Council Update: Safety Patrols, Subdivision Decision and More…

At its last meeting Aug. 14, the Band Council voted to hire a security company to do evening and weekend safety patrols on the reserve. Details will be provided as soon as arrangements are in place. Council is also researching other measures to improve safety and security on the reserve and will place the topic on the agenda of an upcoming community meeting.

Subdivision Decision – Council has decided to remove two lots from the small subdivision on Old Island Highway near Walmart. These lots will be used for a U-shaped road and for green space. The decision leaves five lots for single residences, all of which have been allocated. The other four lots are being used to build three duplexes for Elders’ housing. Construction of these units is underway and will be completed by the end of the year.

Elk Hunt – The elk hunt allocation hasn’t been received yet, either.
There are still spots available for a youth hunting course, contact Christopher Roberts to apply (250-286-7200 or

Fire Relief – Council voted to donate $10,000 to the First Nations Emergency Service Society in order to support relief services to First Nations communities affected by the many forest fires in B.C.

Community Info Meeting – Council will host a community meeting in September or early October. Date to be confirmed soon.

Council Meetings – Council is meeting most Mondays starting at 9 a.m. and Band members are welcome to attend the public portions of the meetings as observers. Those wishing to address council are asked to make their request in writing using the request form and refer to the policy for making these requests. These are available from the Band office and on the Private Documents [SS1] section of the website.

Keep Connected – A reminder that if you’re a Band member who hasn’t been emailed the log-in information for the Private Documents portion of the website, it means we don’t have a current email address for you. Please update your contact information by emailing Membership Administrator Christine Smith at