Monday, November 28, 2011

Pond Hockey

Hockey Skates
Photo by johncatral
This year's pond hockey tournament is January 13-15, 2012 at Logan Lake. The new website has all the details.

This is a different kind of hockey -- outdoors, no sideboards, no bodychecking, no goalies! It's a lot of fun to watch.

The current issue of Westworld Magazine has everything you need to know about pond hockey.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vehicles broken into

Several vehicles parked along Ridgemont Road were broken into sometime between 4:00 and 7:00 am. Check your vehicles and property, and report any suspicious activity to the Logan Lake RCMP.

Fortunately, this is rare in our community and is less likely to happen again now that all of us are on the lookout!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snow Removal Services

This request is from Arlene and James, newcomers to Lac Le Jeune living on Ridgemont Road. They are looking for snow removal services in the community. Anybody out there interested in earning extra income by plowing driveways? They can be reached at 250-372-2420 or 1-780-792-7479 (cell).  

Banked Bike

Welcome to Lac Le Jeune (and winter!) Arlene and James! :-)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mary Watson

Lac Le Jeune part-time resident Mary Watson passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the age of 73. Many of us remember Mary from gatherings of the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association. She served as secretary for many years, as well as an area representative for Lac Le Jeune Park Drive East. Mary's husband, John, still attends meetings and is very supportive of the association. Jacquie Brugger will send a card on behalf of LLJCA.

This is copied from the Kamloops Daily News Obituary where you may leave your condolences. The service is tomorrow.
Wife and Best Friend of John C.N. Watson, passed away suddenly at Kamloops on on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the age of 73 years.
In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by her son Andrew (Tammy), daughter Kathryn (Deryk) and grandchildren James, Josslyn, Ryan, Tyson and Ketyn, her brothers Kevin in England and Brenden in U.S.A., and was predeceased by her sister Teresa and parents. 
Mary was born in Hampshire, England in 1938 and was trained as a Nurse and Mid-Wife before immigrating to Canada in 1963 where she worked as a Head Nurse in the B.C. Children's Hospital. In 1965 she met and married John. 
Mary enjoyed Kamloops and spent many happy hours with her Family at Lac Le Jeune at the Cabin which she and John built with their own hands in 1970-1971. Mary also enjoyed going on an annual cruise holiday with John since 1974. 
Mary volunteered for a number of groups in Kamloops. She was a member of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Board for many years and President from 1990 to 1994. She was made a Honourary Life Member of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra in 2002. In 1993, Mary received one of the City of Kamloops Centennial Medals for making a meaningful contribution to the City. 
A Service and Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at Kamloops United Church (421 St. Paul Street) on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops New Life Mission on Mary's behalf.

Voting Day

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanks from Maxwell!

Thank you to the kind person who put me in my mom's truck this morning on Lac Le Jeune Park Drive. I lost my mind while chasing that coyote and then I couldn't figure out where I was. There are way too many trails. That's my opinion. But I don't usually lose my mind like that! It was nice and warm in the truck, and everybody seemed so happy to find me there.

Thanks again!
Sir Maxwell S. Brown

This came in from Carolyn Phillips via email seconds after I posted Maxwell's story. Thank you Corinne! You saved Maxwell's life.
This morning Corinne Schock was driving down Park Drive East (behind the park) and there was a truck parked on the side with no one in it. There was a dog at the truck and 3 coyotes were running the dog getting the dog to chase them up the hill and then one or all of them would turn on the dog chase it back to the truck and across the road. The coyotes continued this even when Corinne was there. The truck door was unlocked and when she opened the door the dog ran inside and Corinne quickly got into her car. I don’t know if this was an isolated case but there are a lot of coyote tracks in the area. These coyotes were not afraid of Corinne so people should be aware of that when walking dogs in that area.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lost Cat

Do you recognize this cat? He (she?) was found perched on a railing at one of the cabins at the LLJ lodge, which is now closed up for the winter. He's safe, warm, and fed, but needs to find his real home as soon as possible. Please call one of these numbers with any information you have:
home 250-851-8460 
cell 250-851-1516 

I have found a wonderful home for the kitten. She was so sweet and we would have kept her ourselves but I have really bad allergies. We are sad to see her go but happy that she found such a great home.
Corinne Schock

Monday, November 14, 2011

Save your Natures Fare receipts

Keep your receipts from Natures Fare! Drop them off at the Overlander Ski Club Lodge and 3% of what you spend in the store will go toward the youth ski team. Easy!

Illegal Dumping

Last week a pile of construction trash was found in the Melba Creek area. It has been dumped there in the last 6-8 weeks. The trash looks like it is from a bathroom renovation. There are pieces of dark reddish coloured wood, some kind of greenish foam or tiles, drywall material, empty buckets of grout, pieces of light coloured ceramic tiles etc. The CO office ( RAPP) and TNRD were notified. That is the process we are supposed to follow if an illegal dumping site is found. TNRD’s clean up contractor will be cleaning it up this week. There is also a large piece of beige coloured carpet and underlay that was dumped in the same area this past spring. It will also be removed. Hopefully they will find some sort of identification and the dumper will be prosecuted. The illegal dumps in this area are usually found to be from someone in the Logan Lake- LLJ area. If you have had work done recently….or plan to, please ensure your construction waste is being disposed of properly by the people you hire.

In the summer of 2010 a couple of squatters lived in the Melba Creek area. There was quite a mess left. A group of us did remove some refuse but the bulk of it was cleaned up this summer by unknown persons. They did an amazing job… I think they even mowed the grass. I met one of the fellows involved and he was part of a group of dirt bikers, some of them from Merritt. Wish we could thank all of them.

Submitted by Bev Lorimer

Walter U. Homfray

Here is a snippet from the Kamloops Sentinel – Thursday, July 24, 1941 – page 2 (Actual copy of original newspaper pages 1 and 2)
Walter U. Homfray, old-timer of the Kamloops district, is celebrating his 75th birthday today. He came here April 2, 1885, from the West Ridings of Yorkshire and settled at Grand Prairie, now Westwold, where he developed 500 acres of ranch land. He built and operated the Adelphi hotel, the old building standing near the newer Pylewell hotel. He remained in that district for 28 years, when he moved to Kamloops. In the city he operated a real estate business until 1920. 
Mr. Homfray acquired in 1911 the Meadow Creek property, 35 miles southwest of the city, on which are situated Surrey, Sussex and Bobs lakes, and latterly he has lived there, developing a fishing and hunting resort. 
Submitted by Neil Burton

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Job Posting

This could be the perfect job for someone living in Lac Le Jeune! Reposted from Overlander Ski Club website:
Overlander Ski Club is looking for one person to work part time at the ski trails. Evening and weekend shifts are likely. The duties may include some or all of the following depending on qualifications and experience: greeting the public, ticket sales, answering telephone or e-mail enquiries, updating the web page, providing sales and trail use reports, trail grooming using snowmobiles, trail maintenance using manual and power tools, renting ski equipment to the public, assisting volunteers working on the trails, responding to emergencies associated with trail operations, providing basic first aid treatment and performing other duties as required. Training will be provided. The job will begin when snow flies!

Please send resumes asap to the Overlander Ski Club at .
This Job Posting closes November 15th, 2011.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ajax Mine All Candidates Forum

The Kamloops Area Preservation Association has invited council candidates and representatives from KGHM-Ajax to a forum on November 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. in TRU’s Ike Barber roundhouse.

Read more details in the Kamloops Daily News.

Plan to attend!