Notice to Squamish Nation Membership

October 3, 2019

At the request of Squamish Nation Council, the District of North Vancouver (DNV) has extended rush hour turning restrictions from Lower Capilano Road onto Marine Drive.  This restriction is intended to discourage non-resident through-traffic from using Welch Street and Lower Capilano Road as a by-pass for congestion at Marine Drive.

The DNV has recently installed new signage.  With the changes, there will be no left turns from Lower Capilano Road to Marine Drive (northbound to westbound movements) from 7:00 am–9:00 am, and from 3:00 pm–6:00 pm.  Previously, left turn restrictions were in place for morning peak hours only.

The left turn restrictions are enforceable under Section 125 (Disobey Traffic Control) or Section 161 (Disobey Traffic Device) of the Motor Vehicle Act. Drivers who fail to comply with the turning restrictions are subject to a $121 fine plus two points on their driving record.

The increased turning restrictions were a recommendation of the Capilano IR No. 5 Transportation Study, and are aimed at decreasing rush hour traffic through the Capilano reserve.  The Study was prepared for the Nation with input from Capilano residents and Nation members. 

Over the years, the Squamish Nation has seen a steady increase in commuter traffic trespassing through the Capilano reserve, which is putting our community’s safety at risk. By introducing these new restrictions on left-turns from the reserve onto Marine Drive, the Squamish Nation is taking steps to address safety concerns and help to ensure the protection of our members and their families.

Rainbow Crosswalk Celebration – Friday, October 4

The Squamish Nation community is invited to join us for a very special event next Friday, October 4 commemorating the installation of a rainbow crosswalk in our community.

The rainbow crosswalk is a powerful visual display of community support and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2) people. It shows LGBTQ2 individuals that they are welcome, loved, and respected here in our Squamish Nation community.

There will be an unveiling ceremony at 5:00 pm followed by dinner and an evening of performances, including Indigenous drag queens and a live band (Queer as Funk). There will also be a face painter on site at this family-friendly event.

UPDATE – Food Fish Distribution

Squamish Nation’s 2018 Food Social and Ceremonial (FSC) Sockeye Salmon Catch Frozen and Canned Distribution

Please Note: Address Correction – Bewick Ave is the correct address

Squamish Nation is pleased to announce a distribution of 2018 food fish (both canned and flash frozen).

North Vancouver:
Date: October 3 – 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 pm
Location: Mosquito Creek Marina – Off of Bewick Avenue Entrance

Squamish Valley:
Date: October 3 – 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 pm
Location: Totem Hall, Stawamus Rd, Squamish, BC

1) 2 cases per household AND
2) 3 flash frozen Sockeye Salmon per household;
3) Adult Squamish Nation Member
4) First come first serve – “no holding”
5) NO pick up for other household or other members;
6) Not for resale.

Elders & those with disabilities:
1) On-Reserve Elders and those with Disabilities
• Can call now until 4pm on September 30th
• North Van – Tallia Reginald: 604.982.8643
• Squamish Valley: Josie Harry: 604.892.5166

Download the notice here: FOOD FISH NOTICE SEPT 2019

Post-Secondary Graduate Invitation

On the behalf of the Squamish Nation Education, Employment & Training Department (SN EE&T Department) we are inviting all Squamish Nation members who have graduated from a Post-Secondary Institution within the past 5 years to participate in a community graduation celebration.

We are requesting members to express their interest by providing the following information:

  • First & Last Name, email, and phone number, address
  • Graduation Picture
  • Name of program, Post-Secondary Institution, year of graduation.
  • Include a write up about your experience, including your area of work, and awards you have received.
  • Name of your parents, and grandparents, children, supporters you would like to include.

With your permission, your write up will be included in a postsecondary graduate booklet that we are creating. The SN EE&T Department will distribute the booklet to all Squamish Nation members on reserve and for off-reserve members it will be posted online for access.

Please submit the required documents to the Post-Secondary Student Advocate Lisa Paull, by October 31st, 2019.
We intend to host the celebration in the early fall/winter of 2019-2020 and our department will send out a formal invite to the people who have submitted information to us.

Download the notice here: Download

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