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Dr. Fox returns from fellowship program with new knowledge and skills

The wait is over! After taking a year off to undergo a fellowship study, Dr. Robert Fox has returned to normal duties at the Health Centre. During his fellowship at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, Dr. Fox expanded his knowledge of a range of addiction behaviors, such as substance abuse - including street drugs, [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Health & Social Development|Comments Off on Dr. Fox returns from fellowship program with new knowledge and skills

Special Air Quality Statement

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring. Metro Vancouver has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected to persist for several days. The developing weather pattern over the BC Coast is causing outflow winds to carry smoke from wildfires [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Emergency Procedures, Safety & security|Comments Off on Special Air Quality Statement

First Nations communities rallying to help evacuees

It was a long, uncertain journey for the Elders from Canim Lake. The group of fourteen Elders, caregivers and pets were headed home from the Elders Gathering at Campbell River on Vancouver Island July 11 - 13. Many of the Elders had made it all the way to Kamloops when the evacuation order was issued [...]

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Education jurisdiction talks sparked again

It’s been a long time since the community has heard the words ‘education jurisdiction’ uttered. Seabird was once at the forefront of education jurisdiction, which would give the community control of the education their children receive on reserve - allowing us to govern curriculum, set qualifications for staff and balance cultural practices with in-class activities [...]

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Seabird Island Community School receives new roof in $800,000 project

It’s been a long time coming. For the last 2-years, leaky areas of Seabird Island Community School’s roof have been covered with tarps - providing a short-term fix to a long-term problem. It wasn’t a pretty solution, but it gave Seabird time to seek funding to replace the aging cedar shingle roof. “We started that [...]

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Heat Wave Advisory

**Too hot at home? Seabird Island has opened up a designated cool down area in our Elders Lounge and Gymnasium all week.*** Extremely high temperatures are expected this week. Daytime maximum temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 30's through midweek over communities in the Fraser Valley. The heat combined with the lack of [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Announcement|Comments Off on Heat Wave Advisory

Special Air Quality Statement

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring. Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to wildfires outside of the region. These conditions are expected to persist for at least 24 hours. Fine particulate matter, also [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Emergency Procedures, Safety & security|Comments Off on Special Air Quality Statement

BC wildfire update

As of Monday, July 17, 2017, there are 162 wildfires burning across B.C. spanning greater than 131,000 hectares. Currently, there are 20-First Nations communities affected and 40,000 people displaced, with the possibility of an additional 27,000 people being told to leave their homes at a moment's notice. The fire at Harrison Lake is now 188-hectares [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Emergency Procedures, Safety & security|Comments Off on BC wildfire update

Elders enjoy summer outings

Twelve Elders headed out this past June for a night of fun at the movies, but first they stopped for dinner. “Many enjoy the opportunity to get out and socialize with their peers and see one another,” said Angie Chapman, Community Services Program Manager. The following day, seven Elders joined Matilda Charlie to work with [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Elders|Comments Off on Elders enjoy summer outings

Protect yourself from heatstroke

The summer heat is here and while it can be enjoyable, it can also cause harm to you or a loved one. Heatstroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own temperature and body temperature continues to rise, often to 40°C (104°F) or higher. There are many ways you can prevent heatstroke from happening. [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Health & Social Development|Comments Off on Protect yourself from heatstroke