Thursday, December 18, 2014

Charitable Donations - BC Lake Stewardship Society

Via the BC Lake Stewardship Society

Are you struggling with finding that perfect gift for the person that has everything? Or are you considering a donation to charity this year but aren't sure which one to choose? If so, please consider donating to the BC Lake Stewardship Society!

The BCLSS has charitable status and will provide tax-deductible receipts for any donations made to our organization. The BCLSS is currently facing an unstable financial future due to difficulties in securing core funding for basic office operations. The BCLSS Board of Directors and staff have been working tirelessly to seek funding in order to continue offering programs and valuable membership and sponsorship services, such as:
  • Publishing quarterly and monthly newsletters 
  • Hosting the annual conference 
  • Answering numerous lake and water quality related enquiries that come into the BCLSS office each week. 
Please consider helping the BCLSS by making a charitable donation to ensure that our worthwhile organization can continue to provide crucial training and support to concerned lake residents and volunteers, like you!

You can donate online at or by sending your donation via regular post to the BCLSS office:
#203 - 1889 Springfield Rd. KELOWNA, BC , V1Y 5V5

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Verity & Roger need homes

From Sonia Walczak...

We have 2 dogs left here at Animal Health Technology that need loving homes. Here is a little more information about them:


A beautiful Husky, Shepherd mix that is 1.5 yrs old. She needs a confident owner that has good dog skills. Verity is loving, loyal and bonds strongly with her person. She would thrive in a home where she gets lots of daily exercise (she LOVES to play fetch), car rides and interaction with other dogs. She does play exuberantly with other dogs and can be very vocal when playing and greeting other dogs due to her Husky breed. Verity is still learning how to interact with cats and she can be selective with her canine friends.


This handsome fellow is an affectionate & playful 2yr old Lab mix that likes to be hugged and gives lots of kisses. Roger has gotten along with many of the dogs that he meets. He would do well in a home that can provide him with lots of daily exercise and a consistent routine. Roger has really progressed with his obedience training here at TRU and is a joy to walk and play with! He is not compatible with cats and needs a confident owner that has good dog skills. Both dogs are available for adoption and have been spayed, neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and tattooed for identification. Adoption fee is $75. If you know anyone that may be interested in these 2 wonderful dogs PLEASE forward this message.

We also have 4 wonderful kitties looking for homes. More information is available on the TRU Animal Health Technology website.

Sonia Walczak
Animal Health Technology
Thompson Rivers University

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: RCMP searching for a man suspected to be armed and dangerous

UPDATE: Kamloops This Week
"As of 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, police said the suspect had been located deceased in his vehicle in an area near Lac Le Jeune Road. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said he died of a self-inflicted injury and that a firearm was located inside the vehicle."

The LLJ old highway is currently blocked off. Apparently RCMP are searching for a man with a gun. There are 7 RCMP vehicles in the area. Lock your doors.

This is the only news source I can find at the moment:

"The lockdown put in place at R.L. Clemitson Elementary School in Barnhartvale has been lifted, but RCMP are still searching for a suspect they consider armed and dangerous. School District Superintendent Karl de Bruijn says the situation was sparked by a threat made by the parent of a student at the school. Police locked the school down at about 2:20 p.m. out of an abundance of caution to ensure all students remained safe. They had information that the person who made the threat may have been in possession of a handgun. At around 4:00 p.m., police began to allow students to board their busses and go home with parents. At 4:30, Mounties say they located the suspect vehicle, a white 2007 GMC pickup truck, in the Lac le Jeune area. They were searching for the suspect and asking the public to stay away. Earlier, RCMP said the man associated to the vehicle is considered armed and dangerous."

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mailboxes Issues

In case you didn't see this soggy letter from Canada Post, posted on the outside of our community mailboxes...  I wonder why they don't put their notices IN the mailboxes? :)

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