Youth Sports & Recreation Update The youth sports & recreation sub-committee has had three important meetings since the new year. We are very eager to get the ball rolling on all of the projects in which the community voted on. Here is a breakdown of our past few meetings: The first meeting we discussed and prioritized projects. Most notably, the hiring of a youth sports & rec coordinator. To make sure the position is a success, we are working diligently on the job criteria and description which is still being ironed out. We are hoping to have this position filled by spring break. We also discussed the policy around funding sports registration. It is important to note that the youth sports & recreation monies ($200,000.00), which was voted by the community, is in fact for youth ages 0-18 years and this age range only. The budget for sports registration was $75,000.00 and not all was spent. So far, we have only paid for soccer and hockey registrations for 2011. This budget is for ALL sports and recreation; if you would like to register your kids in karate, gymnastics, dance or any other sports or extra curricular activities please contact us and we will help you out. If you paid for these things and still have receipts, please bring them to us for reimbursement. Note: Any receipts dated before 2011 will not be reimbursed.
Y O! NEWS
Feb 20 2012
3 Trust update, contest + fun fair 4 public works + Elders Update 5
truth + rec commission
ccp meeting report
on-reserve housing handout
responsible parent program notice
9-10 notices + job postings 25
local job postings +quotes
mark your calendar
these projects and has volunteered his time to ensure these projects are completed as scheduled. Jamaine is also ordering sports equipment, constructing basketball hoops, and installing volleyball and badminton uprights in the hall. Finally, we are pleased to say that we have spent a lot of time examining the idea of a youth centre. We believe that it is long overdue and something our youth truly need. Right now, it is merely an idea but with your input and support, this could easily become a reality. We are hoping to have an information session with you, the community, in early March. It will be a great opportunity to hear your thoughts, concerns, ideas, and answer any questions you might have regarding youth sports & rec.
We talked about buying a 15 passenger van. Jamaine Campbell and Darryl Coon have been working hard at gathering quotes from various dealerships. Unfortunately, with all of the accidents and deaths attributed to 15 passenger vans that have made headlines across the country and the potential outlaw of the vans in school districts, we have decided that buying a 12 passenger IMPORTANT: If you would like support from youth van would be more appropriate. We are still gathering sports & rec that isn’t in the contract, a written proposal quotes and are hopeful that we will have a van by the is required and will be voted on by the sub-committee. end of March. Gilakasla! You might have noticed that the Wakas hall is sporting a new paint job. The project is almost done and David Charlie-----Trustee & Sub-Committee Chair looks very nice. Funding has mainly come from the Norman Charlie--Trustee & Sub-Committee Co-Chair youth sports & rec account. We also want to fund the Marion Wamiss---Elders Rep painting of sports lines on the floor of the hall, sports Ravena Coon-----Education Rep equipment, and renovation of a room at the hall for Sandra Charlie---Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Health Rep equipment storage. Jamaine Campbell has approached Maggie Fox---------Adult Rep the youth sports & rec committee with his proposal for Quentin Coon-----Youth Rep Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 20/02/2012 Page 1
Yo! News is prepared by Jessie Hemphill, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Executive Assistant and Communications Officer. This newsletter is delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve every second week and posted to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw website. If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact Jessie at (250) 949-8343 or e-mail email@example.com. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw community members informed about what is happening in the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office and the surrounding community. Anybody is welcome to make submissions to the newsletter, including announcements, lost-and-found, photographs, bakwam’kwala words, stories, legends, drawings, etc. etc. etc. Other ways to stay connected to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community are: Website (www.gwanak.info) Facebook (User: Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw) Twitter (User: Gwasnakw) Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office PO Box 998, 154 Tsulquate Reserve Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0
COUNCIL Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486 Sits on all committees / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-4198 Health & Social Development, Housing, Fisheries, Education, Ec. Dev., Treaty and Finance Portfolios
Crystal Walkus: (250) 230-4649 Ec. Dev., Personnel & Policies, and Recreation Portfolios
Gary Walkus: (250) 230-2479 Health & Social Development & Ec. Dev. Portfolios
Robert Walkus: (250) 230-2155 Education Portfolio
Victor Walkus: (250) 230-2335 Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios
Norman Charlie: (250) 902-8492 Ec. Dev., Recreation & Education Portfolio,
David Charlie: (250) 949-9413 Fisheries and Recreation Portfolios
Staff Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Band Manager email@example.com / (250) 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development email@example.com / (250) 902-2301 Pat Dawson-Hunt, Social Development firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2309 Colleen Hemphill, Treaty email@example.com / (250) 949-8424 Linda Paul, Treaty Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2311 Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant email@example.com / Cell: (250) 902-8221 Lorna Henderson, Housing firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2304 Nicole McLelland, Natural Resources Manager email@example.com / (250) 902-2310 Fax: (888) 345-5063 Grace Smith, Education firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2320 Bob Swain, Public Works Cell: (250) 230-0087 Native Courtworker Office (250) 902-2223 Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant email@example.com / (250) 902-2305 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator (250) 949-7406 / firstname.lastname@example.org Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fax: (250) 949-6811 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School Front Desk: (250) 949-7743 / Fax: (250) 949-7422 Eke Me-Xi School (250) 949-8332
We are looking for a name for our boat. The name must be in Kwa’kwala/Bakwam’kala. It should represent both of the Nations, Gwa’sala and ‘Nakwaxda’xw, and it should be a strong, powerful name. Please work with your Elders and other members of your family and community to come up with a fantastic name for this important piece of the Bands equipment. The contest will end on Feb. 24th.
For information about the Youth Recreation & Sports project, check out Norman Charlie’s awesome write up on the front page.
The winning name will receive a full day’s use of the boat with its certified skipper which will include a trip out to see the rapids. It will also include a $250 donation to a charity or special interest group (sports teams, cultural groups, Elders ETC.) on your behalf. Please have fun with this, interact with each other and have a conversation about it, you never know where the best name will come from!! Email entries to ecdev@ gwanak.info or drop off to me at the Band office.
- Conrad Browne Economic Development Officer
Culture Project: Gary has been working hard, planning the COMMUNITY HEALING FEAST for March 3 at the Wakas Hall (see you there!) and contributing funds to some different projects. Emergency Fund: People are still abusing this fund. Robert will no longer be assisting with this project, so please contact Victor Walkus at 230-2335 if you want to apply for this fund. At least two days notice is required before you can get a cheque. Vouchers will be left at the mall now, to avoid people abusing them. Elders Project: Janine Sheard is the new Elders Coordinator, and she will be managing this project from now on, though Silena George will be assisting with the elders’ trip this summer. Information is still being gathered regarding Marion Wamiss’ new house, more info to come soon. Questions? Contact Robert Walkus, Trust Chair, at 230-2155.
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Public Works Elders Update BY Update BOB SWAIN
WATER RESULTS: The chlorine reading in our water system is 0.50, taken at the Band School. COMMUNITY GARBAGE: Just a reminder that our community clean up is scheduled for April. I would like to thank Harry Puglas and Christopher Walkus for burning the wood garbage up at the old school site. Thanks for your help in trying to keep our community clean. POTHOLES: Thanks to who ever filled in the potholes on the hill. More road patch is on order, it takes a bit of time to get the material here since the store only gets what you order. When I patch the potholes with the material, more pavement breaks away and creates a bigger pothole.
Well hello everyone! As you all may know, I am moved away now to Vancouver for a year to go back to school & work. I would like to express
HOLIDAYS: I was away last week using some of my annual holiday time up on FEB.15,16 AND 17. I will also be away on Feb.22,23 and 24. Any Public Works issues can be directed to the Band Manager.
how touched & honoured I am to have
EMERGENCY PLANNING: I am currently working on a budget for some of the training and supplies that we will need to have our emergency plan active.
getting to know you all! Don’t worry! I
s w i m m i ng and skating
Thank you all for your love & support
For our youth on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Skating will be from 12:15 - 1:45 and swimming is at 3:30 - 5pm. Children under the age of 6 years must be accompanied by an adult for both skating and swimming. Parents are encouraged to come out and have some fun in the pool, on the ice, or both. Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with both of these events (supervision, assisting with skates, organizing games, etc.). If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact Ravena, David Charlie, Maggie Fox, Dowa, Quentin, or Norman.
been able to work with you all in the last two years. It has been great pleasure will return in the near future!
through out my job experiences. We had ups & downs, but all in all GREAT FUN! I will be back often for visits and will come along and help on the Elder’s trip in the summer. You all take good care and behave! ;) Love and hugs to you all! ~Gilakasla Silena George
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Truth and Reconciliation
Community Event The Big House & U’Gwamalis Hall 99 Tsakis Way, Fort Rupert February 27-28, 9am-5pm
What is happening: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is hosting a community event in Port Hardy at the end of the month. The purpose of the event is to gather testimonials from Residential School survivors and others effected by the Residential School experience. By hearing and recording these testimonials the TRC hopes to make that chapter of Canadian history visible to both natives and non-natives, many of whom are completely uninformed. This will be one of 4 community events on Vancouver Island, followed by a larger regional event in Victoria in April, and further national events to come.
Who can participate: Anyone who attended Residential School, or who has been affected by the intergenerational impacts of Residential School is welcome to make a presentation. Leaders can present on behalf of their communities, but participation is also open to any elder or community member who wants to tell his or her story. Former staff of Residential Schools may also speak. Members of the public are invited to listen and bear witness. The event is free and open to anyone.
and historical research on the Residential School experience. By participating you can make sure the stories of this community are included, you can help write this history in your own voices. And if these stories can open even one person’s eyes to the realities of Canada’s past, they will have done a very important job.
What will happen at the event: The hearings will happen between 9am and 5pm on Monday Feb 27th and Tuesday Feb 28th at U’Gwamalis Hall.You can come for as little or as much of the event as you like. Lunch will be provided around noon on both days. If you decide to give a statement, you can register ahead of time online or you can arrive in the morning and register onsite. You are given a choice to give your statement publicly in the main forum of the event (plan for a 15 minute time limit) or privately in confidence with just a health support and statement gatherer in the room (plan for a 1.5 hour max!) You can bring photos, other document or items with you. Public statements will be audio and video recorded. Private statements will only be recorded with your own permission. Health supports will be present to make sure you have the support you need as you share your experience, as well as before and after.
More information: www.trc.ca
Researched & Written by Aftab Erfan You can share your statement
Why make a statement: One might think, “why bother? We are not going to change anybody’s minds with our stories. And the TRC is an arm of the Government which is the source of our problems to begin with! Why should we trust them with our stories?” These are valid concerns. However for those who feel more optimistic and who feel the strength to speak about these painful stories at this time, consider this: These testimonials will become part of an official record
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... or submit a written statement & other documents
CCP housing meeting On February 9 many of us gathered in the Elders’ Centre to talk about housing. Present at the meeting were: Natasha Walkus, Dorey Brotchie, Betty Walkus, Jamie Coon, Mary Walkus, Natasha Coon Charlie, Ella Henderson, Megan Henderson, James Charlie, Gloria A. Walkus, Brennen Wilson, Dorie-Ann Wilson, and Andi-Rae Fraser. I prepared a handout about the different types of housing on-reserve, and we talked about the differences between these three types. See the handout on the next page. People shared the following questions & comments: • • •
staff, answering community questions, and writing updates for the newsletters. We need to come up with a standard procedure for when people write letters to Chief & Council. We should involve more youth in council and make meetings more public.
We also talked about the need to teach community members to do resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc. I will do my best to follow up on these questions and get back to you with some responses. The next CCP meeting will be in a couple of weeks. I had planned to do one this Thursday, but I will have to cancel that because of a scheduling conflict. The next one will be a session on community mapping - we will take a look at maps of Tsulquate and figure out where we would like to see future developments (houses, roads, other buildings). It should be fun, there will be dinner, door prizes, and honoraria for that one. In other community planning news, I am part of an AANDC pilot project, as a community planning mentor. I will be going to Cowichan (near Duncan) and Nazko (near Quesnel) in March for a couple days each to help those communities out with their community planning.
Why can’t they check for mould before opening up a wall, if mould means they have to stall the renovations? If people don’t pay their rent, they would get evicted in town. People need to budget! Community members don’t understand how to apply for housing & how the list works - need to make sure they know, and keep the housing committee going. Fire safety is a big issue, with lack of fire exits, wobbly porches, etc. Could the band financially support someone who wanted to start an on-reserve fostering program, like the old receiving home?
I am also attending a conference in Vancouver this Friday to do a presentation on using technology for community planning. While I’m down there, I’ll also be doing an interview about implementing a CCP, to go into the revised AANDC CCP handbook.
A couple of programs that take place in Alert Bay were mentioned, such as a safe house for kids, and also a program where social development cheques are only issued after recipients have worked a certain amount of hours in the community.
Also in the near future I will be doing a video interview with someone from UBC on community planning to help develop some curriculum for UBC about indigenous community planning. As you can tell from all of these different things, our community’s CCP process is still held up as an example of good community planning and many people want to learn from our experiences. This is due to our hard work, and all of the participation you’ve shown since we started in 2008, so THANK YOU to everyone who’s taken part in the CCP work over the years. If you have any questions or comments please let me know at 902-2300 or email@example.com
The discussion also touched on a lot of issues around governance and Chief & Council. The following comments & questions were shared:
- Jessie Hemphill
Councillors should be responsible for attending community & staff meetings and workshops, meeting one-on-one with
Executive Assistant &
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GWA’SALA - ‘NAKWAXDA’ XW NATIONS
BOX 998 ● 154 TSULQUATE RESERVE ● PORT HARDY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA ● V0N 2P0 PHONE: (250) 949-8343 ● FAX: (250) 949-7402 ● WEB: WWW.GWANAK.INFO
On-Reserve houses fall into three categories. Here are some of the differences between them:
CMHC provides a mortgage to the Band to build a house. Once the house is built, the Band charges rent to pay back the mortgage.
Once the CMHC mortgage is paid off on a house, either by the tenant paying rent to the Band, or (if the tenant is in arrears) the Band paying the mortage down, it becomes band-owned.
Once the mortgage is paid off (which may be by one renter, or several renters, over the course of the mortgage) the tenant has the option of purchasing the house, and all responsibility for it, for $1.00, at which time the house becomes individual-owned.
What happens if renovations are needed?
If they don’t want to buy the house, they can keep paying rent, and the house becomes a band-owned house. Tenants talk to Lorna Henderson to apply for funding to do renovations from CMHC. Minor repairs may be done quickly, depending on urgency and available funds. Major repairs may take longer to receive funding.
What about insurance?
The Band pays for the insurance
Who assigns these houses?
The Housing Committee, if there is one, makes recommendations to Chief & Council, who make the final decision. You must submit a housing application to Lorna Henderson or the Housing Committee. Your application must be renewed every year
How can I get one of these houses?
The Band will continue to charge rent, either to pay down the mortgage that the Band has paid for, or to save funds for future renovations & replacement.
Tenants request renovations from Les Taylor, who then goes through the housing office. Minor repairs are done based on urgency & available funds. For major repairs applications must be sent to AANDC (INAC) for funding, which may take a long time The Band pays for the insurance The Housing Committee, if there is one, makes recommendations to Chief & Council, who make the final decision. You must submit a housing application to Lorna Henderson or the Housing Committee. Your application must be renewed every year
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INDIVIDUAL-OWNED HOUSES People who purchase their homes for $1.00 once the mortgage is paid off, or who build their own homes, have individual-owned houses. The Band has no responsibility for these houses.
Tenants are responsible for all renovations
Tenants must pay for insurance, unless on S.A., when it may be partly covered The owner
If you are already a tenant, you pay rent until the mortgage on your home is paid, at which time you can buy it for $1.00
Re sponsible Adult Course The Responsible Adult course provides 20 hours of instruction that meets licensing requirements for people wanting to work within child care settings as a responsible adult or substitute, and for those wishing to set up their own licensed in home day care center. It also meets the training requirements for setting up a registered License Not Required in home day care center. A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. The Responsible Adult course provides basic information that is also helpful to high school students in an Employment Program who are interested in pursuing a career in the child care field or to parents who wish to develop their understanding of child development, safety, nutrition, and guidance. The course includes components on health and nutrition, child development, child guidance, programming, safety and parent-caregiver relationships. The sessions will be held on three consecutive days as follows: Friday, March 30 from 8:30AM to 5:00PM Saturday, March 31 from 8:30AM to 5:00PM Sunday, April 1 from 9:30AM to 1:30PM Venue: As yet to be determined Cost: $100 for registered members of PacificCARE [this includes staff of child care providers working for registered centers], $120 for non-registered members. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Registration closes on March 9. Seating is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot.
Registration fees DO NOT include lunch so please bring your own. A minimum of 6 registered and paid participants is required for the course to proceed. One or two day participation may be possible for those who cannot attend on Friday, however, certification will only be issued for hours attended. Please call Sandra Allen or Sue Warren to discuss this option before contacting the Nanaimo office for payment to ensure there is space. To register please call 1-888 480-2273 (Nanaimo CCRR office) and register with a VISA or MasterCard. If you do not have a credit card, please call Sandra Allen or Sue Warren at 1 250 338-4288 to arrange payment by mail.
Final date to pay and register is March 9 Please note: there is no refunds after March 9 as supplies and participant workbooks will be ordered
For more information contact:
Sue Warren or Sandra Allen at Phone: E-mail:
250 338-4288 local 250 or 236 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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CBC’S DRAGONS’ DEN 2012 AUDITION TOUR BEGINS! Shell Canada offers $100,000 for Canada’s greatest energy innovation February 10, 2012 – Beginning tomorrow, DRAGONS’ DEN producers will hit the road for an audition tour, with more than 40 stops in Canadian cities. The search is on for a new crop of aspiring entrepreneurs for CBC’s hit TV show. Entrepreneurs from across the country have another chance to face the Dragons in a bid to score some high-powered financial backing for their business ventures. The stakes are even higher this year, as DRAGONS’ DEN and Shell Canada have partnered for a special “Future Now” energy innovation episode airing June 3, 2012. Three finalists will pitch their energy innovations to the Dragons, and the winning pitch will receive $100,000 from Shell Canada to help make their idea a reality. More information on this special competition can be found online at cbc.ca/dragonsden. Open auditions are coming to Port Hardy on Thursday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort (6555 Hardy Bay Road). Additional tour dates from coast to coast are listed online at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions No experience is necessary and participants of all ages are encouraged to audition. After a highly-rated ‘All-Student’ special in Season Six, DRAGONS’ DEN continues to seek young entrepreneurs who think they have the money-making chops to take on the savviest business tycoons in the country. All interested entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their business in under five minutes. If they can convince DRAGONS’ DEN producers they are ready for the limelight, they could be invited to face the Dragons when the upcoming season is filmed in Toronto. Candidates are asked to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition. For more details, including a full list of audition tour cities and dates, visit cbc.ca/dragonsden. The current season of DRAGONS’ DEN can be seen Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television and has averaged over 1.3 million viewers per week*. DRAGONS’ DEN is a hit on air and online, boasting an active and engaged online community. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. * Based on overnight unconfirmed PPM Data About CBC/Radio-Canada CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News -20/02/2012 Page 16
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The BIG Community Event! Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish is
to be appearing on the CBC’s brand new show The Big Decision, that
WE WANT TO INVITE YOU to be part of the show.
Feb. 26 | 11 a.m. start PORT HARDY CIVIC CENTRE
On February 26th Hardy Buoys will be hosting a FREE fun ﬁlled family event. We want to show Canada that the North Island is a great place to work and play and what better way than to include you in the spotlight.
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GILAKASLA, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ABORIGINAL EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT AGREEMENT SIGNING CEREMONY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 FORT RUPERT BIGHOUSE & U’GWAMALIS COMMUNITY HALL 9:30am 9:30am— —1:00pm Please join us for the official signing of the 2nd Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement for School District No. 85. Representatives from Kwakwaka’wakw Nations represented on the First Nations Education Council, the Honourable George Abbott, Minister of Education, and School District representatives will be in attendance. The signing ceremony and celebration will be held from 9:30am – 1:00pm with lunch provided at 12:00 pm in the Bighouse. School groups and general public welcome to attend. *PLEASE BRING YOUR REGALIA* Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please call: Kaleb (250) 949-6618 ext. 2233, cell (250) 230-7750, or email at email@example.com OR Teresa (250) 949-6618 ext. 2232 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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J o b P o s t i ngs
Job Title : Fisheries Observer
Company Name : Archipelago Marine Research Date Posted : 2/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Salary : $15.80/HR Details : Dockside monitoring/recording of boat offloading. Min Grade 12 & math skills; Valid BC DL, reliable vehicle. Willing to work flexible hours, be fit for job. More details at NIEFS Campbell River or Pt. Hardy offices. Contact : Brian White Box 1592 Pt. Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Fax: 250-949-7151 email email@example.com
Job Title : Boomman/ Deckhand
Company Name : DH Timber Towing Ltd Date Posted : 2/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Coal Harbour Salary : $30.41/ hr + benefits Details : Operate dozer boats and winders. Deckhand on tugboat. Must have experience on all plus MED, ROCM and Marine First Aid courses. Require caulk boots, vehicle and DL. Contact : Apply to DH Timber by fax 250-949-9886 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Title : Kitchen Prep & Delivery
Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 2/15/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : Kitchen prep and delivery driver needed. Experience is an asset but not necessary. Must have valid DL, but vehicle is provided. Position available immediately. Contact : Apply to Walter by Fax: 250-949-8894 or in person 7800 Market Street
Job Title : Kitchen Prep & Delivery
Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 2/15/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Details : Kitchen prep and delivery driver needed. Experience an asset, not necessary. Must have valid DL, but vehicle is provided. Position available immediately. Contact : Apply to Walter by Fax: 250-949-8894 or in person 7800 Market Street
Job Title : Fisheries Observer
Company Name : Archipelago Marine Research Date Posted : 2/7/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy and area Salary : $15.80/HR Details : Dockside monitoring/recording of boat offloading. Min Grade 12 & math skills; Valid BC DL, reliable vehicle. Willing to work flexible hours. More details at NIEFS Campbell River or Pt. Hardy offices. Contact : Brian White Box 1592 Pt. Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Fax: 250-949-7151 email email@example.com
Job Title : Marine Mechanic
Company Name : Triport Marine Date Posted : 2/7/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Salary : Up to $30/ hr DOE Details : Repair & rebuild inboard & outboard engines and drives. Must be certified in Mercury or Evinrude. You have knowledge in all aspects of boat repair and are physically fit. Require steel toe boots. Contact : Please Fax resume to 250.949.6251 attn Jim
Job: Education Coordinator Job Title : Server
Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 2/15/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : All duties related to serving customers. Experience is an asset but not necessary. Position available immediately. Contact : Apply to Walter by Fax: 250-949-8894 or in person 7800 Market Street
Company Name : Quatsino First Nation Date Posted : 2/3/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Coal Harbour Details : Liase with FN students in High school, counsel, implement tutorial programs for stdnts, network with other ed. councillors. Administer post-sec education program and budget. Travel required for meetings. Contact : Please submit resume with cover letter to Wilma Mack by 3:00 pm Feb 24, 2012 to manager@ quatsinofn.ca
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Job Title : Admin Assistant
Company Name : Pacificus Biological Services Ltd Date Posted : 1/30/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : Applicants must have strong customer service, communication and computer skills and knowledge of office technologies. Multi-tasking & ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. Contact : Submit resume, cover letter & references to firstname.lastname@example.org by Fri. Feb.17, (Attn: Jen Russell)
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Job Title : Fisheries Technologist
Company Name : Pacificus Biological Services Ltd Date Posted : 1/30/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : Applicants must have a technical diploma or bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences. This person will work with senior staff to assist with field projects and office activities. Valid BC driver’s licence are required. Contact : Submit resume, cover letter & references to email@example.com by Fri. Feb.17, 2012 (Attn: Jen Russell)
Job Title : Fisheries Biologist
Company Name : Pacificus Biological Services Ltd Date Posted : 1/30/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and previous field experience in coastal BC. This person will design and undertake fish and fish habitat field evaluations, manage projects, supervise field crews, and Contact : Submit resume, cover letter & references to firstname.lastname@example.org by Fri. Feb.17, 2012 (Attn: Jen Russell)
Job Title : Server
Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 2/15/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Details : All duties related to serving customers. Experience an asset but not necessary. Avail. immediately. Contact : Apply to Walter by Fax: 250-949-8894 or in person 7800 Market Street
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FEBRUARY February 21: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School Fun Fair 5-8 pm February 22: Driver’s Education at Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw College, 9-5 February 23-26: Harvey Walkus Memorial Tournament FEBRUARY 24: Last chance to submit a name for the GN boat naming contest. Drop off name suggestions at the Band Office for Conrad. Also, Enhancement Agreement signing ceremony @ Ft. Rupert Big House starts at 9:30am February 26: Hardy Buoys “Big Event” at Port Hardy Civic Centre, starts 11am February 27: Mtng. Re: Scott Island Conservancy, 6pm @ PH Civic Centre February 27-28: Truth & Reconciliation Commission hearings, Port Hardy
MARCH MARCH 2-4: Quatsino Youth Soccer Tournament MARCH 3: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Community Healing Feast march 5: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Council Meeting, 3pm march 6: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Emergency Mgmt. Committee Meeting, 10-11am march 12: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Council Meeting, 3pm, Sarah Walkus’ 90th Birthday! march 16: UBC Museum of Anthropology Opening Reception for Doug Cranmer exhibit march 17: St. Patrick’s Day march 19-23: School District #85 spring break
Every Thursday: Fitness classes with Andrea, 6pm
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Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to every house on the Tsulquate Reserve, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations.
Published on Feb 20, 2012
Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to every house on the Tsulquate Reserve, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations.