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NOTICE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 

SKIDEGATE BAND COUNCIL INVITATION TO TENDER
SPIRIT LAKE TRAIL BOARDWALK REPLACEMENT 

SLT Bid Package

SLT RFP Checklist
SLT RFP Sched A - Transmittal Form
SLT RFP Sched B - Acknowledgement Letter
SLT RFP Sched C - Scope of Work
SLT RFP Sched D - Costs
SLT RFP Standard Drawing
SLT RFP Sched E - Drawings
SLT RFP Sched F - Draft Services Agreement

 


 

 

Elected by the community every two years, the Skidegate Band Council is the administrative and governing body of Skidegate. The Council is responsible for negotiating with governments, implementing programs, monitoring finances and managing the social and political issues that arisein the community. The Council is made up of seven Councillors and one Chief Councillor.

 

Issues, concerns and queries pertaining to Council matters can be
addressed to:

 

Chief Administrative Officer: Babs Stevens

Box 1301 Skidegate
V0T 1S1 Haida Gwaii
p. 250.559.4496
f. 250.559.8247

 

For general inquiries please email doris.rosang@skidegate.ca

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT
You may be eligible to receive some of these credits and benefits that the Government of Canada has introduced to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

PROVINICIAL SUPPORTS
List of Provincial Supports to support people and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT
If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.
Please click here for more information.

 

BC HYDRO COVID RELIEF FUND

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Residential customer: If you or your spouse/partner have lost employment or have become unable to work due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for three months of bill credit based on your average consumption.

Small Businesses: If you own a small business that needed to close due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to have your business' electricity use charges waived for up to three months.

For more information click here.

 

SERVICE CANADA - ACCESS TO PROGRAMS, BENEFITS AND SERVICES DURING COVID-19

 

EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE BULLETINS

 

May 6 - EOC BULLETIN NO. 6
April 8 - EOC BULLETIN NO. 4 - REGRADING GATHERINGS FOR EASTER WEEKEND

April 6 - NOTICE REGARDING SEAFOOD SALES

MARCH 30 - EOC BULLETIN NO. 3

March 21 - EOC BULLETIN NO. 2: ELDERS URGED TO STAY HOME

 

SBC ELECTION UPDATES

April 17 - SBC ELECTION UPDATE
April 1 - SBC ELECTION POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

March 19 - SBC Election postponed until April 3
March 16 - All Candidates Forum cancelled

 

 


 

COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION
SBC would like to thank all the businesses and operators in HlGaagilda who have closed their doors or have taken the necessary steps to keep members safe and healthy!

 

May 8 - SKIDEGATE PANDEMIC PLAN: Communicable Disease Emergencies Preparedness Plan

 

April 24 - MESSAGE FROM CHIEF COUNCILLOR

 

April 8 - EOC NOTICE REGARDING EASTER WEEKEND

 

APRIL 6 - LETTER TO JOHN HORGAN FROM NORTH AND MID COAST COMMUNITIES REGARDING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

 

APRIL 6 - EOC NOTICE REGARDING SEAFOOD SALES

 

Aoril 7 - SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

 

April 1 - SKIDEGATE CHECKPOINT

As you know, Skidegate implemented its first "information checkpoint" last night on Highway 16, adjacent to the "Welcome to Skidegate" sign. This checkpoint has been put in place as a protective measure against COVID-19 for your safety and ours.


PLEASE NOTE: Island residents ARE permitted to stop in Skidegate for supplies at Co-op, Fields and Taaw Naay.
It is only NON-ISLAND residents that are not permitted to stop in Skidegate.

 

March 30 - SKIDEGATE SERVICE IMPACTS
Skidegate’s services have been reduced to essential service levels on recommendation from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to reduce overall exposure opportunities for Band staff and the public. Listed below are current impacts to services:

 

Closure of all Public Facilities and Events Cancellations

  • The Skidegate Band Office, George Brown Recreation Centre, Nursery School, Daycare, SHIP and Spirit Lake Trail are closed until further notice. Should you require service, please contact SBC staff via phone or e-mail as noted on our “Notice to Community Members” released on 18 March 2020.

Reduction in Skidegate Band Essential Services

  • The following services will continue:
    • Residential garbage pick-up
    • Social Assistance
    • Emergency services (volunteer fire department)

Enhanced Measures within Skidegate Essential Services

  • Movement of meetings and work to “virtual” formats, using teleconference and video calls wherever possible.
  • Enhanced disinfecting measures within Skidegate Band facilities.
  • Direction to staff to observe good hygiene practices as recommended by the health authorities.

  • Mandatory self-isolation for any staff returning from travel outside of Haida Gwaii.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented and difficult time.

 

March 24 - HAIDA GWAII DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

 

March 24 - Gwaii Trust: Covid-19 Update

 

March 23 - Skidegate Health Centre Update: Dental staff have been quarantined for 14 days after the Dental Conference and are symptom free. The Dental Office remains CLOSED until further notice.

 

March 23 - Haida Gwaii Coop notice regarding Covid-19

 

March 21 - Emergency Operations Centre Update 2

 

March 21 - SBC NOTICE: All playgrounds in Skidegate are closed until further notice.

 

March 21 - BC Health Officer orders the closure of all nightclubs and food and drink services, take-out only.

 

March 20 - SKIDEGATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE UPDATE 1

March 19 - Pacific Coastal Temporary Suspension of Operations

March 18 - CHN Press Release: CHN discourages all non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii

March 18 - Air Canada suspends all flights to Haida Gwaii from March 23 until April 30


March 18 - An Urgent Message From Haida Gwaii Physicians

 

March 13 - First Nations Health Authority: Advising Communities to avoid large gatherings and unnecessary travel

March 12 - CHN Press Release: Travel Advisory for Haida Gwaii

 

Skidegate's Emergency Operations Centre has been activated.
Incident Command Lead - Robert Russ
Health Lead - Lauren Brown
Media Contact - Billy Yovanovich
Community Liason - Babs Stevens, Billy Yovanovich, Robert Williams
Communications - Ruth Gladstone-Davies
Information - Waneeta Richardson
Operations Chief - Kyle Marshall
Planning Chief - Trent Moraes
Logistics Chief - Sue Gladstone
Finance Chief - Ruth Wheadon


 

SKIDEGATE HEALTH CENTRE UPDATES

Skidegate Health Centre is implementing ESSENTIAL SERVICES ONLY

Essential Services include:
• Home and Community Care (home care nursing and home support, including medication delivery)
• Community Health (nursing-Heather)
ADP: is closed. Trish and her cook will continue to prep. meals and deliver to ADP clients.
• Patient Travel: Emergency Patient travel only and on as needed basis only.
• Mental Health: for counselling, please call 778-361-0179. Mental Health counselling will continue to provide support through phone, or skype.


If you are feeling not well, have a fever and coughing please call *811 and /or 1-844-645-7811

We will be periodically checking our phone messages: 250-559-4610.


March 20 - PATIENT TRAVEL UPDATE

• Medical transportation for all off-island medical appointments is currently unavailable.
• Urgent medical appointments (prenatal confinement, dialysis, or cancer tx.) and emergencies MUST be submitted as a Benefit Exception request. You can call FNHA 1-855-550-5454 for clarification.
If approved, medical transportation can be arranged by our office.


For emergencies only continue to call our 1-778-361-0176 number. Please note, we are only checking for messages at this time. Please leave a message.

ALL Non-urgent, non-emergencies will not be dealt with at this time.

 

March 16 - Skidegate Mental Health Team only offering telephone or virtual appointments

If you would like to book with Karen George or Janet Rigg, you can do the following:

• log on to Skidegatehc.janeapp.com and self book an appointment.

• call the Skidegate health centre at 250-559-4610 and reception can book an appointment for you.

• call or text the mental health cell phone at 778-361-0179.

Once you have made an appointment, the mental health practitioner will contact you to determine the best way to meet virtually.

Patricia Vickers, Mental Health Department Head, can be reached by email or by calling/texting the mental health cell phone or calling SHC reception.


March 16 - Skidegate Dental Clinic: Notice of temporary closure

Skidegate Dental has been advised by the Minister of Health that any attendees from the Pacific Dental Conference on March 7, 2020 are to immediately self-isolate until March 21, 2020.

We had 3 employees attend the conference. Therefore, we are closing our doors and all further appointments will be cancelled until further notice.

We appreciate your patience with us and hope to be back serving the general public as soon as we are able to. Skidegate Health Centre is still open.


March 15 - Northern Health Authority launches a COVID-19 online clinic and information line .

The NH COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line can be reached at 1-844-645-7811.


March 12 - Prevent illness by washing your hands (photo)

Currently, our best defense is prevention.
• frequent hand washing with soap and water
• hand sanitizing when washing is not available
• staying home if you have any cold or flu symptoms
• coughing into your sleeve


Please ensure that if you have any symptoms – fever, coughing, etc. – that you stay home. Do not go to work and do not go out into the community. It is important that you self isolate and reduce the possibility of spreading this virus. If you have symptoms – please call the Nurses Line at #811