Mayor’s Open Forum Meetings

In 2020 residents of the Village of Sayward will have an opportunity to attend the newly scheduled Mayor`s Open Forum Meetings to speak directly with the Mayor and one member of Council.   These informal meetings are intended to allow the public an opportunity for open dialogue with Village of Sayward elected officials regarding Council initiatives and projects.  At these sessions, notes will be taken, research done, and answers provided within five business days. There will be no official minutes kept, and although these sessions are not in camera, attendance and discussions will not be publicly distributed. These meetings do not replace the public’s existing ability to put in a written bylaw complaint through staff, make an appointment with the CAO, or talk with a Councillor of their choice, but rather adds to the various methods of contact with the Village of Sayward. 


The 2020 Mayor’s Open Forum Meetings will be held in Council Chambers, 652 H’Kusam Way, from 7pm – 8pm on the following dates: 



Monday February 3rd               Monday June 29th               

Monday February 17th                Sunday September 13th                  

Sunday March 8th            Sunday September 27th                             

Sunday March 29th                 Tuesday October 13th     

Monday April 6th                Monday October 26th                

Monday April 20th             Sunday November 8th                 

Sunday May 3rd               Sunday November 22nd                

Sunday May 24th               Monday December 7th                

Monday June 8th              Monday December 14th               


January 15, 2020 Special Weather Statement

With the predicted heavy snowfall and high winds today and tonight (and probable power outages) the Village of Sayward would like to remind residents to be prepared for changing weather and hazardous conditions. Here are a few ways to prepare for winter storm conditions:

Be informed – listen to local radio, follow social media sites and check the following websites:

Environment Canada for public weather alerts and warnings

DriveBC for local driving conditions

Be prepared – make sure you have enough supplies and provisions to stay comfortable and safe. In the event of a power outage you and your family should be prepared to cope on your own for at least 72 hours.

In the event of a prolonged power outage during severe weather conditions in the Village of Sayward, notifications regarding emergency warming centres will be sent out to the community via social media and the One Call system. Please ensure you are signed up to receive these calls and that you have a working phone.


The Strathcona Community Health Network is seeking a part-time Health Network Coordinator

The Strathcona Community Health Network is seeking a part-time Health Network Coordinator for a 12 month contract.

The Coordinator works to address the social determinants of health – the things that influence health before we get sick, like housing and transport – by listening to the experiences of local people and acting on their advice. The position requires excellent listening, coordination, and engagement skills, as well as an understanding of how to work effectively and respectfully with  communities who don’t always have a seat at the table.

Health Coordinator, Libby King, will spend much of 2020 working on a Canada Council writing grant but will remain in her position for 5 hours per week to provide support to the new Coordinator and the Table of Partners.

The job posting is available on the SRD website here:

Applications close Jan 24th.


Solid Waste clean-up days, July 20th & 21st

** Volunteers needed! **

CSWM staff will be in the Sayward area for the next clean up days on July 20th & 21st doing some public outreach at the Mainroad yard and talking to residents about diversion opportunities, household hazardous waste disposal and recycling at the depot.

An illegal dumping volunteer will also be attending to co-ordinate a clean-up of several recent illegal dump sites around the Sayward area in the afternoons of both days.

CSWM is asking for volunteers to help with this clean-up. If you can volunteer one hour of your time on July 20th or 21st between the hours of 12pm and 4pm, please contact Stephanie Valdal at 250-336-8083 x 223 or by e-mail

To report an illegal dump site please contact Stephanie, or call the 24-hour RAPP hotline at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)


Lisa Clark, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer
Village of Sayward
652 H’Kusam Way, PO Box #29
Sayward, B.C. V0P 1R0
Phone: 250-282-5512
Fax: 250-282-5511

Clean up days July