Community Notices 2021

THE BAND OFFICE IS CLOSED BUT WE ARE STILL PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES. Seabird Island is doing its best to both protect and support the community. As such the Band Office has reduced its services to Essential Services only.

Dec 30, 2021


Ey swayel families,

We hope everyone had a restful holiday.

Yesterday the Provincial Health Officer, Minister of Safety, and Minister of Education announced that all schools would have a delayed opening after the break in order to assess the impact of the Omicron variant and to implement new safety measures.

This means that Seabird Island Community school will open for students on January 10.

School staff will be at the school on Tuesday, January 4th to prepare these safety measures and welcome back the children of essential workers.

If you are an essential services worker, please send an email to, so we can make arrangements for your child or children to be at school starting on January 4. 

We will send out additional information next week with regard to these proactive new safety measures.

Barbara White and Steve Beier

Éy cha te swayel (Have a nice day)

Dec 23, 2021

Dec 23, 2021

Dec 22, 2021

Multiple Strong Winter Storms
Tuesday December 21st to Wednesday December 29th, 2021

Multiple storms will impact the transportation system across BC with snow, blowing snow and freezing rain at times over the next week and a half.

Very cold air will spread through BC beginning around Christmas Day impacting travelers and vulnerable populations.

Please stay safe, check in with the Elders and family.

Bring pets indoors.

Only drive if it is safe to do so and be sure to check with Drive BC.

Drive BC:

Have a Merry Christmas

Be safe and stay warm

Dec 21, 2021

Extreme Weather Warning

Winter storm warning in effect for: Fraser Valley – east including Hope

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Heavy snow and freezing rain this afternoon and tonight.

Roads will be covered in Ice.
Total snowfall of near 25 cm is expected by Wednesday morning.

Recommended to stay home and stay off the roads.
Bring your animals in.
Be safe, check on the Elders and your Family.

Dec 14, 2021

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Dec 3, 2021

Let’s Talk EJ!  Join us on ZOOM!

Monday Dec 6th at 3:00pm and Tuesday Dec 7th at 4:00pm

Sign into the Zoom address listed below:


Click the address above to access Zoom page – approve to set up Zoom OR ask to JOIN the meeting.

Dec 2, 2021

𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 Food Drive, December 9th from 6 – 9 p.m.

Please support our fire department by donating non-perishable items. The firefighters would like to encourage Community Members to leave food outside their front doors, so it can be picked up while we minimize contact with each other and maintain physical distancing.

*𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲 𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴: Refrigerated items, expired food, left overs, damaged/dented/opened packages, baked and self-preserved items.

𝑊𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠.

Dec 1, 2021

Reminder to Seabird Island Band Members.

Housing Application Renewals are due between November 15- December 31 1:00 pm. If your renewal application is handed in after December 31 1:00pm you will lose your position and be moved to the bottom of the waitlist.

The updated list will be in the January, 2022 Yoo Hoo.

Applications are available at the Band Office with reception and the Seabird Island Band Website.

If you have any questions, please phone the Housing Department.

Please send your housing applications to or hand it in with the reception at the Band Office.

Thank you for your time.

Dec 1, 2021

Hello everyone,

In light of continued rainfall and flooding in southern BC, Transport Canada has expanded the scope of the recreational boating restrictions to include the Chilliwack and Coquihalla Rivers. Specifically:

  1. Chilliwack River and the waters over the floodplains from Chilliwack Lake to, and including, Vedder River, and also including Slesse Creek
  2. Coquihalla River and the waters over the floodplains along the Coquihalla Highway and Crowsnest Highway from Shylock Road to where the Coquihalla River meets the Fraser River

We have also added an exception for crews performing infrastructure repairs on behalf of a local authority. Those acting on behalf of Indigenous groups continue to be exempt from the Order.


Our thoughts are with you as you cope with the conditions in your communities. Please stay safe,

Diana M. Trager

Regional Director, Pacific Region

Marine Safety and Security

Transport Canada / Government of Canada / Tel: 604-666-5470


Directrice régionale, Région du Pacifique

Sécurité et sûreté maritimes
Transports Canada / Gouvernement of Canada / Tél. :604-666-5470

Nov 30, 2021

Nov 30, 2021

Seabird Island / Tyit Tribe / Stó:lō Nation – ARTIST CALL

This Artist Call is for all Seabird Island / Tyit Tribe / Stó:lō Nation artists, living in or outside their territory, with personal ties to Seabird. Seabird Island is building a new community center. We want our history and culture in the building, giving everyone a strong feel for who we are and where we come from when they step inside. The artwork will speak to our relationship to the river, the mountains, the plants and animals, to neighbours and families. It might speak to family trees and cultural activities of that family. It will speak to our past and our future on the land.

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Nov 26, 2021

Drive-thru: Emergency Hampers for Seabird Island Band Members / Community Members pick-up starting 12 p.m. at the Seabird Island Gym.

Note: 𝗘𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺.
Please let friends and family know that may not have social media or may have missed this post. Thank you

Nov 26, 2021

EJ Electronic Vote is at 32!

VOTE for EJ on line –

Only 14 days left to VOTE EJ

Nov 24, 2021

Off reserve members please click link to fill out Consent form and to apply for off-reserve hamper. 

On reserve members giving consent for a family member to pick up items on their behalf may also fill out this form. Be sure to select “no” for off reserve hamper.

Nov 24, 2021

National Addictions Awareness Week
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