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July 2014 Front PageThis section includes all of the news items in our monthly newsletter, and then some!

July 2014 Newsletter

For a copy of our current newsletter, please download it here.

July 2014 Colour  (large  2.6 MB).

From Glenda’s Desk

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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - Part I

Alcoholism is when you have signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continue to drink, despite problems with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. Alcohol may control your life and relationships.

Alcohol abuse is when drinking leads to problems, but not physical addiction.

Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors

There is no known cause of alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Research suggests that certain genes may increase the risk of alcoholism, but which genes and how they work are not known.


Elders' News from Rose Jimmy

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Unfortunately we have run out of funds to get more wood and I am not to sure how I can get any wood at this time. Sorry for the delay on sending this message out. I will be trying my best to look at getting the wood during the summer so it can be ready for next season. In the meantime, Dan Scott is selling wood which he got himself from Sooke. I am sure he will give a deal for the elders.

The deadline for the Elders Conference is May 10th. The fee this year is expensive - $75 each and after May 10th it goes up to $100 which we cannot afford. So please get your application forms in. If you don't have your forms they are at the front desk at the Band office. The conference this year is at the same place as last year.


Message from the Housing Department

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It is time to renew your annual Tenancy Agreement! Please bring in proof of income to the Housing office by the end of March. Proof of income includes:

  • A signed & dated letter from your Employer
  • 2 consecutive pay stubs
  • T4’s for filing your taxes
  • Social Assistance cheque stub

It is very important that you get this done so your rent can then be established at 25% of your income. If you do not bring in an Income Verification your rent will be set at the Lower End of Market (LEM). This amount is set by CMHC who provides funding for our houses. It is based on the lowest amount of what is charged in the regular housing market for houses of a similar size. LEM is usually higher than 25% of your income and you will owe that amount per month if arrears accumulate.


AGM Thanks

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Thank you to all that attended the AGM in March. Here are some photos from the event!


Community Feedback Survey

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Tsawout First Nation is currently developing an Environmental Management Framework. The Environmental Framework will outline environmental protection strategies, goals and guide us in managing our lands in a sustainable way. We are seeking input from Tsawout community members regarding environmental management and protection issues that you feel are important. The information provided in the questionnaire is anonymous and members are not required to provide their name. Instructions: Please read each question carefully and answer accordingly. There are spaces available for comments should you wish to provide additional information.


Jesken Town Centre Fact Sheet

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To learn more about the proposed commercial development Jesken Town Centre, this fact sheet has been provided by the Tsawout Economic Development Department.


Matrimonial Property Law Polling Results

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STAUTW First Nation Matrimonial Polling Results

The results of the Matrimonial Property Law vote are now available. This law will be pending until it has been posted 28 days from the day of the vote. Council will enact the Matrimonial Property Law after 28 days.


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