COVID Related Death (Dated May 9, 2022)

COVID claimed another victim over the weekend.

One person died from the virus since the last update on Friday.

Fourteen people are in hospital, including four in critical care.

58 new confirmed cases are being reported today, with 47 on Saturday and 46 on Sunday.

Nigivik Schedule (Dated May 9, 2022)

The Nigivik Centre have got different meals scheduled for this week for anyone to participate.

The Centre is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10, people can make some rabbit stew, the Centre will be open all day to make it.

On Wednesday, May 11, anyone can make breakfast from 9am to 11am.

The Centre will be making some Moose Stir fry from 4 to 7pm on Thursday, May 12.

Ethan Angnatok goes down to the Youth Centre every Friday to make meals with youth from 3 to 4:30pm.

Smart Ice Update (Dated May 9, 2022)

Smart ICE recently went to a short Smart Kamutik run to see how the thickness of the ice is around the community.

Rex Holwell Jr is the Northern Production Lead.

He says the thickness of the ice is three and a half feet, subtract the snow that’s on top of the ice.

Hear more of Smart Kamutik run with Holwell Jr later on in the AtjiKangitut Program.

Mother’s Day Bingo (Dated May 6, 2022)

There will be a Mother’s Day inside bingo for all women ages 16 and up.

This will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 3pm at the Jeremias Sillitt Community Centre.

Cards will be sold for $20 each with $100 games, $500 mini jackpot, $1,500 jackpot and 50/50 tickets for $1 each.

There will also be a door prize of a grocery hamper worth $250, women only, no children permitted.

A hamburger and a drink will be served at half-time break.

There will also be a Mother’s Day Shirt contest with prizes of $150 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd.

Participants must be wearing their shirt at the bingo.

Youth Center/Nigivik Update (Dated May 6, 2022)

The Youth Center here in Nain is open from 8pm to 8am for Afterschool programs.

During Friday afternoons, Ethan Angnatok will be at the Youth Center for cooking programs for youth ages 13 to 30.

From Tuesdays to Thursdays, the Nigivik Center will be open to all ages for cooking programs.

They will be making chicken soup today from 1:30pm to 4pm.

Anyone interested in joining can call the Nigivik Centre at 922-2968.

COVID-19 And The Flu Dropping But Could Be Problems In The Fall (Dated May 6, 2022)

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says new infection rates are down, particularly in over -60 populations.

COVID-19 numbers are steadily dropping in Newfoundland and Labrador, but that doesn’t mean abandoning safety measures just yet, says the provinces Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Fitzgerald estimates that around third of the province has had COVID-19 over the last two years.

Fitzgerald also says it’s important to keep following the same COVID precautions, including wearing masks, and to be careful judging the risk in different situations. She said this applies not just for COVID-19 but for the newly resurgent flu season.

Fisheries Community (Dated May 6, 2022)

The Torngat Fish Producers Co-Operative Society Ltd. will hold their community meetings and Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2022.

Here are the following dates:

In Hopedale on Monday, May 9th, 7pm at the New DHSD Building downstairs multi-purpose room.

In Rigolet, on Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm at the Town Hall.

In Makkovik, on Wednesday, May 11th, at 7pm at the Town Hall.

In Postville, on Thursday, May 12nd at 7pm at the Community Centre.

Please note that there will be two delegates elected from each community to attend the Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting will take place in Nain at the Nunatsiavut Board Room beginning at 7pm.

If there are any questions, please contact the Head Office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at 709-896-3992.

NL reporting 17 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 on May 6th, 2022

The province is reporting 17 people in hospital due to COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care.

Meanwhile, no deaths are being reported since Wednesday when case numbers were last updated.

There are 108 confirmed cases of the virus being reported today and 104 on Thursday.

Influenza Update from May 6th, 2022 (Audio)

A lot of people have been getting sick from the flu for quite some time.

Megan Hudson is the Public Health Nurse for the Nain Department of Health and Social Development.

She says the influenza cases that we’re seeing right now are influenza that we would normally see in the Fall and Spring.

She adds that they will be offering COVID and flu vaccinations on May 11th from 10am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm, and again on May 12th from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

Click here to hear more from Hudson on the spread of influenza.

Them Days Incorporated AGM

Them Days Incorporated will hold their Annual General Meeting in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 7pm.

There are quite a few items to have discussions on, due to the board of directors have not met for quite some time, due to COVID-19 is present in the community.

We will have more information on items to be discussed when it becomes available.