September 12–17, 2018

I have been enjoying this beautiful September by walking around Burns Lake after school trying out coffee houses and getting a feel for this friendly community. The German owner of one coffee house makes everything from scratch (drinks and bakery items) and always sources organic materials. He loves to chat and is very upbeat and positive. The Boer Mountain coffee house also sources organic materials and also offers delicious fresh bakery items, soups, sandwiches, a health food store, and organic local meats. A third coffee shop beside FYI optometrist Alternative Grounds looks more yuppy in appearance and offers breakfast too. However,  the coffee shops usually close by 4:00ish. The major grocery stores are the PC Wholesale Store (mini costco type) and a Save On Foods store (which rarely has BBQ chickens available!). Check out the salt licks!

The Terry Fox run is a big event here and I really wanted to participate in the run and activities at Francois Lake. There is local entertainment (chorals, highland dancing, fiddle and east coast type bands), art, silent auctions, etc. Unfortunately, an unexpected visit to Emerg. occured that day and I didn’t get a chance to participate in this community event, but did get a tour of the hospital.

I was also invited for my first home cooked meal by a lovely teaching colleague. What a treat! Thanks Monica and Edmund! They told me they have fox, coyote, and bears which wander through their yard :-0