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