RFP – Heat Pump Equipment Installation & Training

Heiltsuk Tribal Council (HTC) is actively exploring and developing local economic opportunities that generate income for the Nation and provide employment for its members.

It has been identified that the Ocean Falls Hydro Plant which provides electricity to Bella Bella’s micro-grid holds significant surplus capacity for additional generation. This abundant source of electricity offers HTC a unique opportunity to leverage this clean power to create new business and employment opportunities and maximize local economic benefit from regional energy sources.

Valerie Humchitt asked to fill vacancy on Heiltsuk Tribal Council

Due to his recent passing, John Bolton’s position as a Councillor became vacant.

The Heiltsuk Custom Election Rules govern how a vacancy on Council is to be filled. Because John’s term would have ended about 10 months from now (June 2018), according to the Rules the unsuccessful candidate with the next highest number of votes who was also running in the June 3, 2014 election when John got his position on Council, is to be asked to fill the vacancy. If that person cannot take John’s place, there would need to be a by-election.

According to the report filed by the Electoral Officer for the 2014 election, Valerie Humchitt was the unsuccessful candidate with the next highest number of votes. Val has been asked to fill the vacancy and HTC is pleased to announce that she has agreed. Val’s term of office will end when John’s would have, in June 2018.

HTC thanks Val for agreeing to take on this leadership role and extends a warm welcome to her. We also send our continuing condolences and thanks to John’s family for his years of service to our community.