Climate Change Adaptation Workshop ( Audio )

A Climate Change Adaptation Workshop will be taking place at Itillialuk this weekend.

Mel Flynn is a PHD Researcher with the Leeds Memorial University Newfoundland in the United Kingdom.

She says they are looking for 10-15 people who would be interested in taking part of this 2 day Climate Change Adaptation Workshop out on the land.

Flynn says anyone between the ages of 15 years and up can attend.

If you are interested in going off on the land to learn more about the Climate Change Adaptation you can experience hands on.

Interested persons will have to review the information package and are asked to sign a consent form.

Consent forms can be signed at the Nain Resource Center.

For more information about this two day workshop you can contact Paul McCarney at the Nain resource center at 922-2380.

Click here to find out more about this Climate Change Workshop.

Torngat Wildlife Plants Fisheries holding Photo Contest

The Torngat Wildlife Plants and Fisheries Secretariat are holding a photo contest.

This 2020 photo contest rules are: all photos must be from Nunatsiavut and those who are chosen to be featured will receive a $50 prize.

Please include a brief caption describing the photo and the location it was taken with your submissions.

You can submit your photos to: meredith.purcell@torngatsecretariat.ca.

Deadline to apply for this photo contest will be October 11, 2019.

Service Canada holding Open house sessions in Nain

Service Canada will hold an Open House Session on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 1-4PM and again from 6-8PM located at the Nunatsiavut Government Building.

Service Canada representatives will be providing information related to; Employment Insurance (EI), Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Social Insurance Number (SIN), Child and Family Benefits, and also Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

You can also apply for a SIN during this visit. You must bring your Birth Certificate. If your name has changed due to marriage, please provide a copy of your marriage certificate.

For more information you can contact Rutie Dicker at 922-2942.

Also from 2:30-3:30PM they will hold a Seniors Information Presentation located at the Jeremias Community Center.

For more information you can contact Lisa Ivany at 922-2690.

Service Canada will have another Open House Session on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 9AM-12PM located at the Nunatsiavut Government Building, about EI, OAS, CPP, SIN, and other general information.

For more information you can contact Rutie Dicker at 922-2942.

Gas Predictions

Diesel and heating fuel have gone up as of this morning.

The regulated price of gas is up by less than a cent a litre, while diesel is up by just over two cents.

Furnace and stove oil are both up by 1.75 cents a litre.

The price of residential propane has not changed.

Hopedale’s DHSD Celebrateing Life event

The DHSD in Hopedale are holding events for Celebrating Life.

Today, September 12, 2019 starting at 6:30pm, they will be holding a carnival Night with Game Stations led by the following:

• LG Health
• RCMP
• Amos Comenius Memorial School
• The Mental Health & Addictions workers
• Recreation/CYN
• Safe House
• Key Assets
• Church
• Nunatsiavut Government, and
• CSSD

Tomorrow, Friday at 4pm, there will be a HOPE Walk, followed by a Community Feast at 5pm.

And at 6pm, there will be the Closing Ceremony.

There will also be door prizes to be drawn for the purpose to educate and engage all.

President Lampe’s message for World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day Message from President Johannes Lampe World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for all of us, from all walks of life, to come together to show support, promote an understanding and to raise awareness about prevention activities and initiatives.

Many of us have been touched by suicide in one way or another.

August 9, 2008 is a day that will forever be etched in my mind. That was the day my son took his life.

I still keep asking myself what I could have done to save him, and wondered why he did what he did.

Over time, I learned to accept that I cannot change the past, and that I have to find a way to carry on with my life – one day at a time. I received a lot of support along the way, from family and friends, from my community and from others who have been impacted by suicide.

The theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, Working Together to Prevent Suicide, is most appropriate, because by supporting each other, by working together, and by raising awareness, we find strength within ourselves – the strength that helps us carry on.

The Nunatsiavut Government has worked very hard over the years to raise awareness of mental health issues.

We continue to provide many prevention, intervention and post-intervention programs, and we work closely with other governments, agencies organizations and groups in dealing with this issue.

As we recognize this day, it is important to remember that life is to be celebrated. I encourage all Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement to come together as one, to support each other, to raise awareness and understanding, and to work together to improve the mental wellness of all of our people and communities.

Patty Dicker owner of the Atsanik Lodge in Nain looking for employees ( Audio )

Patty Dicker is the owner of the Coastal Franks Stores, the Nain Atsanik Lodge, and the Hopedale’s Amaguk Inn.

OKâlakatiget Radio got in contact with Patty Dicker of Hopedale.

Dicker speaks about all the updates she’s been doing for the Nain’s Atsanik Lodge.

She also mentions that she is in need of more employees.

Dicker also speaks about where she received funding from for the renovations and she also mentions the new Chef they have for the Nain Hotel.

click here to find out more about what Dicker has to say.

Deadline for the Salmon catch logs

The Nunatsiavut Government would like to remind Beneficiaries in Nain to return their Salmon catch logs and any un-used tags before Friday, September 13, 2019.

Your name will be put into a draw for a drum of gas.

We spoke with the Nunatsiavut Conservation Officer, Danika Winters.

If you have any questions, please contact Nunatsiavut Conservation Officers Simon Kohlmeister and Danika Winters at 922-2407.

Nain’s Pigutsavik Daycare Center Registration

The Pigutsavik Daycare Center will be holding registrations tomorrow Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Lorraine Dicker is the Daycare Administrator for the Nain Daycare center.

She says registration takes place tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM.

Dicker says this will be a first come, first served basis, and priority will be given to working parents and to Nunatsiavut Government Beneficiaries.

Right now they are accepting 10 seats for the Toddler room this is for children from the ages of 24-36 months.

And they have 16 seats available for the Preschool room for children ages 36-69 months and 3 seats are available for the Language Nest Program this is for children ages 3 months to 24 months.

They will also be holding the Language Nest Program registration at the same time at 6:30pm.

Please bring your Childs non-expired MCP and Nunatsiavut Government Beneficiary card ready as well as an updated immunization record, the immunization forms can be picked up at the Public Health office at DHSD.

In total they have 16 staff at the Daycare center.

If there are more than 3 infants registered for the Language Nest they will be on a rotational schedule.

Parents who want to register their child in the Language Nest must provide a short paragraph on why they want their child in the Language Nest.

Please note all previous bills must be paid in full prior to your child receiving a seat, if you have any questions, please call the centre at 922-1330-1335.

A new Municipal Enforcement Department in HVGB

The town of Happy Valley Goose Bay recently put in place a Municipal Enforcement Department which is a new complaints phone line for residents.

This new complaints Line phone number is 896-3322.

In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador Municipalities reserve the right to employ and swear in Municipal Constables (Community Constables).

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Community Constables responds to a wide variety of situations that fall under a variety of laws and legislation.

Community Constables are Peace Officers as defined under the Criminal Code, employed for the preservation and protection of the public peace as well as Civil Service.

Community Constables are heavily involved in the community with educational programs like Bike rodeos, School presentations, and other public related issues.

So if residents in Happy Valley Goose Bay need to send out a complaint for any of the following they can call the complaint number.

The public of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is encouraged to call the complaint line 896-3322 for situations such as: Animal Control, Animal Welfare, Noise complaints, Loitering, Vagrants, Property Issues, Traffic concerns, Speeding complaints, ATV / Snowmobile and other off-road vehicle complaints

To contact the Municipal Enforcement Department or one of its Community Constables please call: 896.3322.