Christmas Bird Count Dec. 27th

Hi All,

It is fast approaching Christmas Bird Count season and the Lardeau CBC is December 27th. The circle area for the count is approximately from south of the transfer station to the south end of Johnsons Landing. It also includes a large backcountry area so if you or know someone who will be up at the Lost Ledge Cabin on the 27th or between Dec 24-30th please keep an eye out (with camera ready) for white tailed ptarmigan and boreal chickadees.

Could you please let me know by Dec 21st, if you haven’t already, if you are interested in being a feeder watcher and or a field participant. Once I hear back, the teams and routes will be coordinated and I will contact you so you know your route/team before Christmas. The usual format is that different teams each start at their own predetermined time, do their route and then meet back at our place in Lardeau between 1-1:30 (earlier if you’re cold or no birds). While we compile the results, we can warm up and eat finger food, snacks and leftover Christmas baking that participants have brought. Historically the weather has often not cooperated so there is no obligation if anyone feels that they would rather stay home that day.

Please contact me at 250-366-4474. (Marlene J) Note that I will also be sending this same email from a gmail account because gmail has been putting lardeauvalley email addresses (not just mine) into spam or junk folders. If that happens, could you please indicate that my lardeauvalley email address is not junk so that I can reply to you from lv and not gmail (which I am having to learn).

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all!

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Howser Wildfire Protection Plan Dec 13th meeting!

HOWSER Residents

We are heading into phase two of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan where several of the high priority risk areas identified are in the cue for prescription planning.

In 2018, we were successful with funding to do the planning component in Woodbury, BackRoad/Kaslo Airport, Glacier Creek and Howser.

Each of these plans will be presented at community meetings for your input, insights, questions, concerns and overall feedback. This is your backyard, we know there are risks and have engaged in the next phase to present options for mitigation. However, I have no interest in pursuing actions that the community does not support- it is YOUR community.

Thursday December 13th, 630pm, we will meet with the residents of Howser to review the proposed prescription plan. I look forward to the discussion and hearing from you all.

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Jewett Staff Weekly News!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But Jewett School is so delightful!”😃

Looks like there might be some snow in the forecast!❄️❄️

Our second to last week of school before Christmas Break.

Monday, Dec. 10-Sharing/Current Events
Tuesday, Dec. 11-Strong Start
Wednesday, Dec. 12-Fire Department visit
Hot Lunch
Thursday, Dec. 13-Strong Start program-” Using Art With Young Children” with Suzan Clancy. 9:30-11:30*
Tech Club.
Friday, Dec. 14-TMO-Skating at KDAA with Ms. Lieffering/Ms. Grenured’s class.*

*Please register for the Using Art with Young Children by phoning NKLCSS or registering at Strong Start before Thursday. Childcare provided.

*We are still looking for a couple of permission slips for skating. So far we have a few students who need skates. Please let us know by Tuesday if your child needs skates as we need to ensure we have the size. Helmets are mandatory.

Have an awesome week!

Cancelled Cookie Donation for Food Hub

** Cancelled- Cookie Donations for Christmas Hampers
Hi everyone,

Due to concerns about food safety, we need to cancel our request for cookie donations for the Christmas Hampers, and the event planned for December 19th to assemble the packages of baking. Thank you to those of you who have expressed interest in making a contribution. Your generosity is appreciated.

If you are looking for other ways to contribute to the Christmas Hamper program please contact Erin at the Kaslo Food Hub at 250-353-7120.

Thank you,

Sarah Evans

Comment on fishing regulations

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Public invited to comment on proposed fishing regulation changes

The public is invited to provide feedback on proposed changes to fishing regulations for the 2019-2021 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

A complete list and description of the proposed regulations can be viewed here:

The proposals include changes to fishing methods, gear, bait, quotas, boundaries and fishery opening and closing dates. These changes are based on regional requirements and conditions, and aim to meet management objectives for native and invasive fish species, while maintaining sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers.

Comments must be received by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. After final decisions have been made, the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis will be posted online in mid-March:

Comments will be considered in the final review process. The approved changes will be in effect on April 1, 2019.

Learn More:

For general information about fishing regulations in B.C., visit: