No New Confirmed Cases

Yesterday, Monday, October 19, Newfoundland and Labrador had no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The province has 11 active cases.

272 people have recovered from the virus and to date, 48,868 people have been tested.

People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to adhere to the orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements. Everyone has a part to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

In Alert Level 2, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should continue to practice good infection prevention and control practices. Daily preventative actions can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

People are reminded that COVID Alert is available for download free through the Apple or Google Play app stores. Public Health is encouraging people to download the app to help reduce the spread of the virus.

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Donations arranged by Susan Onalik

More donations were brought to Provincial Airlines in St. John’s yesterday.

Susan Onalik of St. John’s who is originally from Nunatsiavut organized a huge donation of groceries last month.

Onalik says after the media coverage she was contacted by The Single Parents Association and that they had a lot items that they would like to donate.

Onalik adds that the items will not just be for Nain, but for the other Nunatsiavut communities as well.

We will be speaking with Onalik sometime this week to find out more.

Investigation into Incident Involving Municipal Enforcement Officer and Inuk Man Welcomed

The following statement was being issued yesterday by Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe:

“The video posted to social media showing the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s enforcement officer throwing an Inuk man to the ground has raised concerns among many Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.”

“The Nunatsiavut Government understands that the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has committed to having the matter independently investigated, and that the municipal enforcement officer has been placed on administrative duties, pending the outcome of that investigation.”

“The Nunatsiavut Government hears the concerns of Beneficiaries and fully expects that appropriate action will be taken once the investigation is completed.”

Nain Transition House Funding Announced (Audio)

There was funding announced last week from the Federal Government for the Nain Transition house.

MP Yvonne Jones was there along with the Executive Director Nicole Dicker, AngajukKâk Joe Dicker, MHA Lela Evans and Board member Heather Angnatok.

They did the announcement at the Nain Inuit Community Government boardroom and OKâlaKatiget Radio went and recorded.

There was a total of $97,000 announced in funding that was a part of the Emergency Support funding from the government.

Click here to listen to what MP Jones have to say.

TV Producer Ad

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

This position is a full-time permanent position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Identifying story ideas and conducting research
• Operating camera, lighting and audio equipment
• Planning and conducting interviews and sources
• Outlining and writing scripts for editing
• Transcribing
• Digitally editing film on Avid software

The position is open until it is filled, and resumes should be forwarded before 4 pm.

Preferences will be given to Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Applicants are preferred to be bilingual in Inuktitut and English as well.

You can send in your resumes to our Executive Director Arlene Ikkusek by email, arlene.ikkusek@oksociety.com.

For more information, you can contact the OKâlaKatiget Society office at 922-2955.

Community Enhancement Program

The Nain Inuit Community Government has received funds for Community Enhancement Employment Program.

NICG is taking names and the number of hours needed to qualify for Employment Insurance.

Joe Dicker is the AngajukKâk for NICG and he says that the advertisement will be posted for anyone to apply for the enhancement program.

Some of the project descriptions will include the following:
Construction of garbage bins, to erect a new and repair old cemetery fences, cleaning of the Moravian Church, to put up the community Christmas tree, make and sell crafts, and other duties as required.

This program applies to individuals who need less than 400 hours to qualify for EI.

The expected start date for the project is Friday, October 23rd, 2020.

For more information or to apply, you can contact the Nain Inuit Community Government 922-29842.

No New Confirmed Cases

Yesterday (Sunday, October 18), Newfoundland and Labrador have no new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The province has 11 active cases. 272 people have recovered from the virus.

To date, 48,658 people have been tested.

People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to adhere to the orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements. Everyone has a part to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

In Alert Level 2, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should continue to practice good infection prevention and control practices. Daily preventative actions can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

People are reminded that COVID Alert is available for download free through the Apple or Google Play app stores. Public Health is encouraging people to download the app to help reduce the spread of the virus.

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit: www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Makkovik ICG Update (Audio)

The Makkovik Inuit Community Government is busy with some projects in their community.

Barry Andersen is the AngajukKak for the Makkovik ICG.

He says that they’re working on a new sub-division, which is one of the major projects.

There is also a contractor repairing on the Provincial Government dock.

Click here to hear what Andersen has to say about these projects that are happening in town.

3 New Cases

The province is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19 today, all related to an outbreak at the Canadian Natural Resources Horizon Oil Sands Pit in Alberta.

2 men in Central Health region- 1 in his 60’s, the other in his 40’s have been isolating since their return from Alberta. They are members from the same household.

The 3rd man is in his 40’s in the Eastern Health region. He too has been isolating since his return. Contact tracing for all cases is underway.

The Department of Health and Community Services is asking anyone who travelled on Air Canada 690 from Toronto to St. John’s on Saturday, Oct 10, to call 811 to arrange for testing.

There are now 12 active cases of the virus in the province. The total number of confirmed cases sits at 287.

Rotational Workers Advised to Self Isolate.

Meanwhile the Department of Health rotational workers returning to the province from the Horizon oil sands site must self isolate for full two week period, regardless of their test results.

Relaxed rules for rotational workers from the province do not apply to work sites where an outbreak has been identified.

NHL 2021 Video Game

NHL 21 cover star and release date revealed.

EA showed off the vibrant cover for NHL 21, which features future Hall of Famer Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals as the main attraction.

This isn’t Ovechkin’s first to grace the cover of the popular hockey game. He was the cover star for NHL 07, but his career has only blossomed further since then.

As one of the best goal scorers in the game, he’s more than lived up to his nickname “The Great Eight” even adding up the Stanley Cup to his list of achievements back in 2018.

“It’s a huge honor to be on the cover of NHL 21 for the second time in my career, says Alex Ovechkin in a press release. More importantly, I’m glad I’m looking just as good on the cover this year as I did in 2007.”

The news also came with an official release date Friday, October 16th, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (the game will be forward compatible and hit new-gen consoles at a later date.) Members of EA Play got access to the game a week early on October 9.