Friday, December 20, 2013

TRU Animal Health Technology Pets


We still have 2 dogs and 6 cats that we are trying to find homes for here at Animal Health Technology. We would like to get them settled in their new homes by the end of December.

If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog from the AHT Program please call 250-828-5174 to make an appointment to view the available animals. We are here over Christmas and will be checking the voice mail regularly. You can also e-mail or call me directly. You can also check out our pet adoption website at for more information on the available animals.

All animals have been spayed /neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tattooed and dewormed. The current adoption fee is $75.00.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sonia Walczak
RAHT Instructor
Animal Health Technology
Thompson Rivers University
ph: (250) 377-6079 e-mail:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hold the date!

Photo from Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort Gallery
It's a dinner party! Mark this date on your calendars: Saturday, February 22, 2014

We're still working on the details, but this is what you can count on:

  • Excellent Greek food
  • Good price! We'll be selling dinner tickets in advance to know how many will be attending
  • An opportunity to socialize with your friends and neighbours, and meet new people

Thanks to Charlene from Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort for making this happen!

David Wyse and Sylvia Currie
Self appointed Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association Social Committee

Citizen on Patrol

Lac le Jeune is now a Citizen on Patrol community.  Residents may see C.O.P. representatives driving or walking in the neighborhood, identifiable by decals on the car & fluorescent jackets.  We are public relation ambassadors, as much as anything and will stop to chat with residents and visitors in the area, just to make sure all is well.

A few reminders to residents:

Please remember to lock your cars whereever you are and do not leave any items on the seats. Thieves have been known to take knapsacks, emergency supplies and even garbage. This is especially important at this time of year,  thieves are on the look out for Christmas shoppers.  

Please do not park vehicles on the street:
1) for the snow plow, and
2) a vehicle on the street is fairly far away from your home, and due to our long driveways, you may not notice if a prowler is around.

Please consider letting the RCMP office in Logan Lake 250-523-6222 know if you are going to be away for a winter holiday. They will try to make a few extra patrols, as well as your C.O.P. representatives.

submitted by Colleen Krawchuk & Carolyn Chandler

Friday, December 6, 2013

Allan Thain

Passing of Allan Thain

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of Allan Thain, husband of Corporal Kat Thain O.I.C. of the Logan Lake RCMP Detachment. Allan passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday night, Dec. 3rd. Kat has endeared herself to the Lac Le Jeune community in her short time here and our thoughts are with her at this time. No further details are available at this time.

(submitted by Charlie Fox)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pine Grosbeaks

The pine grosbeaks are usually here by mid to late November. Has anyone seen them?

photo by Bev Lorimer

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another cougar kill?

Those of us who frequent the Gus Johnson trail and surrounding area have been watching out for the moose and calf that have been spotted in various locations -- near the trail, in yards, walking down Lookout Road, and there was even evidence that they walked across the Wyse's deck to look in the sliding glass door! It's been both thrilling and frightening to see them!

Unfortunately, the calf was recently found dead close to the clearing/ burn area between the Gus Johnson trail and Osprey Road. It's not apparent how it died, but we suspect it could have been a cougar. Over the next few days we will have a better idea. If a cougar was involved then she/he will almost certainly return on several occasions to eat the carcass. This is from the Ministry of Environment website, a useful article to read if you want a quick overview of cougar habits.
Cougar generally eat about 70 per cent (by weight) of the carcass of a big-game animal, leaving most of the larger skeletal bones, the rumen, some viscera, and parts of the hide. They will make repeated visits to a carcass, take a meal during each visit, and usually cover the remains with dirt and debris after each feed.
Meanwhile, be careful when out walking, especially in the area where the dead calf was found.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Update on Water Monitoring

Artwork by Faruq Adgur, grade 4, CC BY-NC 2.0
An update on the Water Monitoring Project from David Wyse...

At the end of February in 2012, we received an e-mail from Marg Sidney, who works with the Water Quality Section at the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). Marg told us that personnel at the MOE had been talking about issues at Lac Le Jeune and discussing options to collect more information on the lake. She indicated that they have very limited data on the lake, no current data, and knew that with the number of major changes around the lake in the last 20+ years (residential development and pine beetle) it was critical to gather data on the lake. Marg said that she worked with a number of lake groups and individuals in the Thompson/Nicola area that, like us, were asking questions and seeing problems arising on their lakes and in their watersheds. She reported that many lake side residents are wanting to know more about what is going on in “their” lake, are asking a lot of important questions and are wanting to become more involved with decisions that affect them. In the e-mail, she described a program developed by the B. C. Lake Stewardship Society (BCLSS) whereby lakeshore residents go out on “their” lake to collect data on a regular basis (at least 12 times throughout the open water season) and after three years of data collection, a state of the lake report is written by the staff at BCLSS. There are five levels of data collection going right from the simple testing using only a secchi disk all the way up to a full blown watershed assessment. The higher you go through the levels, the more involvement from MOE staff and the more money it costs the MOE.

After providing us with this information, Marg asked if we would be willing to meet with her to discuss the beginning of a monitoring program. Residents were contacted from all areas of the lake and a meeting was held with Marg in early April, 2012. She was so impressed with the commitment from the group that met with her that she asked if we would be willing to jump right in to the third level of monitoring (provided that she could secure funding that would pay for the analysis of the water samples and that we could find funding to purchase a monitor that collects data from different depths of the lake.)  We were both successful in receiving funding and we began our first monitoring of the Lac Le Jeune water quality in May, 2012 when the ice first came off the lake. The water monitoring program is crucial to the mission of the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association which is one of stewardship.

At the end of October, 2013, we will have completed our second year of monitoring water conditions in the big lake and our first year of monitoring of the little lake. The analysis of last year’s data (completed in a laboratory in Vancouver and funded by the Ministry of the Environment) from the big lake has provided some contradictory results.

Lakes are described by experts as either oliogotrophic, mesotrophic or eutrophic. Oliogotrophic lakes are in the early stages of a lake’s evolution. Typically, an oliogotrophic lake is low in nutrients (phosphorous and nitrates) which leads to low growth of plants and algae and few or no fish. A eutrophic lake is in the later stages of a lake’s evolution where nutrient levels are high, plant growth is abundant, and algae blooms are frequent and dense. A eutrophic lake is in the process of filling in. A mesotrophic lake is a “middle aged” lake whose development sits between the other two. The evolutionary status of any lake can be estimated by measuring the levels of nitrates, phosphorous and algae growth.

Our monitoring involves three stages. Each time we go out to sample, we begin the process by taking a secchi disk reading. A secchi disk is a flat metal plate that has black markings painted on a white background. The disk is lowered in to the water until it cannot be seen any more. The depth to which the disk may be seen depends on the amount of suspended material (such as sediment and/or plankton and phytoplankton (microscopic animals and algae). In an oliogotrophic lake it would be possible for the disk to be visible to depths greater than 6 meters. In mesotrophic lakes the disk should be visible between 3 meters and 6 meters. In eutrophic lakes, the visibility would be less than 3 meters.

The average secchi depth for 2012 on the big lake was 6.15 meters. This would correspond to a lake on the border of oliogotrophic and mesotrophic status.

The second stage of monitoring involves lowering a special probe into the lake and taking readings at each meter of depth. (The probe was purchased through a grant from the TNRD.)  Along with other data, the readings on the probe provide information on the amount of oxygen in the lake at different depths as well as temperature changes as the probe is lowered meter by meter.

In the third stage of monitoring, we lower a special collecting bottle and capture water at a variety of depths. Some of the captured water is poured into small bottles which are subsequently frozen. The remaining captured water is filtered to ascertain the amount of chlorophyll in the lake. All of the analysis is conducted at a laboratory in Vancouver with the data forwarded to the Ministry of the Environment in Kamloops.

As mentioned above, our first year results show secchi readings that indicate the lake is in late stages of oliogotrophic evolution – verging on the mesotrophic status. The chlorophyll readings give a similar interpretation, indicating a lake in the later stages of oliogotrophic.

The data that we have collected on the amount of nutrients in the lake (nitrates and phosphorous) indicate a lake in the eutrophic state. Since the last testing was completed in 1977 it appears as though there has been a very high increase in the amount of nutrients coming in to the lake. (There was one test conducted in 1993 which also indicated an alarming increase in lake nutrients.) If the data is accurate, there is cause for concern. 

We will continue to do the sampling for the third year in the big lake and enter the second year of sampling in the little lake. The results of this study are critical to the proper maintenance of our lake (which acts as our reservoir) and the surrounding water shed. 

The Conservation Association would like to thank the volunteers who are gathering this information:  Bob Brown, Hugh Burton, Dick Holmes, John Krawchuk, Gord Jarrett, Howie Mattfeld, Jeff Perry, Jim Phillips, Jeanette Scott, Casey Sheridan, Colleen Sherwood and David Wyse.

More volunteer help is always welcomed. If interested in helping out next year (beginning at ice off and continuing until late October) give David Wyse a call at 250-374-8542 or e-mail

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mailbox update

This update is from David Wyse. (Thanks for doing this, David!)

I contacted the rural post office box department in Canada Post several weeks ago when our mail box was stolen. The person responsible for placement was away on holidays, but contacted me today. She said that currently, they don't have the budget to move the boxes but will install what she called "stabilization kits" that connect the boxes together making them much more difficult to steal and/or knock over.

Update 13 November: A mailbox has been stolen! Again!
Update 14 November: There were 9 mailboxes, then 8, then 9... It wasn't stolen! Canada Post took it to do minor repairs then replaced it the following day.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Horizontal mailboxes

Our mailboxes suffered another incident. It looks like this time someone took the corner a little too fast!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Overlander Ski Club Passes

photo by Kneale Quayle
Time to get ready for ski season! An Overlander Ski Club season trail pass allows access to all club-maintained ski trails, as well as snowshoe trails and the newly constructed dog-friendly trails. The pass includes ski club membership. There is even night skiing!

You save by purchasing the pass online, and before 15 November. Not skiing this season? Consider becoming a club member as a way to support this great local resource.

Anybody recognize this skier? The photo was taken 5 years ago.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Found Dog

Can you help? This dog was found today (October 29) at Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort. He is not wearing a collar. He is young and very affectionate. If you have information, or are able to welcome him into your home while we locate the owner, please contact:

Kayleigh Newstead
#17 Wilderness Resort

UPDATE - Nov 3:  Still no sign of the owners for this little fella, now nicknamed The Bug. He's now in a foster home while we give it more time. Thanks to everyone who has helped out by sharing information through personal networks, getting the word out through radio, websites, posters, and phone calls, and taking him into your home and yard for sleepovers and play dates. I've learned a lot about the process for dealing with found dogs, and made some great new friends!

The BugThe Bug


Skype Fraud

Incident Date: October 29, 2013 at 1015 AM at 1015 AM
Summary: Skype Incident / Possible Fraud Attempt
Location: Logan Lake

An old Skype account was "hacked" and used in what is believed to be an attempt fraud through misleading the recipient of the call.  The caller used an old unused account of the Grand daughter of the recipient. An unknown male could be viewed in the video screen and a female voice could be heard (but not seen). The female voice sounded distressed in that she was crying and whimpering.  The recipient was understandably upset by what they heard and could see and thus called the Grand daughter and was able to confirmed everything was okay and that it was not her using the account.  No money was asked for at the time and the call was ended.

Police want to remind the Community that these types of calls do occur and are another form of fraud and impersonation. If this should occur, please report to the police so that this type of offence can be tracked and also, block the caller and report the incident to Skype as a misuse of the account. If possible confirm with the owner of the account that they are not the originator of the message, so that they known their account has been compromised. DON'T SEND MONEY when requested...if this is a "true" incident, police need to be made aware and other measures can be taken.

Caution by any person should be taken when anyone asks for money over the phone, Internet or other means of communication where the true identity of the person cannot be confirmed. There are many forms of fraud and if you are not sure, make some inquiries before proceeding.

Cpl. Kathleen THAIN
NCO i/c Logan Lake RCMP Detachment

Monday, October 28, 2013

Citizens on Patrol Program

As a follow on from the excellent presentation by Ruth at the September 1, 2013 Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association meeting, here are the details about the Citizens on Patrol Program. We just need 1 - 3 volunteers who can each commit to 4 volunteer hours per month. According to my math, this seems very doable! Read on...

Citizens on Patrol Program encourages dedicated community volunteers to be of assistance by observing possible criminal activity in designated areas. By being an extra set of ‘eyes and ears’ the Patrol is able to assist in the deterrence of crime in this community. The Patrol is not designed to replace the local police but allows police to direct their focus on other areas of potential crime and criminal activity.

To become a Citizen on Patrol Volunteer you must:
  • Be 19 years of age or older;
  • Be a resident of Logan Lake or Lac Le Jeune;
  • Complete an application form;
  • Complete a Criminal Record and Enhanced Security Clearance Check;
  • Be Committed to Program for One Year;
  • Be a Team Player; and
  • Successfully complete the training for Citizens on Patrol
  • Volunteer 4 hours a month (does not have to be completed all in one shift)
COP includes the following activities:
  • Bike Patrols
  • Foot Patrols
  • Park Patrols
  • Vehicle Patrols
  • Lock Out Auto Crime
  • Residential Vacation Checks
  • Special Events
  • Stolen Auto Recovery
Logan Lake RCMP are looking for an addition 1-3 volunteers from the Lac Le Jeune Community to create this program partnership with the Logan Lake COP service that is already established. Cross training will take place and this will also allow COP members from both groups to travel and patrol both areas.

If you have any questions please contact Cst. Dan SCHENKEVELD or Cpl. Kat THAIN at 250-523-6222

Monday, October 21, 2013

Motorized vehicles on Stake Lake trails

Reminder to those who use the trails around here:

Today I stopped a hunter on an ATV….on the Stake Lake trails. He lives in LLJ and did not know the trails are closed to motorized vehicles. He had just passed the stop sign and notice about vehicle closures in the Stake Lake Trail system but did not think they applied to him at this time of year. Those rules apply to all of us throughout the year, not just in ski season. There are plenty of trails and old roads that can be used legally by the motorized crowd.

From a local hiker

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ski Swap

Overlander Ski Club Cross Country Ski Swap 
Stake Lake Ski Trails 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 
Sale: 10:30 am- 12:30 pm 
Drop off:  08:30-10:00 am

Click flyer for a larger view

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stolen Mailboxes

The Unit 1 bank of mailboxes was stolen last week. No doubt most people who used that bank figured it out, were in touch with Canada Post, and were advised to pick up their mail at 217 Seymour Street. Well it's now been replaced, so hopefully there were no major losses and everything is back to normal.

The rest of us who are accustomed to counting over from left to right before putting the key in the mailbox were really thrown by the missing unit! Residents were wondering why their keys were no longer working. Some reported that the locks had been tampered with. Others requested help using a permanent marker. :-)


Amie Schellenberg and family are moving to Ridgemont Drive the end of October. (Welcome!) She sent along this request to post on the blog:
I am seeking full time daycare (weekdays) for my 9-month old daughter. Are you a stay-at-home resident interested in making some extra money by looking after a beautiful, happy little girl?
Please contact Amie if you are able to help: 250-319-1476 (call or text)

Rally to Stop Ajax

The following information and press release was forwarded by a member of this Concerned Citizens group.
Please join us to Rally to Stop Ajax Mine on Saturday October 26 at 12:00pm at 330 Seymour St. Kamloops. for 1 hour. 
Please bring your self, friends, children, voices or silence, signs, messages, questions and concerns. 
We need to physically show how many mothers, fathers, children, citizens, professionals, business owners, and investors are opposed to Ajax. 
We need physical numbers to accomplish this. 
Please bring a dust mask - to wear and use a felt pen & write "Stop Ajax" 
After a brief dialogue in front of the KGHM office we will walk the streets in the downtown core - silently wearing our masks (masks appreciated but optional). 
FYI: Disposable dust masks can be purchased at any hardware store, cdn tire and princess auto. 
Please tell all your friends opposed, undecided and concerned to join us!!


We, citizens of Kamloops who are opposed to the degradation of our air, water, land and the well being of our health, animals, and grasslands are rallying to:

Stop Ajax 
330 Seymour St, Kamloops 
Saturday October 26 at 12:00pm

We would like to invite all citizens to join us for the Rally who are opposed, concerned, undecided and even Ajax supporters (in hopes of changing minds). We will share with the City of Kamloops the harm that will be caused to having a copper mine not only in close proximity to a city but within city limits. To address the implications of extraction-based industries and the future of not only the Canadian landscape but also our own backyard, our water shed, our recreation area and for some in Kamloops their front yards and ranch lands. In addition, the loss of some of the best fishing lakes in the TNRD, which will be, sandwiched between an open pit and tailings piles.

It is so devastating to comprehend that the City Kamloops and the Ministries of the province of BC would even consider such a ludicrous proposal in any city, we just happen to be the first of this new extraction generation to be forced to raise awareness that it is not okay to have open pit heavy metal extraction close to any city.

Please help us to avoid being the BC city who adopts an extraction based mine in exchange for dust, heavy metals, dreadful landscape scars, loss of grasslands and our right to clean air, soil and water for minimal promises of jobs and dismal economical benefits to very few locals.

We do not want to be known as the “Community in Gloom” nor the “Community without Doctors”.

We need your help to spread the news – please send your reporters to cover this Rally to STOP AJAX at 330 Seymour St, Kamloops on Saturday October 26 at 12:00pm.

Concerned Citizens fighting a battle to protect the environment and health of Kamloops, BC.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The cougar returns

The cougar came back to the cache last night. These photos are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cougar in the neighbourhood!

These photos were taken on Lac Le Jeune Park Drive West over a span of time from Saturday night to Monday morning. Be careful while out walking and cycling in the evening or early morning!

Cougar arrives
Kills a deer, then leaves it near the road
Returns to the kill site
Sinks his teeth into the deer
Drags the deer up the hill
Comes back awhile later

This cougar made a cache by covering the deer with grass and debris.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Canoe Stolen

Peace in a Canoe
Reminder to keep your boats locked up, and to watch for suspicious activity. This weekend a canoe was stolen on the big lake.

UPDATE: The canoe was found

Items for sale

Girls single bed duvet cover, matching pillow covers, three baskets, garbage can and 5 x 7 area rug, $40.00 takes all! Karen 250-319-0712

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Notice something different at the mailboxes? No more potholes! Thanks, Ron Wagner, for filling them in.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Signs of Fall

We have signs that Fall is approaching. The call of the Sandhill Crane, on southern migration, over. Water Street, at about 08:30 hrs - 16 September 2013.

This is just a sample of about 40 crane overhead.

They disappeared quickly and may have put down between the Provincial Park and Stake Lake.

Neil Burton

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Another weekend morning in paradise

Neil Burton took these photos while on his morning walk yesterday. 

Cow moose crossing Lac Le Jeune Rd

Morning mist on the lake: LLJ Provincial Park

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ajax Project - Community Information Sessions

Thank you to Jeanette Scott for bringing our attention to this series of Ajax Project Community Information Sessions at the 2013 Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association AGM today.

From the KGHM Ajax Project blog...

September 9and11–5pm to 9pm
Sep.10and12–1pm to 5pm

Where: TRU Grand Hall

What: Come and learn about our studies and how they fit together for our Air Quality, Water Quality and Noise and Vibration Models and our Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment.
(Please note that results of our studies will not be provided)

Space is limited and registration is requested. Call 250-374-5446 or email

click for larger view

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lake Monitoring Program Social

We gathered at Pat and Hugh Burton's residence last weekend to celebrate the efforts of the Lake Monitoring Volunteers and success of the programme. Sunshine, good food, and lots of laughs. Thanks everyone!

Left to right: John Krawchuk, Gordon Jarrett, Hugh Burton, Jim Phillips, Casey Sheridan, Dick Holmes, David Wyse, Marge Sidney, Jeannette Scott, Bob Brown. Absent: Jeff Perry and Howie Mattfeld

Nice, um, t-shirts!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Bambi Bounce

This photo of 2 fawns was taken by Neil Burton today near the gate for the Stake Lake maintenance building. Pretty quick on the draw for that camera, Neil!

Celebration of Life - Gordon Honey

A Celebration of Life "cocktail party" will be held on Saturday, August 31st from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Colombo Hall, 814 Lorne Street, Kamloops (lower level) with a tribute and open mic beginning at 2:30. Casual attire is most appropriate - wear your favourite fishing shirt, as Gordon didn't like suits and ties!

Photos by Sylvia Currie: Remembering some fun and crazy days with Gordon -- dancing with Skippy, with Deb, with Gregg, with a bird... and bone fishing in Cuba.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wildfire north of Rainbow Avenue?

Lac Le Jeune Residents:

Did you realize that the Le Jeune area has had a small wildfire? It appears that it was extinguished by someone during the evening of 22 August 2013. What brought it to my attention was the fresh moist ground next to the Lac Le Jeune Road, just north of Rainbow Avenue.

Was it a lightning strike that has been smouldering for days?

Was it caused by a wildlife photographer, who was standing on the bank within 30 feet of that wildfire site taking photos of the osprey?

The photographer was in that area some evening during last weekend or the early part of this week and may have been driving a small-size pickup with canopy.

Please people, commit yourself from smoking in our tinder dry forests.

Neil Burton
Kamloops, B.C.

Marianne Willis

The obituary copied below appears on the Garden Hill Funeral Chapel website where you may leave your condolences.

Marianne Gerda Willis (Vroom)

Marianne Gerda Willis (Vroom)
August 9th, 1949 – August 8th, 2013
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, our dearest mom, wife and oma passed away peacefully with family at her side. Marianne is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 41 years Bob, her three children Jeff (Cathy), Kevin (Lindsey) and Mike (Erin), seven grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Hayley, Ava, Emery, Kaylin and Kylie, brothers John K, Hank (Arleen), John (Rita), and sister Stella. Marianne’s family also consists of many nieces, nephews, brother/sister in-laws & friends, all of whom she cared about deeply. She is pre-deceased by her parents Jan and Trientje and her sister Anne. Born in Groningen (Netherlands), she moved to Canada at an early age with her family. Marianne graduated from St. Pauls Nursing School and married Bob, the love of her life, one year later. She had a passion for golf with her friends, fishing with Bob, travelling and spoiling her grandchildren who all loved their Oma.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to McKenney Creek Hospice Residence (through Ridge Meadows Hospice Society at or to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation (

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Break & Enter Theft - Residence

Incident Date: 2013-08-14 -19
Summary: Break & Enter Theft - Residence
Location: Logan Lake, BC
The Logan Lake RCMP are asking for the publics assistance in solving this crime.
A Logan Lake residence was broken into between August 14, 2013 and August 19, 2013. The culprit(s) were able to gain access to the secured residence and took time to go through the residence and stealing many items of value.
Some of the stolen items include the following and are unique and identifiable:
1) Bracelet Gold 2 oz 18K  x2 (1 Canadian gold and 1 Fin. Gold)
2) Opal Pendant that had a 3/4 " uncut opal surrounded by gold chain link
3) Opal Ring to match, but the opal was an oval cut in 18 K gold ladies size 7-8
4) Pearl necklace - real pearls older
5) Pink Coral Ring with two small diamonds on each side
6) 3 gold rings that come together and pull apart (but not a puzzle ring)
Silver bars, cash and coins, euro's and silverware.
Many of these items were of sentimental value and handed down to the owners from now deceased relatives. Police are looking to identify the culprit(s) and locate the stolen items.
Please contact the Logan Lake RCMP at (250) 523-6222 or CRIMESTOPPERS 1(800) 222-(TIPS) 8477 with any information that will help to identify the person(s) involved in this crime.
NCO i/c Logan Lake RCMP

Friday, August 16, 2013

Beware of deer!

Talking Deer
Photo by rumpleteaser
Yesterday while walking along Lac Le Jeune Drive West our dog Rosey had the fright of her life. Running free she scented deer and joyously ran off the road into the underbrush where almost immediately several deer were startled across the road and onto the other side. With her head high and a prancing step, she thought she had successfully routed them and turned to return proudly to us when the doe wheeled around and headed back to confront Rosey. We didn’t have a camera to record the deer chasing Rosey back along the road to us. Although the deer confined herself to standing on the edge of the road and watching us leave the area she could have been more aggressive in protecting her fawns. So better keep your dogs under control on La Le Jeune Drive West, not bear, not moose but aggressive deer!

Submitted by Pat Burton


What: Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association Annual General Meeting

When: Sunday, September 1st at 1:00 p.m.

5865 Lac Le Jeune Road - at the top of the hill, it is the first driveway to the right just past Heron Road. Special thanks to Warren Trousdell for offering the use of his large, covered space!

Please bring your own chairs.


  1. Approval of AGM Minutes of August 18, 2012
  2. President's Report 
  3. Treasurer's Report
  4. TNRD Area J representative report:
    Ronaye Elliott (Ronaye indicated that she prefers to respond to questions rather than make a formal presentation.)
  5. RCMP Report: Cpl. Kathleen Thain
  6. Citizens on Patrol: representative from the Logan Lake COP group
  7. Lake Monitoring Report (purpose of monitoring, synthesis of findings to date, impact of beetle kill): Marg Sidney (Ministry of Environment)
  8. Invasive Species Sub-Committee: We are calling for volunteers to work on this sub-committee.
  9. Discussion Topic: From time to time, the executive of the LLJCA is approached by an outside agency (eg. RCMP) with a request to meet to provide input on issues that could potentially impact the neighbourhood. The mandate of the LLJCA is one of stewardship.

    Should we amend the constitution to allow the LLJCA executive to act on behalf of the community regarding issues of common interest or concern?
    Should a separate representative group be formed to address non-stewardship issues?
  10. Elections

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Illegal dumping on local forest service road

To the person/ persons who dumped tree limbs, stumps, large pieces of logs at the side of the road during the past week, you were seen and you need to clean it up.

Once a person dumps refuse others think it is OK to dump other things like construction waste, carcasses, household garbage and soon there is a BIG mess. It then gets cleaned up by the locals that frequent the area, or by TNRD. If you show up on their cameras you might get a bill or a fine.

The vehicle was a gray or beige station wagon, pulling a utility trailer. The plates may have been from out of province. The vehicle returned to the Water Street area.

There is a composting site in Logan Lake and in Kamloops. Local residents can dump limbs etc. at the ski hill but must have permission from Derick MacDonald at the Lodge. There is no excuse for dumping in the woods.

Posted by local hiker

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Campfire ban

Effective at noon on Thursday, August 1 all campfires will be prohibited across the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wilderness Resort Restaurant

Get out of your kitchen during August long weekend!

The licensed restaurant & patio at the Wilderness Resort will be open Saturday and Sunday 9am - 9pm. Stop in for breakfast, or later in the day for a homemade burger with all the fixins.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wishing for more mindfulness

Canoe that was placed beside the bench at Watermelon Bay
Cigarette in the pine needles. Lucky this time.
These lemon slices and plastic wrap were found floating in the lake


It's that time of year when we see more bear activity in the Lac Le Jeune area. I saw a large boar on the Gus Johnson a couple days ago, and there have been reports of a large bear named Albert in the area :-) So this is a good time to remind everyone to be extra careful with waste management. Bears are attracted to the smell from garbage and compost bins. If they aren't successful in getting a meal then they are less likely to return. But remember, meal or not, the smell attracts them in the first place.

For more information about bears visit Wildsafe is a program that is designed to reduce human wildlife conflicts through education, innovation and cooperation.

Break and Enter Theft

We recently had a break and enter theft at the work shed of the Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park. This incident occurred between July 21, 2013 at 2200 and July 22, 2013 at 0800 when it was discovered. An unknown person(s) broke into the shed steeling money from two clipboards that are used by Parks Personnel to collect the fees from campers. Also stolen was an Echo gas weed eater, timberline weed eater line and an orange "forestry type" hard hat with face guard and ear protection attached.

RCMP are looking for any witnesses who may have seen a vehicle or person in the area after the gates to the park were locked for the night. If you have any information that can lead to the identification of the person(s) responsible for this or any other crime please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477) or the local RCMP Detachment at 250-523-6222.

Cpl. Kathleen THAIN
NCO i/c Logan Lake RCMP Detachment

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fuel Management

You will notice some fuel management activity on the Gus Johnson and other areas around Lac Le Jeune. This involves pruning trees and removing deadfall. Debris piles will be burned in the fall. This program reduces the likelihood of aggressive, fast-moving wildfires. So expect chainsaw noise and motorized vehicles.

Thankfully we also have helpful visitors who load up their trucks with fallen tress found along the logging roads. While cycling his morning I ran into this fellow from Chilliwack who was out with his 3 kids (cooling off inside the truck) cutting and gathering wood. Quite a haul!