Board of Directors

Board of Directors – Binche Keyoh

June 14, 2018

Binche Keyoh is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of Directors. As a member of the Board, the Director is informed on organizational matters and participates in the Board’s deliberations and decision making in matters of policy, finance, business and advocacy. We are looking for skills and expertise in the following:

  • Governance
  • Audit and Risk Management
  • Business experience
  • Culture and tradition

The Board is a volunteer Board and we are seeking individuals who will help promote economic development and growth of the community for the benefit of Binche Whut’enne. The selected candidate will allocate sufficient time to the role of Director.

To apply, please send a letter of intent to the Manager, Dave Birdi  davebirdi@binchekeyoh.ca.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Birdi by:

Binche Membership is an asset but not a requirement to apply

Summer Job –Research Assistant

Summer Job –Research Assistant

The John Prince Research Forest has a summer position for a research assistant.  The duties of this positon includes data entry (Excel) and video analysis of wildlife data, and collection and preparation of botanical specimens.

The John Prince Research Forest is a research forest located in north-central B.C., jointly owned and operated by Tl’azt’en Nation and UNBC.  It encompasses almost 17,000 ha of forestland which includes a research and education station located on Tezzeron Lake, 45km north of the village of Fort St. James.

This position is funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs program and successful applicants must meet the following eligibility qualifications:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Term of appointment:       May 28, 2018 – August 17, 2018

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Computer skills (including Excel)
  • Physically fit
  • Be prepared to work in the field
  • Be prepared to live at our research center for periods of time

Desirable assets:

  • Be enrolled in programs associated with natural resource studies: forestry, fish & wildlife, environmental studies, geography, biology, etc.
  • Have had previous field experience
  • Knowledge of wildlife and plant species in central BC

 

Please provide your resume and covering letter (via mail or email) to:

Sue Grainger, Manager

John Prince Research Forest

Box 2378, Fort St. James, B.C. V0J 1P0

grainger@unbc.ca

(250) 996-3700

 

Closing Date for Applications:          May 23, 2018

Binche Community Bus

Cutting

Binche Whut’en celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Community Bus at Binche Community Center on Monday February 26th.

The Community Bus service provides safe, reliable and affordable transportation to the communities of Binche, Tl’azt’en, Nak’azdli, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James. Binche is appreciative of the financial support from Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Tanizul Timber, Tl’azt’en Nation, Northern Spirit Transportation, Dunkley Lumber and Conifex.

DSC_6691Rebecca Murdock lives in the community of Binche and welcomes this new initiative because she now has reliable transportation to her medical appointments. Murdock is pregnant with her second child and remembers hitchhiking into Fort St. James for her prenatal appointments during the winter during her first pregnancy. Rebecca made her best effort to arrange transportation however it was not always reliable so she looks forward to riding the bus into town for medical appointments.

“The services that are being provided by this essential service is very welcoming, now many members of the northern communities can have a safe ride to the District of Fort St James and to Vanderhoof. Now the family members of those whom use to hitchhike may be able to put their minds at ease, knowing their family member(s) are getting safely to the places they need to go.”

Chief Alexander McKinnon

Nak’azdli Whut’en

487b3a296a5787c7fc6ed86e5f9ac869“We are pleased to join other partners in celebrating the launch of the Community Bus project,” said Ken Shields, Chair and CEO of Conifex Timber Inc.  “I applaud the inclusive approach taken by Binche Keyoh Bu Society to provide public transportation options to all stakeholders in the Fort St James community.”

“On behalf of Council for the District of Fort St James I would like to congratulate Binche Keyoh on the launching of their new community bus project.  This will provide a much-needed transportation service within the communities of Binche, Tl’azt’en, Nak’azdli and Fort St James for those individuals who do not have access to personal modes of travel. Thank you for taking the initiative to develop this opportunity and best of luck with your new venture.”

Mayor Rob MacDougall

DSC_6702District of Fort St James

“Communities working together is key to helping those that are in need to moving forward, reaching out helps everyone. It is very wonderful to see this bus service not only meet the demand but connect our communities to assist in our everyday needs. Thank-you to everyone who were instrumental to working together in making this service a reality.” Josh Hallman.

The Community Bus provides safe transportation, promotes economic development by creating employment opportunities and creates partnerships. For further information, contact Josh Hallman or Dave Birdi at Binche Community Center at telephone 250-648-3232 or email davebirdi@binchekeyoh.ca.

Binche Whut’en vision statement:  Binche Whut’en, a proud and unified people, work together to ensure improved quality of life, build capacity, and develop a sustainable, self-reliant, vibrant community that is built upon historical and traditional values of our community. Original way.