Raising Kids with Money Sense:

Person Hand Inserting Coin In Piggybank

Person Hand Inserting Coin In Piggybank

…… a free workshop for parents of young children with Barb Szuta!

Learn about: how to help children understand and develop a healthy relationship with money, the principles of ‘spend, save, and share’, allowances (when, why and how much?) and more!  Bring your questions!

Thursday, February 2nd.  9:30-11:30. Meadow Creek Family Centre (Jewett school).  Childcare provided.  Please contact Barb Cyr to register: 250-353-7691 or barbcyr@nklcss.org (mailto:barbcyr@nklcss.org)    or register at Strong Start.  Please provide the following information at the time of registration: Your name, phone number, names and ages of any children you will be bringing, a list of food allergies.  Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and proudly sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust.

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library meeting tonight cancelled..

Message from Aimee Watson:

CANCELLED!! Due to likely road closure and overall unsafe conditions, we will postpone this meeting about expansion of the Kaslo and District Library service to NEXT Tuesday, January 24th. 630pm LVCC hall.
In the meantime, all information about Library service can be found here:
Info@kaslo.bclibrary.ca or http://kaslo.bc.libraries.coop/
Elector Response forms are available in hard copy from both Meadow Creek and Cooper Creek stores. They have offered to collect them and mail in before the deadline.
Do your research, be sure you are familiar with what services would be extended to you before responding.
We apologize for the delay in presenting the information, but do believe your safety is paramount. Bonus is you can access the details about what services would be available should you be a part of the Kaslo and Area Library service- from the comfort of your own home. Check into it and then act according to your wishes in regards to support or opposition.
We do look forward to seeing you next week! Stay safe!!

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Update jan 17; from the Avalanche techs…Lardeau Bluffs


Hi Folks,

The weather forecast has been a moving target over the past 24 hours. We expect precipitation to start this evening and continue through tomorrow. Temperatures will gradually warm with the SW flow and as cold air mixes out of the valley.

We have elevated the avalanche hazard at the bluffs ahead of the inbound storm. We will monitor conditions through the night. Lots of variables right now as exact freezing levels and precipitation values are hard to pin down.

At this time we hope to keep Highway 31 open through the night. However a preventative closure will be initiated if avalanche activity starts to impact the Hwy.

We will keep you posted.
Kevin Maloney
Avalanche Program Supervisor
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Kootenay Program

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Avalanche and roads news…

mountainandavalancheHi all,

We are in for a change to a very active weather pattern this week.  A big feed of warm, moist air is headed our way.  The first in a series of systems will move into the area tonight, light snow is expected to start early Tuesday morning. A stronger system will track over the area Tuesday night bringing up to 20 mm of precipitation.  Another System with upwards of 20 mm precipitation is expected Wednesday. Temperatures are already warming at upper elevations.  Cold air should slowly mix or be pushed out of the valleys with freezing levels rising to 1000-1400 m by late Tuesday-Wednesday.

Snow on the Lardeau Bluffs is quite shallow but very weak.  This weak layer will collapse under the weight of new snow or rain.  Avalanche activity is expected to start early in the storm.  Size of avalanches and duration of avalanche activity will depend on freezing levels how the first wave or two of precipitation arrive. Lots of uncertainty at this point but regardless of how big and how many, we expect avalanches to affect the highway, starting as soon as Tuesday afternoon. 

MoTI avalanche Staff and YRB maintenance crews will increase patrols and monitoring at the bluffs during the storm. We will maintain an open Hwy as long as it is safe to do so but there is potential for closures starting late Tuesday through Thursday morning.  At this time conditions don’t look great for flying avalanche control missions likely until Thursday.

We will keep you posted and give as much notice as possible regarding avalanche related closures or delays.  Communication via email isn’t always possible at the bluffs but we always update drivebc, so http://www.drivebc.ca is the best place for updates

Kevin Maloney
Avalanche Program Supervisor

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January 25th…


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This week at Jewett….

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Our week at Jewett

Monday, January 16-Marvelous Monday
Tuesday, January 17-Strong Start
Winter Wildsight Program with Gillian
Wednesday, January 18-Library/Sharing/Current Events
Thursday, January 19-Strong Start
Friday, January 20-Storytelling Workshop with Shayna Jones


Winter Wildsight forms need to be back before Tuesday. We will be going through the woods on school property so please dress for the weather! The snow is deep back there!

Skiing forms/payment should be back ASAP so we can get information to Whitewater.

Remember Library Day is also Sharing and Current Events. Find out what special is happening in the world.

Have a great week! Ms.L.

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Salon of the Arts…2017 fundraiser Jan 20.

THERE WILL BE CHOCOLATE . . . all flavours. Be ready to bid at the 2017 SALON OF THE ARTS, Friday, January 20, at the Langham. The doors open for the Silent Auction at 6:30 pm, and the entertainment and Live Auction begin at 7:00. Tour the Salon gallery display, cast your vote for the People’s Choice award, satisfy your sweet tooth, and support the arts council. Join us for a great evening.

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