Soda Creek Indian Band (SCIB) has contracted five people to deliver firewood to homes in the community, according to Natural Resource Manager Edna Boston.
“We had Jay Camille from Skywest Environmental come and do rehabilitation on our fire guards and we asked if he could pile all of the lumber, all the logs so we could have firewood for the community.”
Once Camille was finished SCIB hired people to buck, split and deliver the wood.
The plan is currently to deliver one load (pickup) per household (based on what’s available) but Elders and young families will be delivered to first.
In total, the work should be completed in about nine days.
Firewood being delivered to community members (PDF)