2017 NAIG Update for Team NL

The youth from the NL team participating in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) seem to be doing well so far.

OK Radio spoke with Tracy Denniston, one of the team’s Chaperones.

She says the boy’s volleyball team has won 7 of 8 games so far.

And the rifle team didn’t place, but they did really well.

Denniston adds that some of the youth have been live-streaming the volleyball games via Facebook.

The boys will be playing once again at 2:30 pm ADT (Atlantic Daylight Time), so keep an eye out for that if you want to watch.

Some youth from the NL team were able to go to Canada’s Wonderland since they’ve been out in Toronto as well.

OK Radio will have more coverage of the NAIG once it becomes available.

Rhubarb Festival Schedule for Today and Tomorrow

The Rhubarb Festival in Hopedale is nearing the end of the festivities.

Here is the schedule of events for today, July 21.

There was a Rhubarb Bake Off today at 12 pm.

Special Guests from the Canada C3 boat were judging the contest.

The bike rodeo will be at 2 pm.

There will be helmets and door prizes to be won, and free snacks will also be provided.

A Mini Fair and Community Social will start at 4 pm.

The Cardboard Boat Race will set sail at 5:30 pm, with a special surprise participant from the Canada C3 boat as well.

And tomorrow, July 22, a Fishing Derby casts off.

It starts at 6 am, and the weigh in will be at 7 pm at Big Land Groceries.

Makkovik Fish Plant Update

The Makkovik fish plant is very busy with crab.

Junior Andersen is the Production Manager.

He says 292,931pounds of crab have been landed to date.

Andersen says there are 5 boats fishing, and there are 35 employees working at the plant.

He adds anyone who would like to work at the Makkovik fish plant can call 923-2230.

Hopedale Family Head to Hebron Tomorrow (Audio)

A Family from Hopedale has been selected to go on the Hebron Family Archaeology Project.

OK Radio spoke with Michelle Davies, Archaeology Assistant with the Nunatsiavut Government.

Davies says they are hoping to place a test pit in their family home, and to dig down in the ground to see what kind of artifacts they can find.

She says that the artifacts found will stay in Nunatsiavut, as they are on Labrador grounds.

Davies adds that once they return, there will be a Community Discussion at the NG Boardroom on July 31 at 11 am to show what they have found.

To hear Davies tell you more about heading up to Hebron, click here.

Canada C3 Expedition Coming to Nain (Audio)

A ship called the Polar Prince will be coming to Nain this weekend.

The ship is underway on the Canada C3 (Coast to Coast to Coast) expedition.

Heather Angnatok is the Youth Administrator for the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says the Polar Prince will be sailing for 150 days on 15 different journeys.

Angnatok adds Yvonne Jones and Jason Edmunds will be on board the ship.

To hear more from Angnatok on the Polar Prince arriving to Nain, click here.

For Immediate Police Response in Nain, Call 911

If you require immediate police response in Nain, please call 911.

There have been cases where messages have been left on the RCMP answering machine that required immediate assistance.

Those calls go unnoticed until the next day.

911 calls are directed straight to dispatch in St. John’s, which are then directed to members here in Nain.

Remember, with 911, you get to talk to somebody that will help you immediately, whereas if you call the detachment and don’t choose the right option, it will go straight to voicemail.

Nain Fish Plant Update

The Nain fish plant employees are busy with char.

Deidi Kohlmeister is the Office Supervisor.

She says there are 15 people working at the plant.

Kohlmeister says 2,714 pounds of char have been landed to date.

She says there are 7 fishermen fishing char.

She adds there are cod fillets, shrimp and smoked fillets for sale, if anyone is interested.

OK Radio will have an update on the Makkovik fish plant when it becomes available.

Geologists Conducting Survey for Nain (Audio)

A few Geologists were in Nain this week working with the Geological Survey of Canada for a program called GEM.

Deanne Van Rooyen and David Coorigan came in to our studio today.

They met with people to find good places to go to find minerals that are of interest to the community.

They are looking for resources like gold, diamonds, or nickel like in Voisey’s Bay.

They met with the public yesterday to get some feedback.

To hear more on the meeting and the project they are working on, click here.

Dept. Of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Looking for Input for Illusuak

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (CRT) is looking for input from the Communities of Nain and Rigolet on “The Community Exhibit” for Illusuak Cultural Centre.

The Community Exhibit will allow space to highlight each of the five Nunatsiavut communities.

The intent of these exhibits is to ensure that each community has a moment in the spotlight in Illusuak to showcase your unique activities, points of pride, and residents.

Residents of Rigolet are invited to join the Community Input into Community Exhibit for Illusuak at the Strathcona House on July 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

And Residents of Nain are invited to join the Community Input into Community Exhibit for Illusuak at the Nunatsiavut Government building in the Large Boardroom on July 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Day 4 of Rhubarb Festival

The Rhubarb Festival in Hopedale is now on the 4th day of events.

There have been some changes for today’s schedule of events.

The 12 and under partner race will run at 3 pm.

Mega Bingo will start at 7 pm tonight.

Cards will be on sale from 1 to 3 pm.

The Bon Fire will be at 8:30 pm.

The organizers apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.