Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Does this dog look familiar?

UPDATE: Owner has been found. Thanks everyone for your help keeping this dog warm and safe, and spreading the word!

This dog was found wandering around Marmot Rd in Lac Le Jeune late afternoon today. He has a collar but no identification. James Medford has been going door to door for the past few hours trying to find some leads. THANK YOU, James! 

If you have any information please contact Sylvia Medford at 250-320-3863. You can also post a comment to the blog, or in the LLJ Facebook Group

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Notice of Power Interruption

This notice was posted on our community bulletin board and mailboxes. Just in case you didn't receive one...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Have you seen Onyx?

The Morash's cat has been missing for almost 2 weeks. Onyx is long haired, mail, yellow/green eyes with a mark in his right eye, about 7 years old. Please contact Karen Morash with any sightings or information: 250-828-7123

Friday, November 13, 2015

Minutes: Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association AGM - August 30, 2015

Special thanks to the Bruggers for hosting our AGM and picnic! We estimate that approximately 44 members attended the event. The weather cooperated, the food and conversations were excellent, and the kids enjoyed the fun activities planned for them.

August 30, 2015

Moved by Howie Mattfeld, seconded by Steve Roy. Carried.

2. Increase in membership dues (from $5 to $10 per year)
Corinne Schock proposed an increase in membership fees in order to offset costs of the liability insurance the association will be purchasing.

Motion to approve the increase in membership dues as proposed. Moved by Drena Baker. Seconded by Carolyn Chandler. Carried.

3. Water Monitoring Project
Hugh Burton reported on the Water Monitoring Project progress, as well as the process for gathering water sample. We are nearing completion of data collection. A full report will be prepared in collaboration with Marg Sidney, Ministry of Environment, and published this winter.

4. Ajax Mine Community Advisory Group
Corinne Schock explained that LLJCA is part of a Community Advisory Group (CAG), which consists of approximately 25 organizations, such as BC Grasslands, Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and BC Cattlemen. The Application Information Requirements (AIR) has been issued [see] and once Ajax submits the application a 180-day review process will begin. The application will be made public for 75 days following a governmental review.

Corinne prepared a booklet for individuals to document the concerns regarding the Ajax Mine Project that they would like to for the Conservation Association to address. She mentioned examples of concerns that have already come forward: Light pollution, air quality, water use, use of the Lac Le Jeune highway, and risks to wildlife. Corinne asked that any concerns be added to the booklet, or sent to her directly.

5. Citizens on Patrol
Carolyn Chandler reported on the COP program at Lac Le Jeune, which has been in operation for the past two years. She also outlined the time commitment and duties of a volunteer, and the reasons this program is of value to our community.   Volunteers go out 2 times per month to patrol the area, looking for any unusual activity and paying attention to any concerns or situations brought forward to them. There are monthly meeting held in Logan Lake. Overall, this position requires approximately 4 hours per month.

6. Community Directory
Steve Roy volunteered earlier this year to update the Lac Le Jeune Community Directory (also used as an emergency contact list). He provided draft copies at the meeting for residents to check and edit as necessary. Steve will distribute the updated version via email.

7. Treasurer’s report
Carolyn Chandler referred to the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association Balance Sheet and Income Statement circulated at the meeting. There were no questions regarding the reports.

Carolyn will be moving away from Lac Le Jeune so this position needs to be filled. Update: Leyla Johnson has agreed to take on the role of Treasurer.

Motion to approve the Treasurer's report: Moved by Carolyn Chandler. Seconded by Howie Mattfeld. Carried.

8. Guest Speakers
Corinne Schock welcomed invited speakers and pointed out the various brochures and information kits available for residents to take home. She also encouraged everyone to take one or two fridge magnets listing important phone numbers.

TNRD – Ronaye Elliot was unable to attend.

BC Parks – Michelle Wiebe, Area Supervisor, sent her regrets but provided an informative handout which was distributed at the meeting and posted on the Lac Le Jeune blog [see].

RCMP – Cpl. Brian Washbrook spoke briefly to the group before leaving for another engagement. He requested the move from 15 years in Prince George to the Logan Lake detachment and is looking forward to serving this area. Cpl. Kathleen Thain has relocated to Keremeos.

Kamloops Bike Riders Association – Craig Campbell updated the Lac Le Jeune community on the association’s application to formally manage summer Stake Lake recreation area trails. This would entail a land use agreement with the province for non-motorized mountain biking and hiking trails. The scope of the agreement would be the maintenance of existing trails, and potentially developing new single track trails. KBRA requested a formal Memorandum of Understanding from LLJCA, which was provided.

9. Other business
The association is seeking area representative for Lac Le Jeune Park Drive East.

Update: The following residents volunteered:
Pat Carroll and Anna Folk will share the LLJ Park Drive East area.

Pat Burton asked for volunteers to take over Heart and Stroke canvassing.

Corinne thanked TNRD for their contributions to the community, in particular the water monitoring project.