Sunday, April 30, 2017

Little Free Library Gets a Makeover

It appears as though the Little Free Library was snatched in the night, but don't worry! It's in John Krawchuk's garage undergoing some repairs and upgrades: sturdier latch, glued laminate, new sign, fancy siding, and fresh paint.

Meanwhile, hold on to your books! The library will be ready to fill up again in a week or so.

Thanks John! And a special thanks to Ed Kingsnorth for donating the cedar siding.

Waiting for repairs

Ginger and Sylvia being rather unhelpful. Check out the siding!

~ Sylvia Currie ~

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fishing license

Time to purchase your fishing license! 100% of the revenue generated from the sale of licenses directly benefits recreational fisheries.

Photo by Pierce Martin

Friday, April 21, 2017

Want better internet service?

Jackie Tegart initiated a conference call with Perry Wingenbach in response to a letter sent regarding our poor internet service. The next steps are Jackie Tegart's office will meet with Telus Wednesday, May 10th, and follow up with Perry. Stay tuned!

If we all continue to write letters and make phone calls to express our dissatisfaction with Lac Le Jeune internet service, we'll make some progress. 

Please contact MLA Jackie Tegart

No Internet
Photo by Marcelo Graciolli

Members of our community have been inquiring about better internet service for some time now. However, service seems to continue to get worse. Many residents are frustrated with paying for high speed internet yet experiencing dial-up speeds.

Telus has stated:
There is no plan to make any upgrades at Lac Le Jeune area as there is no concentration of population.
Currently there are NO PORTS available for anyone wanting new internet service at Lac Le Jeune.

Steve Roy reported that he promptly heard back from the MLA's office and they are willing to bring up the fact that Telus isn't prepared to do anything for the residents of LLJ with the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens Services. Steve was also advised that the more people emailing their concerns to our MLA the better.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

All Candidates Round Table + Forum

On April 27th there are two separate events in Merritt providing an opportunity to hear from Fraser-Nicola MLA candidates.

 From the Merritt Herald:

All four candidates will square off in Merritt on April 27 for two all-candidates forums. At 1:30 p.m. Q101 will broadcast an all-candidates roundtable at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, which people can attend in person.  
The Chamber of Commerce will present another all-candidates forum the civic centre, which will be hosted by Herald editor Cole Wagner. At the civic centre forum, each candidate will be given four minutes to make an opening statement, followed by a question and answer period. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and will be closed as of 6:30 p.m.

This CBC article profiles the Fraser-Nicola riding.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Animal Health Technology - pets ready for adoption!

Hello everyone:

We are still in need of loving homes for a few remaining animals from the AHT program Winter semester. If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog from the AHT Program or you know someone that may be interested PLEASE call 250-828-5174 to make an appointment to view the available animals. We still have 4 cats and 3 dogs that need homes. I'm sharing photos of Rocky and Phoebe. You can also check out our pet adoption website at

All animals have been spayed /neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tattooed and dewormed. The current adoption fee is $75.00.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Sonia Walczak, RVT
Coordinator, Onsite Program
Animal Health Technology
Thompson Rivers University