Newsletter | May Edition | 2021


Table of contents:

Emergency Operations Centre Update

Health Update Stewardship Update

Central Coast Cumulative Effects Project Update

Percy Walkus Hatchery Update Communications Update

Capital Program Wharf Update

Job Postings


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EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE UPDATE

- Pamela Johnson, "EoC Director"

eocdirector@wuikinuxv.net


These are exciting times, like Dr. Bonnie Henry said in the update on Tuesday, the light at the end of the dark tunnel is getting brighter and we all have a great summer to look forward to here in Wuikinuxv Village and all of BC. We know we all want to get us back to normal and we are working hard on a plan that will be implemented soon. So that Wuikinuxv Nation may ease off of on some of our own restrictions.

Here is a friendly reminder for now, that we need to continue taking the precautionary measures and follow the current Wuikinuxv Travel Restrictions. Please be mindful that our children and some others have not been vaccinated and this is why we need to follow these guidelines for their further protection and prevention of transmitting the Covid-19 Virus.

Here is the current Wuikinuxv Nation Travel Ban to follow until it is updated:

  • Travel ban for all non members

  • Essential workers will be assessed on a case by case basis

  • Using the provincial deemed essential service

  • Travel ban regulations

  • Be a registered Wuikinuxv member or permanent resident

  • Have not traveled outside of Canada in the past month.

  • Show no symptoms of illness. Including but not limited to:

  • Cough

  • Fever

  • Shortness of breath

  • Runny nose

  • Sore throat

  • Agree to self isolate for a minimum of 14 days

  • Be able to provide in writing confirmation that you have secured a place to stay for the duration of your time in the community and throughout a potential quarantine. A minimum of 2 weeks worth.

  • Be able to bring sufficient resources (food, medication, household supplies etc.) to support yourself during your time in the community and throughout a potential quarantine. At least two weeks worth.

  • Have agreement from the household you will be staying at that should you begin to show symptoms of COVID-19 they will also quarantine themselves from other community members.

  • Have a history of compliance with past COVID-19 measures.

We will be working with local transport companies to ensure compliance with these measures are followed prior to booking any travel into the community. Please continue to wash your hands, practice social distancing, as these practices will have the most significant effect on keeping our community safe in this time.

Here is an update of the Provincial Public Health Orders BC's Restart:

A plan to bring us back together - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Step 1: Starting May 25, 2021

The criteria for Step 1 is at least 60% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with stable case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations. Physical distancing and masks continue to be required in public indoor settings If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately


Step 2: Earliest start date June 15 The criteria for moving to Step 2 is at least 65% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with declining case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations. As of May 27, 2021

The province of BC is at 65.8% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1. Also over 500,000 people on Vancouver Island have been vaccinated with declining case counts and Covid-19 hospitalizations. We are definitely back on track for reopening Wuikinuxv Village and this is exciting news!


Full Plan Here:

A plan to bring us back together - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Wuikinuxv COVID-19 Bylaws Are Available to Read & Download HERE

Or go to: www.wuikinuxv.net/covid-19-info



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HEALTH UPDATE

- Marlou Shaw, "Health Director"

health_director@wuikinuxv.net


Wuikinuxv Health Report 2021

Hello everyone, I am happy to say we are near the end of this pandemic. We can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have not been able to do a lot of the programs due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Home and Community care:

This program's activities this year consist of the elder’s food program, home care, outdoor eldercare, and escorts out for the elders with a permanent escort request. This program is now reaching out for permanent workers, so it is fully functional. We are now budgeting for travel and $30/day for private accommodations. Our priority is to have this program up and running ASAP.

[ Elder Care Job Posting Here ]


Daycare:

We expect for this program to be running in July 1, 2021. We have hired a Champion Mom and an Early Childhood Educator (ECE).


Back to the Lands Program:

This program just had the first camping trip in February. We will be doing 2 Camping trips this summer. Filled with adventures and reconnecting with mother earth and self. One is for the youth and the other is for the adults.