LVCC: AGM is a go! Join them virtually or physically, March 7th

We hope you will be able to join us virtually or physically on Sunday, March 7th @ 11am for the LVCC AGM.

We will be having two AGMs this year. This first one is the one that was supposed to be held in 2020. The second one will be sometime in September 2021.

If you would like to join virtually, please email me at or PM me on Facebook with your email address. Zoom link will be sent out on March 6th.

Local Handmade Pies!

^^Handmade at the Laid Back Manor in Cooper Creek, BC

Call 250-366-0037 to place an order, or email


^^Handmade Artisan pies at the Laid Back Manor in Cooper Creek^^

1. Aussie Meat Pies.

Authentic Aussie Meat Pies made by Authentic Aussies Grayson and Finnegan right here in Cooper Creek!!  (I’m an Aussie Canadian by birth, and Finn by blood…) Fully endorsed by ‘mum and the family in Stanthorpe, Queensland!!  No extra veggies but onion+garlic, no grain filler, just straight up grade A (Canadian) BEEF in a rich stock as any native Queenslander will tell’ya is the one and ONLY ‘authentic’ way to make an Aussie meat pie.  Hand made butter-only short crust base, puff pastry lid – can be eaten straight outta your hands during outdoor sports/activities – whatever you’re doing on the go.  OR.  Eaten off your best china with British Earl Grey tea if you’re one of them ‘civilized’ English urban Aussies…..  Traditionally served warmed up to spec. with a dab of ketchup!!  Bloody legend mate.  Case of 6 6” pies: $90.

2. Laid Back Veggie Pies!!

Organic OM Black beluga lentils cooked to perfection (not hard or mushy, but juuuuust SO).  Organic veggies from Vince and Earth Temple gardens in Argenta and Meadow Creek – seasonally may contain fresh organic veg. from the Laid Back Manor Farm in Cooper Creek!!  Carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic, and peas – possibly a hint of hubbard squash if the season is right^^  Short crust base and puff pastry ‘latticed’ cap, can be eaten by hand on the go or heated on the plate if you’re feeling country civilized!!  Best warmed up with a dab of ketchup or the equivalent local organic sauce of your choosing^^  100% vegetarian pies for the discerning lacto-oval herbivore^^

Case of 6 6” pies: $70.

3. ‘Romantic Reflections’ Cherry Pies…..

As an English major at UVIC, Grayson covered a wide range of literature with a focus on the English Romantic poets among others.  So imagine his amusement when the University of Saskatchewan chose to name the best results of their incredible ‘sour cherry (dwarf/shrub) breeding program’ with names like ‘Romeo, Juliet, Cupid, and Valentino!!’  What syncronicity!! These are in fact the varieties of cherry grown at the Laid Back Manor Farm in Cooper Creek, and that go into all the hand made cherry pies baked here.  The trees are carefully tended year-round and contain no worms whatsoever thanks to a meticulous process of spring spraying (ground only – a mild sulphur based compound) and ‘Kootenay Covers’ during fruit growth.  This guarantees a significant 100% yield and NO WORMS whatsoever.  100% organic and no pesticides is our ongoing and unrelenting commitment to the earth and people we feed here.  The combination of sour cherry and sweet cane sugar makes these pies unforgettably delicious.  Presenting you with our best is an honor and a pleasure.  Best regards from Grayson and Finnegan at Laid Back Manor Farm!!  Cheers!!

*seasonal* Case of 6 6” pies: $72.

Invasive Species Society, land managers meeting, March 4th, watch for link updates!

Hello all,

Happy New Year! The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society will be
holding our annual Land Managers Meeting on *March 4th from
1:00-4:00pm *(Pacific).
I’m sure everyone’s calendars are filling up quickly for spring meetings,
so please pencil it in if you are able to attend.

The purpose of the meeting is to share work plans relating to invasive
plant management for the coming season and any invasive plant issues of
note from last year, and then review and update the Central Kootenay
Invasive Plant Priority List with a focus on high priority species.

The meeting will be held virtually unless a pandemic miracle occurs in the
next few weeks.  We may review the agenda and shorten the meeting due to
the virtual format, since we will not be able to enjoy our usual networking
and snacking opportunities.

We will send out a full invitation with agenda, materials and registration
details closer to the date, and we look forward to seeing you all in a few
short weeks.

All the best,
*Erin Bates, *B.Sc, A.Ag
Executive Director

NKLCSS, Register for Kindergarten and Homelinks!

Hi everyone, 
If you have a child who will be Kindergarten age in September 2021 and you plan to register them to attend JVH or Jewett Schools or the Kaslo Homelinks program, now is the time to do it!
For more information on JVH or Jewett registration please check this link
 Kaslo Homelinks may have openings for the 2021/22 school year, and registration is required by March 30th to guarantee a spot in the program.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to register your child, please contact Sarah Keenan. 250.353.8905 or
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
336 B Avenue, Box 546
Kaslo, BC, Canada
V0G 1M0

New: response vehicle for the Lardeau Valley First Responders!

Great news! The Kaslo Fire Department recently purchased a response vehicle
for the Lardeau Valley First Responders, Rescue 492.

Robyn and Glen Skobalski have been our primary responders for close to 6 years and are now joined by Kristi Gazzard (absent for the picture) who recently relocated
from Kaslo to Meadow Creek. They would also like to extend a special thank
you to Dwight and Debbie Smith who have kindly given them permission to
store the truck in their old shop where it can be plugged in and protected
from the elements.

The First Responders are here as an initial response to
medical emergencies to provide necessary care until BC Ambulance arrives.

A valuable service given our remote location. The protocol is to always first
call 911 and from there they will dispatch BCAS and the First Responders.