Volume 21, Issue 3
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Inside this issue:
Message from Anne
Message from Sarah
Water Treatment Facility
FN Health Authority
Toquaht Nation is
Come out to Macoah on
Wednesday August 21st for the
first of two Referendum
72-Hour Emergency Kit 10
Back to School Update
Macoah, Community Kitchen
Wed., August 21. 2013
6:00 pm, Dinner Provided
* Gas reimbursed for Toquaht Citizens!
For full details, email [email protected] !
Chief and Council
UPCOMING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Monday August 5, 2012 - BC Day
Monday September 2, 2013 - Labour Day
Monday October 14, 2013 - Thanksgiving Day
Monday November 11, 2013 - Remembrance Day
Wednesday December 25, 2013 - Christmas Day
Thursday December 26, 2013 - Boxing Day
Send any ůĞƩ ĞƌƐƚŽƚŚĞĞĚŝƚŽƌ͕ ĐŽŵŵĞŶƚƐ͕ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƐŽƌƌĞƋƵĞƐƚƐto
Reminder to all Toquahts
who live in Port Alberni
that there is a weekly
CULTURE NIGHT at the
Port Alberni Friendship
Center every Monday
night at 8pm! Come
enjoy some dancing,
celebration of Toquaht
submissions based on theme and content and may edit materials for
ŐƌĂŵŵĂƌĂŶĚƐƉĂĐĞ͘ t ĞĂƌĞĐŽŵŵŝƩ ĞĚƚŽĂĐĐƵƌĂĐǇŝŶŽƵƌƌĞƉŽƌƟŶŐ͘ If a mistake is made, please let us know and we will correct it in our next
/ƚĞŵƐŶŽƚƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚĨŽƌƉƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶŝŶƚŚŝƐŶĞǁ ƐůĞƩ ĞƌŵĂǇďĞƉƵďůŝƐŚĞĚŽŶ
the Toquaht website and, as above, may be edited for space and
ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŽŶƐΛ ƚŽƋƵĂŚƚ͘ ĐĂ
Please send any Digital
photos or anything you
want added to the
E Ğǁ ƐůĞƩ ĞƌƚŽ
ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŽŶƐΛ ƚŽƋƵĂŚƚ͘ ĐĂ
Message from Chief Anne
We’re over half way through another year! And what a year
it has been. Just when we were preparing for the season of
our Marina and Campground, we got the call that he
environmental assessment work that had taken place over
the last winter showed signs of metal and arsenic
Toquaht quickly agreed with VIHA and BC that it would have
would have to take place.
Toquaht quickly began working on Phase Two of the Master
Plan for the Secret Beach Project, a new 65-site camping
area with a kayak launch nearby. The residents of Macoah
agreed to have a temporary kayak launch site at the Old Mill
^ŝƚĞĮ ĞůĚƵŶƟůƚŚĞŶĞǁ ƐŝƚĞŝƐďƵŝůƚ͘ dŚĂŶŬǇŽƵ͕ D ĂĐŽĂŚ
residents for sharing your space with the kayakers. We also
gratefully acknowledge the ﬁnancial support of the Province
ŽĨƌŝƟƐŚŽůƵŵďŝĂ͘ dŚĞŶĞǁ ĐĂŵƉƐŝƚĞŝƐĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚƚŽďĞƵƉĂŶĚŐŽŝŶŐďǇŵŝĚAugust, 2013 to get in at least part of a season. The new site
ŝƐƋƵŝƚĞĂƐƚŽƵŶĚŝŶŐ͊ Žǁ ĞƌŵĂŶǆĐĂǀ ĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĐƌĞǁ ŚĂǀ Ğ
done a superb job so far. We have three members working
The Peoples’ Assembly took place at Macoah on Saturday,
July 20th͕ ϮϬϭϯ ͘ t ĞŚĂĚŐŽŽĚĂƩ ĞŶĚĂŶĐĞĂŶĚĐŝƟǌĞŶƐŐŽƚƚŽ
take part in the Opening of the Water Treatment Plant.
dĞƐƟŶŐŝƐŽŶŐŽŝŶŐ͕ ƐŽǁ Ğǁ ŝůůďĞĂďůĞƚŽĚƌŝŶŬƚŚĞǁ ĂƚĞƌĨƌŽŵ
our taps by the end of summer. Health Canada tests for at
least two months to make sure the system is doing the job.
The sign says, “Tukʷaaʔatḥiic ƛułsituʔap” meaning, “This
building belonging to Toquaht is ‘keeping the water clean’”.
/ŶĂƩ ĞŶĚĂŶĐĞǁ ĞƌĞƚŚĞŵĂǇŽƌƐŽĨdŽĮ ŶŽĂŶĚh ĐůƵĞůĞƚ͕ members of the ACRD (Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District),
President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Chatwin
Engineering, Brian Chatwin, David Shearer, AANDC
(Aboriginal Aﬀairs and Northern Development Canada), Rick
Shafer, Barbara Touchie, Vi and Bob Mundy from
Yułuʔiłʔaḥt, Judy Sayers, Alana Sayers, Joe Tom and Ann
Marshall from Qu-ĂĂƐĂ͕ ƌŝƩ ĂŶǇD ĨƌŽŵŽŶƐĞƌǀ ĂƟŽŶ
Canada and many more.
/ƚǁ ĂƐŶŝĐĞƚŽƐĞĞĐŝƟǌĞŶƐǁ ĞŚĂǀ ĞŶ͛ ƚƐĞĞŶĨŽƌĂůŽŶŐƟŵĞ͘ dŚŝƐŝƐŵǇĨĂǀ ŽƵƌŝƚĞƟŵĞǁ ŝƚŚĨĂŵŝůǇĂŶĚĨƌŝĞŶĚƐŐĂƚŚĞƌŝŶŐ
ĂŶĚǀ ŝƐŝƟŶŐŽŶĞĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ͘ K ƵƌƐƵŵŵĞƌWĞŽƉůĞƐ͛ ƐƐĞŵďůǇŝƐ
ƐƉĞĐŝĮ ĐĂůůǇƚŽďƌŝŶŐƉĞŽƉůĞŚŽŵĞ͕ ƚŽĞŶŐĂŐĞŽƵƌĐŝƟǌĞŶƐĂƚ
large. Gloria Woods, who lives in the U.K., won an iPad for
entering our ﬁnal draw for the HIV/AIDS & HEP C Awareness
project. Noah Plonka won an 72-Hour Emergency Kit, Noreen
Frank won a table-top barbecue and many more won various
We ran a min-science camp for the children. They had fun
together for two days. Thank you Norine Messer, Capacity
Development Manager from Uu-aa-thluk, NTC ﬁsheries. She
had help from University of Victoria students.
Of course, ﬁreworks ﬁnished oﬀ the evening. Thank-you,
Noah, Chum and Carlos.
Lawrence Lewis, our Chief electoral oﬃcer, was on hand to
Amendment Referendum that is taking place in September
of this year. We will all receive the Voters Package in the
mail. A “Mail-In Ballot only” referendum is required to make
and make sure to vote on it. If you have any ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƐĂƚĂůů
ƉůĞĂƐĞĐŽŶƚĂĐƚ>Ăǁ ƌĞŶĐĞ͘ ĐůĞĂƌĞǆƉůĂŶĂƟŽŶŝƐŝŶƚŚĞ
ƉĂĐŬĂŐĞ͕ ďƵƚĂƚĂŶǇƟŵĞǇŽƵŵĂǇĐĂůůĨŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͘ Regular updates will be on our website, facebook page and
ǁ ǁ ǁ ͘ ƞ Ŷ-referendum.ca
/ƚǁ ĂƐĂŐƌĞĂƚƚǁ ŽĚĂǇƐ͊ ͊ dŚĂŶŬǇŽƵƚŽĂůůŝŶǀ Žůǀ ĞĚƵŶƟůŶĞǆƚ
year! Toquaht Council have been diligently working on laws
that help us develop and manage our lands and resources,
ǁ ŽƌŬǁ ŝƚŚŽƵƌĐŝƟǌĞŶƐŝŶĞŶŚĂŶĐŝŶŐŽƵƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚǇƚŽŵĂŬĞ
ƉůĂŶƐĨŽƌƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů͕ĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂůĂŶĚƐŽĐŝĂůĞŶƚĞƌƉƌŝƐĞƐ͘ dŚĞƐĞĂƌĞĞǆĐŝƟŶŐƟŵĞƐĂŶĚǁ ĞŶŽǁ ŚĂǀ ĞŝŵƉƌŽǀ ĞŵĞŶƚŝŶ
our infrastructure with the Water Treatment System.
Looking forward we can now provide clean drinking water
ĨŽƌŽƵƌĐŝƟǌĞŶƐ͘ WŽƐŝƟǀ ĞĞŶĞƌŐǇŝƐŇŽǁ ŝŶŐ͘ ēƵƵ͊ ĂŶĚڔĞŬŽĨŽƌ
giving me the energy to bring back community.
t Ğǁ ŝůůďĞŵĞĞƟŶŐǁ ŝƚŚĂ&ŝƌƐƚE ĂƟŽŶD ĂƌŬĞƚ, ŽƵƐŝŶŐĨƌŽŵ
K Ʃ Ăǁ ĂƚŚŝƐǁ ĞĞŬĂŶĚǁ ŝůůŚĂǀ ĞŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƐŽŽŶ͘ dŚĞ
development of the Toquaht Housing Act deﬁnes the process
for developing social housing needs. We have appointed a
(Wii cuc kum - ƉŚŽŶĞƟĐĂůůǇspelled correctly)
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Hello Toquahts – I hope you’re having a great summer so far and are enjoying time in the
sun with family and friends! I want to thank all of the Toquaht citizens who attended our
People’s Assembly in Macoah on July 20th. It was great to connect with you, and the
Administration appreciates the effort you make to engage with us to make sure your
voice is heard.
There is one important area where we need direction from Toquaht citizens. Since the fall
we have been gathering input from citizens to help shape our Official Community Plan
(OCP) that we are required to develop under Toquaht law. We now have Draft #1
prepared, and would like feedback from YOU!
You can read the OCP Draft #1 and fill out a short survey to give us feedback by logging
in to the “Citizens Only” section of the www.toquaht.ca webpage. For instructions on how
to log-in or register for a username, type this URL into your web browser:
http://www.toquaht.ca/?p=968 or email [email protected] to get assistance.
Or, you can contact Lisa Morgan ([email protected] or 1-877-726-4230 ext. 226) to
request a hard copy or e-mail copy of the OCP Draft #1. We highly encourage you to
take a look and let us know what you think! As we have said throughout the past year –
the most important part of this process is YOU, the Toquaht citizens!
Another area we highly encourage you to get involved in is our upcoming Constitutional
Referendum – make sure you exercise your right to vote! For more information about the
Constitutional Referendum, turn to page 8 of this newsletter or check out
Also be sure to check us out regularly on our Social Media accounts to stay involved in
the Nation’s activities and projects:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/ToquahtNation
Twitter – @ToquahtNation or www.twitter.com/ToquahtNation
Instagram - @ToquahtNation or www.instagram.com/ToquahtNation
Our next People’s Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th in Port Alberni, so mark
it on your calendars and keep an eye on our Facebook event for full details! I look
forward to seeing you there!
Director of Operations
WATER TREATMENT FACILITY GRAND OPENING!
On July 20th, 2013, the Toquaht Nation had
the Grand Opening of its new water
treatment facility. After being on a Boil Water
Advisory for more than 10 years, the
community of Macoah will finally be able to
drink clean water from their taps!
“Water, an important staple of life that is
taken for granted by so many, has come back
to our community,” said Ha’wilth Anne Mack.
“We can provide this basic need to our
citizens once again, and make plans to
expand our community and economic
opportunities. We have decided to call this
important facility ƛuułsituʔap in the Nuu-chah
-nulth language, which translated means
‘keeping the water clean.’ This water
treatment facility will provide an ongoing
source of clean water to sustain and support
healthy generations of Toquaht people long
into the future.”
The Government of Canada invested $2.1
million in this project in total. The water
system upgrade includes a slow sand
filtration and chlorination system. This project
also allowed for the training and hiring of
three Toquaht citizens to maintain the water
treatment facility and distribution system.
This important day had an opening in Nuuchah-nulth from Elder Barb Touchie, a ribbon
cutting ceremony and speeches from Ha’wilth
Anne Mack and Member of Parliament James
Lunney, a short tour of the water treatment
facility, and songs from the Toquaht drum
Kleco kleco to all who attended this exciting
PHOTOS CURTOUSEY OF SARAH ROBINSON
From the Desk of Noreen Frank, Health Worker
ŽŶĮ ƌŵĞĚŵĞĂƐůĞƐĐĂƐĞƐŝŶs ĂŶĐŽƵǀ ĞƌŽĂƐƚĂů, ĞĂůƚŚƵƚŚŽƌŝƚǇĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐ͕ t ŚŝƐƚůĞƌ͕ WĞŵďĞƌƚŽŶ͕ Θ
Measles, also known as red measles, is a highly contagious & reportable disease that, when infected,
ĐĂŶĂƩ ĂĐŬǇŽƵƌďƌĂŝŶ͕ ůĞĂĚŝŶŐƚŽƐĞŝǌƵƌĞƐ͕ ĚĞĂĨŶĞƐƐ͕ ŽƌďƌĂŝŶĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘ ŽŵƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ;ĞĂƌŝŶĨĞĐƟŽŶƐ͕ ĚŝĂƌƌŚĞĂ͕ ƉŶĞƵŵŽŶŝĂ͕ ŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůŝǌĂƟŽŶ͕ ĞŶĐĞƉŚĂůŝƟƐͿĂŶĚĚĞĂƚŚĂƌĞŵŽƐƚ
common in infants less than one year old and in adults.
Measles is highly contagious and spreads very easily in the air when an infected person breathes,
sneezes, or coughs – the measles virus can survive in small droplets in the air for several hours.
D ĞĂƐůĞƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽďĞƐƉƌĞĂĚďǇƐŚĂƌŝŶŐĨŽŽĚ͕ ĚƌŝŶŬƐĐŝŐĂƌĞƩ ĞƐ͕ ŽƌŬŝƐƐŝŶŐƐŽŵĞŽŶĞŝŶĨĞĐƚĞĚǁ ŝƚŚ
Born before 1957 or with history of measles
disease – presumed acquired immunity.
Born before 1970, but if you can’t remember
ŝĨǇŽƵŚĂĚŵĞĂƐůĞƐ͕ D D Zǀ ĂĐĐŝŶĂƟŽŶŝƐ
advised, is safe, and provided for free.
D D Zǀ ĂĐĐŝŶĞŝƐƌŽƵƟŶĞůǇŐŝǀ ĞŶĂƚϭϮŵŽŶƚŚƐ
of age and kindergarten entry. MMR is a
2 dose series to be fully protected; no
NOT PROTECTED !!!
ŽƌŶĂŌĞƌϭϵϳ ϬĂŶĚnot vaccinated with 2
doses of MMR (measles, mumps, &
Pregnant women, people with weak immune
systems, & children under 12 months age
(ineligible for vaccine).
, ĞĂůƚŚĐĂƌĞǁ ŽƌŬĞƌƐďŽƌŶĂŌĞƌϭϵϱϲƐŚŽƵůĚ
ensure to have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for
MEASLES SYMPTOMS: &Ğǀ Ğƌ͕ ĐŽƵŐŚ͕ ƌƵŶŶǇŶŽƐĞ͕ ĐŽŶũƵŶĐƟǀ ŝƟƐ;ƉŝŶŬĞǇĞͿ͕ ƌĞĚƌĂƐŚ;ƌĂƐŚƐƚĂƌƚƐŽŶϯ rd
to 4th ĚĂǇŽĨŝůůŶĞƐƐƐƚĂƌƟŶŐŝŶŚĂŝƌůŝŶĞĂŶĚƐƉƌĞĂĚŝŶŐƌĂƉŝĚůǇƚŽĨĂĐĞ͕ ƚƌƵŶŬ͕ ĂŶĚůŝŵďƐͿ͘
WHAT TO DO: WůĞĂƐĞŶŽƟĨǇdŽƋƵĂŚƚŽŵŵƵŶŝƚǇ^Ğƌǀ ŝĐĞƐ, ĞĂůƚŚ ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ;, Z͕ E ŽƌĞĞŶͿŽĨĂŶǇŽŶĞ
ǁ ŝƚŚĨĞǀ ĞƌΘƌĂƐŚ͕ ƚŽĂƐƐĞƐƐĂŶĚƋƵĂƌĂŶƟŶĞŝĨŶĞĐĞƐƐĂƌǇ͘t ĞĂƌĂŵĂƐŬ͕ ƋƵĂƌĂŶƟŶĞǇŽƵƌƐĞůĨ͕ ĂŶĚĐŽŶƚĂĐƚ
family doctor for assessment and diagnosis. The doctor may collect a throat swab and/or urine sample for
www.immunizebc.ca www.bccdc.ca www.HealthLinkBC.ca/healthﬁles Dial 8-1-1
Michele Eng, RN, BScN, BSc
Community Health Nurse (Yuʔłuʔiłʔatḥ, Toquaht)
Ucluelet Health Centre, 501 Hitatsoo Road, Ucluelet East
Tel: (250) 726-7343 ext. 228 Toll-free: 1-866-900-7343.
Fax: (250) 726-5396 CONFIDENTIAL NURSE FAX LINE ▶▶▶ (250) 723-5396
E: [email protected]
Noreen Frank, Health Worker
PO Box 759
1971 Peninsula Road
Ucluelet, BC, V0R3A0
FIRST NATION HEALTH AUTHORITY
Health Governance is a major topic right now in
BC. In three months all BC First Nations will be
taking responsibility of all of our Health related
funding from Health Canada. What this means is
that BC First Nations will have more in-put
regarding our health services for our communities.
After the October Gathering VI Conference, we will
report on this change and know more of what is to
be expected. There will be no changes to what is
currently available as well as no disruptions to our
current services, but the representatives from the
200 plus First Nations throughout BC will have a
say in what services we see as priorities for our
communities in the future. We will keep you
SUMMER BEET STACKS
We have also been developing a Toquaht Health
Plan of our own that is holistic in nature. It is
hoped to cover all areas of our physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual well being. This
plan will guide us in the direction that you, our
Please speak with Noreen Frank, CHR, Melody
Charlie, NTC Health representative, or Anne
Mack, Director of Community Services, to
provide input or request updates on our plan.
Makes 4 beet stacks
4 beets, small to medium sized
4 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (or other nut)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup walnut oil (or olive oil)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, roughly chopped
salt & pepper
side to any
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Scrub, rinse and pat beets dry then rub with a small amount of olive oil and wrap tightly in foil (two beets
per foil packet). Roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until beets are tender and easily pierced with a knife. Allow
to slightly cool then carefully remove skin. (The beets will stain your hands and clothing! So I use rubber
gloves.) Set aside.
3. In a small, dry frying pan toast walnuts until slightly browned. Set aside.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar and walnut oil then season with salt and pepper to
taste. Set aside.
5. Once skin is removed slice beets width-wise into three or four sections (depending on the size of the
6. In layers, alternate beet slices and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle stacks with balsamic walnut oil vinaigrette, fresh thyme leaves and the toasted walnuts. Enjoy.
Here is a screen-shot of the Toquaht Constitutional Referendum
website set up by Lawrence Lewis.
How to make your own emergency kit and why it’s important
By Shereen Dindar
In light of the recent flooding that struck Alberta last month, now is a good time to explain how to build
your own emergency kit and why it's of critical importance.
As for the latter, while you may have many of the emergency items scattered throughout your home, it
will be a challenge to find them in the event that you are without power and lighting unless they are all
in one place. Throw in the additional chaos and stress that is associated with any natural disaster and
you'll be happy to have an emergency kit on stand by.
The key to emergency kits is that they should be easy to find and allow you to be self-sufficient
without power or tap water for 72 hours. Make sure your kit is light enough for everyone in your
household to carry and that everyone knows where to find it.
The Canadian government recommends you put your supplies into a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase
with wheels, and also consider having a separate kit for each member of the household.
A quick web search will give your plenty of direction, but in case you are overwhelmed with the options,
we've narrowed down the most pertinent things to include in the list below. You will find this kit useful
in the event of a flood, blizzard, earthquake, hurricane, hail, landslide and snow avalanche, tornado or
Items to include:
Flashlight and batteries
Extra batteries (for flashlight and radio)
Manual can opener
Food (Canned food, energy bars, dried foods,
nuts, cereal. If you have an infant or young
child, remember to pack appropriate
alternatives like infant formula and powdered
baby food. Remember to replace the food and
water once a year. )
Paper plates, cups and plastic cutlery
Water (Two litres of water per person per day,
including small bottles.)
Prescription medications, or equipment for
people with disabilities. (e.g. EpiPen)
All emergency blankets (include other blankets
or sleeping bags if you have space)
First aid kit
Extra keys for your car and house
Cell phone and laptop charger or a solar
powered charger (many come with multiple
adapters to charger various cell phones and
Cash (Include smaller bills and change for
payphones. Travellers cheques are also
Contact list (Include phone numbers and
addresses for in-town and out-of-town friends
Copies of legal identification of each member
of your family (i.e. birth certificates and
Plastic garbage bags
Pens and pencils
Liquid candles and matches
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Tampons or sanitary napkins
One set of pyjamas for each household
If you have young children:
Puzzles and books
Crayons and coloring book or journal and pen
Family board game and playing cards
Knitting or crafts
Diapers and wipes
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
I know you don’t want to but its time to think about getting your kids ready to go back to school. We will be sending out
the applications for School Supply Funds. It must be completed in order to qualify for the funds.
K-ϭϮ' ŽŽĚ' ƌĂĚĞƐ/ŶĐĞŶƟǀ Ğ
dŚĞƌĞŚĂƐďĞĞŶƐŽŵĞŝŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐƌĞĐĞŶƚůǇƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐŚŽǁ ƚŚĞ' ŽŽĚ' ƌĂĚĞƐŝŶĐĞŶƟǀ ĞƐĂƌĞĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚĞƌĞĚ͘ ůĞŵĞŶƚĂƌǇ
students receive 3 term progress reports and Secondary students receive 4. For secondary students the fourth
represents an average of all marks combined for three academic terms. The award represents student academic eﬀort &
achievement. Keep in mind that this is separate from school supply funds.
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Child & Youth Services
Bringing together services for Nuu-chah-nulth children,
youth and their families.
Though respectful relationships with Nuu-chah-nulth
communities, we will work together to strengthen and
expand abilities and resources within families and
communities. Through working with communities to offer
strength-based, holistic programs, we will continue to find
more effective ways to meet the needs of children, youth
and their families.
Contact Child & Youth Services at:
PO Box 99
4000 Stamp Avenue
Port Alberni, BC
Lynnette Lucas, Manager Child & Youth Services
Email: [email protected]
Krystine McLean, Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Post Secondary Student Scholarships
secondary students to apply for and they all have
speciﬁc criteria. As your academic advisors we
understand that the demands of course load and
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out and apply.
Contact either myself at the Toquaht oﬃce, the
Post Secondary staﬀ at NTC, or the Aboriginal
Student Services oﬃce of your college or
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OTTAWA — Big crowd, big victory.
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rugby on Wednesday evening, a 20-18 decision in a Paciﬁc
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the Canadian defence, looking every bit as powerful as someone
6-5 and 275 pounds should be, as he raced half the length of the
pitch for a try.
The conversion was missed, but an exchange of penalty kicks,
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Aaron Carpenter, Harry Jones and Ray Barkwill scored tries, while
Connor Braid added a conversion and a penalty kick for the
Canadians, who, at 2-0, lead the Cup standings at least
temporarily going into Saturday’s contest against Tonga at
Nemani Nadolo and captain Akapusi Qera scored tries for Fiji (11), with Nadolo adding a conversion and Setareki Koroilagilagi
making two penalty kicks.
“We are never going to be the biggest squad,” said Carpenter,
ƚŚĞƚĞĂŵĐĂƉƚĂŝŶĨƌŽŵƌĂŶƞŽƌĚ͕ K Ŷƚ͘ ͞ t ĞũƵƐƚŚĂǀ ĞƚŽŐĞƚ
behind each other, and we stuck to our game plan. We focused
early on that we were going to cut them low, and, if you don’t
have your legs beneath you, even the biggest guys are going to
Canada’s man of the match was scrum-half Phil Mack, who, at
roughly 5-8, was one of the smallest players on the pitch, but he
ŐŽƚƚŚĞŚŽŵĞƚĞĂŵŐŽŝŶŐŝŶƚŚĞƌŝŐŚƚĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶŽŶĐĞ͕ and his run through the middle set up what proved to be the
winning try by Ray Barkwill.
Fijian player Leone Tabuarua grabs on to Phil Mack during the
IRB Pacific Nations Cup match held at the Twin Elms rugby
the visitors ahead 11-10 at the break.
winning a footrace to down a kicked ball in the scoring area.
The key moment came in the 18th minute of the half. That was
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did most of the work to get the ball down the ﬁeld.
At that point, Canada led 20-11, but Fiji pulled closer in the 36th
“We’re really proud of what happened (Wednesday),” said Mack, minute with Qera’s try and Nadolo’s conversion.
a 27-year-old from Victoria. “We knew Fiji was going to come and
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though, and secured its victory.
right to beat them. I think, in the 10 days we had oﬀ, we put in a
lot of hard work, and it showed (Wednesday).”
encounter with Ireland in Toronto on June 15, and then they face
While the Canadians spent those 10 days in Kingston, training
their own travel challenge, heading to Japan to close the
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tournament against the host team on June 19.
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Fiji plays its ﬁnal two Cup contests in Japan: June 19 against the
U.S. and June 23 against Tonga.
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performance, but he also thought his own team had more to
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were too many turnovers, and Male said his team wasn’t as
Toquaht Nation congratulates
prepared as it should have been for what proved to be a tough
Phil Mack on his efforts for his
“That’s maybe the cause of our downfall (Wednesday),” Male
The Canadians kicked oﬀ to start the contest, and most of the
ĞĂƌůǇĂĐƟŽŶƚŽŽŬƉůĂĐĞŝŶ&ŝũŝ͛ ƐŚĂůĨ͘ ĂŶĂĚĂĞǀ ĞŶƚƵĂůůǇĐĂƉŝƚĂůŝǌĞĚ
on its forward push, with Carpenter scoring a try from the midst
of a wild scramble. Braid’s conversion made the score 7-0.
team and Canada in every game
Way to go Phil!!
Toquaht Nation People’s Assembly
Saturday July 20th, 2013
Macoah Old Mill Site Field
DRAFT Meeting Minutes
Lawrence Lewis, Rick Shafer, Dr. James Lunney
Start time: 10:00AM
Convened at Old Mill Site field at Macoah
Car-pool to Water Treatment Plant
11:00 am Water Treatment Plant Grand Opening and Tour
1. Started with the Toquaht Prayer Chant
a. First song sung publicly since the passing of Chief Bert Mack
2. Barb Touchie Opening Remarks and Prayer
a. She was reminded of living on Toquaht land as a young girl and having to draw water from
the well, she feels very proud of her Toquaht relatives on finally having access to clean,
potable water at Macoah
3. Unveiled the new Water Treatment Plant sign with ribbon cutting ceremony
4. Chief Anne remarks
a. Macoah has seen families come and go over the centuries as access to jobs came and went
with access to hydro and now the grand opening of a water treatment plant the
opportunities at Macoah and surrounding areas can only increase so her vision of bringing
the people back home are finally starting to be realized
5. James Lunney remarks
a. This new water treatment plant is laying the foundation to further develop Macoah as well
as opening up opportunities like the Secret Beach Campground project
b. This is a day to celebrate Toquaht!
6. Ended with the Victory Song
7. Rick and Noah led groups of guests through the new facility leading up to lunch
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Toquaht Nation People’s Assembly
Saturday July 20th, 2013
Macoah Old Mill Site Field
DRAFT Meeting Minutes
High School Graduates and Toquaht Celebration Feast
1. Graduating students Savannah Mouseau and Joey Williams were presented with gifts from the Toquaht
2. Raffle draws
a. Noah Plonka won the 72 Hour Emergency Pack
b. Noreen Frank won the Propane Camp stove/BBQ
Call to order, Opening remarks
People’s Assembly convened 1:30pm
Toquaht Health Plan
Agenda adopted by consensus
Approved April 13th, 2013 meetings minutes by consensus
Constitutional Referendum public meeting
1. Chief Electoral Officer Lawrence Lewis, Cape Mudge Indian Band
a. Will be Mail-in Ballot only
b. Packages will be sent in the mail on Wednesday July 24th, 2013
Check out the website he set up
d. He has a track record of returning all calls and texts within 19 minutes
e. His role is to provide the information to allow you to make an informed decision when you
There will be two Referendum Information Meetings coming up
1st one at Macoah August 21st, 6:00 pm, Community Kitchen
ii. 2nd one at Port Alberni September 11th, 6:00 pm, Barclay Hotel
g. The Voters Package will include the Referendum Notice, Information, Instructions and the
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Toquaht Nation People’s Assembly
Saturday July 20th, 2013
Macoah Old Mill Site Field
DRAFT Meeting Minutes
Update from the Economic Development Officer – Rick Shafer
1. Toquaht Marina & Campground
a. Closed due to Arsenic and Lead contamination
BC provided Toquaht with funding in order to get an early start on Section 2 and parts of
Section 3 of the Secret Beach Master Plan in order to try to recoup some of the lost
revenue due to the Marina & Campground closure
ii. A new temporary Kayak launch site has been opened up at the trail leading to the water at
the Old Mill Site Field
b. No new information re: the Environmental/Health Risk testing
ii. Once testing results are back we can start making planning decisions
Chief Anne Mack presented Rick Shafer with a carved totem pole to thank him for his tireless efforts
ensuring the Water Treatment Plant project and Secret Beach project went as smoothly as possible
Final announcement for the HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C Awareness Project
HEP C Awareness Online Quiz contest draw
Gloria Woods (Mack) won the iPad - Congratulations Gloria
Decide on date and location of next People’s Assembly
Next meeting is deemed the Toquaht Annual General Assembly
It was moved to hold it at Port Alberni on October 5th, 2013
It was requested to have a Thanksgiving meal
Minutes prepared by K. Johnsen
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DID YOU KNOW?
Birds are constantly throwing their seed from my bird feeder on the
ground, which is attracting an assortment of critters and mourning
doves. What can I do?
The first thing would be to check the feed-type
you’re providing. If you’re using a seed mix, the
birds at your feeder are probably tossing out the
seeds they don’t like in search of the ones they
prefer. This results in lots of seeds on the ground
where doves and other animals will feast on them.
It’s generally better to separate different seed types
in different feeders. Black oil sunflower seeds are
the best overall choice.
Another suggestion for spilled seeds is to have a
larger tray on the feeder. You can attach a tray
(such as a round pizza baking sheet) to the bottom
of the feeder so there’s a greater catching surface.
Be sure to clean the feeder regularly to get rid of
old seed hulls.
One problem with sunflower seeds is the seed hulls
that are discarded on the ground. One solution is to
place landscape fabric under the feeder so it’s
easier to pick up and dump the hulls.
Climate Change, Sea Change Signs of the Climes
Today, Canadians are seeing the signs of a major shift
in climatic conditions on land and at sea. Longer,
hotter summers. Shorter, milder winters. Rising sea
levels. Lowering lake levels. Shrinking mountain
glaciers. More frequent and violent storms. Radical
swings between deluge and drought.
In the past, climate change occurred so slowly that
both terres-trial and aquatic life had time to adjust.
Today, shifts in tempera-ture, seasons, and weather
are happening too fast for some species to adapt.
Instincts developed over thousands or millions of
years are losing their survival value. Key habitat
elements — food, water, shelter, and space — are
declining or disappearing.
Biological impacts of climate change are becoming
more and more evident. Numerous species are
shifting their ranges, migrat-ing sooner, and bearing
young earlier than in the past. Fish from southern
waters, like the great white shark and Pacific blue
marlin, are appearing more frequently off Canada's
coasts. In some regions, wildflowers now come into
bloom and birds arrive on their breeding grounds
weeks before they once did. Amphibians are
declining globally. Coral reefs worldwide are dying
The most dramatic changes of all are taking place in
Canada's Arctic, which is heating up faster than
anywhere else. Here, north-erners are watching in
disbelief as the permafrost melts beneath their feet,
Pacific salmon are caught for the first time, and sea
ice shrinks away from the coast.
Copyright Canadian Wildlife Federation