Saturday, May 31, 2014

Meadow Creek Golf

Residents & visitors may be interested in playing golf during the season. 

One ad is for membership, the other is a 2 for 1 price for 18 holes with the coupon, which is updated every week in the local papers.  

There are also green fee rates available for different days & time of day, such as twilight at the club house.

There is also a FUN tournament (Best Ball) coming up July 5th that is open to everyone. This includes a BBQ & prizes $50.00 a person. 

Call the club house to book 250-523-6666

Click on the image for a larger view.

Submitted by Carolyn Chandler

Friday, May 30, 2014



FRIDAY          5PM-9PM




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TNRD: Logan Lake $20 Dump Day


To: Logan Lake Area Residents
Subject: $20 Dump Day

Saturday, May 31, from 8am-4pm is $20 Dump Day at the Logan Lake Eco-Depot, 6021 Highland Valley Road.

You may bring in ANY amount of material equalling a disposal value of $20 or less. Any material above $20 value will be charged for.

Unit Rates apply to:
Tire on rim = $5
Chair/single or children’s mattress/boxspring = $5 each
Couch/mattress/boxspring = $10 each
Fridge/freezer/air conditioning unit = $15 each

All household and demolition, land-clearing and construction waste (DLC) is weighed on the scale  based on $60/tonne.

This is for residential waste only, no business or commercial loads allowed.

For further information please contact the TNRD at 1-877-377-8673 or

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LLJ Facebook Group

Some of us Lac Le Jeune folks connect on Facebook and we figured it was time to get an active discussion group going. The group is for members of the Lac Le Jeune Community (residents, visitors, wannabes) to share ideas, information, photos, points of view... whatever you want! The group is public, and moderated. Some content will be cross-posted with the LLJ blog.

Meet your very skilled and lively moderators!

Join us!

Wilderness Resort Restaurant

We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort this weekend. What a treat! 
Vegetarian Eggs Benedict (without the english muffin)
The chef is looking for a part-time server, preferably someone with restaurant experience, living in the area, and willing to work short shifts. If you're interested call Sue 250-320-4153 or email


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lac Le Jeune Exchange


At our Red-Winged Blackbird Social members of the Lac Le Jeune community contributed ideas related to sharing our expertise and enjoying common interests together. The idea is to identify what you want to do, then find other people to do it with you. Also, listing services you offer is a way to promote your business.

I compiled all the sticky notes and table doodles in a document which everyone can continue to edit. Just start typing -- no login required. And don't worry about formatting or messing things up. We have access to a full history of changes and can revert back to earlier versions of the document.


Here's a capture of the ideas, requests, and services so far. It's quite the list!


  • Snow clearing from driveway 
  • House cleaning 
  • House painting 
  • House sitting 


  • Happy Hour 
  • Wine Club Winter Fest 
  • Yoga classes (weekly) 
  • Fishing Derby and BBQ 
  • Quilting group 
  • Seminars on topics of interest (wildlife, health, etc) 
  • Marathon Swim and BBQ 
  • Poker Club 
  • Dart Night 
  • Skinny dipping in the pool ;-) 
  • Ice Off Party 
  • Ice skating 
  • Kayaking 
  • Mountain bike tours 
  • Pumpkin Hunt 
  • Cooking classes 
  • Community Garage Sale 
  • Ethnic dinners 
  • Music nights 
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Cross stitch groups 
  • Gatherings to watch sports on TV 
  • Sewing Circles 
  • Tea/coffee meet-ups 
  • Baking together (and classes?) 
  • Book club 
  • Dog Agility 
  • Progressive Dinner Parties 
  • Wine tasting 
  • Beer tasting 
  • Star gazing 
  • Knitting group 
  • Hiking group 
  • Willow furniture making 
  • Craft club 
  • Organized bonfires / weenie roasts 
  • Knit baby socks 


  • Open Stake Lake for firewood cutting 
  • Use of the Wilderness Resort gym and pool / membership 
  • Tour of recreation facilities at Wilderness Resort 
  • Better security security of our post office boxes 
  • Information packages for newcomers to LLJ 
  • Fire protection Public use of old ski hill 
  • Volunteers for LLJ water monitoring 
  • Speed bumps to slow down drivers 


  • Willow furniture making 
  • Cooking classes 
  • Baking classes 
  • Photography

Wednesday, May 21, 2014





 **not actual picture**

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bear Alert!

There have been several reports of a large black bear passing through the neighbourhoods, and in some cases getting into compost and garbage.

Chris Michell from Water Street sent along this photo -- seems the bear did quite a number on their compost bin! And don't worry, the bear was gone by the time the toddler appeared :-D

Kecia Turunen also reported that a large bear was hanging around the upper subdivision, and word has it there's also a smaller bear making the rounds.

Bottom line, watch out for bears! Make noise and get into the habit of scanning the area when outside. Bears are most active around dawn and dusk.

Bears passing through is expected, but here are some tips to ensure they keep moving to more natural food sources:

  1. Keep garbage inside (and pet food, etc)
  2. Maintain compost bins. Avoid adding cooked foods, bread, fruit, and cereal. It's also good practice to sprinkle regularly with garden lime to speed up the composting process and to reduce odour. 
  3. Put away the bird feeders

From Photo by Peter Sulzle, used with permission

Thanks for the reports!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Press Release: Door To Door Sales People

For immediate release
The Logan Lake RCMP Detachment has received a complaint of aggressive door-to-door sales of a water softener system. Reportedly the salesperson uses high-pressure sales tactics to sell the system which may not be required by the homeowner at a price much higher than market value. The person may be using chemicals to cause normal minerals dissolved in the water to react, become visible and float to the surface. It is completely normal to have minerals in tap water. Also the person may be implying that sodium in water impacts blood pressure, there are concerns about contaminated drinking water, and so on.
RCMP would like to remind the public to treat strangers selling items with caution. Be sure and ask for identification. If you feel at all suspicious or pressured, turn them away. If you are interested in what is being sold, it is always a good practice to contact a few local, reputable companies for a second opinion before making any purchase and obtain some estimates. You may find that the service is not recommended or required, or that you can obtain the same service for a better price.
Canada has some of the finest drinking water in the world. While there have been extremely rare and isolated incidents of water-borne illness in Canada, a water softener does not purify your water.
The water in Logan Lake is not treated as it naturally meets the Canadian Drinking Water Standards; and the Department of Health in Kamloops tests the water on a weekly basis.
Source: District of Logan Lake website
R.C.M.P. Logan Lake Detachment
2 Galena Avenue, Logan Lake, B.C.
Mail | Courrier: P.O. Box 160, Logan Lake, B.C. V0K 1W0
Telephone | Téléphone: 250-523-6222
Facsimile | Télécopieur: 250-523-9821
E-mail | Courriel:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police | Gendarmerie royale du Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Midnight the cat needs a home

Looking for a good home for our cat. We need to find a good home for our cat, Midnight, due to a member of our family with a severe allergy towards her. She is two and a half years old. She was adopted from the SPCA when she was a kitten. She is pretty independent. She likes to go outside but also likes to be indoors. She is a really good mouser and bug catcher. Our house is bug free and rodent free. We would love to see her go to someone on an acreage as she has lived out in the country all of her life. She is used to dogs as we have a Golden Lab that she tolerates.

If you can provide her with a loving home or know of someone, please call Trudy or Mick at 250-828-8763.

Looking for a job?

The Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort chef is looking for a part-time server. If you're interested contact Sue 250-320-4153 or

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stolen sign

Our house sign was stolen from the top of our driveway sometime after the snow melted around the beginning of April. We would really like to have it returned. This was very upsetting to us as nothing like this has happened to us in the 11 yrs that we have been living here! If anyone knows anything about this incident please contact Darren & Sonia at

Hello bears!

Have you spotted this small bear between the mailboxes and Stake Lake? He's been out and about near the road most days. 

This is a good time to remind everyone to be bear aware. It's time to put away the bird feeders, and be extra very careful with garbage, pet food, compost and other attractants. Remember, even your trash and compost containers are "bear proof", if you see bears around your property that means you're attracting them. For the safety of everyone in the community, please be careful.

Big thanks to Hana Struss for these photo!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ice Off Video

Get out the popcorn, folks. The 2014 Ice Off video is now online. Thank you Steve Roy!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Open fire prohibition set for Kamloops Fire Centre

News release from the Wildfire Management Branch.

Open fire prohibition set for Kamloops Fire Centre
Effective at noon on May 15, 2014, the size of open fires will be restricted in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.
Since April 1, Kamloops Fire Centre crews have responded to 38 wildfire incidents covering more than 438 hectares. Many of these wildfires resulted from poorly planned open burning.

This prohibition applies to all areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre except the Clearwater Fire Zone and the Salmon Arm Fire Zone. Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires outside of those two zones must extinguish any such fires by noon on May 15. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2014, or until further notice.

A map of the affected areas is available here.

The Clearwater Fire Zone and the Salmon Arm Fire Zone will become subject to this prohibition on June 15, 2014, when all open burning will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

- the burning of any waste, slash or other materials (piled or unpiled) larger than one-half metre by one-half metre
- the burning of more than two open fires of any size at the same time
- stubble or grass fires of any size over any area
- the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide (or smaller) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

This prohibition covers all B.C. parks, Crown lands and private lands, but it does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions.

The Kamloops Fire Centre stretches from the northern border of Wells Gray Park to the U.S. border to the south, and from the Bridge River Glacier west of Gold Bridge to the Monashee Mountains east of Lumby.

For information about open burning and tips on making responsible burning decisions, please download one of the open burning guides at:

Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.

Media Contacts:

Kayla Pepper
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Kamloops Fire Centre
250 554-5530

Lac Le Jeune Community Garage Sale

The votes are in and June 21 is a clear winner for our Lac Le Jeune Community Garage sale. 

June 21
  15 (78%)
August 23
  7 (36%)
September 13
  3 (15%)

Saturday June 21 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ron Wagner has volunteered to place an ad in the Kamloops This Week newspaper. I'll spread the word through the blog and other social media. We need some volunteers to do the rest:
  • Post on Craigslist and Kijiji
  • Make and print posters
  • Put up posters on the community bulletin boards, and other appropriate locations
  • Each street that is participating should have a sign at the end of the street. Balloons help, too!
  • Anything else?
Just add a comment to this blog post to say what you'll be doing so we don't duplicate efforts (here's how). If you need help doing that send me a note:

Look forward to getting rid of my stuff and buying yours!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Almost ICE OFF!

If you want a good play-by-play of ice off watch the webcam. There are two cameras -the south view or the the southwest view. Here's a snapshot taken at 17:42 today. 

Webcam snapshot 

May 1 18:00 - view from Lookout Road