Franks holiday hours

Today December 20, 2023 the Franks Store in Nain will be holding their Franks Christmas Draw until this Saturday.

Franks Christmas draw, if a customer spends over $100 and you will have your name entered to win a Franks Gift card.

Five chances to win! 5 different prizes of $150 Gift cards from Franks General Store.

Winners will be announced closing time on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Moose Meat for all Nunatsiavut communities

Nunatsiavut communities along Labrador have got their moose meat to share with their respected communities.

The Nain Community freezer has moose, char, and seal to share with the residents.

The community freezer in Hopedale has moose meat and basic foods like sugar, flour, etc.,

In Makkovik, the community freezer has char, and the moose meat are distributed for residents.

There is char and moose at the Postville community freezer. People can get them during work hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

The rigolet community freezer have started giving out their moose meat this morning and will be giving out until 4pm.

HVGB Christmas light contest update

The town of Happy Valley Goose Bay are still holding their 2023 Winter Lights Contest.

Check out the Christmas lights in HVGB and vote for your favorite one among those that have registered.

To vote you can go on the HVGB webpage and click on the link to vote on the online form, or if you don’t have access to a computer call the town office and someone will help you.

Voting will be done through an online form (with an option for people without online access to call in to 709-896-3321 and have town staff submit their vote for them). All residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay are eligible to vote.

Voting has now started and will continue until noon on Thursday, December 21st with winners to be announced at 4:00 pm on the same day.

Prizes will be awarded for the Top 3 Best Decorated Homes regardless of which section of town they are from. The prizes will be as follow:

First Prize: $200 Gift Certificate
Second Prize: $100 Gift Certificate
Third Prize: $50 Gift Certificate

The prize for the Best Decorated Business will be one hour of Ice Time at the E. J. Broomfield Memorial Arena.

Please get out and view all of the beautifully decorated houses and businesses that we have in our community. Also make sure to vote for the best decorated house and business from among those registered for the contest.

Winners will be announced on the Town’s website and official Facebook page on Thursday, December 21st, 2023.

Second part of the recorded Christmas greetings

The OKâlaKatiget Society will be airing the second recorded Christmas greetings.

Every year we contact different organizations so they can send in a Christmas greeting on behalf of their departments.

We contacted the following people to record their Christmas Greetings: Sophie Jararuse-Keelan, Nain RCMP detachment, Buddy Merkuratsuk, Emerald Hay-Jenkins, Betty Maggo, Lena Onalik, Edna Winters, Elizabeth from Rigolets Academy school, Chesley Sheppard, Barry Andersen, Greg Osmond, Julie Dicker, Barbara Edmunds, Wally Andersen, Abele Ikkusek, Kelly Edmunds, Margret Harris, Amalia Frieda, Katie Semigak Sr, Margret Saksagiak, Frank Sillitt, Brian McNeil.

Stay tuned to our AtjiKangitut show today to hear the second recorded Christmas greetings.

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

This release is being issued on behalf of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation: Significant Progress Made in Repairs and Renovations of Provincially-Owned Vacant Units.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) is highlighting significant progress on repairs and renovations to the 143 provincially-owned vacant units identified in a request for quotations in October 2023.

As of December 8, 2023: Work is complete on 62 of the 143 units identified in the request for quotations; Repairs or renovations are underway on another 56 projects; and Work is complete on units in the western region, with estimated completion of all units identified in the other regions expected by the end of the 2023-24 fiscal year.

These 143 units are in addition to the standard repair and renovation process undertaken each year by the housing corporation, which is an ongoing part of its management of the province’s affordable housing units.

When any NLHC unit or home becomes vacant, it requires repairs before new tenants can move in. In 2023-24, 298 units have been repaired and offered to tenants.

Work on these additional 143 units was supported by an investment of $3 million from the Provincial Government, increasing the NLHC’s overall repair and renovation budget to $6 million for 2023-24.

Access to safe and affordable housing is an important factor in an individual’s overall health and well-being, which is why the Provincial Government continues to make strategic investments to meet the changing demands for housing. These include:

The Five-Point Plan to improve the availability of housing that is affordable, with actions valued at $65 million that are expected to add upwards of 500 new housing options to the market; A provincial investment of over $80 million in the Affordable Rental Housing Program, which will support 91 private and community sector projects that will result in the construction of more than 900 new affordable rental homes; and Continued implementation of the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Benefit, which has expanded access to affordable housing in the private rental market to nearly 500 new households.

Nunatsiavut Government is proposing a new airport near Nain

The Nunatsiavut Government is proposing a new airport near Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) invites Indigenous Peoples and the public to review the summary of the Initial Project Description and provide comments on the proposed project.

This feedback will help the Agency prepare a summary of issues that will be given to the proponent.

The Agency is collaborating with the Nunatsiavut Government and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the impact assessment process for this project.

Comments received during the comment period will be shared with the other jurisdictions.

How can I participate? Comments should be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 87156). The summary of the Initial Project Description is also available on the Registry. Participants who wish to provide their input in a different format can contact the Agency by writing to

Submit your comments online in either official language by 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2024. All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

Participant funding will be available to eligible participants during this comment period, and details will be announced shortly on the Registry. The Agency will retroactively reimburse eligible participants for their participation in this first comment period.

English Sessions will be held January 17, 2024, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on
January 18, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (AST)

What is the proposed project? The Nunatsiavut Government is proposing the construction and operation of a new airport located on Inuit lands about nine kilometres southwest of Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador. As proposed, the New Nain Airport Project would include an 1,830-metre-long gravel airplane runway, a multifunctional airport terminal, a 13-kilometre-long access road, a hanger and other related infrastructure. The new facility would be able to operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, year-round, to provide essential services to the local community.

Nain DHSD taste test contest

The Nain DHSD are holding their Community Health Workers taste test.

Staff will be providing a Christmas food box.

All ingredients will be provided for a Christmas meal.

On their Facebook page Nain Dept. of Health and Social Development page they have the link posted where you need to comment your Christmas memory.

You must tell them your favorite Christmas memory or show them a photo for a chance to win.

This is open now until Friday December 22, 2023 at 2:30pm.

This is open to anyone ages 16 years and older residing in Nain.

For more information you can call the Nain DHSD at 922-2126.

IliniaKategennik, Learning Together, last show until after the New Year

Today, December 19, 2023 will be the last show of our IliniaKategennik, Learning Together, until after the New Year

OKalaKatiget Society will continue the show again after the holidays on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

To replace the program during Christmas, we will have Music Hour from 2-4pm every Tuesday.

So, tune in today at 3pm for a chance to win prizes for the last IliniaKategennik Program for 2023.

First to air the OK Christmas greetings

The OKâlaKatiget Society would like to inform our listeners that we will be airing the first recorded Christmas greetings.

Recorded Christmas greetings from the following:

The TaKuaKautik Food bank committee, Nancy Ikkusek, Diane Gear, Emma Rose Murphy, CEO of Nunatsiavut Group of Companies Chris Webb, Patricia D’Souza, Rutie Dicker, Shirley Jararuse, Lovey Ford, Beatrice Deer, Dina Maggo, Brenda Jararuse, Jason Dicker, Edna Asivak, Nellie winters, Keith Watts, Joe Dicker and Phillip Earle.

Stay tuned to our Atjikangitut show today to hear our first recorded Christmas greetings.

Coastal Community freezer update

The OKalâKatiget Radio called the community freezers in the Nunatsiavut communities to see what they have in their community.

For Nain, there are seal and char. The freezer is open all week this week and will be closed for Christmas Day on December 25 until December 27, January 1, and January 8, 2024.

In Hopedale, they have basic foods like flour, sugar, fruit, crackers and more. They are currently waiting for moose and char.

There’s char in the Makkovik freezer. For Christmas hours, the freezer is available all week until December 21st and will be back January 2.

The Postville community freezer will close on December 22, and will re-open on January 2. They only have char.

For Rigolet, they usually open on Thursdays, but they will open tomorrow. They have received an order of chicken legs, chicken thighs, beef, pork roast, and moose.

On Christmas, they will be giving out redberries and bakeapples. The freezer will be closing at noon on December 22, and will re-open on December 27.