Twitter. Google+. A short-term drinking water advisory means there is a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system. December 12, 2020. by Sarah Bullock . Posted Dec 17, 2020 10:10 am MST. 0. WhatsApp. Despite a spike in recent COVID-19 cases in the Okanagan, Westbank First Nation (WFN) is cautiously hopeful about the community’s reopening. But on one tiny, yet significant square of the world, Indigenous students are prepping for a new normal by training in clean energy construction. Individuals interested in joining the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend sever… 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. December 9, 2020 9:46 am Keith W. Bliven Iowa News, Top Stories. 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. Online forms. 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. Thirty neighborhoods in St. Tammany are under a boil water advisory on Thursday after Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeast Louisiana Wednesday night. Both the IR#9 and IR#10 water systems rely on Okanagan Lake as a raw water source. There will be ongoing road improvement works beginning Friday, September 18 and continuing to the end of November 2020. Full minutes are posted approximately one month after each meeting. UPDATE: Drinking water advisory lifted for Cedar Rapids area . Pinterest. 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. To the virtual event link. 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 … 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. Drinking water advisories are preventive measures that protect people from drinking water that could be contaminated. Unless otherwise notified, the precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be … On Saturday October 3, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m., paving will occur on Spland Road. The 25 East Boundary route will be on detour for October 22, 2020, and all bus stops on Carrington Road will be closed for the duration of the road closure. 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. 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. 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. Advise Chief and Council regarding proposed new WFN Laws or law amendments. Water service was shut off for 45 addresses; those customers are now under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory. WFN Advisory Council meetings are open to WFN residents and held at the WFN Government building (515 Hwy 97 South). Unmute. Participate in the annual preparation of the Local Government Services Budget, which sets property taxation rates and how collected property taxes will be spent. 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. These diseases include Bovine Tuberculosis (BTb) and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). admin - December 18, 2020. PM says he kept hoping more money, or pressure, would help meet water-advisory goal. 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. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. COVID-19 UPDATES: Westbank First Nation's phased re-opening strategy. Carrington Road will be closed for the day due to road construction. Each year, WFN completes an annual report highlighting various departmental, community, and organization accomplishments, projects, and future initiatives. UPDATE. Please contact the AC Chairperson prior to the meeting to reserve a seat.An agenda will be posted by the Friday before each monthly meeting. In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WFN has further extended its rental increase freeze from January 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021. Residential Tenancy Information - Westbank First Nation. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee. 10, Westbank First Nation 2019/2020 Annual Report, BC Wildlife Health Surveillance and Priority Diseases - Bovine Tuberculosis and Chronic Wasting Dise, West Kelowna Urgent and Primary Care Centre Opening October 5 2020, Public Notice: Temporary Water Shut Off Due to Carrington Road Construction, BC Housing's Proposed Cougar Road Supportive Housing Project October 1st Virtual Open House Cancelle, Okanagan College's 12th Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow Goes Virtual, BC Housing's Proposed Cougar Road Supportive Housing Project on WFN Lands - Update in Advance of Oct, New Members of Okanagan College Board of Governors, Old Ferry Wharf Road Closure Due to Propane Leak, WFN Continues to Ease COVID-19 for Tenants and Landlords, Road Improvements at Carrington and Butt Road, Urgent and Primary Care Centre Coming Soon to West Kelowna, Notice of Temporary Road Closure - Sneena Road, WFN Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day, WFN Salmon Distribution Celebrates Traditional Food, Community, Canada-BC Grant Helps Build Access to Regional Park, 900 Pound Canoe Carved By Westbank First Nation Youth, Geneva Ensign, “A Family Affair: Derickson Family Trapline,” BC Trappers Magazine, Spring 2020,8-11, WFN Responds to Recent Uptick in COVID-19 Cases, WFN Eases COVID-19 Restrictions for Tenants and Landlords, WFN Council hosts BBQ for Graduating Class of 2020, WFN to Receive $500,000 from Province to Support Active Transportation Improvements, WFN Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Fauquier Campground Opens July 1, 2020 to WFN Membership, 9th Annual WFN Youth & Recreation Golf Tournament Cancelled, WFN Chief and Kelowna Mayor are shaving their heads for a cause, WFN freezes residential rent increases & evictions during COVID-19, Westbank First Nation Council approves annual budget, Community Core outdoor park construction begins April 10, Kidney disease screening offered April 12, Solar installation training to be offered in May, Residents invited to Advisory Council Annual General Meeting, Lakefront beach lots available for seasonal rent, Notice for Fox Road and Falcon Lane tenants, Fauquier property campground caretaker opportunity, Westbank First Nation Membership approves school expansion project cost, Title and rights: Gathering knowledge for traditional use study, Information meeting: Legalization of non-medical cannabis, Impact of Bill S-3, an Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registrat, Dance and acting workshop hosted by MISCELLANEOUS Productions, Member housing: Four new homes available for allotment, Framework for Indigenous Rights in Canada, Westbank First Nation Council seeks to better understand Membership living conditions: survey, Falcon Lane phase 2 construction underway, Community Core Multi-use Park open house, March 8, Priority snow removal routes - Westbank First Nation, Opportunity for WFN Youth to attend Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, Request for letters of interest: Elder seat, Membership vote required for Sensisyusten Expansion and Renovation Project advancement, Opportunity for Members to attend tourism conference, WFN Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Law FAQ, Solar Pilot Project at Sensisyusten House of Learning. Krista has worked as an operator for 20 years, with extensive experience in the field. 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. WFN Utilities has lifted the advisory as the lake has settled and now meets the Drinking Water Quality guidelines for turbidity levels. A Water Quality Advisory has been issued for all of IR #9. Most areas of WFN IR#9 and IR#10 are serviced with water, sewer and all other utilities. The most recent Advisory Council election was held on October 15, 2020.For more information on the election, please click here. 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. Old Ferry Wharf Road is currently closed due to a propane leak. November 2020 UPDATE: On November 30, 2020 WFN Council resolved to extend the rent increase freeze for tenancies on Westbank First Nation lands. The sk’aytan (October) WFN EcDev X-Press is now available. June 24, 2020 WFN to Receive $500,000 from Province to Support Active Transportation Improvements The department had issued an advisory … Westbank First Nation government maintains 50 residential homes and oversees 27 lease-to-purchase homes. Receive and consider petitions from Non-Members. Last Updated Dec 17, 2020 at 10:14 am MST. Over $1.4 million in Active Transportation Program grants will be awarded for 2020-2021 projects, of which WFN will receive $500,000. can carry many disease and parasites without significant effects. BC Housing: Proposed Cougar Road Supportive Housing Project Deferred. Wild animals in B.C. 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 Learn More. In recognition of the continued easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, effective September 8, 2020, Westbank First Nation (WFN) Council has rescinded their June 29, 2020 resolution related to landlord and tenant relief. lim ləmt, thank you, to all who contributed to the plan. 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. the The centre is designed to improve the quality of primary care services for people living in West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and Peachland, by improving the access to primary care that includes urgent primary care services required within 12-24 hours, and by providing ongoing longitudinal primary care for underserved populations in the area. The West Kelowna Urgent and Primary Care Centre (WK UPCC) will open October 5, 2020. We own and operate our water distribution systems as well as the sanitary sewer collection systems. In a recent interview for the BC Trapper Magazine, WFN Elder Raymond Derickson spoke to the history of Derickson family trapline, and its continued connection to the land and Westbank First Nation community. The advisory was put in place in September 2019 due to ongoing issues with the well. For media inquiries, please contact our communications department. It’s a challenging time for many as people continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Upon review, Council determined to defer the application as received to 2021 for the purposes of conducting greater consultation. On October 15, residents will go to the polls to submit their votes. This includes the WFN Government/Lindley Building, Community Services, Youth Centre, Public Works/Utilities office, and facilities such as the gymnasium. 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