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The Community Update meeting on Projects and Services and the Go Forward Plan, scheduled for this Wednesday, has been postponed due to a death in the community.
The meeting will now be held November 1.

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Lax Kw'alaams BandThe boxing class is for ages 10 and over, due to the physical nature of it. Swim Club starts at age 8 as that is a year beyond when kids can come to the pool by themselves and, thus, more likely to be more competent in the pool (there will still be swim lessons for those not ready for the Club if there is enough demand). And the carving class will take children as young as 7 - but they will only be allowed to use putty and popsicle sticks. People should remember that most of our programs are based upon the availability of people stepping up to run them so, if anyone has a particular skill or activity idea for whatever ages, please email: recreation_director@laxband.com2 days ago
Danella AngusIm just curious.. is there subsidies available to families that are unable to pay the $35 fee?4 days ago   ·  1
Katherine SankeyIt was aged 8 and up, wish they did stuff for toddlers, Tay would love dance or swim!4 days ago   ·  1
Tristen Ameliaaage group?4 days ago
NaDina TaitWhat are the age groups?4 days ago

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Recycling and Composting Coordinator (Term)

We are currently seeking an individual to fill the role of a Recycling and Composting Coordinator (Term to March 31, 2017) for our organization. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team responsible for managing the programs and services of one of BC’s largest First Nations. Lax Kw’alaams is located on the North Western coast of British Columbia, approximately 35km from Prince Rupert. The community is accessible by ferry on a daily basis.

Key Accountabilities and Scope:

Accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor the coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a number of activities related to education and awareness of recycling and composting initiatives in the community.

General areas of responsibility include:

•Develop materials such as notices, displays, signage, newsletters and educational brochures for community recycling and composting awareness programs.
•Identify opportunities and implement community awareness activities.
•Maintain ongoing communication with the Administration about Recycling and Composting Education Program.
•Assist with operation of the waste transfer station such as providing directions to users of the facility, quality control and sorting of the recyclables deposited at the station.
•Documenting quantities and types of recycling deposited at the station.
•Develops material and initiatives related to composting
•Performs related duties as assigned.

Organizational Responsibilities:

•Adheres to Administrative standards, policies and procedures.
•Brings to the attention of Maintenance Supervisor if practices are not consistent with the current knowledge of acceptable standards.
•Works a 35 hours per week

Required Knowledge and Skills:

•Knowledge of recycling and composting practices and activities.
•Ability to plan, organize and schedule a broad range of activities related to the solid waste system and operations.
•Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.
•Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•Ability to develop, implement and evaluate community recycling and composting programs.

•Familiarity with a PC computer and experience working with Microsoft and in navigating the internet is desired.
•Completion of high school and/ or completion of college vocational and/or technical training

Experience and Education Requirements:

•Completion of High School and/ or completion of College Vocational and/or Technical training
•A Valid Drivers’ License and access to a reliable vehicle.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
•Must be able to work in all weather conditions.

This role will appeal to a self- motivated individual with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Salary is based on the CUPE Collective Agreement. - General Officer Worker 1.

Kindly submit a covering letter, resume and two references to:

Lax Kw’alaams Band – Assistant Band Administrator
206 Shaskaak Street, BC V0V 1H0



This role will appeal to a self- motivated individual with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Salary will be based on education, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Closing date for applications is 12:00 pm – Friday October 28, 2016

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

5 days ago

Because of the installation of the bridge on Tuck - the road will be closed on Tuesday October 11, and Wednesday October 12. It will be impossible for traffic to get "To and From" tuck.

We will Resume with regular scheduling as of Thursday October 13

The Barge for Tuesday October 11 has been cancelled. The scheduled water taxi for that day will resume with it's schedule, and will make the trip to Lax Kw'alaams on the outside.

Please watch for further updates

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Melissa E Wesleyis there a barge run friday?1 week ago

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Revision of the Ferry Schedule, Change of Date for the Return of the Nicola:

Update from BC Ferries regarding the handover of the Nicola to the crew in Prince Rupert, The Ferry will be fully operational as of October 26, 2016.

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Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule



The water taxi will take 12 passengers at the regular rate as on the Ferry. You must book your spot with Hazel Sankey (250) 625-2445. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and will run three (3) times daily. Please note the Prince Rupert point is the Metlakatla Ferry Dock (not Aero point).

Please remember that tickets are required and must be purchased either at the Metlakatla dock or the Lax Kw’alaams band office.

Prince Rupert – Departing Metlakatla Dock:
8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Lax Kw’alaams – Departing Airplane Float:
9:30 am, 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm



Wainwright will provide barge services at the regular Ferry rate, with two runs per day on Tuesday and Thursday, and one run on Sunday.

The barge can take 100 passengers and 15 vehicles, and you must book your spot with Hazel Sankey (250) 625-2445.

Tuesday, Thursday

Prince Rupert – departing Aero Point:
8:00 am & 5:00 pm

Lax Kw’alaams – departing Tuck Inlet:
9:30 am & 6:30 pm


Prince Rupert – departing Aero Point: 11:00 am

Lax Kw’alaams – departing Tuck Inlet: 12:30 pm


The same rates will apply

Water taxi: Adults $21, Seniors/Students $15, age 5 and under, free
Barge: Vehicles $32, walk-ins same as water taxi fees

Effective: August 8, 2016