Saturday, October 29, 2011

Invitation to connect from Ron McGivern

I was delighted to receive this note from Ron McGivern, candidate for TNRD Director, Area J. I thought the best way to get the word out about Ron's willingness to connect with members of the Lac Le Jeune community was to simply copy his message to the blog. With his permission, here it is:
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Ron McGivern, and my family and I live in Cherry Creek on a small acreage. We have an active rural lifestyle, complete with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and who knows what else will show up. Two 4H steers are coming in a few weeks. We are both leaders in 4H; my wife Marie is President of the Kamloops and District 4H council, and I am an A leader with a local club. (We always welcome new members by the way, both horse and outdoor living-sheesh, had to get the plug in). I am the Academic Director, Faculty of Arts with Thompson Rivers University. 
I understand the challenges faced by rural and small community residents, and would like to be your voice within the TNRD. I note solid waste is an issue with your community, as with many others in the TNRD. In others it is water, sanitation (septic), small business and of course the latest issue thrown at us all- the Ajax Mine proposal. By the way, I am far from being convinced this proposal is of benefit to us in Area J. Conversations with folks on Goose Lake Road ( in the middle of it all) have informed me of the incredible impact this will have in Area J. 
If any of your neighbours would like to get to know me, I can certainly try to come by Lac Le Jeune for a chat before the election. We can schedule that! Otherwise, please have your neighbours contact me if they have any questions of myself and my candidacy. 
Regards, Ron
You might also enjoy reading Ron's blog: Tales From Hobby Farm Hell. Lots of good belly laughs!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Overlander Ski Club Update

Here's an update from Dwayne Geiger of the Overlander Ski Club.
The chill is in the air and the ski season is right around the corner. In preparation for what is shaping up to be another great season please note the following important reminders: 
  • This Saturday: October 29th, 2011, Ski/Winter Swap Heritage House, Upper Lounge 100 Lorne St. Drop Off: 8:30 - 10:00 am. Doors Open: 10:15 am. Sales close at Noon. Volunteers always appreciated. Contact: Dana 
  • Overlander Trail Clean Up and Maintenance Day November 5. Set aside a few "healthy" hours. For more information see website updates.
  • Early Bird Rates in effect until November 13. No Price increases for 2011/2012 Please feel free pass this email on to all friends, family and colleagues in order to build Overlander Ski Club.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Walking Sticks and Canes

Terry has a new hobby making walking sticks and canes. You can buy one for $20 to $25 or have one custom made. Call Terry at 250 374 8432.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 13 Rural alliances protest at TNRD

I am passing along this notice concerning the Rural alliances protest at TNRD re solid waste management /consultation Oct 13, 2011
Members of the Pritchard rural alliance are spear heading an action to remind the TNRD that the rural residents of the TNRD are still looking for responses from them regarding the issues around closure of transfer stations and other issues such as the imposition of the Chase ecodepot on Pritchard residents despite their objections. The main point is to sit in on the meeting of the TNRD of Oct 13 at 1:30 and there will be some information handouts and picketing just before the meeting. 
This is a good opportunity to have a show of numbers to indicate just how many rural communities have been negatively affected by the TNRD solid waste management plan as elections are only a few weeks away. Please inform residents in your community of this action and please come out to support if you can.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ski season coming soon!

Snowflakes (Design by Dennis Walker)

It's time to register for the 2011-2012 season at Overlander Ski Club. If you register online and by November 13th you'll save a few bucks.