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March 1, 2019, 1:03 pm

District of Ucluelet Approve Fire Services Agreement with the Yuulu?ił?atḥ Government

District of Ucluelet

Ucluelet, BC – The District of Ucluelet and the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government – Ucluelet First Nation (YG) have approved an agreement for the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade (UVFB) to provide fire protection service to Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ’s home community of Hitac̓ u. The two-year agreement is now in effect and covers all YG lands neighbouring the District. For Mayor Mayco Noël, the agreement is a positive step for both partners and supports the District’s draft Official Community Plan expectations for YG relationships and reconciliation.

YG President Les Doiron agreed, “On behalf of our community and hard-working team, we would like to give a thank you, to the District of Ucluelet Mayor, Mayco Noël, and his Council &
staff.  ƛ̓ eekoo  ƛ̓ eekoo  to  our  neighbours.  We  have  coexisted  for  many  decades  with great
relationships and it’s great to see both municipal and YG governments at work. Our  Government looks forward to continued collaborative projects in the future. Thank you again to our friends & neighbors “across the bay”.

District Council and staff are also giving thanks to retiring volunteer department Fire Chief Ted Eeftink for his 10 years of leading the Brigade. Eeftink will be ending his tenure as Chief this spring as the District completes its hiring process for the municipality’s first full-time Fire Chief. With a growing population and increasing number of visitors to the community, this permanent position will oversee fire protection and emergency services for the District and surrounding service areas.

Mayor Mayco Noël is thankful for the stability that Chief Eeftink and his officers brought to the force. “We have an outstanding and dedicated volunteer Fire Department and Chief Efftink and our department officers have led the fire team to a level where it is time for a full-time salaried Fire Chief. Our Council thanks him for his years of dedication and excellent service to the community.”

The District will be accepting applications until March 11th and the new Fire Chief position posting can be found at the District website: www.ucluelet.ca

For more information, please contact:
Mayco Noël, Mayor                                                   
mnoel@ucluelet.ca

Mark Boysen, Chief Administrative Officer
mboysen@ucluelet.ca

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