Thursday, August 11, 2016

Readers write - Former Cirque du Soleil Performer teaching in Lumby!

This week, twenty four children aged 5 to 11 are learning acrobatics, juggling, trapeze, theatrical games and yoga from former Cirque du Soleil performer Alvin Tam who has recently arrived from Las Vegas!

Alvin and his team are also helping the children create a Circus Show that will occur this coming Friday at noon at Cedar Bridge School. This extraordinary team includes Barefoot Sanctuary's co-founder Jada Tam, current Cirque du Soleil KA performer Marylene Hickok Cameron and local talent Neave Allen and Nathan Allen. 

This is a one of a kind opportunity to meet these phenomenal artists!
  • WHAT: Kids Circus Show and Meet the Artists
  • WHERE: Cedar Bridge School, 730 Whitevale Rd., Lumby.
  • WHEN: Friday, August 12, noon
For more information, contact: me or Alvin at (778) 212-3294 or email


Monday, August 8, 2016

Fines Issued for Mud Slide - KISS FM

Posted on 8/5/2016 11:03 AM by Ron Manz

A final report from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources into a mud slide near Sugar Lake four years ago has been finalized.

Logging practices taking place in the area have been blamed for causing the slide as local residents suspected.

It's something Cherryville Regional Director Hank Cameron has claimed all along.

"There are a number of infractions relating to drainage. It's a sensitive area and the area below it is terrain class 4, very steep and unstable and that was the area where it actually let go."

Weyerhaeuser has been fined $14,500, while Tolko was given a $12,000 fine.

The investigator's report says Tolko's harvesting on steep ground failed to maintain surface drainage which resulted in a landslide that caused damage to crown timber, soils, water, biodiversity and endangered the public."

Local regional district director Hank Cameron says he hopes logging practices in the area change now.

"I hope that we look at a longer term stewardship. You know the way that this was done it didn't take into account the unique nature of that site.  It didn't taken into account the steep slope."

Cameron says better practices need to be taken now at Cherry Ridge next door where clear-cut logging is being proposed.

"Now where they are going into is a sweet bench up there. Some beautiful wood up there, but it's the pace of what they want to do.  It's very industrial.  I think when you are adjacent to the neighbourhood you should have more respect for the community in how they go about things."

Both Tolko and Weyerhaeuser are appealing the decision.

A hearing date has yet to be set.


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