Thursday, May 23, 2013

Adopt a pet from TRU

Here are some pets for adoption from the Animal Health Technology at Thompson Rivers University.

Lenny: An 8 mth old Catahoula/Dane/Mastiff?? cross. He is still a pup and needs continued training but has come a long way since he arrived in the program. He can be possessive of food and toys around other dogs. He is a high energy dog that enjoys playtime with other dogs, swimming, car rides, walks and playing with toys. He is housetrained and very loyal once he knows you are his person. VERY FOOD MOTIVATED so easy to train. Okay with cats. No kids. Gets along great with Finn :-)

Finn: Approximately 3 yr old Lab/Pitbull cross. He is very well trained, calm and good with other dogs of all sizes. Loves going for walks, play fetch and play with other dogs. He can be possessive of food and toys around other dogs. Finn is active but is also a couch potato! Needs work with cats. Older kids would be okay. Gets along great with Lenny :-)

Luke: Approximately 1 yr old DSH. Very affectionate and fun loving. SUPER cute!! Gets along well with other cats and dogs too. Likes to be picked up, cuddled and belly rubs. Has mild/moderate gingivitis. Will need ongoing dental care and possible tooth extractions in future. Would be great with kids!

Jake: Approximately 1.5 yr old DSH grey tabby. Very affectionate once he gets to know you. He is a bit shy to start. Jake is very gentle, sweet and quiet; a true gentleman. He would prefer an adult home (grandmas or grandpas would be perfect!). He gets along with other cats and calm dogs.

More information on our website

Sonia Walczak

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Little Free Library

"Have you ever heard of Little Free Libraries?" I asked one morning on a dog walk, obviously to the right person. John Krawchuk is the carpenter who made it happen. Colleen Krawchuk and I are the painters. Perry Wingenbach and Ed Duffy donated materials. And Gregg Lindros contributed the first book!

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the world. The idea is simple. Anyone can browse or borrow or keep books, DVDs, or magazines. There’s no recordkeeping, and no obligation to return the books — ever. However, replenishing the stock by donating back is much appreciated!

We have registered the library and expect to receive a "steward package" in the mail soon. After that we will post our library on the map.

The library is located at the end of Lookout Road. The colours are bright, so you can't miss it. Wander on by!

John breaks ground

Sylvia gets the honours of first shovel of dirt

John fills in around the post

Ginger helps

John adds the sign

Gregg Lindros contributes the first book!

Already filling up!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Building a fence? Here's some advice

purple flowers, chain-link springI have just completed an 8' high chain-link fence around our garden because the deer were eating whatever we tried to grow. I received cost estimates of $2900 and $2700 for the complete job. By buying and transporting the material myself, providing an experienced fence builder with a bit of help when two persons were required and doing the clean-up myself, I saved about half the cost of the job. The experienced chain-link fence-builder is Peter Baynes (250-682-4428) who I highly recommend, if you need to build a good chain-link fence. Peter will provide advice on the material needed as well as doing all of the one-man part of the construction for $40 an hour and will provide a free estimate of his labour cost. If you can provide the assistance needed when more than one man is required, provide the material and do the clean-up yourself, you will save yourself a considerable sum. It can be the difference between $120 and $40 an hour on the labour involved.

Richard Holmes

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fire on Lac Le Jeune Road

I received word today that there was a fire on Lac Le Jeune Road. At this point I don't know have information about the location or when it was spotted.

Kecia Turunen reports that there are firefighters on site. Tankers have dropped retardant around the perimeter. The Wildfire Management Centre is confident this fire does not post a threat to the surrounding area and they have unlimited water available for fighting it.

Spring is here

This is a view of (ice free) Lac Le Jeune from McConnell Hill. On the descent I spotted a sow bear with two cubs. It's definitely spring!

Day 125