Snuneymuxw First Nation
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Capital and Infrastructure Services

This service develops a capital plan that identifies all construction projects for Snuneymuxw. This includes: water and waste-water systems, storm systems, road-works, foreshore works, new housing, housing renovations, and building developments (such as new schools, health center and a community wellness center).

Community Planning

The Community Planner facilitates and develops long range plans to grow and sustain the community.

This may include:
• Land Use Planning
• Project Developments
• Community Engagements
• Parks, Recreation and Culture Preservation
• Heritage

Capital Projects

This service develops a capital plan that is submitted each year to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), It is derived from past and current Snuneymuxw First Nation membership input, operational concerns and future capital development. The five-year capital plan serves as a planning tool and is structured to present a meaningful perspective of Snuneymuxw First Nation’s short-range and long-range needs.

Future projects include improvements to environmental concerns, SFN community health, future growth, feasibility and sustainability.


Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North.

ISC supports Indigenous people in their efforts to:
• improve social well-being and economic prosperity;
• develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and
• participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development - to the benefit of all Canadians.

ISC’s responsibilities are largely determined by numerous statutes, negotiated agreements and relevant legal decisions. Most of the services, representing a majority of its spending - are delivered through partnerships with Indigenous communities and federal-provincial or federal-territorial agreements. ISC also works with urban First Nation people, Métis and Non-Status Indians, many of whom live in rural areas. The Government has made it a priority to renew and deepen its relationship with Indigenous peoples and recognizes that their contribution will be important to Canada’s future prosperity.

The objective is to maintain any existing community infrastructure such as buildings, roads, water and sewer lines.

This service reviews:
• All septic tanks and fields
• Fire hydrants
• Rodent related issues
• Regular servicing agreements with external service providers to better maintain and monitor the various lift-stations.


Please contact Maintenance Services at 250-740-2300 for more information.

Community Tip Line

Have you witnessed an incident on reserve that you would like to report?

  • Burglary
  • Assault
  • Property Damage
  • others?

Please complete the anonymous Tip Line Form. You will not need to provide any personal information nor contact details.

Please click here to complete the Tip Line Form.

Disaster and Emergency Planning

Please download and read or print the Home Guide.

This HOME GUIDE is designed for members and residents of Snuneymuxw First Nation as a Home Guide to help families in case of a disastrous or emergency community event.

All community residents are encouraged to prepare themselves and their families as much as possible in case of an emergency. It is important to understand what might happen if there is an emergency and what actions each of us will need to take, which supplies will be required and how best to look after our loved ones. Snuneymuxw First Nation has its own Emergency Plan, which identifies the people who will be responding within the community and provides guidelines for how to support the needs of our people in the time of an emergency. Should an emergency event occur, government assistance may be a long time in coming.

It is best that our Nation and all families in the community are prepared to survive, and be on their own, for as long as a week or more. This HOME GUIDE contains a simplified list of responses and actions to address emergency plan identified threats.

This is intended as a self-help guide to what each of us should do in the case of an emergency. Some portions of the information in this HOME GUIDE was obtained and reproduced with the assistance of the Canadian Red Cross, Emergency Management Division of the Justice Institute of B.C., Emergency Management B.C., and First Nations Emergency Social Services. We hope you will find this booklet beneficial to you and your family. If you have any questions about the information in this Home Guide, please call or visit the Snuneymuxw Health Centre.

See more emergency and preparedness information here.

Garbage & Recycling

Recycling is picked up every Wednesday

Garbage is picked up every Thursday

PLEASE: Have your garbage and recycling out to road side no sooner than 5:00 am and no later than 8:00 am on the day of that service.
Please keep these ditches free of debris and garbage.

Garbage - Please put garbage waste in good regular garbage bags not in shopping bags. Bags that break or fall apart may NOT be picked up.
Recycling - Please remember that ALL recyclables MUST be in a clear plastic bag or in a recycle bin. The Recycle Depot does not accept anything in a dark garbage bag. If it is noted that your recyclables are not in a clear plastic bag or bin, it may NOT be picked up.
Clear bags cannot be used for garbage.

Please DO NOT put out wood or wood products on road side for garbage pick-up - we do not pick up wood.

Please DO NOT put out your old electronics on road side for garbage pick-up - we do not pick up electronics.
Please remember that you can take your electronic recycling to any recycling depot for FREE!

· 839 Old Victoria Rd, Nanaimo
· 2477 Kenworth Rd, Nanaimo

Please be aware that excessive debris accumulations could cause drainage issues for yards on the lower side of the tracks as well as provide additional havens for unwanted rodents.
What goes inside your recycling box / clear bag?

Plastic household containers including:
• Plastic beverage containers (may be returned for refund)
• Plastic condiment bottles – such as ketchup, relish, mayonnaise etc.
• Plastic cosmetic bottles – such as shampoo, hair rinses etc.
• Plastic dish soap / laundry soap
• Plastic food containers – such as margarine, yogurt, peanut butter etc.
• Plastic milk jugs
• Plastic vitamin bottles, pill bottles, mouth wash etc.

- Containers are rinsed
– NO food or other residue
- NO foam plastic Styrofoam
- NO containers that held chlorine / bleach / ammonia – based products
- NO metal bottle lids or caps, spray nozzle heads and metal attachments

Household Paper including:
• Box board packaging (cereal, detergent soap boxes, shoe boxes etc.)
• Catalogs • Envelopes • Fiber egg cartons
• Magazines
• Office paper
• Paper bags
• Telephone directories

- NO hardcover books, soiled paper, drink boxes or paper with waxed coatings, plastic or foil lamination
- NO tissues, used paper towels, waxed paper, baking / parchment or soiled pizza boxes

Metal Containers:
• Food and beverage cans and lids
• Foil containers and trays

- CLEAN (NO food or other residue)
- Labels removed
- NO metal pots, plastic or paper laminated with foil such as chip bags or foil yogurt covers

What goes beside your Blue Bin / Recycling Bag?
• Cardboard – must be broken down, flattened and tied in a bundle – max. size is 30” x 30” x 8”
• NO – waxed, coated or non-corrugated boxes


Please contact Maintenance Services at 250-740-2300 for more information.