Hopedale & Makkovik ICG Updates

OK Radio contacted the Makkovik and Hopedale Inuit Community Governments to see what they have on the go.

Marjorie Flowers is the AngajukKâk for the Hopedale ICG.

She says due to COVID-19 restrictions, the volunteering to open up the gym after hours is gonna be closed until further notice.

The Community Enhancement Employment program will not be going ahead again this year where they didn’t get the funding.

Flowers adds that where they are cautious about the restrictions due to COVID-19, they won’t be having any Christmas parties this year.

Any other activities will be held virtually.

We also spoke with Barry Andersen who is the AngajukKâk for the Makkovik ICG.

He says they started off with 6 people for the Community Enhancement Program and is down to 1.

With the new sub-division, Andersen says their contractors are gone home for the winter and should be back in June to finish off the work that started this year.

Andersen also says that they applied for a temporary morgue; it’s a brand new c-can morgue that has air conditioning to keep cool in the summer and has heaters for the winter.

He adds that not all communities have one along the coast and is the first one to have in Makkovik.

Other than that, they have char in the freezer if anyone wanted to pick some up.

OK Radio will have more updates on the Nain, Postville and Rigolet ICG’s once they become available.