Message from Area D Director …

Hello Area D! I note to let you know I am heading out of the area for a month and will not be available, unless there is an emergency.
I am off to the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference with colleagues to discuss everything from innovative economic development for rural communities to cell service for rural mountain regions.
My alternate John Cathro will be attending our monthly rural affiars, board and a meeting with Fish and Wildlife Compensation program to continue the communities request for a Lardeau Valley advisory committee.
Attached are two pics of recent Lardeau Valley tours. First is the lovely Brenda Herbison who established and maintains the painted turtle habitiat along the Argenta road. The second was a tour at the spawning channel to hear about the decade long work of improving human-bear co-existence. Both presentations were by locals involved in essential restoration and conservation work.
Everyday I am more and more proud of representing such a diverse, entrepeneurial, caring and outspoken (in a great way!) region. You are a gem North Kootenay Lake! Stay safe out there.
AND PLEASE, note all emergency numbers and if you have a dwelling below the 1750 mark on the lake- get sandbags asap!

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Do you love animals?….

    Check out this great course being offered in the region. …. CDART has been working hard for many years to help with pet rescues and evacuations during emergencies.

(and they don’t often come to this part of the province….).

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Kuimba Choir Spring concert: June 2nd and June 3rd

Click on the link below to learn more about

this great event; in Argenta on June 2 and Kaslo on June 3rd.

Kuimba Choir Spring 2017 poster

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Gerrards spawning…

From Jim Lawrence (May 17):

This week may be the last chance this year to view the fabulous Gerrards spawning in the Lardeau River at Gerrard BC, an hour and a bit north of Kaslo. With luck and patience you may catch a huge whopper leaping high above the surface, then slapping the surface with a startling smack.

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Farmers Innovation Project

  LINKS invites applications for the Farm Innovation Project; support for agriculture in Area D.

Funding and support from the Columbia Basin Trust and the RDCK.

 

 

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What’s being twittered about now…..

It’s all about those feathered things.

 

 

Click on link for details….   June34BirdingPosterMay17

 

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Mosquito season is coming….

 

 

 

They are everywhere!  Potential sources of stagnant or standing water that make the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitos.

This season tell those bugs to buzz off. ….  check your property for sources of standing water and get rid of as much as possible, to lessen the numbers of mosquitos you may experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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