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Member AGM Postponed

New date will be forthcoming.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 has been designated as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Find out ways to become involved or provide support.

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2022 Election Results

Robert Louie has been elected Chief along with Councillors Andrea Alexander, Jordan Coble, Angie Derrickson and Sara Tronson.

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Media Statement from Regional Partners re BC Transit

FirstGroup, BC Transit’s service contractor in the Central Okanagan, received 72-hour notice from their unionized employees of a potential job action as early as Thursday, September 1. FirstGroup operates the conventional and handyDART services in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Lake Country and Peachland. BC Transit is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

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Interested in joining the WFN Economic Development Commission?

The WFN Economic Development Commission is currently looking to fill a non-Member seat which will become vacant September 10, 2022.

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WFN Statement Re Pine Acres Severance Payments

WFN has issued a statement re Pine Acres Home severance payments

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Corporate Board Nomination Committee

Westbank First Nation is requesting applications for four (4) Member appointments to the newly established Corporate Board Nomination Committee.

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Central Okanagan Fire Ban

EDIT - The Campfire Ban has now been liftedEffective immediately, all campfires are prohibited throughout Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral fire service areas including Westbank First Nation.

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Upcoming Road Closure: Boucherie Rd

UPDATED August 4, 2022Please be aware of a road closure from August 15, 2022 until October 10, 2022 on Boucherie Road between Sonoma Pines Drive and Ridge Estate Drive.

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Water Quality Advisory for IR #9 Lifted

A Water Quality Advisory that was previously in place on Westbank First Nation IR #9 was lifted as of 1:30 pm on July 11, 2022.

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Local Education Agreement signed with SD23 Board of Education

On June 27, 2022, WFN and the Central Okanagan Board of Education signed its eighth Local Education Agreement, which focuses on ways to improve educational outcomes for WFN students and families.

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Water Quality Advisory for IR # 9 in effect

A Water Quality Advisory was put in place on Westbank First Nation IR # 9 as of 10:30 am on June 22, 2022.

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WFN General Election, Chief's Early Departure

Chief Derickson resigned his position as Chief effective today, however, no by-election is necessary according to WFN’s Constitution as there are only three months remaining in the term. The general election and vote of its Membership will be held on September 15, 2022.

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Planned Waterline Shutoff - Boucherie Road

Due to a water main upgrade, water service affecting a number of locations along Boucherie Road will be shut off at approximately 8:00am today with service planned to be restored by 5:00 pm

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Consider attending one of the many local events taking place to learn about and honour the rich history, culture, resilience and diversity of Indigenous people across Canada

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10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The 10th Annual WFN Youth & Recreation Charity Golf Tournament will take place on August 26, 2022 at Two Eagles Golf Course.

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Planned Water Outage IR 10 north of Hwy 97, May 30, 2022

A scheduled water outage this morning within WFN's IR 10 neighbourhoods, north of Hwy 97, including West Harbour and Old Ferry Wharf Road is expected to be complete by noon today.

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WFN approves new Comprehensive Community Plan

After nearly two years of extensive community engagement, Westbank First Nation (WFN)’s 2020 Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) was unanimously approved by its Membership at a vote held May 5, 2022.

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Westside FireSmart Grant Program Guidelines & Information

May 17, 2022 - The goal of FireSmart is to encourage communities and citizens to adopt and conduct FireSmart practices to mitigate the negative impacts of wildfire assets on public and private property.

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WFN appeals arbitration decision in Pine Acres labour dispute

May 10, 2022 – WESTBANK: Westbank First Nation (WFN) is disputing the fairness of a Pine Acres Home (PAH) labour dispute with the British Columbia General Employees Union (BCGEU) following an arbitration decision that did not go in WFN’s favour.

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2022 siya Celebration

April 28, 2022 - sncewips Heritage Museum is excited to announce the siya celebration is back this year!

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