Bike Rodeo for Kids in Nain

The Department of Health and Social Development in Nain are holding a Bike Rodeo.

It will be held at the Playground on Wednesday, August 22 starting at 1:30 pm

It will be for children who are just learning to ride bikes and includes children up to the age of 14.

They have a 24″ youth bicycle, a 16″ kids bicycle, four helmets, and bicycle accessories to give away on that day.

Nain DHSD hopes to see you there.

Makkovik Fish Plant Update

Yesterday we had news on Nain Char fishery where production is better then last summer.

Today we spoke to Junior Andersen who is the Production Manager for Makkovik fish plant.

They are presently processing Turbot.

He says 26,166lbs of Turbot has been landed to date.

Andersen says there over 50 employees and 4 Turbot boats fishing.

NGC Projects (Audio)

The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies are very busy this summer.

Sarah Leo is the VP of Corporate Development.

She says Nunatsiavut Marine ferry and freight service are keeping up with their regular schedules.

With regards to Nunatsiavut Construction they are busy with construction projects as well as the repair work for Nunatsiavut home repair program.

To hear more of the NGC Projects with Leo, click HERE.

Notice for Nominations for AngajukKâk

Nain Inuit Community Government has issued a public notice on the nominations for AngajukKâk.

Notice is hereby given by the Inuit Community Government of Nain that nominations will be accepted for the position of AngajukKâk for the upcoming Election to be held on the 11th day of September, 2018 at the NICG office/meeting room.

Nominations will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, the 14th day of August, 2018 between the hours of 9am and 4 pm and will close on Tuesday, the 21st of August, 2018.

During the aforesaid dates with the exception of the days Saturday and Sunday.

Natan Obed Re-elected President of ITK

Natan Obed has been elected/re-elected President of Inuit Tapiriit Kantami by delegates from the four Inuit regions and the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada at the ITK Annual General Meeting in Inuvik.

Obed was sworn in as President and officially closed the AGM.

For more Information go to www.itk.ca.

Natan Obed Re-elected President of ITK

Natan Obed has been elected/re-elected President of Inuit Tapiriit Kantami by delegates from the four Inuit regions and the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada at the ITK Annual General Meeting in Inuvik.

Obed was sworn in as President and officially closed the AGM.

For more Information go to www.itk.ca.

ITK AGM Adjourns in Inuvik

The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Annual General Meeting concluded in Inuvik yesterday.

During the ITK AGM on Wednesday, August 15, delegates discussed progress and achievements from the 2017-2018 fiscal year. They also discussed and decided on a number of issues and initiatives including:

  • To work with the federal government to support the development of Federal Child and Family Services Legislation.
  • Approved the establishment of a working group with representatives from the four Inuit regions to guide work around an Inuit-specific equivalent to Jordan’s Principle.
  • Implementation of the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy.
  • The Inuit Crown Partnership Committee and the commitment to continue work on shared priorities.
  • To establish a task group comprised of representatives of Inuit regions and Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) to review and develop a proposal to amend the ITK and ICC (Canada) by-laws, including elections procedures.

For the first time, the proceedings of the ITK AGM were live-streamed, creating greater transparency for those wishing to observe Inuit leaders’ discussions in real time.

The ITK Presidential Election will be live streamed today, August 16 beginning at 9am MDT.

Nain Fish Plant Update

The Nain fish plant is still busy with Char.

Deidi Kohlmeister is the Office Supervisor.

She says 39,278lbs of char has been landed to date.

Kohlmeister says there are 25 employees working and 8 fishermen fishing.

The Makkovik fish plant is not in operation for couple of days.

Keith Watts is the General Manager.

He says there is an power outage and no water running.

Watts adds the Electrician will be there sometime today.

We will have more information when it comes available.

Update on the Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative (Audio)

“Char fishing is lot better than previous years here in Nain” says Keith Watts who is the General Manager of Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative.

As of today there are about 39,000 pounds of char that compares to just 29,000 pounds from Last Year.

In Makkovik the fishery is going quite well they finished with Crab and now preparing to do Turbot.

To hear Watts discuss an update on the Torngat Fish Producer Cooperative, click HERE.

Gas Prices Drop Once Again

Fuel prices, at least for gas, are trending downward this week as the summer driving season starts to wind down.

The regulated price of all grades of gas drops by about a cent and a half (1.4) a litre.

Also at the pumps, diesel is increasing by about three-quarters of a cent (.7) on the island.

However in the Big Land, diesel is down by less than half a cent (.3).

As for furnace and stove oil, both are up by just over half a cent (.55) and residential propane is up by about the same (.4).