has been missing ever since. Kootenay is a German wire-haired pointer, brown and white, and is wearing an orange collar. If you have seen Kootenay please call Sylvia 250-318-2907 or email

UPDATE August 6th:  Kootenay has been found! Thanks for your help!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bear Aware

News Release:
Bear Aware Arrives in the Thompson Nicola Regional District
Kamloops. BC (22 July 2010) – Bear Aware is here! The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is excited to announce a new partnership with the British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF). The popular Bear Aware program will be available to residents of TNRD Member Municipalities and Electoral Areas throughout the summer and into the fall.

Bear Aware is an education program that works with communities to manage bear attractants. Attractants are things that bears eat in our communities such as garbage, tree fruit, bird feeders, pet foods, compost, beehives, barbeques, and almost anything else that is edible. Over 900 habituated bears are killed in BC each year. An habituated bear is a bear that is comfortable around humans. A food-conditioned bear relies on finding food near people. When bears become habituated and/or food-conditioned they may become a safety risk to people. .

Bear Aware is a program of the BCCF. Bear Aware strives to reduce the number of habituated bears and potential bear-human conflicts. The program has been effective in many B.C. communities. TNRD Bear Aware Community Coordinator Katelyn Leitch, plans on running an equally effective program in the TNRD. Katelyn will also be addressing the importance of responsible disposal of household waste as well as the negative environmental impacts of illegal dumping. These duties are unique to the TNRD Bear Aware program and complement some of the recent changes to the Regional District’s Solid Waste Management Plan.

Bear Aware works with communities in many different ways. Presentations, door to door campaigns, and garbage tagging are just a few examples. Bear Aware relies heavily on volunteer participation. If you would like to get involved in any of the above activities, you can contact Katelyn Leitch, TNRD Bear Aware Community Coordinator.

BC is bear country, so we will always be living with bears. We need to manage our attractants to keep bears out of our communities. Bear Aware and the TNRD thanks those residents that have kept their properties free of animal attractants.

To report damage caused by bears or human safety issues as well as illegal dumping, call the RAPP line at: 1-877-952-7277.

Be Bear Aware!

For more information on how to manage attractants - contact
and Katelyn Leitch at 250-319-6265