OK’s 37th Anniversary Program Airing Next Week

This month marks the 37th Anniversary for the OKâlaKatiget Society.

On Friday October 25, 2019, OKâlaKatiget Radio will be airing a special 37th Anniversary show.

There will be quizzes throughout the day for our listeners.

Names with correct answers will be entered in a draw for Merchandise prizes.

Make sure you tune into OKâlaKatiget Radio on Friday, October 25, 2019 for our special 37th Anniversary program.

Full-Time Radio Producer Job AD

The OKâlaKatiget Society has a job opening for a Radio Producer.

Under the supervision of the Senior Producer, the Radio Producer prepares new and current affairs items for daily broadcast on the Society’s radio network.

The Deadline for Radio Producer is on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
Preferences will be given to Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Please note: an employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal
Records Check, and a Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the OKâlaKatiget Society.

For more information, you can contact Arlene Ikkusek at the OKâlaKatiget Society office at 922-2955, or email arlene.ikkusek@oksociety.com

Nain TaKuaKautik Food Bank

The Nain TaKuaKautik Food Bank opened up in January of 2018.

Brenda Jararuse is the Chair of the committee for the Nain food bank.

This food bank is one more way to improve food security in our community.

Jararuse says this Food bank is given to families who have low income, who need food to provide for their families in their homes.

In 2017 the Nunatsiavut Government did a survey that was released in May 2017, and they found that 79.4 per cent of residents in Nain were food insecure, meaning they experienced worry about or difficulty in accessing food on a regular basis.

This month the food bank will be open a day earlier for the food distribution.

She says on Wednesday October 30th, 2019 is when the food distribution will be held.

One day earlier than usual because of the Thursday October 31st, will be the Halloween holiday.

Jararuse says orders must be in by Monday October 28th, 2019.

And intake forms can be picked up at the Clinic, Nunatsiavut Government building, Family Connections Staff, and the Nigivik Centre.

Orders can be made by placing your name in the blue boxes at the Nunatsiavut Government office or the Nain Post office, or by calling the toll free number at 709-700-4739.

Postville Recreation Dept.

The OKâlaKatiget Radio has been getting in contact with the coastal Recreation Departments.

Jacqueline Harris is the acting Recreation Director for the Postville Inuit Community Government.

They have regular after school programs for children from grades K-6 from 4-5 pm, and from 6-7 pm it’s for children ages 4 and under, from 7-8 pm it is for ages 5-11, and from 8-9 pm it is for ages 12 years and up.

On Monday, October 28, starting 6:30 pm they will have a Family Movie Night located at the Community Center.

And on Wednesday, October 30 they will have a Halloween Party for ages 4 and under from 6-7 pm, and for ages 5-11 it will be from 7-8 pm located at the Community Center.

Labrador Marine

Labrador Marine announced in a recent Press Release that they guarantee all north coast freight will be delivered before freeze-up.

Peter Woodward is the CEO for the Woodward’s Ltd, and the Labrador Marine President.

He met with the Nunatsiavut Government and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, October 15th.

Woodward says that all fright received at Labrador Marine Incorporated’s Goose Bay terminal by the cut-off date of November 8th for commercial and residential freight will be delivered to the north coast communities by the end of shipping season in December.

Labrador Marine also discussed about transportation companies who are planning to ship groceries north and assured them that those shipments will get delivered.

For more information, you can contact Peter Woodward @ 709-896-2421.

Them Days Magazine (Audio)

The Them Days Magazine in Happy Valley Goose Bay is busy with projects.

Amy Chaulk is the Editor for Them Days.

She says they are working on a photo identification project this month.

Chaulk says they hired a new research assistant and Erika Watkins is her assistant.

Click here to hear more from Chaulk.

OK’s 37th Anniversary Program Airing Next Week

This month marks the 37th Anniversary for the OKâlaKatiget Society.

On Friday October 25, 2019, OKâlaKatiget Radio will be airing a special 37th Anniversary show.

There will be quizzes throughout the day for our listeners.

Names with correct answers will be entered in a draw for Merchandise prizes.

Make sure you tune into OKâlaKatiget Radio on Friday, October 25, 2019 for our special 37th Anniversary program.

Full-Time Radio Producer Job AD

The OKâlaKatiget Society has a job opening for a Radio Producer.

Under the supervision of the Senior Producer, the Radio Producer prepares new and current affairs items for daily broadcast on the Society’s radio network.

The Deadline for Radio Producer is on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
Preferences will be given to Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Please note: an employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal
Records Check, and a Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the OKâlaKatiget Society.

For more information, you can contact Arlene Ikkusek at the OKâlaKatiget Society office at 922-2955, or email arlene.ikkusek@oksociety.com

Slight Increase in Cost of Fuel This Week

Fuel prices are up today, but only slightly.

Gas is showing the biggest increase of 2.2 cents per litre, while diesel is up by 1.3 cents.

Heating and stove oils also see a slight increase: furnace oil is up by 1.35 cents per litre, while stove oil is up 1.21 cents.

Propane sees no change.

SMARTICE (Audio)

The SMARTICE program will be finishing up in 2 weeks.

The Northern Production Center is location in Nain.

We spoke with Rex Howell Jr and Christina Hackett.

Currently there are four youth who are working with SMARTICE.

Howell and Hackett will be discussing about what the youth did so far and what will happen next.

Click here to find out more.