Tracy Denniston

Tracy Denniston would like to inform our listeners that she is a distributor for craft materials from Terry Tents in Happy Valley Goose Bay.

Denniston says she is doing small orders for now.

She adds that she is hoping to have her own small business up and running by this summer.

But right now she is available to take orders from Terry Tents.

Craft materials such as: Moose hide lining, materials for slippers and mitts.

Right now she says a lot of customers are purchasing Paint and Canvas.

She is still taking orders.

If you would like to make a purchase from Terry Tents for Craft materials, please call Tracy or message her on Facebook.

If you are wondering what kind of materials you can reach her by phone at 922-2123

No New Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

As of Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador has no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases in the province remains at 260.
The regional breakdown of the 260 cases is as follows:

• Eastern Health – 242
• Central Health – 8
• Labrador-Grenfell Health – 6
• Western Health – 4

Three people are in hospital due to the virus. Of these patients, one is in intensive care.

Two hundred and fifty-four people have recovered.

There have been three deaths from COVID-19.

Federal Government Support Programs With Yvonne Jones (Audio)

The Nunatsiavut Government received Federal monies to help support our beneficiaries in Nunatsiavut.

Yvonne Jones is our MP for Labrador.

She says that she has been getting really good feedback about the initiatives that the federal government has provided to beneficiaries.

She would like to inform our listeners about the new benefits people are entitled to.

Click here to find out more about these new benefits.

No New Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

As of Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador has no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases in the province remains at 260.
The regional breakdown of the 260 cases is as follows:

• Eastern Health – 242
• Central Health – 8
• Labrador-Grenfell Health – 6
• Western Health – 4

Fifty-two percent of cases are female and forty-eight per cent are male.
By age, there are 22 people 19 years old and under, 38 between 20-39, 38 between 40-49, 58 between 50-59, 57 between 60-69, and 47 people who are 70 years old and above.

Three people are in hospital due to the virus. Of these patients, one is in intensive care.

Two hundred and fifty-four people have recovered.

There have been three deaths from COVID-19.

To date, 11,287 people have been tested.

Makkovik J.C. Erhardt Grads (Audio)

As many of you know, Saturday, May 23rd was supposed to be prom/grad day at J.C. Erhardt.

We spoke with Jennifer Price who is the kindergarten and Grade 1 Teacher and also on the Grad Committee.

She says that they couldn’t do the big celebration they had to do some little things so couple of the things they decided to do was to decorate.

So they asked the community to decorate their windows or put signs in their yards for the kids to go around and see.

Click here to hear Price tell you more about how they celebrated the special day for the Grads.

VALE Shipping Notice

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a shipping notice to the Public for May 24, 2020.

Due to weather and ice conditions the pontoon bridges at Taktok and Tabor Island will be removed on Monday, May 25, 2020.

There will be no safe crossings of the ships track at this time.

Further shipping information will be available through the Information Phone Number: 1- 877- 922- SHIP (7447), the Vale Shipping Information Number: 709-922-4437, or the Vale web site: www.vale.com/canada

NICG Honda Ticket Draw Update

The Nain Recreation Department are still selling tickets on the Honda 420 Foot Shift.

Tickets can be bought at the Nain Inuit Community Government office or at the Nain Northern Store.

Lisa Ivany is the Recreation Director for NICG.

She says the Honda is valued at $10,000 and was purchased at the Notre Dame Agency.

Only 1000 tickets were printed and are being sold for $15 each.

With money raised from the Honda tickets, the Recreation Department will once again provide financial help towards different groups in the community.

Ivany says with the monies they raised from the 2019 Skandic Wide Track 900 Ace snowmobile, the recreation dept donated $3000 towards the Nain Moravian church account for funds to purchase stove oil, and materials for the church.

Recreation also provided a $3000 donation towards the Nain Minor hockey and another 3 thousand was donated to the Nain Care and $3,259 was donated to Nain Youth travel group.

The draw date is set for July 1st, 2020, or when all tickets are sold.

Payments can be made by email money transfer to recreationnain@nf.aibn.com, you can purchase tickets with cash at the Northern store or you can use debit at the NICG office.

Ivany adds if you send an email money transfer you must provide in the notes, who the ticket is for, and your home address.

COVID-19 Update

Yesterday was Day 14 there was no new cases of COVID-19 in NL.

3 are in hospital, of these 3, 1 is in the ICU.

260 cases total in NL and 4 positive cases remain (3 in hospital and 1 is not).

If all goes well, we could move to alert level 3 on June 8th, 2020.

“We shouldn’t be itching to ease restrictions because of our low COVID-19 numbers because the low number are a result of the restrictions.”
NL’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald.

Abuse of COVID-19 Emergency Response Programs (Audio)

The Nunatsiavut Government has received numerous reports of possible abuse of programs and initiatives aimed at assisting Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement deal with impacts associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There have been reports of some individuals selling fuel and goods such as diapers, formula, etc. to purchase alcohol and/or drugs, or other non-essential items. As well, the Nunatsiavut Government has learned of individuals and/or families providing false information regarding income levels when applying for assistance.

Such activity will not be tolerated. Those determined to be abusing any of the COVID-19 response programs will be denied further assistance.

Click here when First Minister Tyler Edmunds gives you more details on the abuse of the Covid-19 emergency programs.

Vale Shipping Notice

Notice to the Public

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a Shipping Notice to the Public for May 20, 2020.

The MV UMIAK 1 is scheduled to arrive at Edward’s Cove May 23, 2020 at 16:00 (4 pm).

All people in the vicinity of the ships track should exercise extreme caution.

The pontoon bridges are deployed at Taktok and Tabor Island and will be re-deployed after the ship passes.

The health, safety and well-being of our employees remains our propriety and we continue to take preventative measures to ensure your safety. As the M/V Umiak 1 arrives in and departs from port at Voisey’s Bay, we are taking every precaution for everyone’s safety in relation to COVID-19. The Captain will personally supervise the operations to ensure that his crew follow all preventative measures while our shore crew are on board. Any questions or concerns, please email vnl.info@vale.com

Further shipping information will be available through the Information Phone Number:
1-877-922-SHIP (7447), the Vale Shipping Information Number: 709-922-4437, or the Vale website: www.vale.com/canada