Saturday, April 30, 2011

Demonstration at the TNRD

On May 11 residents of Loon Lake are planning a demonstration at the TNRD, 300 - 465 Victoria Street. Their full service transfer station is being reduced to household garbage and household recycling only. This is being done without consulting the local residents -- consultation which they were promised.

There will be a meeting of the Solid Waste Management Committee at 1:00pm. Loon Lake has been invited to make a presentation to the committee. I'm sure they will be asking for more consultation before decisions about waste management are implemented.

Loon Lake would like other rural areas to participate in the demonstration. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE MEET AT THE TNRD MAY 11, AT 12:30pm

Submitted by Elna Strand

Hazardous Household Waste Round-Up

From the TNRD website. Click on image to enlarge.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Snowshoe Hares

Snowshoe Hare - photo by Hana Struss
We know they're abundant because the tracks from their large hind feet are everywhere, but it's always a special treat to spot a snowshoe hare.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ice Off?

Frosty rodsTime for the ice off poll! What is your prediction? Select your response (top right) before May 15, 2011.

Steve Roy reports:
We augured the lake yesterday and there is still 24" of ice. Ice off is still a couple of weeks way. It was fairly soft and mushy for the first foot and a half though.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Free Dump Days

The April 12 issue of the The Valley Brew contains a notice of interest to Lac Le Jeune residents regarding waste management.

On Sunday, April 17 residents can dispose of up to $20 worth of materials for free at the Logan Lake dump. This is part of the TNRD Free Dump Days which aims to "reduce the amount of waste littering the environment and encourage community members to help conserve, protect, and enhance their local environment".

Here is the list of what residents may bring (from TNRD site)
Household waste
Demolition and construction waste
White goods
Water coolers, fridges and freezers (worth $15 each)