Goat news…..

from Friends of the Lardeau River:

Thanks to all who phoned the MOT re concerns of Mountain goats and traffic on Hwy 31 north of Lardeau. The Ministry listened and hired a Mountain goat specialist. This week a group of volunteers placed a variety mineral salts at select locations high above the road.

Apparently the shift to succulent green vegetation each spring alters the goats’ mineral balance causing them to seek minerals, they are most often seen at this location Apr through July.

Of course there is no guarantee the goats won’t be back on the road, please drive carefully.

Feel free to share.

Wildland Urban Interface in Community Forest Tenures – Fire Protection Planning in Kaslo – Fire Protection Collaboration

Presented by the Kaslo and District Community Forest:

July 12, 2018
Kaslo Senior’s Hall



(KDCFS Management – 10 min.)

Presentations (45 min)

Community Forests: Role in the Wildland Urban Interface from the perspective of the British Columbia Community Forest Association
(Susan Mulkey, BCCFA Manager of Extension and Communication – 15 min)

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan and an Overview of current politics, funding agencies and the Roles of the Local Stakeholders
(John Cathro, RPF, Co-author of the Kaslo and Area D CWPP and Nora Hannon, Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor, RDCK – 20 min)

Wildfire First Responders – Isolated communities
(Rik Valentine, representing the Argenta Emergency Preparedness Group (AEPG) – 10 min)

Invited panel guests: Douglas Yee, Fire Chief Kaslo Fire Dept,
Rob Mitchell, Forest Fuel Management Specialist, First Nations Emergency Services Society

Questions and Discussion

Seeking participants…

From :  Tekoa Predika, owner of Rainika Photographik: images in tintype…:

I have received a grant from the Columbia Basin, to work on my tintypes of the homesteading spirt here in the Kootenays with Off Grid Portraits.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in this project and show, please send me a message. I am looking for people who are living in a non traditional way, yurt bags, off grid squatters, tiny home, permaculture, modern primitivist ………..
I am very excited to watch this project unfold.

Email: rainika.photographik@gmail.com

Swimming Lessons cancelled…


LVCC regrets to inform that there will be NO Red Cross swimming lessons at Glayco Beach in Howser this year. Despite extensive efforts by our volunteer board members ( special extra thanks to Sandra Rempel )- we were unable to secure an instructor. If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross certified swim instructor – or need to upgrade or renew – please contact Cari Liverman-Lamoureux Sandra Rempel or Tracy Remple to discuss some options for future seasons.

email:  lvccmanager@gmail.com