Be Smart. SLRD Chair Tony Rainbow’s August message talks fire-smarting and fatigue

As of August 7, it was 20 weeks since B.C. declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and now we are also in the midst of what is typically our high-risk period for wildfires. In April, an SLRD community literally got a trial by fire of evacuation during a pandemic, when … Continue reading Be Smart. SLRD Chair Tony Rainbow’s August message talks fire-smarting and fatigue

Vote before midnight for your favourite SÁSQ’ATS “Sasquatch” Lil’wat Stories

Lil'wat Retail Operations is running a cool contest - check it out and vote via their Facebook page, here.  *Voting ends: Midnight tonight! Thurs Aug 13th* If you don't get a chance to cast your vote, you can still read these awesome SÁSQ’ATS  stories / encounters. 1. A long time ago the creator made the earth, … Continue reading Vote before midnight for your favourite SÁSQ’ATS “Sasquatch” Lil’wat Stories

Lil’wat prepare for Sockeye salmon count

Towards the end of August, Sockeye salmon begin their return from the ocean to the Birkenhead River. The Lil'wat Nation Fisheries program is a large-scale salmon stock assessment program that involves counting the returning salmon - the unique Birkenhead River Spring salmon, the sockeye, and the Coho. Here, Fisheries and Environmental Manager, Lhpatq (Maxine Joseph-Bruce) … Continue reading Lil’wat prepare for Sockeye salmon count

How to cook potatoes: advice from the Queen of Potatoes, Anna Helmer

Keep the skin on! (Best option if your spuds are home-grown or Pemby-sourced from an organic or biodynamic farm. Head to the Farmers Market on Friday to stock up.) Start boiling them, whole, in cold water, and simmer slowly. For oven-roasting, preheat the oven to 375 degrees, cut raw potatoes into halves or wedges. Toss … Continue reading How to cook potatoes: advice from the Queen of Potatoes, Anna Helmer

Reflections on a pandemic become Museum artefacts: Ms Cameron’s grade 1/2 class donate time capsule

Mrs. Cameron’s Gr. 1-2 class at Signal Hill Elementary School called up the museum in early May as they wanted to donate a time capsule full of their thoughts and feelings about the pandemic. The donation came in a hand painted box that pictured a silhouette of a rock climber and the hand painted words … Continue reading Reflections on a pandemic become Museum artefacts: Ms Cameron’s grade 1/2 class donate time capsule

Archaelogical Investigations at Spel’kumtn (Signal Hill) – a report by Bill Angelbeck

Archaeologist and Anthropologist Bill Angelbeck was scheduled to present his carbon-dating results, gathered from Signal Hill last year, at the annual Lil'wat Nation Land and Resources Department community supper. Given that is not possible at this time, Bill's update has been shared in the July Land and Resources Department newsletter, and we're happy to share … Continue reading Archaelogical Investigations at Spel’kumtn (Signal Hill) – a report by Bill Angelbeck

Barter, garden, look out for one another: beautiful advice on how to weather tough times from a couple of 90-year-olds

This story in the CBC last month was heartwarming and felt worth sharing, as I'm thinking about the Mayor's Task Force, and 'what we can do to cultivate resilience and recovery'. If there's an elder in your life, please, ask them what helped them get through tough times in their lives. And share with us. … Continue reading Barter, garden, look out for one another: beautiful advice on how to weather tough times from a couple of 90-year-olds

How to make your own disinfectant wipes

Today's headline, on ABC news:  Clorox says disinfectant wipes shortage may last until 2021 The factors? The pandemic, the upcoming cold and flu season, and increased demand in health care facilities. Additionally, many companies make wipes using polyester spunlace, a key ingredient needed to make Personal Protective Equipment. Add to this, the fact that many … Continue reading How to make your own disinfectant wipes