Supporting a Cooperative Economy

Check out this great video produced through Interior Savings and showcasing our Milling & Carpentry Job Creation Project.  The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Interior Savings Credit Union, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, the Ministry of Social Development, and the many groups and individuals who have contributed to making this program a success!

 

Interior Savings Planter Boxes

Thanks to Uli Migl for working with us to make these planter boxes!  The lumber used was milled by the LNTCFS and using logs from the Community Forest.  Thank-you again to Interior Savings for your generous contribution to the purchase of our bandmill.

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2016 Grants Awarded

 

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Photo Credit: Jill Hayward

We received a total of twenty-one grant applications in 2016 with requested funding well exceeding the planned amount for disbursement.   The LNTCFS has now reviewed the applications and is pleased to announce our decision to donate a total $128,984 to the local non-profit organizations listed below. We wish them the best of luck in completion of their projects.

Click below for a summary of the 2016 LNTCFS Grants and the various community organizations and projects that we are pleased to support:

2016 Grants Summary

2017 Summer Jobs

The LNTCFS is seeking two motivated students for employment through the summer of 2017.  The following positions are available:

2017 Summer Forestry Students (2)

Those interested please submit coverletter and resume by February 10, 2017 to LNTCFSociety@telus.net.  We thanks all applicants for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Dixon Lake Dock – Community Survey

The LNTCFS is seeking your feedback on our proposed fishing dock at Dixon Lake.  Implementation of this project is planned for Spring 2017 and we wish to ensure public support for the project before it proceeds.

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Sample configuration, similar to proposed Dixon Dock

The concept for this project is to provide/install a fishing dock along the east edge of Dixon Lake as a means to provide people who don’t have a boat or are new to the sport an opportunity to try their luck at fishing!  A walking trail would be constructed down to the dock as well as an outhouse on the adjacent upland area.

Dixon Lake is approximately 20 minutes from Barriere, with the proposed dock location at ~13km on the Dixon forestry road.

Do you support the LNTCFS proposal for a fishing dock at Dixon Lake?

 Vote Now

Alternatively, if you have questions or wish to provide comments, please respond through email to LNTCFSociety@telus.net by January 31, 2017. 

 Thank you for your feedback!

2016 Grants Announcement

The LNTCFS is pleased to announce our decision to donate $ 130,000 for 2015/16 to be disbursed as follows:

  • $ 20,000 has been allocated to Barriere Secondary School (BSS) 2017 Graduates for student awards (scholarships and/or bursaries).  As with previous years, these awards will be administered through BSS;
  • $ 60,000 has been allocated for distribution through our traditional grants program. Click here for grant application forms and guidelines. All applications received by December 31, 2016 will be reviewed by the LNTCFS board members who will award the money to successful applicants; and
  • $ 50,000 has been allocated to a new subcategory for groups that are able to provide leveraged funding to support their application. Guidance and submission deadline(s) for this category are under development and should be available shortly.

Annual General Meeting

Everyone is welcome to attend!!  Come and learn more about your community forest!!

View our 2016 Financial Statement

The Annual General Meeting of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00pm at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre located at 4936 Barriere Town Road (District of Barriere Building), at which time it is intended that Directors be elected for the ensuing year.

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Contact 250-672-1941 for further information.

2015 Grants Awarded

2015 GRANTS AWARDED

We received a total of fifteen grant applications in 2015 with requested funding well exceeding the planned amount for disbursement.   The LNTCFS has now reviewed the applications and is pleased to announce our decision to donate a total $29,375 to the local non-profit organizations listed below. We wish them the best of luck in completion of their projects.

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Click below for a summary of the 2015 LNTCFS Grants and the various community organizations and projects that we are pleased to support:

2015 Grants Summary

2016 Community Meetings & Dinner with the LNTCFS

1405-1406_MergedThe Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS)
hereby wish to invite you to our:

2016 Accountability Meetings & Dinner with the LNTCFS

At one of the following locations:

  • McLure Community Fire Hall: Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Squam Bay Community Hall: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Little Fort Community Hall: Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Chu Chua Community Hall: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Barriere Lions Hall: Thursday, March 3, 2016

All dinners to begin at 5:30pm, with Community meetings to follow at 6:30pm

Please RSVP for dinner with location by January 31, 2016 (by February 18th for Barriere) to 250-672-1941 or LNTCFSociety@telus.net

What’s the meeting for?

Learn about the LNTCFS, community forestry, and what we’ve been up to:

  • Accountability against our Strategic Plan
  • Performance against Provincial Community Forest objectives
  • Economic Development

We want your input and feedback:

 Learn about your community forest,

Share your ideas about the Lower North Thompson’s future

 Please Attend, Enjoy a Meal, and Have Your Say