Community Notices 2020
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 31st, 2020
Seabird Island Community Plan Survey Draw Winner!
Congratulations to Band Member Tammy Harris: she is the winner of the grand prize for participating in the survey. She takes home an electronic notebook. Other participants received a box of Christmas chocolates.
55 people completed the Community Survey – thank you very much for your time and input. We will be compiling the results for an article in the next issue of the YooHoo.
𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝘄 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿!
Seabird Island Community Plan Survey Draw Winner! Congratulations to Band Member Tammy Harris: she is the winner of the grand prize for participating in the survey. She takes home an electronic notebook. Other participants received a box of Christmas chocolates. 55 people completed the Community Survey - thank you very much for your time and input. We will be compiling the results for an article in the next issue of the YooHoo.Posted by Seabird Island Band on Thursday, December 31, 2020
Dec 30th, 2020
Season’s Greetings –from our Elders Program Team & Seabird Staff! We hope that you enjoyed your gift bag, a little puzzle time is great at this time of year and time out for a meal is sometimes just what we need. You are our strength and knowledge keepers–and we love you and miss you all very much! We’d like to acknowledge the Indigenous Police Service (RCMP) constables Tristan, Melanie, Barb and Brett for their kind contribution to our Elders this year. They gifted a cup and hand-sanitizer for you! Also a thank you to Nadia McNeil-Joseph and Maddox Peters, our Youth & Elders Worker for all your hard work in bringing the gifts to each Elder! Have a Happy New Year, always stay safe and warm!
Hello, I’d like to introduce myself I’m Jacqueline and I have recently been added to our Communications team here at Seabird. I am looking forward to meeting many of you and hearing your stories.
The stories of our past, present and future have a power tightly interwoven into our way of life. My hope is for you to share knowledge and your vision for the future as we continue to transform as a community. Enjoy the video!
𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻'𝘀 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 --from our Elders Program Team & Seabird Staff! We hope that you enjoyed your gift bag, a little puzzle time is great at this time of year and time out for a meal is sometimes just what we need. You are our strength and knowledge keepers--and we love you and miss you all very much! We'd like to acknowledge the Indigenous Police Service (RCMP) constables Tristan, Melanie, Barb and Brett for their kind contribution to our Elders this year. They gifted a cup and hand-sanitizer for you! Also a thank you to Nadia McNeil-Joseph and Maddox Peters, our Youth & Elders Worker for all your hard work in bringing the gifts to each Elder! Have a Happy New Year, always stay safe and warm! 𝘝𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵: 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰, 𝘐’𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘐’𝘮 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘥. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘔𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘌𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰! - 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦Posted by Seabird Island Band on Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Dec 22nd, 2020
Message to Community – Chief Jim (James) Harris
Dec 18th, 2020
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
Dec 17th, 2020
Dec 15th, 2020
Dec 14th, 2020
Please be aware that there is tree and black berry removal in the following areas for next four weeks.
There will be a flagging team watching these areas so children and pets won’t get to close to the work site.
Dec 10th, 2020
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
- Do not use deodorant, powder, creams, or lotions on the day of the appointment. These products leave a residue that can make it difficult to read your mammogram.
- Before the exam, you will be asked to undress from the waist up. If you wish, you could wear a shirt that buttons in the front to keep one side covered at a time during the exam. Please note that in addition to uncovering one breast, you will also need to take your arm out of the shirt so the technologist can position you properly for the mammogram. This will be repeated on the other side.
- Try to schedule an appointment when your breasts are least sensitive (e.g. within 10 days of your last period). Some women also find it helpful to avoid caffeine several days before an exam.
- We strive for a scent-free environment, so please do not wear perfume.
- Please bring your own medical mask if you have one to your appointment. Healthcare staff will also be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect you and others.
What happens during a screening mammogram?
A female technologist will ask to measure your height and weight before your mammogram which will be documented on your confidential history form as well as other questions pertaining to your breast health.
The technologist will then proceed to the mammogram examination where she will place your breast on a special x-ray machine. A plastic plate will be pressed slowly to compress your breast and hold it in place for a few seconds.
You will feel some pressure on your breast for a few seconds during the x-ray. Compression is necessary to spread the breast tissue and eliminate motion, which may blur the picture. This may be uncomfortable and usually lasts no more than 10 seconds. Let the technologist know if you experience pain as she will work with you to make your appointment more comfortable.
Four pictures are taken, two of each breast. The technologist will check the pictures to make sure they are of good quality for the radiologist to read. If needed, the technologist may take additional pictures.
Dec 8th, 2020
Dec 8th, 2020
Dec 7th, 2020
Logo Contest – ages 10 – 18
Dec 4th, 2020
Dec 4th, 2020
Dec 3rd, 2020
December Safety Tips: Candles, Holiday Lights, Christmas Trees, and 9-1-1
As the holiday season approaches, FNESS would like to remind communities about ensuring community fire and life safety during the holiday season. By following a few easy fire safety tips, you can drastically reduce the risk of home fires and/or injury. Below are some fire and life safety tips for the season; also attached are some NFPA tip sheets (holiday fire prevention). Additionally, included below is some information about the importance of calling 9-1-1 during an emergency.
Call 9-1-1 in an Emergency
Calling 9-1-1 is important in an emergency. Calling 9-1-1 alerts emergency personnel to your situation and location, quickly and efficiently. When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions. Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly. Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR. Do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to do so. 911 is the emergency services phone number for most B.C. communities. If you’re in an area without 911 coverage, add local emergency numbers to your contacts list.
You should call 9-1-1 if:
- there’s a fire;
- someone is unconscious after an accident, drinking too much, or an overdose of pills or drugs;
- someone has trouble breathing, like during an asthma flare-up or seizure;
- someone is choking;
- there’s a serious car accident.
Be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:
- The location of the emergency, including the street address;
- the phone number you are calling from;
- the nature of the emergency
- Details about the emergency, such as a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency.
For more information: https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/911/gen.htm
Holiday Safety Tips
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
- Blow out lit candles when you leave the room, and turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
- If you have a Christmas Tree: Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit. Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.
- Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
- Never use lit candles to decorate a tree. Be sure to turn the lights off the Christmas tree when you leave the house or go to bed.
- Ensure all members of the household (including guests) are familiar with the exits and home fire escape plan.
- Stay safe from COVID-19. Follow provincial and federal guidelines regarding social gatherings and holiday celebrations.
- Call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency! Calling 9-1-1 is the fastest way to alert emergency personnel that there is an emergency.
The NFPA safety tips factsheets are useful resources for public education; these and more information can be found on the NFPA website: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education
Dec 2nd, 2020
Seabird Island Housing Renewal Application
Renewal application for the 2021/2022 housing wait list. All renewal applications must be received between Nov 15 and Dec 31 @1:00pm to remain on the wait list. If the application is not received by 1pm on Dec 31, your name will be removed from the wait list.
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 Dec 7th.
Nov 27th, 2020
Nov 26th, 2020
Sqéwqel Development Corporation
External Board of Directors Recruitment
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Nov 26th, 2020
Nov 24th, 2020
Nov 20th, 2020
Nov 19th, 2020
NOTICE TO COMMUNITY
Element Excavating and Power Up will be working along Chowat Road from the Band Office to the gas bar to install underground work and power poles to the business park. Traffic flow will be down to one lane alternating for a period of time, between November 23 to December 3.
The work will reduce Band Office parking lot access to one entry/exit between November 23 and November 30 2020.
There will be flag persons and signage to ensure traffic flow and work crew safety. Please reduce your speed and follow the flag person’s directions.
Nov 18th, 2020
Nov 18th, 2020
Nov 16th, 2020
𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗮𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟮𝟯-𝟮𝟲
Nov 16th, 2020
𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝗽𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀;
Nov 13th, 2020
Be aware that this could continue beyond Nov. 23, 2020
Nov 12th, 2020
Our Mental Health Team has decided to postpone our NAAW event for November 18th, 2020.
We will choose another date, once COVID restrictions are lifted.
Nov 12th, 2020
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Nov 10th, 2020
Nov 10th, 2020
Nov 10th, 2020
Nov 8th, 2020
Nov 6th, 2020
𝗔𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗘𝘆𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗱
(𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗘𝗮𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴)
· $𝟮𝟳𝟱 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗲𝘆𝗲 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝟮 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀