Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mailboxes Broken Into

The Lac Le Jeune mailboxes were broken into -- this time Unit 9. The RCMP have been notified. Thanks to Carolyn Phillips for the update and photo.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Citizens On Patrol Update: Wildfire

Carolyn Chandler and Colleen Krawchuk are the Citizens on Patrol (COP) representatives for Lac Le Jeune. In one of their reports to the RCMP they mentioned the tree/ dead wood debris throughout the neighbourhood, on Crown lands, park, private & vacant lots etc. This is a serious fire trap, in part due to the beetle and, in other cases, just dead tree debris.

The RCMP agree & have passed the information on to Forestry. Hugh Murdoch at Forestry contacted Carolyn to say that he will start to gather information that may be useful to the community. Hugh mentioned the website, which has links to advice for fire smarting your home & property & fuel management. He also said he would involve the regional district & perhaps we would like to consider a community meeting to review what we should all be doing to manage this risk. There are many new residents who were not here at the time of the Frog Lake fire, 1994 or earlier fires.

This proposed gathering could be part of the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association Annual General Meeting (yet to be scheduled) or a separate event. At this point this is just a heads up, so if you have suggestions please post comments.

Many thanks to Carolyn Chandler and Colleen Krawchuck for your continued work with the Citizens On Patrol project!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lively Community Garage Sale!

Lots of action during the June 21 garage sale on the weekend! First time I've ever seen traffic jams on Lookout Road. This little sweetie told me that a really nice lady gave her these wings for keeps. :-)

It seems our Kijiji listing mentioned a 6:00 a.m. start. I guess when I added the details I was working in a different time zone. What can I say? 

Thanks to everyone who helped out. If you see any fading signs or shrinking balloons around the neighbourhood please dispose of them.  

Monday, June 16, 2014

Open fire prohibition set for Kamloops Fire Centre

Open fire prohibition set for Kamloops Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Sunday, June 15, 2014, the current open burning ban will be expanded throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre to include the Salmon Arm Fire Zone and Clearwater Fire Zone. This is to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.
Anyone planning to light a Category 2 or Category 3 fire in the Salmon Arm Fire Zone or Clearwater Fire Zone must extinguish it by noon on June 15.

This prohibition will remain in place in the Clearwater Fire Zone and Salmon Arm Fire Zone for elevations above 1,200 metres until Sept. 15, 2014. For all other elevations in those zones, this prohibition will remain in place until Oct. 1, 2014.

This prohibition will remain in place in the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones until Oct. 15, 2014, or until the public is informed otherwise.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: See a map

Specifically, this open fire prohibition applies to:

- The burning of any waste, slash or other materials.
- The burning of stubble or grass.
- 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 BC 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: See a guide

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 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

Kelsey Winter
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Kamloops Fire Centre
250 554-5964
Fire Centre Bulletin 2136

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Community Garage Sale Reminder!

By the sounds of it quite a few households are participating in the Lac Le Jeune Community Garage sale on June 21, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

We're busy getting the word out. So far we've advertised in:
I also mentioned it in the Info for Logan Lake Facebook Group. Some residents are working on posters to display at various locations to direct visitors to streets and households that are participating. If you need a basic poster to print or modify, download here:
We're arranging for Big Brothers and Sisters to come out Saturday afternoon to pick up items that are left at the end of driveways. This hasn't been confirmed yet, so fingers crossed...

UPDATE: No pick up on Saturdays. If you know of another organization that will pick up please call them!

Be sure to put up signs on your streets. Balloons are helpful, too! Also, spread the word to your neighbours and far and wide. People will drive many miles when they know it's a multiple household event. 

Thanks to everyone who got in touch to offer a helping hand. Now let's hope for sunshine on the 21st!

photo by Bruce Denis

Saturday, June 14, 2014

RCMP News Release


File Number: N 2014-308 ° de dossier :

Incident Date: Between June 9 - June 13, 2014

Summary: Theft from Logan Lake Lions Club

Location: Logan Lake, BC

Between June 9 and June 13, 2014 the Lions Club storage container located in Logan Lake, BC was broken  into and many items were stolen.
-Two large stainless pots (for cooking lobster or other large quantity of food) with LL Lions engraved on two large aluminium pots
-Pressure washer (checking for serial number)
-Easy-up tent - one leg bent
-Black plastic tool case on wheels tools and bbq equipment
-Round Stainless Steel cylinder for warming food, where the lid comes over it. Described as 120lbs and 4ft in
length and 2/5 ft in diameter approximately
-Three old car batteries

The Lions Club is a non profit service club that does a lot for the greater community of Logan Lake and beyond. This equipment helps in many fundraisers and will be a big loss for this group.

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Come on in for some tasty homemade cooking.  Hopefully the sun will be shining and you can enjoy our deck.

RCMP: News Release

news release


File Number: 2014-306

Summary: Theft /Suspicious Circumstance Date: 2014-06-11 at 04:45 AM

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at approximately 4:45 am, in the area of Mamette Lake Road/Highway 97C an dark coloured, older model SUV towing a trailer with a snowmobile on the back was observed in a driveway near the Mamette Lake Trailer Park.

A male was observed standing outside of the vehicle initially and it is believed another was in the passenger seat. Items were stolen from the yard and when challenged by the home owners the subjects left in their vehicle toward Merritt.

The trailer has some unique qualities with the plywood and the snowmobile was covered with an older beige cover. The vehicle has a loud exhaust and the trailer has been seen in the area before with the snowmobile on it.
One suspect description was obtained as a male with short black hair, approximately 6'1" - 6'2" tall wearing a black fleece jacket.

Items identified as being stolen include power tools.

If anyone has any information that could lead to the identity of these suspects or vehicles please contact the Logan Lake RCMP at 250-523-6222 or Crimestoppers at 1(800) 222-(TIPS) 8477.

Cpl. K. THAIN 
Logan Lake RCMP 

Monday, June 9, 2014


Logan Lake RCMP:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your colleagues in Moncton and appreciate your service to Lac Le Jeune residents.

   Thank You RCMP Moncton Shooting