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609, 2023

CCDC Business Features Newsletter (August 22, 2023)

By |September 6th, 2023|Categories: Newsletter|

Business Features is a free, semi-monthly publication where we share information and updates about the Cayoose Group of Companies (“Cayoose Group”). The Cayoose Group, or formally Cayoose Creek Development Corp.(“CCDC”), is the business arm of the Sekw’el’was community. In this edition we introduce Starboard Directions, a section dedicated to activities and updates from the Community Directors. Read the full newsletter.

3108, 2023

Security update

By |August 31st, 2023|Categories: Update|

August 30, 2023 As part of our efforts to monitor wildfire and other activities; Sekw’el’was will have security from 11 PM to 7 AM starting Monday, August 28th. If you see any suspicious activity, wildfire hazards or other security risks please contact: Bonnie Adolph Chief chief@cayoosecreek.ca 250.256.8899 Robin Frank Councillor council1@cayoosecreek.ca 250-256-4136

2808, 2023

Notice of Potential Emergency Works August 28th

By |August 28th, 2023|Categories: Emergency, Update|

Attention Community Members, Due to the wildfire hazards and impacts to Bridge River Generation, BC Hydro is preparing for operational changes at Seton Generating Facility. Specifically, BC Hydro is monitoring the water temperature and will trigger a water diversion from the creek into the Upper and Lower Spawning Channels (instead of from the Canal) if the temperature rises too high. BC Hydro is working with Splitrock Environmental, Antares Construction [...]

2408, 2023

Lytton First Nation Evacuation Order (Wildfire)

By |August 24th, 2023|Categories: Emergency, Update|

August 22, 2023  Pursuant to Nlaka'pamux jurisdiction and the authority of Lytton First Nation Chief and Council, the Evacuation Order for fire K.71634 Stein Mountain fire is being EXPANDED due to immediate danger to life and safety due to an uncontrolled wildfire to include the following Indian Reserves: SEAH IR 5 LYTTON IRSA NESIKEP IR6 NESIKEP IR6A YOU MUST LEAVE THESE AREAS IMMEDIATELY Download complete PDF [...]

2108, 2023

Cayoose Creek Air Quality Health Alert (Wildfires)

By |August 21st, 2023|Categories: Emergency, Update|

Dear community members, We want to bring your attention to a significant air quality concern in our area due to nearby wildfires. The smoke and particles from wildfires can pose health risks, particularly for individuals with preexisting respiratory conditions, children, the elderly, and pregnant women. It is crucial to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during this period of poor air quality. Key Recommendations from [...]

2108, 2023

Cayoose Creek – Emergency Notice Regarding Wildfires

By |August 21st, 2023|Categories: Emergency, Update|

Dear community members, As you may already be aware, the Province declared a State of Emergency on August 18th to support ongoing response and recovery efforts caused by wildfire. This enabled the Province to restrict travel to specific areas as needed. Non-essential travel, including use of accommodations, is restricted in: Kelowna & West Kelowna Kamloops Oliver Osoyoos Penticton Vernon This will ensure that accommodations are accessible for evacuees [...]

1608, 2023

Attention all artists: Lightfoot Gas & Convenience Store is looking for a new logo

By |August 16th, 2023|Categories: Update|

Attention all artists.  Lightfoot Gas & Convenience Store is looking for a new logo to represent us moving forward.  We are hold a logo contest! Design Guidelines Our only guideline is that the logo must be based around our St’at’imc culture. The logo will be used on small spaces such as clothing, along with our fuel branding, and so details will need to be clear when the logo [...]

2507, 2023

Texas Creek Wildfire Notice

By |July 25th, 2023|Categories: Update|

July 25, 2023 – Dear Sekw’el’was community members,  We are actively monitoring wildfire activity in the Texas Creek area, approximately 40 km from our community, with the BC Wildfire Service.  We are in close contact with T’it’q’et leadership team and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, who is responsible for issuing any evacuation alerts or orders. At this time, no alert or order has been issued for Cayoose Creek.   Everyone has a [...]

2507, 2023

Boil Water Advisory lifted for Cayoose Creek Residents on Pashilqua 2

By |July 25th, 2023|Categories: Update|

July 25, 2023 – Dear Cayoose Creek Residents on Pashilqua 2 (also known as IR2) On July 19th, 2023, we told you that we received a water alert from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), which meant that a Boil Water Advisory was issued for residents on Pashilqua 2 (IR2). We are pleased to inform you that the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. This means that it is safe [...]

2007, 2023

British Columbia Wildfire Update

By |July 20th, 2023|Categories: Update|

July 19, 2023 The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to multiple wildfires in the Lillooet Fire Zone. There are currently 13 active wildfires within this fire zone; eight are classified as Out of Control, one is classified as Being Held and four are classified as Under Control. Source: BC Wildfire Service View full bulletin [PDF] Casper Creek wildfire (K71535) The [...]

2007, 2023

First Annual General Meeting

By |July 20th, 2023|Categories: Update|

Join us in-person or online for the First Annual General Meeting. View full size [PNG] Where? Coyoose Creek Development Corporation When? Tuesday, July 25 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Agenda 4:00 pm - Doors open 4:30 pm - Dinner served 5:00 - 7:00 pm -  Meeting (Welcome and Introductions, Presentations, Questions and Answers) RSVP You can RSVP in any of the following ways: At [...]

1907, 2023

Boil Water Advisory issued for Cayoose Creek Residents on Pashilqua 2

By |July 19th, 2023|Categories: Update|

July 19, 2023 - Dear Cayoose Creek Residents on Pashilqua 2 ( also known as IR2), We received a Water alert from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) regarding our water supply which requires immediate attention to ensure the safety and health of all our residents. Effective immediately, a Boil Water Advisory is being issued for Cayoose Creek Residents on Pashilqua 2 (also known as IR2). This advisory is a [...]

1807, 2023

Cayoose Creek Band Council Welcome Letter

By |July 18th, 2023|Categories: Update|

Dear Sekw’el’was community members, On behalf of the newly elected Council and myself, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all members of our great Sekw’el’was community. It is with honor that we embark on this journey together, dedicated to serving and enhancing the well-being of our people. As your Chief, I am committed to fostering an environment of unity, transparency, and inclusivity. I believe the strength [...]

1807, 2023

Cayoose Creek Band Council Initiates Forensic Audit

By |July 18th, 2023|Categories: News Release|Tags: |

Lillooet BC, July 18, 2023 – Chief and Council of Cayoose Creek Band have engaged MNP LLP to complete a forensic audit for potential violations of the Band’s financial, human resources, and other policies following concerns raised by Band members over the disbursement and discretionary spending of health funding and other sources of Band funding. “Our community members have concerns over the previous administration’s spending and overall lack of [...]

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