Lower Lynn Improvements Project Updates

Notice – Lower Lynn Improvements Project – New Keith Road Overpass Pile Driving (see attached notice and sketch below)

Please be advised that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be starting pile driving on the east side of Highway 1 from June 17 – July 19, 2019.  Once completed they will move to the west side of Highway to begin pile driving July 29 – August 23, 2019.  Note that pile driving will occur during daytime work hours.

The new Keith Road Overpass is scheduled to be completed in October 2019 at which time traffic will be moved over onto it and the old Fern St overpass will be demolished (will provide more information in the fall) and a new soundwall will be installed.

Notice – Lower Lynn Improvements Project – New Lynn Creek Bridges trail closures

For safety reasons, the west side Lynn Creek trail which crosses underneath the existing Highway 1 Lynn Creek Bridge will remain closed during the new Lynn Creek Bridge construction.  Special consideration for the east side trail is being made to ensure there is access to Lynnmour Elementary School for students and parents year round however there may be bridge construction activities which may require temporary detours during July and August.  Detour notices will be distributed and posted on site in advance. 

Questions or concerns? Contact:
Jay Porter, PMP, Senior Project Manager
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, South Coast Region
Office 604 527-3105 | Cell 604 250-7571

Lower Lynn
Improvements website: http://gov.bc.ca/lowerlynninterchanges

Indian Day School Class Action: Presentation for St. Paul’s Day School – Tues. June 18

Squamish Nation members are invited to attend a presentation by Gowling WLG representatives on Tuesday, June 18 at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre. They will provide an overview of the Indian Day School Class Action, the terms of the Settlement Agreement, and the current status of the proceeding. They will also be available to answer questions about the settlement and what it means for Day School survivors and their families.

Click here to download an information package about the Class Action, including Registration Form.

Notice of Drilling – Squamish River Dike

RE: Notice of Drilling Work for Seismic Assessment of Squamish River Dike at Upper and Lower Jimmy Jimmy (Judd) Slough

Notice of upcoming drilling on Squamish River Dike, at Upper and Lower Jimmy Jimmy (Judd) Slough. The work is scheduled to begin on June 3rd and last 5-6 days. In total we will be drilling 6 holes (to a depth of 30m), 2 of which are on the Aik’wucks Reserve. The drill rig will be set up in the larger pullouts along the dike and will not obstruct access to the dike or river.

We anticipate 2 days of work on the lower portion of dike on the Aik’wucks Reserve. The drill rig will be parked off reserve land overnight.

We expect the impacts of this work to be very low, however while the drill rig is operating you can expect some loud noise in the area. There will be minimal surface disturbance/vegetation removal and test holes will be drilled and backfilled in accordance with provincial groundwater protection requirements. No trees will be removed for this investigation.
Squamish Nation has been named as co-insured for this seismic drilling work. A copy of the final Seismic Assessment Report and data will be shared with Squamish Nation.

CALL OUT: CULTURAL GRANT REVIEW PANEL

Squamish Nation is seeking members to apply for the Cultural Grants Review Panel.

  • This is a volunteer position; panel members will be compensated $25.00 for gas.
  • The panel will be comprised of four Squamish Nation Members; one panelist is required to be a resident of Squamish Valley.

Timeline

Deadline to submit application: Friday, June 7th 2019
Panel Selection: Monday June 10th, 2019
Grant application review and selection date: Monday, June 17th 10:00 am-2:00 pm (lunch provided). Availability for this date is mandatory.

Download full notice and application form HERE

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