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Lands, Capital Projects & Public Works Report

By Adam Kantakis

Lands

  • Working with Lands Authority on developing bylaws, these include:
    • Zoning
    • Animal and Dogs
    • Building Permits
    • Access permits
  • Developing emergency management plan
  • Working on an Addition to Reserve for the Canfor Lands on Southside of IR#2
    • This will allow for greater economic development on reserve

Capital Projects

  • Water main tie-ins and sewer force-main are installed
  • Roads are ready for paving in mid-August
  • New community sewer stubs are installed
    • Awaiting funding for the lagoon, by this point next year the whole northside community will be tied into the system
  • Bridge feasibility study completed, awaiting further input from community on specific location of the bridge
    • This will connect both north- and south-sides of IR#2
    • This will allow for fire service to be extended from the Shell-Glen Fire Hall to the Northside as well
    • This will also allow for better internet service for the South side
  • Telus Purefibre © upgrades are to be installed on northside with in the next few months, this will greatly increase the internet speeds for homes and offices on the Northside

 

Public Works

  • Public works has been busy with completing the renovations to the new building on northside, this will give an additional 5 office spaces for administration
  • Water system servicing and improvements are underway
    • The water on both sides has been effectively softened and chlorinated and is fully safe for human consumption
  • Spring clean-up has been closed and the over-sized garbage bins have been removed
  • Firewood preparation for the winter months should be beginning shortly
  • Speed bumps have been installed on south side to prevent excess speed through the community.

 

If you are seeking any further information about Lands, Capital Projects or Public Works initiatives or projects please do not hesitate to contact Adam Kantakis, Lands Manager either via email at landsmanager@lheidli.ca or via phone at 250-562-0847 ext 101.  

 

Staff

Adam Kantakis

 

Adam Kantakis - Lands Manager

Phone: 250-562-0847 ext. 101| E-mail

Adam has lived in Northern BC most of his life. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from UNBC. His Bachelor’s Degree focused upon archaeology and biology. His Master’s Degree was based in Interdisciplinary Studies (Archaeology, First Nations Studies, History). His thesis work focused upon the use of wood stake fish weirs by the Lake Babine Nation.

He has had a lot of experience in the territory doing archaeology and GIS work. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to work closely with Lheidli Language speakers to document the language in his work with the Aboriginal Education Department in School District 57.

 

Deryl Seymour

 

Deryl Seymour - Lands & Communications Clerk/Water Operator

Phone: 250-963-8451 | E-mail

I have lived on reserve for 30+ years and worked with Lheidli T'enneh since I was sixteen years old. I have been in a long term relationship with my significant other, Irvin Gagnon for 30 years.  I have to kids Samantha and Nathan who are a great asset to society. During the years I have worked on the Traditional Use Study in 1989.  Also with the treaty team in 2007 and 2016 as the Enrolment and Eligibility Coordinator.  I am a ceritified Water operator for Small Waters Systems and the Small Wastewater System since 2016. 

 

January 2017

 

LUP 2017

Draft of:  Land Use Plan 2017

PDFDraft of: Land Use Plan 2017

 

Strategic Plan

The Lheidli T'enneh Lands Department Strategic Plan: 2009 to 2012 was developed by staff and guided by the vision and direction of the Lands Authority, Chief & Council and most importantly the Community members. There are 12 key focus areas that stem from indentified responsibilities under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management and the Lheidli T'enneh Land Code.

The priorities were identified through several activities and documents. These activities and documents include: The Lheidli T'enneh Land Code, the Lheidli T'enneh Reserve Land Use Plan, Lands Authority Planning/Visioning sessions and the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.

The Strategic Plan will be reviewed and updated annually by department staff. The plan will then be presented to the Lands Authority for their review, comments and recommendations. Only after the Lands Authority has given the plan endorsement will it go to Chief & Council for final approval and implementation.

PDFThe Lands, Resources & Environment Strategic Plan document is available by clicking the PDF icon at left!

 

Environmental Management Framework

An Environmental Management Framework (EMF) document was completed by the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation in 2007 to address environmental management issues highlighted by band members during environmental task committee meetings and from responses to a questionnaire distributed in the community asking for feedback on environmental issues on reserve.

 

Milestones

2019

 
  • Clay Pountney is elected Chief
  • Dolleen Logan, Clarence John, Joshua Seymour, and Helen Buzas are elected  council.
  • Melody Buzas, Phyllis Seymour, and Elissa Gagnon are elected to the Lands Authority.

2019

 
  • Lheidli T'enneh announces that they are suing Enbridge.

2019

 
  • Chief and Council election
  • Deryl Seymour hired for the Webpage management.

2018

 
  • Pipeline eruption on the Northside of the reserve.

2018

 
  • Southside of the reserve roads are paved.

2018

 
  • 25 years of negotiations and two votes Lheidli T'enneh says no, once again, to Treaty.

2017

 
  • On June 4, Tano Fuels opens for business. 
  • Administration parking lot is paved.

2016

 
  • Deryl Seymour hired to update the webpage and as the Enrolment and Eligiblitlity Coordinator.

2015

 
  • Lheidli T'enneh host the 2015 Winter Games

2010

 
  • Step 2 of EMA Process was completed, which includes a suggested legislative framework.
  • Nicole Wiltermuth was hired and is completing training in New Media Communications and Design program at CNC.
  • Funding received through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program (RInC) to build a new playground and recreational court on the Northside.
  • Prince George Community Forest Agreement MOU signed between Lheidli T'enneh, the City of Prince George and the Regional District.

2009

 
  • Step 2 of EMA Process was initiated.
  • Comprehensive Community Planning was initiated.
  • Amendments to the Lheidli T'enneh Land Code were ratified by the community.
  • Amendments to the Matrimonial Real Property Law were ratified by the community.
  • Lands & Natural Resources Strategic Plan was developed and formally endorsed by Chief & Council through a Lands Resolution.

2008

 
  • Step 1 of Environmental Management Agreement process was completed and prepartation for Step 2 of the EMA Process began.

2007

 
  • Phase II and Phase III Environmental Site Assessments were completed.
  • A final draft Environmental Management Framework was completed.
  • Patricia Wight became Lands Manager and Ed Chanter became Capital Projects Specialist.

2006

 
  • Matrimonial Real Property Law Implemenation Strategy was completed.
  • Lands Manager Trainee Patricia Wight was hired.

2005

 
  • Lheidli T'enneh Land Use Plan was successfully ratified by community members.
  • Work on the Matrimonial Real Property Implementation strategy began.

2004

 
  • Lisa Krebs, Land Use Planner and Ed Chanter, Lands Manager were hired.
  • Work on Lheidli T'enneh Land Use Plan began.

2003

 
  • Amendments to Lheidli T'enneh Land Code were successfully approved by way of community referendum.

2000

 
  • Lheidli T'enneh becomes the first BC First Nation to successfully ratify their Land Code and Individual Transfer Agreement by community referendum.

1999

 
  • Bill C-49 First Nation Land Management Act was finally enacted and given royal assent.

1998

 
  • Bill C-49 First Nation Land Management Act was re-introduced in Parliament.

1996

 
  • Lheidli T'enneh becomes a signatory to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.

 

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Prince George, BC • V2K 5X8

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