Saturday, August 19, 2023

Provincial State of Emergency & Travel Restrictions

Provincial State of Emergency:

Emergency order frees up accommodation for evacuees, emergency personnel

To help ensure accommodation is available for critical-response personnel and the tens of thousands of people evacuated due to wildfires, the Province is restricting travel for the purpose of staying in temporary accommodation in several communities in the Okanagan.

“Our Province is facing the worst wildfire season in our history. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and crews on the ground are battling to save people’s homes,” said Premier David Eby. “We’re grateful for everyone who has listened to our call to change plans and not travel in the central Interior and the southeast. But very large numbers of people are evacuated in the Okanagan and we especially need more accommodation there. This order will help ensure we have accommodation available for the people who need it in this time of crisis.”

The Province is introducing a new order under the provincial state of emergency. Under this order, effective today until end of day on Sept. 4, 2023, people may not stay in temporary accommodations for non-essential purposes in several communities. This includes hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, hostels, RV parks, and campgrounds.

This order applies to temporary accommodation in the following cities:

  • Kelowna-West Kelowna;
  • Kamloops;
  • Oliver;
  • Osoyoos;
  • Penticton; and
  • Vernon.

“We’re repeating our call for people to not travel to the central Interior and southeastern B.C. – and we need people to cancel any non-essential travel that takes up accommodation in communities in the Okanagan,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. “This new order will ensure that accommodation is available for evacuees and critical-response personnel like firefighters and health-care workers. We are working closely with the BC Hotel Association to quickly secure accommodations as they become available and are grateful for the industry’s co-operation in supporting people in our communities.”

The order does not impact travel through to other regions, but the Province is calling on everyone to avoid non-essential travel to the central Interior and southeast to ensure roadways are kept clear for emergency-response operations, including further evacuations. People should check information from the BC Wildfire Service, EmergencyInfoBC and DriveBC before heading out.

Essential travel includes:

  • providing emergency or critical services;
  • travelling for health or medical reasons;
  • transporting essential goods and supplies;
  • attending court or complying with a court order;
  • attending a funeral service;
  • avoiding the risk of abuse or violence;
  • exercising parental responsibilities;
  • attending classes or training; and
  • exercising an Aboriginal or treaty right.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Recording of the August 10th meeting - Ross Moore Lake wildfire.

Here is the recording of the August 10th meeting held at the Lac Le Jeune Nature Resort regarding planned suppression activities for the Ross Moore wildfire.


This is the current information from BC Wildfire Service as of August 11, 2023 at 12:09pm  

Size: which is 7,249.1 hectares 

Stage of Control:
  • Wildfire Of Note - This wildfire is highly visible or poses a potential threat to public safety. 
  • Out of Control - A wildfire that is continuing to spread and is not responding to suppression efforts.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Notice: Public Meeting Regarding Planned Suppression Activities

 Notice: Lac Le Jeune Community Meeting

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD), in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), will be hosting a public meeting for residents of Lac Le Jeune on the evening of Thursday, August 10, 2023.

As the main purpose of this meeting, BCWS staff will provide a presentation on upcoming planned suppression activities on the Ross Moore Lake wildfire, including planned ignitions on the southwest flank to eliminate fuel from within the fire’s perimeter.

Staff from the BCWS and the TNRD Emergency Operations Centre will be in attendance and will be able to answer questions from residents.

When: Thursday, August 10, 2023, 6:30 pm

Where: Lac Le Jeune Nature Resort, 5665 Lac Le Jeune Rd

For residents who cannot attend in person, a link to attend the meeting virtually can be provided upon request. If you plan to attend virtually, please email To reduce bandwidth on the livestream, residents who are attending virtually are asked to make sure that their camera is turned off. Please also make sure that your microphone is muted unless you are about to ask a question and are called upon.

For updates about wildfire activity, including the Ross Moore Lake Wildfire, please continue to visit the BC Wildfire Service Wildfires Map.

For more information on emergency notices within the TNRD, and to access the interactive Emergency Map, visit:


Emergency Operations Centre
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250-377-7188

Thanks for protecting our community

The Ross Moore wildfire has been burning for 3 weeks. We've gone from evacuation alert, to order, then back to alert. We have a lot of people to thank for protecting Lac Le Jeune this far! This poster on our community bulletin board says it perfectly, so thanks also to the individuals who created it. 

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Evacuation Alert - issued July 21, 2023 at 2300 hrs

View or download the PDF version of this Evacuation Alert from the TNRD website





July 21, 2023 at 2300 hrs

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), effective July 21, 2023 at 2300 hrs, due to wildfire.

A current wildfire in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country) and Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands) poses a threat to life and property for approximately 360 addressed properties in the following areas:

• The areas South of Kamloops, East of Highway 5, West of Highway 5A, including Lac Le Jeune and the Knutsford community within the TNRD, as outlined in the attached map.

This Evacuation Alert is in place to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an Evacuation Order; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

What You Should Do:

  • Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.

  • Pack essential items such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents or pets, and, if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure.

  • Make arrangements to stay with family or friends (if possible).

  • Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if assistance

is needed.

  • Prepare to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).

  • Arrange transportation for all your household members. Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.

  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.

  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating. Monitor for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres.

    For more information and to access the interactive Emergency Map, visit:


    TNRD Emergency Operations Centre Phone: 250 377-7188
    Toll Free: 1 866 377-7188

Saturday, July 8, 2023

For sale: 12' Lund boat


12' Lund boat
Honda 4 stroke 9.9 HP outboard motor with electric start
Calkins boat trailer

Price: $3,500

Please call: 250-314-0647


Friday, June 9, 2023

Meet Skye, the new chef at Lac Le Jeune Nature Resort

I reached out to Skye Jackson, the chef at Lac Le Jeune Nature Resort, to let her know residents are very excited about this new opportunity to dine locally!

Skye is from Vancouver Island originally, but has spent much of her adult life moving around to where her cooking talent was needed. She is excited the resort restaurant doors are now open to the public, and has many plans for menus, specials, events, entertainment, and even some themed nights! 

Skye has settled right into this peaceful community, and appreciates the warm welcome she has received. 

I look forward to seeing you all in the dining room to enjoy Skye's creations!

~Sylvia Currie

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Save the date! Community Firesmart Gathering & BBQ

Pilatesball, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association is hosting a FireSmart gathering and BBQ for all residents. Come out and meet your neighbours, hear updates from the Firesmart Committee, learn what you can do to protect against wildfires, and enjoy lunch!

When: Sunday, June 25 at 11:00am 

Where: Lac Le Jeune Nature Resort

Thank you to Jason for welcoming us all to the resort for this event!

We're taking a burger count! Leave a comment here if you plan to attend. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Sign up for the mosquito control

Do you have any standing water on your property or near by? The Thompson Nicola Regional District offers a FREE mosquito control program

Mosquitoes are controlled in the larval stage using a biological control agent called Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis (Bti) Bti is applied to snowmelt water, standing water, where is kills developing mosquito larvae. It is nontoxic to other organisms including people, birds and fish. 

BWP Consulting will come to your property or standing water in your area. Contact the 24-hour Mosquito Advisory Line at TNRD (250-372-5700).

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Minutes of the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association 2022 AGM

Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association

Annual General Meeting

September 18, 2022

Meeting called to order 10:19 am

Minutes adopted from 2021 AGM.  Moved by Howie and Seconded by Colleen.

Colleen Kennedy presented the update in regards to the lake monitoring. It was difficult to do the monthly secchi tests as the equipment had issues this year, however, the group was able to do the testing on a regular basis and submit the results to the BCLSS. Monitoring both the big lake and small lake is extremely important data and volunteers are always needed.  Lake monitoring is performs ten months of the year. The hope is there are enough volunteers that a person would only have to use the equipment once. Please contact Colleen Kennedy or Cindy Swain if you are interested in volunteering.  

Bruce Mitchell updated the attendees in regards to the progress of the Fire Smart committee.  This group has made excellent progress considering they have been actively for barely a year.  Some TNRD funding was secured. Their information and progress is available on the LLJ blog.  Much can be learned from the blog. Ultimately, their goals is to secure more funding, possibly for equipment to be situated in LLJ, and for LLJ to become a Fire Smart recognized community.  Individual residents are encouraged to take the steps to recognize what they can do on their own properties.  There are several members of the committee that can do individual property assessments as well.  Work will continue with a full plan required to secure larger funding opportunities which is approx 1-2 years down the road. Requirements for being considered a Fire Smart community include a plan and assessment. 

Dean Rednap was in attendance and has been working with the owner of the former ski hill regarding the logging and fire mitigation project that has been ongoing this year. The owner has agreed to have citizens of LLJ bring their tree waste to the ski hill site this year.  That information will be posted on the blog. The logging has been completed at the ski hill for this year and the ground clearing/chipping will continue. The Min of Forests had done some chainsaw training off Lookout Road. It hadn’t completed as of yet but was in the effort of cleaning up the fire break in that area.

Having several members of our community that have a background in logging and forestry is a great help in moving towards the Fire Smart goal. The Forest Service presentation we had last year at the AGM was quite informative. It is understood that the objectives of the Forest Serive is to protect structures, first and foremost. They have an intricate deployment strategy, utilizing their equipment and resources. There was an issue in 2021 that equipment, ex hoses and bladders, that were not available. That may be something that LLJ fund raise to have available on site here in the community. Discussion turned to the removal of large trees on properties. Presently Pine Valley Tree Service in  Kamloops charge $3,500 per day for a crew. Perhaps that is an option to remove larger trees in our community. Hydro will also cut down trees that are under their lines and can be contacted directly for that service.

Volunteers for the Fire Smart committee are required for Walloper and little LLJ. If anyone is interested in helping the committee, please contact Bruce Mitchell directly.  

Treasurer’s Report:

Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association 2021 Financial Report




Balance At 04/30/2021















TNRD-Conservation Projects















AGM Expenses



Bank Charges



BC Society Annual Report 






BC Lake Stewardship Society









Balance as at 04/30/2022






GIC Current Value



Financial Report moved by Jack and Seconded by Bruce. It was agreed that we would request the GIC mature this year and not automatically roll over. Cindy suggested we also change banks from TD to CIBC where Cindy works. In the past, it has been difficult in getting new signing officers recognized by TD and they charge for activity in the account such as writing cheques and making cash deposits. Cindy will speak with a colleague at CIBC and advise the executive committee on her findings regarding switching banks. 

BC Bats Society contacted LLJCA and asked that citizens of LLJ please report the bats on your property to them via their web site: There’s a great deal of information on their site and residence are encouraged to install bat houses on their property and encourage bats to roost.

Election for the executive committee was held and the following members were voted in:

Corinne Schock – President

Bruce Mitchell – Vice President

Cindy Swain – Secretary/Treasurer

Area reps were elected/confirmed:

Upper Subdivision: Howie

Lower Subdivision: Clay

Lookout: Sylvia

Townsite: Jackie/Pat

Big Lake:  Anna

Meeting adjourned 11:43

Minutes prepared by Cindy Swain