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.

May 12, 2021

May 11, 2021

๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜†/๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ.

I would like to thank the community for their participation in the Spay It Forward Program, it is amazing to see everyone showing such interest! Lots of pets are going to be happier and healthier thanks to this initiative. Due to the limited dates and surgery spots available, the SPCA has a second program to help people with the spaying and neutering of their cats.
Those with female cats are asked to fill out a form for their voucher program, and the SPCA team will reach out with further details. This will allow for more animals to get spayed/neutered faster.
When submitting the form for the voucher program, please let them know you are part of the Seabird Spay It Forward program.
Please fill out the form here:


May 6, 2021

Celebrate our school, 30 years in the making.

May 6, 2021

May 4, 2021

Council Response Letter

May 4, 2021

๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ -๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—• ๐—š๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ (๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜†)

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter outlining your intent, and include your most current resume. All submissions must be received by the end of day on May 15, 2021.


May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Industry Employment Readiness Training Program

Who: Seabird Island Band and Peters First Nation Members (employed or unemployed).
Where: In-class training will be hosted at Seabird College. On-line and in-field where possible.

Although participating in this program does not guarantee employment, it will connect you with potential employers and ensure
that you have access to the basic training that most positions and companies expect to see. If you are interested in being
registered, please contact Melissa at: by May 15th, 2021. This program will organize and cover the
cost of your registration.

View FULL document click here.

April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

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April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

April 28, 2021

April 27, 2021

If you’re in the market for a job change, or are charting your education path with an eye to a future career, you’re in luck: Black Press Media brings you a virtual career and post-secondary education event to the Fraser Valley from May 3rd โ€“ May 7th, 2021.

Register for over 30 of BCโ€™s Top Employers and Post-Secondary Educational Institutes from the comfort of your own home!

The Virtual Event is FREE and easy to register when you visit our Black Press Events page;

April 26, 2021

Youth Employment Opportunity

April 23, 2021

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ. ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ:
1. Individuals on reserve can wait until they received the paper package in the mail;
2. Starting May 3, 2021, the census questionnaire will be available online;
All data collectors are volunteers and you are โ€œWARNED NOT TOโ€ forward any personal information to the following email accounts extensions:
โ€ข Hotmail
โ€ข Gmail
โ€ข Yahoo
Individuals should only transmit data with the extension
Should you have any questions about the Census please contact:
Field Operations Supervisor โ€“ Census 2021
Statistics Canada / Government of Canada / Tel: 604.679.9436

April 21, 2021

April 16, 2021

April 15, 2021

2021 BC Parks Student Ranger Intern postings are now Live!

Hello Everyone,

It is my pleasure to share with you this yearโ€™s BC Parks Youth Employment Program for students across the province! Please forward this announcement to any organizations and individuals you think may be interested including First Nations community contacts and associations, local post-secondary institutions, and local youth in your communities. The postings will be live for a short period (10 more days!) so please distribute soon to allow candidates enough time to apply.

Operating under the broader umbrella of the StrongerBC Future Leaders Program, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has revised the 2021 BC Parks Youth Employment Program to provide youth with employment opportunities in BC Parks and the Conservation Officer Service (COS), while receiving mentorship from existing BC Parks and COS staff.

For the 2021 season, the BC Parks Youth Employment Program will see 37 youth employed across the province. 11 co-op positions will be available through the Provincial Service Branch and 26 Student Ranger Internships will be available through the Regional Operations Branch. Eligible candidates for the 2021 season are Canadian residents, that have been enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited institution within the past 6-months. Additional requirements and criteria can be viewed in the job postings. BC Parks strongly encourages students from Indigenous backgrounds to apply for these positions.

26 Student Ranger Intern positions will be available across the Province, with 4 Student Ranger Interns in each Region and an additional 2 working for Regional Operations Branch. (Youth Employment Program classification). Intern locations for 2021 include Black Creek (Miracle Beach Provincial Park), Chilliwack (Cultus Lake Provincial Park), Cranbrook, Fort St John, Hagensborg, ย Penticton, Prince George, Smithers, Squamish (Alice Lake Provincial Park), Terrace, Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park), Parksville (Rathtrevor Provincial Park), Kamloops, North Vancouver, and Williams Lake.

There are 5 different types of internships for Student Ranger Interns including planning, recreation services, community engagement, administration, and conservation. Each Region has been given discretion regarding which type of internships to offer.

The competitions for these positions are now posted to the BC government job board and the application deadline is April 25th, 2021. Please have interested applicants visit the BC Parks Youth Employment web page (2021 Youth Employment Program โ€“ BC Parks) for more information on how to learn more and to apply for these job opportunities.

Please contact the BC Parks Student Ranger Program Coordinator with further questions


April 14, 2021

Please take note that traffic on Maria Slough bridge will be single lane alternating

on April 23, from 8:30 am until 6 pm, for geotechnical drilling work along the bridge.

Buses and milk trucks will be given priority in the alternating traffic flow.


April 13, 2021

Employment Opportunity – Enbridge

April 12, 2021

Please see the attached Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinic information (poster) as well the confirmed clinic sites and schedule.

ALL Self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, Mรฉtis, Inuit) people who are

18 years or older in 2021 can register to get vaccinated.

To register, call 1-833-838-2323 or visit

Please note:

  1. People who book online will be given their appointment right away.
  2. If no appointments are available at the Indigenous clinics please check back as we will be releasing and organizing more clinics according to need.

April 8, 2021

March 31, 2021

March 29, 2021

March 25, 2021

March 23, 2021

๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†:

There will be work on Chowat Road April 6 – 9 th for the new underground install by BC Hydro.
Thank you.

March 23, 2021

๐—”๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€

Please be aware there will be water interruptions:
March 23-24 , 2021 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The following address will be affected.
๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ.

If you notice your water has been shut off please be patient, it will not be off longer than the time duration.
If your home was affected by this interruption please run your tap for 5 minutes to ensure that there is clean water being run through your home.

March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

A few seats remaining, register today!

March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

March 10, 2021

March 8th, 2021

March 4th, 2021

Scwโ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking 7 highly-motivated & dynamic individuals to join our team in Merritt BC!

  • Finance Clerk – Payroll
  • Youth Wellness Coordinator – Male
  • Youth Wellness Coordinator – Female
  • Social Worker x 2
  • Community Planner
  • Prevention Program Manager

Interested individuals can see the full postings on our website at and apply via email to

March 4th, 2021

March 3rd, 2021

Feb 26th, 2021

Feb 23rd, 2021

Feb 17th, 2021

Feb 17th, 2021

๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€

๐—”๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€
Please be aware there will be a community wide intermittent water interruptions:
๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด๐˜๐—ต, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐˜๐—ต ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿด:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ.๐—บ. – ๐Ÿฐ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ.๐—บ.
Starting from Charles Drive through Sthitsem Road, onto Steqoya Road, ending at Pipehom Road.
If you notice your water has been shut off please be patient, it will not be off longer than the time duration.
๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™–๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฅ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง 5 ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š.

Feb 11th, 2021

Feb 11th, 2021

Feb 10th, 2021

Feb 9th, 2021

Feb 5th, 2021

Feb 5th, 2021

Feb 2nd, 2021

Feb 2nd, 2021

Register today for Heavy Equipment Operator Technician.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ: ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ

Jan 29th, 2021

Jan 28th, 2021

Seabird Island Business Park

Jan 28th, 2021

๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—œ๐—–๐—˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ I๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€

In the last few weeks, a โ€˜companyโ€™ offered asphalt for driveways, and would then ask for money before starting work.ย  The company is not legitimate, and requires a permit to work on Band land.ย  The product is likely scrapings from a paving job, and should be disposed of correctly rather than being offered for sale unsuspecting home owners.ย  Please refuse the service, and call the Band office if you are approached.

Chief and Council assert there is to be no solicitation of any sort. Visitors need permission from Chief and Council to solicit door to door.

If you get a questionable person knocking on your door you do not need to let them in. You have the right to close the door and contact the RCMP. There is an open file at the RCMP.

Community safety is a Chief and Council priority.

Please contact us if you have
any concerns.

Jan 28th, 2021

RE: Intermittent Water Section Interruptions

Attention: Seabird Island Band Members

Please be aware there will be a community wide intermittent water interruptions:

Saturday January 30, 2020ย ย  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you notice your water has been shut off please be patient, it will not be off longer than the time duration.

If your home was affected by this interruption please run your tap for 5 minutes to ensure that there is clean water being run through your home.

Jan 28th, 2021

Speak with your pharmacist, most are available in BC but not all.

Jan 27th, 2021

Jan 27th, 2021

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐˜‚๐—ฝ – ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ

There is lots of room still for you to clean-up!
Date has been extended to ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ then the bins will begin to be removed.

Jan 27th, 2021

๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐——๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—”๐—•๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—•๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—™๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐——๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—™๐—”๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ

The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Seabird Island Band are excited to announce a new partnership benefiting children and families in the community. While the organizations are longtime collaborators, this is their first formal partnership agreement.
โ€œThis partnership will enable us to strengthen relationships and cultural understanding, while delivering critical support to children and families in the Seabird Island community,โ€ said Karen Dickenson Smith, executive director, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. โ€œIt is part of our shared commitment to building healthier, more unified and inclusive communities.โ€
The two organizations will work together to support the delivery of culturally sensitive speech-language pathology services that enhance childrenโ€™s growth, well-being, and participation.
โ€œAll children should have access to the services and supports they need,โ€ said Carlene Brown, director of early childhood development at Seabird Island Band. โ€œWe hope to help each child reach his or her fullest potential by helping them learn the tools of effective communication.โ€
Seabird Island Band exists to promote a healthier, self-sufficient, self-governing, unified and educated community. We believe that a healthy community is one that has achieved physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural balance. (
The Fraser Valley Child Development Centreโ€™s vision is a world where all people are welcomed to participate meaningfully in family and community life. We give children the tools for individual success and helps families and caregivers better understand their childโ€™s growth, development and learning, and strengthen community inclusion. (

Jan 26th, 2021

Jan 20th, 2021

Joint Fortis BC & SIB Appliance Cleaning Project.

The participation application is a document for the joint Fortis BC & SIB appliance cleaning project.
This program is available to any home with gas appliances.
Applications need to be emailed or dropped off by August 31st, 2021

Jan 19th, 2021

Clinic Coming Soon! Get your registration in!

Download and fill out your registration for COVID-19 Vaccine;
PLEASE have your registration form submitted by Friday 22nd, 2021.
Facebook LIVE Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine

Clinic Coming Soon! Get your registration in! Download and fill out your registration for COVID-19 Vaccine;

Posted by Seabird Island Band on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Jan 19th, 2021

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ;
40 Yard bin ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—พ๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ (off Sthitsem Road) on side of road by 3082 Steqoye Rd โ€“ door facing the farm Field to the east
40 yard bin- 2796 Chowat Road
40 yard bin โ€“ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฑ & ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿญ Sthitsem Rd (Duplex) โ€“ door facing Sthitsem road (not houses)
40 yard bin- Charles Drive- dump and return – same spot
40 yard bin- 8313 Sthitsem Road – dump and return – same spot
40 yard bin- 8545 Sthitsem Road – dump and return – same spot
40 yard bin- 8403 Qualq Road – dump and return – same spot – door open to roadway
Two Location changes in ๐—•๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐——.

Jan 19th, 2021

Jan 18th, 2021

Dates for Live Sessions are:

Zoom โ€“ Monday January 18 at 5pm

Facebook Live โ€“ January 21 at 5pm

You can expect an information package delivered door to door

Jan 13th, 2021

๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† – ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—๐—ถ๐—บ (๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€) ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ – 2021

Jan 12th, 2021

Jan 8th, 2021

Jan 5th, 2021

Jan 5th, 2021

๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† – ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—๐—ถ๐—บ (๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€) ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ – 2021