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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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IR #10 DO NOT CONSUME ORDER DOWNGRADED, BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT

Thursday, August 24 , 2023 – WESTBANK: As of 4:30pm today, the Do Not Consume Order on IR #10 water distribution system has been do wngraded to a BOIL WATER NOTICE. WFN Utilities staff will be out changing the sandwich boards to reflect this change. During a Boil Water Notice any water that may touch your mouth should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute and cooled before using. BOIL WATER BEFORE USING FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: Drinking;...

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Information regarding Do Not Consume Order

The order to not consume water means that water should only be used for flushing of toilets due to hazards that could be in the distribution system. These hazards can enter your skin through water used for showers and washing clothes as well as through ingestion of food and dishes washed in contaminated water.   WFN Utilities staff are currently flushing the distribution system utilizing highly chlorinated water which poses a risk for skin irritation and damage to clothing if...

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IR #10 EMERGENCY DO NOT CONSUME ORDER

Friday, August 18, 2023 – WESTBANK: Due to the proximity of the McDougall Creek Wildfire to the pump house on WFN IR#10, WFN Utilities staff are removing the chlorine toners from this location to ensure the health and safety of first responders and the general public. This will leave no ability to consume the water on this system as there will be no treatment process once this is removed. The pump house will be guarded in hopes that we might be able to save the structure but...

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions - Effective Immediately

Due to the extended period of hot and dry weather and the increased stress on our natural environment and resources WFN will be moving into stage 2 water restrictions effective immediately.  Stage 2 Watering Regulations are as follows: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial, and other non-agricultural properties as follows:  Even numbered addresses: watering is only permitted on Saturdays and Tuesdays Odd numbered addresses: watering...

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Water Quality Advisory in effect for IR #10

A Water Quality Advisory (WQA) was put in place on Westbank First Nation for  IR #10 water distribution system as of 8:00 a.m. on June 13, 2023. Current Turbidity level is in the  FAIR  range of the  water quality advisory levels . The advisory is highlighted at the boundaries of IR # 10 via sandwich boards throughout the community.   Under a Water Quality Advisory, consumers with weakened immune system, and/or people who wish to take extra precautions...

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UPDATE: Water Quality Advisory has been lifted for IR #9

The Water Quality Advisory (WQA) put in place on IR9 of the Westbank First Nation was lifted today August 17, 2023 at 9:30 a.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.   Original Story WATER QUALITY ADVISORY IN...

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11th Annual WFNYR Charity Golf Tournament

This year, WFN will be hosting its 11th Annual WFN Youth & Recreation Charity Golf Tournament on   August  25, 2023 at Two Eagles Golf   Course. REGISTER YOuR TEAM HERE!  $775/Group of 4 or $200/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 chance to win a...

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UPDATE: Water Quality Advisory for IR #9 Lifted

UPDATED MAY 25, 2023 The Water Quality Advisory on  IR #9  was lifted today, May 25, 2023 at 11:30AM. The change will be advertised as a change in the sandwich boards throughout the community.                                                                              ...

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Red Dress Day

Today, May 5th is Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S). This day honours and brings awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and gender diverse people who have been subject to disproportionate violence in Canada.  Red Dress Day was first commemorated in 2010, inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black's REDress Project installation. Black hung hundreds of...

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Notice of Proposed Taxation Bylaws and Invitation to Make Representations

THIS NOTICE is given pursuant to section 1 of the First Nations Tax Commission’s Policy for First Nation Property Assessment Bylaws, 2021. Westbank First Nation proposes to enact the Westbank Property Assessment Bylaw No. 23-TX-02 and the Westbank Property Taxation Bylaw No. 23-TX-01 (together, the “Proposed Bylaws”) and repeal the Westbank First Nation Property Assessment Bylaw, 95-TX-07 , as amended, and the Westbank First Nation Property Taxation Bylaw, 95-TX-08...

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Where to Report Potholes

The above map indicates the ownership of the various roads on WFN Lands. Report a pothole by contacting the appropriate organization as listed below. Red roads (MOTI): Contact Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) at (250) 387-3198 who will have it repaired by AIM Roads. Or contact AIM Roads at 1-866-222-4204 or submit detailed information here . It will serve as a report record in the event the road repair is not made in a timely manner.   For...

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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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