(604) 794-7059 administrator@petersfn.ca

MEMBER INFORMATION

Peters First Nation Employment & Economic Development Survey

August 9, 2022

Peters First Nation is conducting an employment survey aligned with our 5-year Comprehensive Community and Economic Development Plan and is looking for your input.

The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding individual skills, employment experience, and aspirations. We are also looking to gauge your interest in potential employment and/or business opportunities within the area.

The survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. To show our appreciation for your time we are offering all participants $100 gift card. (Limited to one gift card per PFN member).

Simon Fraser University’s Indigenous University Preparation Pathway

July 8, 2022

SFU welcome First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners of any age to a supportive university learning environment that integrates humanities and social sciences with Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. Click here to learn more about their Indigenous University Preparation Pathway and how to apply.

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FEDERAL INDIAN DAY SCHOOL CLASS ACTION SUBMITION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 13

June 23, 2022

A nation-wide settlement to compensate former students of Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools is still in progress. 

All former students of Day Schools are strongely encouraged to submit a claim form to recieve compensation before the deadline of July 13, 2022

Help is available. It is free and confidential. 

To learn more about who can submit a claim and how, please visit indiandayschools.com.

PREPARE FOR EXTREME HEAT & WILDFIRES

June 23, 2022

As warm weather approaches, it’s important to prepare for extreme heat and wildfire emergencies. Prepared BC offers downloadable guides and fill-in-the-blank plans to help you prepare for emergencies. We encourage members to download the guides below to ensure they stay safe in the heat.

Prepared BC Emergency Guides

Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide Wildfire Preparedness Guide

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH OCEAN LEGACY FOUNDATION

June 15, 2022

Position: Ground Crew (Linear Debris Field Technician)
Location: Hope & Merritt (HQ) / Hope & Coquihalla River (OPS), British Columbia
Date: ASAP to June 30th, 2022 – Freshet dependent

Job Overview
The Ocean Legacy Foundation is bringing together a passionate and hard-working crew to collect debris caused by flooding. Accepted candidates will be joining a diligent and determined crew who prioritize teamwork, safety, and communication.

Read this posting for more information on the position, required qualifications, and application instructions.

INFORMATION ON BRITISH COLUMBIA’S SPRING FLOOD SEASON – HOW TO STAY PREPARED

June 7, 2022

British Columbians are urged to take steps to prepare for spring floods to protect their families and property.

A warming trend this week is increasing temperatures to the highest level of the season with the possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall forecast for the weekend.

The risk of spring flooding is elevated across B.C., particularly in parts of the Interior and the North, due to a significant delay of snowmelt from cooler-than-normal conditions in April and May. Current modelling indicates the risk that flood conditions may emerge over the weekend within watersheds through the Interior and northwest of B.C. Check the River Forecast Centre website for updated advisories and forecasts that show specific areas of heightened flood risk.  

British Columbians are urged to follow all directions of local authorities and take steps to prepare for the possibility of flooding.

To learn more about how to stayed prepared, read more >> 

PREPARE FOR THE 2022 FLOOD & FIRST SEASON

April 19, 2022

Although we cannot predict when a flood or wildfire will occur, we can be proactive and take steps to prepare ourselves and protect our properties from being damaged by these events. To ensure your family is prepared, please review this emergency response resource from the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – TELUS SERVICE TECHNICIANS

April 19, 2022

Telus is hiring service technicians in Hope, BC. Technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and supporting TV, Internet, home phone, and security services.

If you are interested in the position, please review this posting.

ROAD PAVING PROJECT

March 30, 2022

PFN 3 Feathers is proposing to use economic profits to pave the main road on reserve (not including driveways) to benefit of all Peters First Nation who live on reserve and those who come to visit relatives. This is something that many Peters members have been requesting for many years, as the road is in very bad shape.

The cost of paving the road would normally be higher, however a PFN 3 Feathers partner has agreed to contribute to the project.

We hope everyone will be pleased with this community improvement project!

If there are any concerns or input, please do not hesitate to leave comments in the mail box outside the band office.

Thanks,

Norma Webb 

PETERS FIRST NATION PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

January, 20 2022

Peters Island Flood Control Berm Upgrades – High Priority Section

For the past 5 years Peters First Nations have been working on design and funding to improve flood protection for the community. This past year has seen an increase in weather extremes leading to significant natural disasters throughout the Fraser Valley. To learn more about how Peters First Nation plans to look ahead and prepare for potential disasters, please read this project announcement document.

SNOW REMOVAL ASSISTANCE

December 12, 2021

For any Peters members who need assistance with driveway clearing, please contact administrator@petersfn.ca.

Your health and safety are our priority! 

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM CHIEF & COUNCIL

December 09, 2021

To all Peters First Nation Members,

Chief and Council would like to acknowledge that this last year has proven to be a difficult and challenging one for all of us. We have all had to deal with our own personal challenges and hardships, as well as the continued COVID-19 pandemic, residential school discoveries, fires of the summer, and current flood conditions.

However, there has been a bit of a bright spot in our endeavours. PFN 3 Feathers Development LLP, a company established by Chief and Council to manage the economic development activities of the Nation, has earned a profit. This profit was accomplished through the hard work and commitment of the CEO of PFN 3 Feathers. Chief and Council would like to share these profits with Peters’ members and has requested that PFN 3 Feathers Development LLP issue a dividend to the Nation from those profits.

With the Holiday Season upon us, we would like to acknowledge the continued challenges everyone has experienced and continues to experience. Chief and Council is excited to distribute these dividends directly back to you, the members.

We wish you all a safe and joyful holiday season.

Chief Norma Webb, Councillor Victoria Peters, and Councillor Dave Peters

REVISED NOTICE OF MEMBERSHIP MEETING & VOTE

November 03, 2021

Due to vaccination requirements, please see the attached Revised Notice of Membership Meeting & Vote where a virtual zoom link is provided for those who are unable to attend in-person.
Read the notice >>

MENTOR-APPRENTICE PROGRAM – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s Mentor-Apprentice Program is a one-on-one immersion program where the mentor and apprentice spend time together doing everyday activities
while using their language at all times. The program is open for applications, with a submission deadline of November 17, 2021. Learn More >>

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

Please read the attached notice regarding the meeting of the Electors of the Peters First Nation which will be held at the Peters First Nation, Band Office, 16870 Peters Rd. Hope, B.C., on November 8, 2021, beginning at 5:00 PM and lasting for at least three hours. The purpose of the meeting is  nominating candidates for the positions of Chief and Councillors on the Band Council of the Peters First Nation for the next ensuing term.  There are two (2) Councillor positions and one (1) position for Chief available.  The election will be held at the Hampton Inn located at 8050 Lickman Road, Chilliwack, B.C. on December 22, 2021. For more information, please read this attached notice.

FISHING LICENCE, AUGUST 2021

Please see the attached license issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

COVID-19 GROCERY SUPPORT

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, Chief and Council are pleased to announce that direct deposits will be made to each household for grocery support. This will be done on a monthly basis by household.

For our members who are diabetic, gift cards will be sent to you to support you with your needs.

The health and safety of our community is important to us, we ask that everyone please get vaccinated for our children and elders. If you have not gotten vaccinated yet, or have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact Victoria.

Thank you,

Chief & Council

FSC FISHERY NOTICE, AUGUST 2021

Please see this notice regarding fishing information and regulations.

MEMBERSHIP VOTE POSTPONED

GUY PETERS MEMBERSHIP VOTE MOVED TO DECEMBER 22, 2021

Please note that the meeting of Electors to provide information on Guy Peters application for membership and the membership vote has been moved to December 22, 2021 (the same day as the upcoming election). More information will be provided closer to the rescheduled date.

EMBC HEAT WARNING SUPPORT

A couple of key personal preparedness points:

Keep cool. High indoor temperatures are associated with increased risk. Stay indoors in air-conditioned buildings or take a cool bath or shower. At temperatures above 30 C, fans alone may not be able to prevent heat-related illness. Home treatment for mild heat exhaustion may include:

    • moving to a cooler environment;
    • drinking plenty of cool, non-alcoholic fluids;
    • resting; and
    • taking a cool shower or bath.

If symptoms are not mild, last longer than one hour, change, worsen or cause concern, contact a health-care provider.

  • To ask about heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811.
  • Visit local health authority websites for more information on safety tips and how to keep cool during high temperatures.
Local Government Resources

Heat Event Response Planning

  • Developing a municipal heat response plan: a guide for medium-sized municipalities

Communicating the Health Risks of Extreme Heat Events

    • This Toolkit is intended for use by public health and emergency management officials who are developing or updating heat-health communication strategies.
    • Includes public communications materials.

Heat Alert and Response Systems to Protect Health: Best Practices Guidebook

    •  Health Canada (2012) has developed a best practices guidebook for developing a HARS. The Guidebook helps users take into consideration community-specific vulnerabilities and identify appropriate outreach and response activities

Guidance for community cooling centres in the context of COVID-19

    • Note this document was created in August 2020 and has not been updated since that timeframe

Heat Alert and Response System (HARS) webpage including a link to an Interior Health Authority toolkit providing community partners practical information and resources that will assist in developing and implementing heat alert and response systems and strategies to respond to extreme heat, specifically in rural communities.

First Nations and local authorities are encouraged to engage with their regional health authorities and/or First Nations Health Authority, for information and/or guidance on possible health impacts and risk factors specific to the local context.

EMPLOYMENT READINESS TRAINING PROGRAM – REGISTER NOW!

Registration is ongoing for the Employment Readiness Training Program. The program offers basic safety training courses that can be done online as well environmental training courses that will be held in-person at Seabird College. A technical writing and resume writing course will also be held in November. See this flyer for more information.


MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SUPPORTS

Please see this notice from the First Nations Health Authority for information and resources regarding mental health and wellness.


ELECTION POSTPONEMENT, MAY 2021

Due to Covid-19, Indigenous Services Canada Election Regulations provide for an extension of the term of office for up to six (6) months after the date the term of office would have normally ended. For the health and safety of our members, we have decided for the second time to postpone our election for six (6) months to December 22, 2021. Please see the attached Band Council Resolution passed, submitted, and approved by ISC.

Thank you,
Chief Norma Webb, Councillor Victoria Peters, and Councillor David Peters


TRANS MOUNTAIN CAPACITY FUNDING EMPLOYMENT READINESS TRAINING

Employment-readiness training will be provided for Peters First Nation and Seabird Island Band members under the Trans Mountain Capacity Funding program. The training will include environmental monitoring, technical writing, and safety training. Additional training may be offered depending on level of interest and job opportunities. For more information, please see this attached flyer.


SHINGLES VACCINATION

Peters First Nation members aged fifty (50) and older are eligible for shingles vaccination coverage where it is not covered by MSP or other insurers. A receipt is required for reimbursement. Please submit your receipts to administrator@petersfn.ca.

Thank you,
Chief Norma Webb, Councillor Victoria Peters, and Councillor David Peters


ELECTION POSTPONEMENT, 2021

Due to Covid-19, Indigenous Services Canada Election Regulations provide for an extension of the term of office for up to six (6) months after the date the term of office would have normally ended. For the health and safety of our members, we have decided to postpone our election for six (6) months to July 22, 2021. Please see the attached Band Council Resolution passed, submitted, and approved by ISC.

Thank you,
Chief Norma Webb, Councillor Victoria Peters, and Councillor David Peters


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS:

Trans Mountain Jobs Postings (February 2021)

Upcoming SASET Programs (October 26, 2020)

Trans Mountain Construction Notice (October 2020 to 2022)

Annual Tax Rate Law and Annual Expenditure Law (October 19, 2020)

PFN Office Closure (May 1st, 2020) 

PETERS FIRST NATIONS COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY PLAN

We are happy to share that the Peters First Nation Comprehensive Community Plan is complete! This is an exciting accomplishment, and we are very grateful to everyone who participated in the workshops and shared their input by completing the community survey. This plan helps set our community’s vision, priorities, and goals based on the needs and feedback from our members. We hope this document will help shape the future of Peters First Nation in a positive way that truly reflects the needs of our community.

READ THE PLAN >>

IS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION UP TO DATE?

We are asking members to please inform the Band Office if your contact information has changed.

INDIGENOUS SERVICES CANADA BC REGION UPDATES

ISC BC Region is supporting First Nations on-reserve in coronavirus response through a number of programs and services, Please read the following notices to stay up-to-date on news from ISC BC Region:

Update #86 - August 10, 2021
Update #85 - July 16, 2021
Update #84 - July 2, 2021

Visit the full archive here

COVID-19 UPDATES

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, vaccinations, resources, and the safety protocols at Peters First Nation, please visit our COVID-19 page.

PREPARE FOR WILDFIRE SEASON 2021

Report a fire at *5555 or
Call 1-800-663-5555

COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY PLAN INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS

March 2019 – Survey What We Heard Report

May 2019 – Vision Workshop #1

July 2019 – Vision Workshop #2

October 2019 – Vision Workshop #3