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  • 555 Schofield Highway

    Trail, B. C. V1R 2G7

    Phone: 250-368-8202

    Village of Warfield

    www.warfield.ca

    Village of Warfield

    Council and Staff

    Mayor:

    Diane Langman

    Council Members:

    Shane Ferraro

    Brad Jansen

    Ray Masleck

    Arlene Parkinson

    CAO:

    Jackie Patridge

    Admin Clerks:

    Jody-Lynn Cox

    Carol LeRose

    Works Crew:

    Mike Barta

    Dana Boone

    Bruce Wescott

    We are hiring!!! Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue

    (KBRFR) Company #2 Warfield is looking for individuals who

    wish to become Paid-on-Call Firefighters. We are commit-

    ted to recruiting talented and motivated individuals, who pos-

    sess a high level of integrity, and have a desire to serve our

    community. As a Company #2-Warfield Firefighter, you will be

    a member of our team and play a key role in the delivery of

    Fire and Rescue services to the citizens of the Regional Dis-

    trict of Kootenay Boundary. KBRFR Firefighters respond to

    fires, rescues, medical aids, hazardous materials incidents,

    building alarms and a host of other calls to aid the public.

    Apart from direct support to emergency operations, our Fire-

    fighters also contribute many hours of volunteer time in sup-

    port of community activities and charitable functions.

    KBRFR Firefighters and Officers are trained to nationally rec-

    ognized standards (NFPA). The requirement to operate inde-

    pendently means that our Firefighters and Officers are well

    trained to perform their duties. Paid-on-Call Firefighters come

    from all walks of life such as school teachers, trades people,

    paramedics and bankers. Some of our Paid-on-Call Firefighters

    choose to take advantage of the skills and experience that they

    gain, by pursuing a full time career in the fire service.

    Being a Firefighter is an exciting, challenging and personally

    rewarding experience. Paid-on-Call Firefighters are paid an

    hourly wage for all training, practices and emergency calls that

    they attend. If you are a resident of the Village of Warfield and

    would like to make a difference in your community, please pick

    up an application at the Warfield Firehall on a Tuesday night

    between 7-9pm or at the Village of Warfield Office during nor-

    mal business hours.

    Closing date for applications: September 30, 2017.

    Warfield Firefighters Now Recruiting!

    KBRFR Company #2 Warfield

    Fruit Tree Picking and Disposal We would like to remind all residents to properly

    tend to any fruit trees on your property. Be sure

    to properly dispose of any unwanted fruit. Dump-

    ing is prohibited everywhere in the Village, includ-

    ing boulevards.

    I N S I D E

    T H I S I S S U E :

    Girl Guides and

    Pathfinders;

    Scouts and

    Beavers

    2

    WYAN Events

    and WaVES

    2

    Warfield 2040

    IOCP

    Community

    Involvement

    Events

    3

    Sprinkler

    Restrictions

    Extended

    3

    Call for

    Volunteers!

    Warfield Special

    Events

    Committee

    3

    Warfield

    Firefighters

    Recruitment

    4

    Fruit Picking

    Reminder

    4

    V I L L A G E O F

    W A R F I E L D

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7

    Schofield Scoop Message from the Mayor We've had another successful, hot summer in the Village and I would like to take this opportunity

    to thank the seasonal staff of Warfield. Paige Gattafoni, Matthew McConnachie, and Kevin Nutini

    made up our parks crew and we also employed 14 lifeguards, slide attendants, and cashiers to keep

    our pool safe and running smoothly. Under the management of Theresa Bells, our pool continued

    to be a destination. Thank you all so much for your hard work maintaining our village amenities.

    We saw some welcomed additions to the pool with the new, permanent sun shades and a new sign,

    designed by Warfield resident and artist, Shelley Painter. A big thank you to everyone who made

    design submissions. We are grateful for the creativity and involvement of our residents.

    After closing for the season, the pool will continue to receive some much-anticipated upgrades in-

    cluding refinished floors in the change rooms and maintenance to the pool deck. These changes are

    the remaining upgrades funded through the Canada

    150 Grant and Columbia Basin Trust Grant. We

    are thankful for their support in helping upgrade and

    maintain our pool.

    Warfield also welcomed the installation of the

    French Street All-Sport Park, a multi-sport facility

    equipped for a variety of team sports. We are very

    proud of our community and look forward to the

    continuing improvements to the village infrastruc-

    ture this fall including a PRV (pressure reducing

    valve) station in Annable, crack sealing in the roads,

    and fire hydrant flushing and inspection. We are

    continuing to put effort into maintaining, upgrading,

    and developing our village and staff. Shelley Painter and Mayor Diane Langman

    In August, our two adminis-

    trative clerks attended an

    intensive, week-long training

    session held on the UBC-

    Okanagan campus in Ke-

    lowna hosted by the LGMA

    (Local Government Manage-

    ment Association of British

    Columbia). The course, MATI Foundations

    (Municipal Administration Training Institute),

    provided perspective on Local Government

    roles and responsibilities, and offered extensive

    overviews of nearly every facet of local govern-

    ment administration, including council-staff rela-

    tions, ethics, finance, community engagement,

    emergency management, municipal law, and

    more. Our staff spent the week meeting and

    networking with municipal employees from all

    over the province, including our neighbours in

    Rossland and Castlegar and others from com-

    munities, both large and small, like Hudsons

    Hope and Victoria. The staff are grateful for the

    opportunity to have connected with other mu-

    nicipal staff and took away valuable insights on

    local government administration that they are

    eager to implement here in Warfield.

    In September, the

    mayor, along with two

    councilors, will attend

    the 2017 UBCM

    (Union of BC Munici-

    palities) Conference, Roots to Results in Van-

    couver. They will have the opportunity to net-

    work with delegates from various levels of gov-

    ernment from all over the province, browse a

    tradeshow, and attend seminars with topics

    such as funding for local governments and bylaw

    enforcement.

    Throughout the fall, our Works Crew will be

    updating their First Aid

    training through WorkSafe

    BC.

    Council and Staff Professional Development

  • P A G E 2

    S C H O F I E L D S C O O P

    Warfield Youth Service

    Program

    In conjunction with Webster Elementary and

    Crowe High School, WYAN is looking to partner

    with community members who need some extra

    help to provide students with meaningful volun-

    teer opportunities. For example, do you need

    assistance with fruit picking or leaf raking due to

    mobility issues, or have a project that younger

    eyes could help with, etc? Please contact

    WarfieldYAN@gmail.com or please call 250-512-

    1351 to be added to our program list.

    Warfield Youth Action Network Weekly drop in sessions for

    youth aged 12-18 will begin on

    Wednesday September 13th

    and meet weekly on Wednes-

    days from 2:45 pm -4:30 pm in

    the lower level of the Village Hall, lower side

    entrance.

    Please contact WarfieldYAN@gmail.com for

    more information or check out our posts on

    Facebook and Instagram.

    WYAN Free Movie Nights will be:

    Friday September 29th - BOSS BABY - 6:30

    pm - 8:00 pm

    Friday October 27th - HOTEL TRANSYLVA-

    NIA - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Scouts & Beavers The 1st Warfield Scout group is

    gearing up for another year of fun

    and adventure. We are hosting an

    open house fun night on Tuesday

    September 12th from 5:00-6:30 in

    the Scout Hall for new members

    to come and check out our space

    and see what it's all about.

    This year, we are offering Beavers,

    aged 5-7, on Wednesdays from

    4:00-5:00pm; Cubs, aged 8-10, on

    Tuesday from 4:30-6:00pm and

    Scouts, aged 11-14, on Tuesday

    from 6:00-7:30pm. (Scouts Canada

    bases ages on the school year.)

    Our regular meeting space is the

    Warfield Scout Room, located in

    the lower level of the Warfield

    Community Hall, lower side en-

    trance. Cubs and Scouts will start

    regular meetings on September

    19th and Beavers will start on

    September 27th. After a year of

    transition, we are able to offer

    spaces in all of our sections this

    year, and are excited for the pos-

    sibilities. Please direct all inquiries

    to warfieldscouts@gmail.com.

    Girl Guides and Pathfinders We are very excited that our Warfield/Trail Guiding

    units are all set to begin by September

    20th! Currently we have a few spaces still in our

    Sparks, Brownie & Pathfinder

    units, registration is online at

    www.girlguides.ca, register

    soon to save your daughter a

    spot. Our Guide unit is full at

    this time but if you would like

    to place your daughter on our

    waitlist you may do so online.

    Our units are looking forward

    to another fun filled year of

    adventure and excitement as

    we move into the new Guiding year. We will be coming

    around with our original Vanilla/Chocolate cookies near

    the beginning of October, so watch for us as we go

    door to door around the village!

    Our Guiding groups love to be

    apart of our community, if you

    have an event you and need

    some extra helping hands please

    let us know!

    For more information about

    Trail/Warfield Guiding unit

    please contact Erika Hayton at

    250-364-3354 or

    ehayton@telus.net"

    The Trail/Warfield Guides & Pathfinders went on an amazing adven-

    ture to SOAR (Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous) in Smithers, BC this

    summer with 2,500 other Girls from all over the world.

    WaVES Warfield Village Enhancement

    Society is looking for ideas and

    interested Warfield residents

    to help make those ideas a re-

    ality.

    If you are interested in helping

    promote locally designed and

    driven projects and initiatives in

    the Village, please contact

    WarfieldVES@gmail.com

    P A G E 3

    for

    more information or check out our posts on

    6:30

    HOTEL TRANSYLVA-

    Warfields draft Official Community Plan is ready for review

    and feedback! The plan will guide Village decision-making for the

    next 10+ years, so please tell us what you think! It includes policies about our neighbourhoods,

    parks, commercial area and more so you are bound to find something in the plan you care

    about.

    Step 1: Review the draft plan, which can be downloaded from warfield.ca/iocp or picked up at the Village Office.

    Step 2: Provide feedback using one of these options and you could win a $50 Cornerstone

    Deli gift card: Complete the online questionnaire at

    warfield.ca/iocp or pick up a paper copy from the Village Office.

    Attend a coffee chat session:

    Join the project consultant for 15 minutes or stay for 90 to ask questions and provide feedback

    about the draft plan. Monday September 18, 1:30 - 3:00pm

    (Council Chambers, side door of Village Office) coffee and tea)

    Monday September 18, 5:30 - 7:00pm (Warfield Hall, Sausages on a bun by dona-tion, prepared and served by the Warfield

    Firefighters)* Tuesday September 19, 9:00 - 10:30am

    (Council Chambers, side door of Village Office) coffee and tea)

    Questions or concerns? Please contact:

    Shannon Gordon, project consultant Whistler Centre for Sustainability

    sgordon@whistlercentre.ca

    Jackie Patridge, CAO Village of Warfield

    warfieldadmin@shawlink.ca

    SAVE THE DATE *The Warfield Firefighters are

    going to cook and serve sausag-

    es on buns for residents who

    attend the Monday, September

    18th chat session. Please bring a

    cash donation for the Firefight-

    ers who are fundraising for

    Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

    Sprinkler Restrictions

    Extended Due to dry weather conditions, the

    Village is extending the sprinkler regula-

    tions outlined in bylaw 726 from the

    regular end date of September 15 to

    when the Province of BC calls off the

    fire ban. The purpose of this decision is

    to ensure that our water reservoir is

    not depleted in an emergency situation.

    Properties with even numbered ad-

    dresses shall be permitted to use lawn

    or garden sprinklers or other lawn or

    garden watering devices, only between

    the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and

    6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on even num-

    bered calendar days and shall be prohib-

    ited at any other time. Properties with

    od numbered addresses shall be permit-

    ted the same on odd numbered calen-

    dar day and shall be prohibited at any

    other time.

    Call for Volunteers!

    The Village of Warfield Special Events Committee is made up of a

    small group of Warfield Residents who plan special events that the

    whole community can enjoy.

    We are currently recruiting new volunteers and invite you

    to submit your Warfield Special Events Committee appli-

    cation to the staff at the Village Office.

    If you do not wish to be a member of the Committee, but would

    like to be considered to help out for future events, wed like to

    hear from you, too!

    More information can be found online at http://warfield.ca/warfield

    -recreation/special-events-committee/

    mailto:warfieldscouts@gmail.comhttp://www.girlguides.camailto:ehayton@telus.nethttp://warfield.ca/village-office/integrated-official-community-plan/http://warfield.ca/village-office/integrated-official-community-plan/mailto:gordon@whistlercentre.camailto:warfieldadmin@shawlink.ca