Dear Band Members,

We are very happy to introduce you to the 9th weekly newsletter of Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band!

With this newsletter, we aim to keep all our Band members informed about the latest happenings, events and news within the community.   We are distributing this news letter by email, so please encourage everyone to get their email address in to, so they can be added to the list.
Weekly Updates - April 3, 2017
Education Department
Reminder for post-secondary funding applications due May 30, 2017 for 2017/2018 academic school year.

For the education funding application and policy click here & here.

Also, consider bursary and scholarship applications that students may be eligible for:
  • BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary - now open March 15-May 15, 2017. The poster and application can be found here
  • New Relationship Trust - opens April. Find details here
  • Indspire - opens mid-April. Find details here
Fire Extinguisher Servicing This Week
Operations and Maintenance gathered all fire extinguishers from homes and offices in the community.

A service technician spent a day at the Band office, servicing the extinguishers.

We provide this service for community safety.
Food for Our Community

To provide for our members, we recently purchased a freezer, and we work diligently to keep it stocked.

We are fortunate to receive bread from Cobbs bakery in Kamloops a few times a month.

Our staff member, Patti Caissie, prepares frozen meals.

Band members also give us extra wild game on occasion.  In season, our chickens provide fresh eggs.

Whatever food we receive, we distribute to Elders and community.
Denise Fortier Celebration of Life
Dr. Martin Brokenleg

We strongly encourage all band members to attend this amazing event.  Registration forms can be found here.

Natural Resources Training Group
NRTG Upcoming Courses & Training Programs

Electrofishing Certification:
  • Port Hardy, BC, April 8-9th
  • Cochrane, AB, April 20-21st
  • Terrace, BC, April 24-25th
  • Castlegar, BC, April 29-30th 
  • North Vancouver, BC, May 8-9th
  • Mississauga, Ont, May 11-12th
  • Winnipeg, MB, May 18-19th
  • Whitehorse, YT, May 24-25th 
  • Montreal, QC, July 12-13th
“Very practical course, great instructor. One of the best courses I’ve ever taken.”  - Matt Joyce, MSc. RPBio., Vancouver, BC

Electrofishing Recertification
  • Port Hardy, BC, April 9th
  • Cochrane, AB, April 21st
  • Terrace, BC, April 25th
  • Castlegar, BC, April 30th 
  • North Vancouver, BC, May 9th
  • Mississauga, Ont, May 12th
  • Winnipeg, MB, May 19th
  • Whitehorse, YT, May 25th 
NRTG courses and programs include free, lifetime admission.

Contact us for details!

Fish Habitat Assessment - Level One
Terrace, BC, April 26-28th
North Vancouver, BC May 10-12th

Fish Habitat Assessment - Level Two
Courtenay, BC, June 13-15th

Environmental Field Skills Certificate
Prince Rupert, BC, April 3-21st
Williams Lake, BC, May 1-19th
Lillooet, BC, May 8-26th

Fish Habitat Restoration - Level One
Courtenay, BC, May 2-4th

Streambank Restoration Techniques
Cochrane, AB, April 24-26th

Fisheries Field Skills Certificate
Merritt, BC, May 1-12th

“NEW” NRTG Certificate Programs:
Cultural Resource Monitor
Environmental Inspector
Forestry Field Skills
RISC Archaeology & CMT Inventory Training

“Great instructor, great class and field components. In my mind, the course was perfect!. ” — Ken Meeks, Surrey, BC

“NEW” NRTG Short Courses: 
Fish Habitat Assessment - Level One
Fish Habitat Assessment - Level Two

Electrofishing Recertification
Fish Habitat Restoration - Level One
RISC Fish Identification (B.C.)

Interested in having us bring a course to your organization or community? Contact us for details. 

Training Opportunities
Kinder Morgan Jobs
New Job Postings
  • Field Contract Administrator, Terminals (term role) – Edmonton (#14766)
  • Site Administrator, Terminals (term role) – Edmonton (#14650)
  • Control Centre Operator – Edmonton (#14787)
As an equal opportunity employer, Kinder Morgan Canada actively encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Aboriginal Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

If you know a potential candidate for these opportunities, please encourage them to apply online through our website.

Please visit the Canadian HR intranet page for more information.

To find these or other Opportunities:

Search by:
  • Position Number, or
  • Location (sites in Alberta: AB-; British Columbia: BC-; Saskatchewan: SK-)
Click Search (bottom right of page).
Click on Title.
Click Apply Now

Note:  Please apply on-line.  You will receive a notification that your submission was successful.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jacqueline Wegener
HR Administrator
2700, 300 - 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB   T2P 5J2
Office:  (403) 514-6548 | Fax:  (403) 514-6580

Williams Lake Job Postings
  • Cultural Enhancement Worker (click here)
  • Aboriginal Supported Child Development: Youth Worker (click here)
Food Recall Warning - Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli
Recall date: March 28, 2017
Reason for recall: Microbiological - E. coli O121
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution: Retail  

 Recall details

Ottawa, March 28, 2017 - Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O121 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die. Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.​

More information​

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp., 1-888-569-6728 or

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.​

Product photos​

  • Cultural Enhancement Worker (click here)
  • Aboriginal Supported Child Development: Youth Worker (click here)
Chief and Council Activities
In addition to the regular management of individual portfolios, last week Chief and Council:
  • Attended the 13th BCAFN Special meeting.
  • Attended the Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) meeting
  • Participated in the Qwemtsin Health Society board meetings & conference for families
  • Met with Kinder Morgan and other Chiefs
  • Attended the Conference for Education.
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