Twenty-five Westbank First Nation (WFN) Member graduates, high school and post-secondary, were celebrated and honoured today at an intimate BBQ hosted by WFN Chief and Council. UPDATE: Drinking water advisory lifted for Cedar Rapids area . Both the IR#9 and IR#10 water systems rely on Okanagan Lake as a raw water source. Learn More. Play. On Saturday October 3, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m., paving will occur on Spland Road. admin - December 18, 2020. Individuals interested in joining the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend sever… However, there are some diseases of high priority that B.C.’s Wildlife Health Program must monitor and track. West Kelowna Fire Rescue will continue their 23rd Annual Holiday Food Drive in support of local food banks. 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Columbus City Utilities has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for customers in the area of Timbercrest Drive.This precautionary measure is necessary due to a … New samples came back clean, allowing the boil water notice to be removed. Drinking water advisories are preventive measures that protect people from drinking water that could be contaminated. Water service was shut off for 45 addresses; those customers are now under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory. Staff hosted a Drive/Walk-Thru BBQ to support discussion and awareness, as well as made harm reduction kits available for those in need. The applicant is seeking to utilize a WFN Member property which could potentially be sub-leased to them by the current lessee, for the purposes of constructing permanent supportive housing. Westbank First Nation (WFN) Manager of Utilities, Krista Derrickson, was recognized during the 11th Annual Canadian Water Summit as the winner of the Water Operator Leader category. 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These diseases include Bovine Tuberculosis (BTb) and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Group is composed of 19 appointed members that represent public water systems, technical assistance providers, local agencies, … Now, with the community on the cusp of ending its decades-long boil-water advisory, the CBC's Olivia Stefanovich travels to the place they used to call home to learn more. No. Participate in the annual preparation of the Local Government Services Budget, which sets property taxation rates and how collected property taxes will be spent. WFN is pleased to offer Membership an opportunity to camp at the Fauquier property located in the Arrow Lakes area beginning July 1, 2020. A short-term drinking water advisory means there is a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system. Drinking water advisory lifted for Pierson, IA . In accordance with Westbank First Nation Advisory Council Law 2017-10, a new Advisory Council was selected in October 2020. The most recent Advisory Council election was held on October 15, 2020.For more information on the election, please click here. Most areas of WFN IR#9 and IR#10 are serviced with water, sewer and all other utilities. UPDATE 12/15 9:15 a.m. (KWWL) -- … December 12, 2020. by Sarah Bullock . The department had issued an advisory … WFN Utilities has lifted the advisory as the lake has settled and now meets the Drinking Water Quality guidelines for turbidity levels. Advocate on behalf of individuals or special interest groups. Google+. It’s a challenging time for many as people continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. WFN residents vote to elect Councillors to the Advisory Council, while WFN Members vote to elect a Chief & Council. Westbank First Nation has taken steps to assist residents of Westbank Land by minimizing the impact of rent increases or evictions that might occur during the COVID-19 pandemic. E-mail, At the December 14, 2020 Council meeting, WFN Council reviewed the BC Housing proposed re-zoning/land use amendment for the identified project at 3235 Cougar Road. Despite a spike in recent COVID-19 cases in the Okanagan, Westbank First Nation (WFN) is cautiously hopeful about the community’s reopening. WFN stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and denounces racism, lateral violence, and discriminatory practices within our community, and amongst ourselves as First Nations and syilx people. WFN Utilities has lifted the advisory as the lake has settled and now meets the Drinking Water Quality guidelines for turbidity levels. There will be a temporary disruption in water services due to ongoing construction occurring on Carrington Road beginning at 10:00 p.m. October 7, 2020, and lasting until 10:00 a.m. October 8, 2020. In recognition of the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Westbank First Nation (WFN) Council has rescinded their April 6, 2020 resolution related to landlord and tenant relief, and adopted the amended relief measures until further notice. Westbank First Nation (WFN) has been distributing salmon to its Members in mid-August for the last five years to ensure they receive traditional food sources, and so younger generations can keep learning about how to process their own harvest. Feedback Forms: Water, sewer, street, sidewalk, law violations, FOIP, change of address, or taxation . Please be advised that there will be intersection improvement works from beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday November 5 to Thursday November 19, 2020 that will result in road closure at the Carrington/Butt Road intersection. On September 1, 2020, WFN youth representatives, Councillors Jordan Coble and Andrea Alexander, Youth and Recreation Manager Nicole Werstuik, and carvers Frank Marchand and Will Poitras attended Spotted Lake for a ceremonial first launch of the recently crafted youth canoe. The law provides for the establishment of five Advisory Council members, comprised of residents from each of the five districts. Residential Tenancy Information - Westbank First Nation. Advisories by region. The advisory is in effect until further notice. There is no confirmed time for when access will reopen, however Fire Services, BC Hydro, and the responding propane company are present to address the concern. 0. Access WFN Council, Membership, and Advisory Council meeting agendas and minutes . On October 15, residents will go to the polls to submit their votes. December 9, 2020 9:46 am Keith W. Bliven Iowa News, Top Stories. The 2020-2023 Westbank First Nation (WFN) Economic Development Commission (EDC) Strategic Plan was made possible through the commitment of the EDC Commissioners who contributed to the planning process. can carry many disease and parasites without significant effects. MARATHON — Village officials are searching for the cause of a major water main rupture that has left Marathon’s water towers and tanks dry, and are asking residents to conserve and boil water. Advisory Group Members at Jan. 13, 2020 Meeting. Once samples are verified to be bacteriologically safe, those customers will be re-notified when […] At the Advisory Council's Annual General Meeting, residents are invited to stop by to learn about new developments and projects, tax expenditures, programs and services. A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents living on Mercedes Avenue between E. 9th Street and E. 8th Street. T: 250 769 4999 Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 9th annual tournament this year. Westbank First Nation (WFN) enacted the Advisory Council Law on April 1, 2005 to provide Non-Members living on Westbank Lands, or having an interest in Westbank Lands, with a mechanism through which they may have input into proposed Westbank Law and proposed amendments to Westbank Law that directly and significantly affects them. In accordance with Westbank First Nation (WFN) Advisory Council Law 2017-10, October 15, 2020, saw a new Advisory Council voted in for a three-year term by WFN residents. Warmer temperatures have resulted in snowpack melting and higher creek flows. Updated Feb 19, 2020; Posted Feb 18, 2020 All customers served by the Battle Creek water system are under a boil water advisory FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Facebook Share by The Canadian Press. During their September 9, 2020 meeting, Westbank First Nation (WFN) Council resolved to provide initial consideration to an application for a Land Use Amendment/Rezoning application for Lot 37-2-2 at 3235 Cougar Road. There will be ongoing road improvement works beginning Friday, September 18 and continuing to the end of November 2020. A Water Quality Advisory has been issued for all of IR #9. The advisory took effect on December 14, 2020 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. Old Ferry Wharf Road is currently closed due to a propane leak. E-mail, For media inquiries, please contact our communications department. BC Housing: Proposed Cougar Road Supportive Housing Project Deferred. FortisBC along with Okanagan Training Development Council (OTDC), and program host, Westbank First Nation, recently graduated 10 new participants from Residential Energy and Efficiency Works (REnEW), a program that provides entry-level construction skills and energy efficiency training to people that have faced barriers to employment. But the community’s public health officer says the boil-water advisory, which has been in place since 1995, will remain in place because of lingering problems with the water plant’s performance — problems the community warns could grow worse without more help from the federal government. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee. The Child Advocacy Centre is collaborating with Westbank First Nation to be the fifth partner of the organization. WFN Advisory Council meetings are open to WFN residents and held at the WFN Government building (515 Hwy 97 South). The SAFER Advisory Group provides the State Water Board with constructive advice and feedback on the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Expenditure Plan and other related policies and analyses. But on one tiny, yet significant square of the world, Indigenous students are prepping for a new normal by training in clean energy construction. Twitter. Job description. Carrington Road will be closed for the day due to road construction. In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, Westbank First Nation (WFN) staff and community members gathered together to raise awareness to this epidemic. The Boil Water Notice issued yesterday for WFN's IR 10 has now been lifted and operators will soon be taking the signs down. The boil-water advisory has been lifted for customers of the Pineville Municipal Water Works. Full minutes are posted approximately one month after each meeting. Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city Texas officials have lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water … By. the On November 18th 2020, we will commemorate prof Arjen Hoekstra on the occasion of the first anniversary of his unfortunate passing last year. The next Advisory Council election is October 15, 2020.The first Nomination Period commences the 2nd week in August, and the second Nomination Period commences the 3rd week in August. SMU is contacting addresses in West Spencer due to water service line work on Monday, December 21, 2020. From September 24, 2020 to November 13, 2020, Old Ferry Wharf Road will be closed, except for local traffic, while the construction of a new sanitary sewer takes place. Andrea Alexander, a Councillor with the Westbank First Nation, and JoAnn Fowler, an Enderby resident who is a mentor for new social workers with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, have been appointed for one-year terms to the Board. The Drinking water advisories indicators provide a long-term view of the main reasons why boil water advisories are issued, namely: 1. due to the detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli), which suggests the possible presence of disease-causing microorganisms in drinking water 2. as a precaution, due to elevated levels of other, non-health-related water quality indicators 3. as a precaution, due to equipment and process-related issues They … Media contact Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. For media inquiries, please contact our communications department. Learn More. Upon review, Council determined to defer the application as received to 2021 for the purposes of conducting greater consultation. During those times, residents are invited to submit nominations for qualified residents whom they would like to represent their district on the WFN Advisory Council. November 2020 UPDATE: On November 30, 2020 WFN Council resolved to extend the rent increase freeze for tenancies on Westbank First Nation lands. In First Nation communities, a drinking water advisory can affect as little as one building and does not always represent a community-wide drinking water problem since communities can have multiple water systems. The National Weather Service is your best source for complete weather forecast and weather related information on the web! Each year, WFN completes an annual report highlighting various departmental, community, and organization accomplishments, projects, and future initiatives. Wild animals in B.C. 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