Community Notices

Schákwel tl’ Sq’éwqel | Sq’éwqel Sqwélqwel Pípé

Reconnect and Rejuvenate at Seabird Island

After two years of isolation, Seabird Island looks forward to safely reopening our doors and bringing our community back together. We recognize the toll COVID-19 has taken on our collective mental, emotional, and spiritual health. While the pandemic challenged us all, it could not break our bonds. Now we eagerly anticipate renewed social interaction between staff and community members.

Seabird plans to resume in-person gatherings, including meetings, workshops, ceremonies, and community dinners. We welcome visitors to join upcoming events like our high school graduation, provided they follow our COVID-19 precautions. Most importantly, we look forward to seeing our elders, youth, and all community members once again.

As we open our doors, safety remains the top priority. Our COVID-19 protections include:

  • Mandatory masking in all Band Office common areas
  • Providing ample hand sanitizer
  • Continued hand washing reminders
  • Asking those feeling unwell to stay home
  • Encouraging vulnerable groups to take precautions after large gatherings

The future shines brightly as we come back together. Seabird Island’s light was never extinguished during the darkest days. Now we emerge stronger, more resilient, and filled with joyful anticipation for collective healing. Join us as we reopen our wings.

Our Latest Schedule

March 1 – 15 2024

February 16 – 29 2024

February 1 – 15 2024

Latest

Feb 28, 2024

Reel Youth – Film Making Program

For Seabird Island Youth Ages 11 – 20!

With supportive Reel Youth facilitators PLAN + SHOOT + EDIT A SHORT FILM!

Includes: Use of all film equipment, meals, and snacks.

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Feb 23, 2024

Community Animal Management Plan!

Please, take this opportunity to share your views on animal management in Seabird Island.

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Feb 13, 2024

Seabird After-School Tutoring Program!

All grade 7-12 students living on Seabird are welcome to attend our tutoring program at the Seabird Island Community School in room #117 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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Feb 12, 2024

Community Notice!

Permit for Access – ATV Training The Agassiz RCMP has a permit to access the Wahleach gravel pit and river access roads for an ATV training course..

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Feb 9, 2024

Community Notice!

Child and Youth Open Drop-in Recreation Program, February 10,2024 Postponed. New Date: February 17, 2024.

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Feb 8, 2024

Community Notice!

Éy swayél (good day),
On Monday, February 12th, the Preview Builders construction crews will begin work on the vacant lots located on Sthí:tsem Dr.

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Feb 8, 2024

Calling All Parents and Caregivers with Kids Ages 5-15!

This Saturday, bring your child(dren) for to the Sq’éwqel Band Office Gymnasium for some organized INDOOR SOCCER FUN!

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Feb 8, 2024

Could Your Family Benefit From the Pet Food Bank Program?

If so, don’t forget to reach out to our Lands Team before the 15th of the month to book your appointment, and to inform us of any special dietary needs required for your pets.

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Feb 8, 2024

Seabird Island Draft Land Use!

The meeting on February 8th has been cancelled. Check back soon for an update!

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Feb 8, 2024

Follow-Up On Community Notice – Surveyors on Seabird!

Following our notice on January 19th, 2024, we would like to remind our community members about GeoVerra and Enbridge currently surveying Seabird Island by foot along the existing right-of-way and potential re-routes.

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Feb 6, 2024

Join Us To Celebrate Family Day!

Éy swayél (good day),
Join us on February 20th, 2024 at 5:00PM at the Seabird Island Gym to celebrate family.

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Feb 4, 2024

Notice of Temporary Closure!

Éy swayél (good day) ECD Families,
As promised, please see the following update:
Seabird Island’s Head Start Program (Parents and Tots Class) is led by qualified staff to provide a safe, wholesome and beneficial program; however, due to a temporary staff shortage, this program will be closed for the month of February, 2024.

Further updates will be shared as new information becomes available.

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Feb 4, 2024

Community Notice!

PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE.

On Chowat Road, between the Mill Hall and the Fire Hall, traffic will be temporarily to an alternating single lane on Monday, February 5th, 2024 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

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Feb 4, 2024

The Optometry Clinic Will Be Returning!

To book an appointment, contact your community health representative. You can also call or text: 604-798-3794

When: February 8th – 9th from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Where: Seabird Island Office

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Feb 1, 2024

Community Notice!

PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE.

On Chowat Road, between the Mill Hall and the Fire Hall, traffic will be temporarily to an alternating single lane this afternoon.

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Feb 1, 2024

Community Notice!

Four (4) Drone flights today.

Piloted by Kailie McRae, the drone will be capturing progress footage of the four (4) current Seabird Island building projects today.

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Jan. 30, 2024

Position Opening!

Chief and Council are seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to apply for the open position on Seabird Island’s LAC. The successful candidate will be proactive in reviewing, assessing and anticipating lands needs, as well as any changes that may affect the land requirements of the Seabird Membership.

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Jan. 30, 2024

Power Outage At SICS

Éy swayél families,
Power was lost this morning as the students were set to arrive. We have been keeping an eye on BC Hydro’s website, but it does not appear that power will return soon.

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Jan. 30, 2024

Update: Respiratory Illness Season

Please know, the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Influenza (flu) cases are both on the rise, while COVID cases in decline.

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Jan. 30, 2024

Call Out For Catering

Seabird Island Events Department is seeking bids for February 20th 2024 for 250 people.

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Jan. 29, 2024

Temporary Road Closure

The back lane behind Mill Hall, between Chowat Road and the Youth Centre, will temporarily closed to all traffic this week from Tuesday, January 30th to Friday, February 2, 2024.

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Jan. 29, 2024

Notice of Temporary Closure

Éy swayél (good day) Seabird Island Families,
Seabird Island’s Parents and Tots Class is led by qualified staff to provide a safe, wholesome and beneficial program; however, due to a temporary staff shortage, it is closed this week on the following dates:

• Tuesday, January 30; and
• February 1, 2024.

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Jan. 25, 2024

Employment Services Career Fair

Are you seeking new career opportunities? Seabird Island Employment Services will be hosting a career fair. Admission is free and there will also be door prizes!

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Jan. 25, 2024

Will Writing Workshop

Seabird Island is pleased to host a will writing workshop which has been funded by Indigenous Services Canada’s Estates Management Funding program.

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Jan. 24, 2024

Community Animal Management Plan

Your opinion matters, and we want to hear from you! By completing this short survey, you will help contribute to shaping a better future for animals and people in our community. Your participation is crucial!

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Jan. 22, 2024

Community Food Hampers – FINAL PICKUP DAY!

Remaining food hampers can be picked-up by Members at the Band Office Gym until 3:00 pm TODAY.

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Jan. 19, 2024

Community Food Hampers

We are ready for you! 1:30 pm and 4:00 p. Our Save On Foods Supplier came through!

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Jan. 19, 2024

Community Food Hampers

We are ready for you! 1:30 pm and 4:00 p. Our Save On Foods Supplier came through!

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Jan. 19, 2024

Surveyors on Seabird

Starting Monday, January 22, 2024

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Jan. 19, 2024

Seabird Island Draft Land Use Plan

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following dates have been CANCELLED.

January 23, 2024
January 30, 2024

Stay tuned: New and additional dates will be posted soon.

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Jan. 18, 2024

Seabird Island Community School & Seabird Island College – Closed

Please know that our Schools will be closed today, Thursday, January 18, 2024, due to hazardous road conditions.

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Jan. 18, 2024

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Closed

Please know that our ECD programs will be closed today, Thursday, January 18, 2024, due to hazardous road conditions.

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Jan. 17, 2024

Additional Cancellations

Due to the inclement weather, there are additional cancellations and rescheduling.

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Jan. 17, 2024

Hampers – Inclement Weather

Community Hampers can still be picked up today at Seabird Island Fitness Centre.

However, due to the inclement weather, meat will not be available for pick up until afternoon tomorrow (Thursday, January 18).

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Jan. 17, 2024

Community Notice

Snow is expected to continue into Wednesday afternoon. Freezing rain is expected to start midday Thursday and continue through the day Friday before temperatures rise above freezing.

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Jan. 16, 2024

Families of the Seabird Island ECD Department

In preparation of the winter storm overnight, the ECD building will be clsoed Wedneday, January 17th. If we do not get the weather we are expecting, a notice will be issued in the morning stating whether or not we will be open. Thank you for understanding, stay safe and warm! 

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Jan. 16, 2024

Weather Postpones Major Garbage Collections!

Due to poor weather, major garbage collections have been postponed. See below for full details.

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Jan. 16, 2024

Weather Update!

Heavy snowfall is expected to begin late this evening with overnight temperatures reaching a low of -4°C. Continuing until late afternoon tomorrow, please remain mindful that the snow may cause structural damage, power line issues and/or difficulty with shoveling/snow removal.

Please refer to BCHydro.com for power outage information.

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Jan. 16, 2024

Draft Land Use Plan Meeting POSTPONED!

January 16th meeting postponed, See you at the next meeting, January 23, 2024.

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Jan. 16, 2024

Yellow Alert!

For Tuesday, January 16, 2024 there is a snowfall alert for the afternoon and night.

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Jan. 16, 2024

Important Notice!

Winter Weather Precautions for Heating and Well Pump Maintenance.

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Jan. 15, 2024

Respectfully, we have postponed Seabird Island’s Quarterly (Q-3) Meeting

Dear Seabird Island Community, 

With heavy hearts, we offer our condolences as we acknowledge the news of a death within our community. Please know that our Health Department is always available to offer support, including after hours, at (604) 793 – 8025.

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Jan. 14, 2024

The high school building is closed

We have been notified that over the weekend the wind caused the high school roof to be compromised on one side. We will know the extent of the damage and repairs needed after we receive a roofing assessment on Monday, January 15th, 2024

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Jan. 12, 2024

Community Notice!

Dear Seabird Island Community,

Please know, in the event of a power failure during the current weather conditions, a Warming Station will open at the Band Office in the Elders Lodge.

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Jan. 12, 2024

New Team Members in Lands

Dear Seabird Island Siya:ms and Staff, Please join us in welcoming two new team members in Seabird Island’s Lands program:

Tom Stanton, Major Projects Team Lead, and Chloé MacBeth, Animal Wellness Guardian.

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Jan. 12, 2024

Community Food Hamper

Reminder: January 17, 2024 | Pick-up: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm | Location: Seabird Island band Gym

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Jan. 12, 2024

DRONE FLIGHT

Flight times between 8 am – 4 pm. Construction on Chwat Rd.

From January 15, 2024, onward, the drone will be flown once per week by our own Kailie McRae, until the development project on Chawat Rd. is complete.

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Jan. 12, 2024

Community Notice!

Dear Seabird Community, should an emergency arise during the cold snap, call 911. Should assistance be required after hours, please see the following contact information.

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Jan. 11, 2024

Pet Notice!

If it is too cold for you, it is too cold for your pets! View full details for some pet-friendly tips!

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Jan. 11, 2024

Winter Preparedness!

Éy swayél Seabird Families,
Cold weather is fore-casted to take place between January 11-16 with overnight lows reaching -15°C pre-windchill.

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Jan. 11, 2024

Community Notice!

Dear Seabird Island Community,
Should an emergency arise during the cold snap, please call 911. If assistance is required after hours, please view full details for a list of contact numbers.

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Jan. 11, 2024

Seabird Island Women’s Group!

Hosted Tuesday Evenings at 5:00PM at the Stó:lō Tribal Council Boardroom

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