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Road Improvement Project: Line Painting & Street Sweeping

We want to keep you informed about the upcoming Line Painting & Street Sweeping activities scheduled for June through August 2024, weather permitting. Here are the key details: 📅 Schedule: • Project Start: The project is projected to begin as early as Friday, June 7, 2024, starting with street sweeping. We aim to complete the project by August. Expect work to be ongoing between June and August. Please note that weather conditions may lead to schedule adjustments. 🚧 Temporary...

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CONSULTATION NOTICE - Campbell Place Lot 852 & 853

Please be advised that the Westbank First Nation (WFN) Planning & Development office has received the following application for an amendment to the subject property’s zoning. We are notifying all Affected Interest Holders, WFN Members, and the Advisory Council. Location of Application : Lot 852 & 853, Plan CLSR 110606 Campbell Place Tsinstikeptum Indian Reserve No. 10 Map: Application Summary: WFN Chief and Council provided Initial Consideration to amend the...

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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE WFN COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE GROUP

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE WFN COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE GROUP   The WFN Community Consultative Group (CCG) was established April 26, 2011 and is an integral part of the First Nations Policing (FNP) Program. The mandate of the CCG is to identify the policing needs of the WFN Community and to provide direction to the RCMP on delivery of the service. The CCG is currently comprised of at least 1 Council member, 1 Elder, 1 WFN youth, at least 3 WFN members at large, as well...

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Status Cards & Tax Exemption

First Nations individuals (with status) and bands are exempt from paying the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on reserve. How to check & what to do: Ensure that the photograph on the status card matches your customer.   Record the individual’s name and their band’s name and number or the registration number from the card. Obtain your customer’s signature on the sales slip or invoice and verify...

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12th Annual WFN Youth & Recreation Charity Golf Tournament

This year, WFN will be hosting its 12th Annual WFN Youth & Recreation Charity Golf Tournament on   August  23, 2024 at Two Eagles Golf   Course. cLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION OR SPONSORSHIP  $850/Group of 4 or $225/Single  Shotgun start at 1:00pm Includes 18 holes, power golf cart, dinner, prizes and giveaways! Hole-in-one prizes, silent auction and celebrity golfers! Registered golfers have a...

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Call For syilx Collaborators – City of Kelowna

Call For syilx Collaborators – City of Kelowna April 5, 2024 Apply Now - Complete Application Are you a member of the syilx Nation? Do you have a passion for community, recreation, and culture? Would you like to contribute to bringing the rich heritage of the syilx culture to life in community buildings across kiláwnaʔ│Kelowna? The City of Kelowna is looking to ensure that our new facilities and parks incorporate a syilx perspective. We are seeking collaborators...

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2024 Advisory Council Annual General Meeting

Westbank First Nation invites you to the 2024 Advisory Council Annual General Meeting. Tuesday, April 16, 2024 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

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Louie Drive 2201 Public Consult Rezone

CONSULTATION NOTICE   Please be advised that the Westbank First Nation (WFN) Planning & Development office has received the following application for an amendment to the subject property’s zoning.  We are notifying all Affected Interest Holders, WFN Members, and the Advisory Council. Location of Application:             Lot 211-2, Plan RSBC 2839R,  2201 Louie Drive,  Tsinstikeptum Indian...

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Short Term Rentals on WFN Lands

To operate a short term rental on WFN land,  two things are required: A property zoned to allow “Short Term Rentals” - if the lot is not zoned to allow this, then an application for rezoning needs to be made through WFN's Planning department. A business license. There are only a few properties already zoned to allow for short term rentals on WFN Lands (e.g. Copper Sky and Shelter Bay). WFN requires a rezoning application to ensure the health & safety of...

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Consultation Notice: Nancee Way Lot 834

Please be advised that the Westbank First Nation (WFN) Planning & Development office has received the following application for an amendment to the subject property's zoning. We are notifying all Affected Interest Holders, WFN Members, and the Advisory Council. Location of Application : Lot 834, Plan CLSR 106948 Tsinstikeptum Indian Reserve No. 10 Application Summary: WFN Chief and Council provided Initial Consideration to amend the subject property’s...

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POSTED NOTICE 24-TX-02 EXPENDITURE BY-LAW

Council Meeting Date: Monday March 18th, 2024 Time: 8:30 AM Location: Board Room, Lindley Building  #310-515 Hwy. 97 South AT THIS MEETING, THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE LOCAL REVENUE LAW WESTBANK RATES BY-LAW 24-TX-02 WILL BE READ AND CONSIDERED FOR ENACTMENT. SUMMARY OF THE WESTBANK EXPENDITURE BY-LAW 24-TX-02 Under the Westbank Expenditure By-law 23-TX-01 and subsequent amendments (the “Rates By-law”) Westbank First Nation “WFN” is...

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Posted Notice 24-TX-01 Expenditure Bylaw

Council Meeting Date: Monday, March 08th, 2024 Time: 8:30 AM Location: Board Room, Lindley Building  #310-515 Hwy. 97 South AT THIS MEETING, THE FINAL DRAFT LOCAL REVENUE LAW, WESTBANK EXPENDITURE BYLAW N0. 24-TX-01, WILL BE READ AND CONSIDERED FOR ENACTMENT. SUMMARY OF THE WESTBANK EXPENDITURE BYLAW N0. 24-TX-01 Under the proposed Westbank Property Taxation Bylaw No. 23-TX-01 (the “Tax Bylaw”), Westbank First Nation (“WFN”) is...

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Mic Werstuik: Indigenous Business Speakers Series

Date: March 5, 2024 Location: University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) In a thought-provoking keynote speech at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), Mic Werstuik, a Westbank First Nation (WFN) community member, illuminated the importance of incorporating Indigenous principles into modern business practices. Werstuik's passionate address, enriched by his extensive experience in forestry, natural resource management, and community leadership, captivated the audience and...

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West Cabs Honours WFN Chief Robert Louie in a Symbolic Meeting

West Cabs presented Chief Robert Louie with the book Spiritual Anatomy by Daaji (Kamlesh D. Patel) and a scarf from India. This symbolic exchange symbolizes the company's gratitude towards Chief Louie and the WFN community for their continued support.

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WFN Economic Development Commission Vacancies - Apply Today!

The  WFN Economic Development Commission  is currently looking to fill  three (3) seat vacancies: One (1) WFN Member seat; One (1) WFN Elder seat; and One (1) non-Member seat. These appointments will be for a 3 year term in accordance with the terms of the EDC Charter. The purpose of the EDC is to assist WFN Council and the WFN economic community - WFN Members, community members and lessees - in creating a healthy, environmentally sustainable and...

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Consultation Notice: Kingfisher Road

Please be advised that the Westbank First Nation (WFN) Planning & Development office has received the following application for a variance to the subject property's set backs. We are notifying all Affected Interest Holders, WFN Members, and the Advisory Council. Location of Application : Lot 360-205, Plan CLSR 106373 3341 Kingfisher Road Tsinstikeptum Indian Reserve No. 9 Application Summary: On January 5, 2024 WFN's Board of Variance opened this...

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Consultation Notice: Carrington and Bering Road

Please be advised that the Westbank First Nation (WFN) Development Services office has received the following application for an amendment to the subject property’s land use and zoning.  We are notifying all Affected Interest Holders, WFN Members, and the Advisory Council. Location of Application : Lot 154-1 & 155-1 RSBC 2565R, Lot 154-2 & 155-2 RSBC 2760R, Lot 338 CLSR 77706 Carrington and Bering Road   Tsinstikeptum Indian Reserve No. 9...

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OKANAGAN HIGHWAY ROAD CLOSURE-DAIMLER TO SHANNON LAKE

🚧 Heads up, community! 🚧 Starting tomorrow morning until December 1, 2023, Old Okanagan Highway from Daimler to Shannon Lake will experience alternating traffic patterns between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 🕖 Please be aware that this may cause some delays, especially for those using this route as a school route.   🗺 ️ Check out the attached map for more details on the affected area. Your patience and understanding during this time are greatly appreciated! Let's all work together...

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Posted Notice 23-TX-05 Expenditure Amending Bylaw

Council Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 30th, 2023 Time: 8:30 AM Location: Board Room, Lindley Building #310-515 Hwy. 97 South AT THIS MEETING, THE FINAL DRAFT LOCAL REVENUE LAW, WESTBANK EXPENDITURE AMENDING BYLAW N0. 23-TX-05 , WILL BE READ AND CONSIDERED FOR ENACTMENT. SUMMARY OF THE WESTBANK EXPENDITURE AMENDING BYLAW N0. 23-TX-05 Under the Westbank Property Taxation Bylaw No. 23-TX-01 (the “Tax Bylaw”), Westbank First Nation...

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IR #10 Water Quality Advisory Lifted

The Water Quality Advisory put in place on IR#10 of Westbank First Nation was lifted today August 28, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.   The change will be advertised as a change in the sandwich boards throughout the community.   If you have any residential questions , please contact WFN Utilities Department at 250-707-3332. Commercial business questions, please contact First Nations Health Authority at 778-940-1135.

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WFN Advisory Council Election - Notice of Polls

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