Friday, January 22, 2016

Pamela (Lindsay) Sheridan

Hiking buddy, photo by Sylvia Currie

Pam passed away peacefully January 15, 2016 with husband Casey, daughter Sarah, and son Matt at her side. She was predeceased by her sisters Lilas (Tad) Haraguchi and Anne (Bjorn) Lauridsen and is survived by her brothers Lorne (Audrey) and Graeme (Sharon) Lindsay.

Pam completed nurses training at Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital in August 1970 and was excited to attend their 45th class reunion in September 2015. Over the years, as Pam and Casey relocated, she worked as an RN in hospitals (primarily on maternity) in Abbotsford, Calgary, Fort St. John, Penticton, and Vancouver, omitting only Toronto.

Pam always had a craft project on the go. For the last few years she enjoyed quilting, knitting and needlepoint but before that her projects also included tole painting, teddy bears, and ceramics. When not doing crafts she loved Disney movies... always a kid at heart.

She enjoyed being an aunt and a great-aunt. Living on the lake in Lac Le Jeune since 2001, she loved hiking on the surrounding trails with her friends and snowshoeing in the winter.

The family will place Pam's ashes in Abbotsford's Hazelwood Cemetery on January 29th. At 2:30 PM that day a memorial reception for friends and family will be held at the Hole-in-the-Wall, 3807 Eldridge Road, Abbotsford.

In lieu of flowers we request donations be made for chemotherapy/oncology to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

A personal note...
I remember one day coming home from spending an afternoon with Pam. I said to my husband “Pam is such a good friend”. I can’t remember what Pam and I did or talked about that day, but it was just one of many that I felt that way. Leisurely lunches, relaxing yoga classes, overly adventurous hikes, ginormous belly laughs (sometimes during yoga..oops!), trips to quilt shows, chinwags over the clothesline… Time with Pam was never rushed. In many ways, Pam represents what life should be like, and that’s the irony.
Sylvia xo

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ajax Mine Technical Studies and Potential Impacts

From News Kamloops:

"A moment of truth has arrived for the Ajax Mine proposal, the stage at which all technical studies and potential impacts of the open-pit operation on the city’s 90,000 residents are on the table."

Here are the direct links to the "Plain Language Summaries" on the Ajax Mine website. The website search doesn't seem to be functioning, and these summaries aren't listed under 'resources', as you might think.

UPDATE: Ajax has moved this information to a new domain: I've updated the links below.

The full application and supporting studies can be found on the Environmental Assessment Office website.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Polarthon Revival Event

Visit the River City Racers Speed Skating Club website for full details and registration.

Event - Polarthon Revival - Winter Triathlon (Note: Due to ice conditions this event is now a duathlon) 
Organizer - River City Racers Speed Skating Club
Event Date - January 23, 2016
Location - Stake Lake, BC
This is a winter triathlon, originally hosted in Logan Lake but moved to Stake Lake this season so the new winter triathlon format of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) can be realized. The winter triathlon today is about where the summer triathlon was in the 1970’s and 80’s.  An idea - but an idea that has caught on fire in some communities - especially Quebec - where this year they are hosting Winter Triathlon World Cups.
The mission statement of the Polarthon is to promote healthy outdoor winter activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family and to introduce young and older to the emerging sport of Winter Triathlon.  

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lac Le Jeune Blog in Review

This update will mark the 600th post on the Lac Le Jeune Blog since the February 2008. I thought it might be time to post a snapshot of how people have been using the blog over the years. 

Roles and Membership

  • 18 residents have 'author' access
  • 2 residents have 'admin' access (Jenny Perry and Sylvia Currie)

Referring Sites

When visitors don't come to the website directly (e.g. by clicking on a link in email or browser favourites) they follow links from other websites. Reports show that these are the top 3:
  2. or search results
  3. Facebook (most likely from the LLJ Facebook Group)


  • Since February, 2008 there have been 328 comments on blog posts.
  • 47 people subscribe to the blog via email. This list includes residents as well as local media and RCMP.
  • 32 people publicly follow the blog using Google Connect.
  • Information is frequently cross-posted to the LLJ Facebook Group. That group has 80 members, and especially works well for quick responses to questions, such as "Is your power out?"

Top posts of all time

Feb 5, 2012, 4 comments
Mar 28, 2014, 1 comment
Oct 7, 2013, 2 comments
Oct 29, 2013, 8 comments
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 8, 2013, 1 comment


It appears that we began collecting pageview data in May, 2010.  Those who subscribe and read posts via email do not show up in these numbers.