Recent Events in our Community

For many, the last week has been difficult as our community has experienced traumatic events and loss, affecting many families and friends.
 
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincerest of sympathies for those of you who are directly affected. I understand that these can be trying times, times that require intervention and support; and it is during these times we most often turn to our family, friends, and service providers in our community.
 
As leadership, I believe we have a responsibility to do our best to provide a safe and healthy community for our people; and set the example through our own actions. We cannot tolerate, and we cannot turn a blind eye to the violence occurring in our community. We must do what we can to address the issues, including demonstrating to our women and girls that they are valued and appreciated. They deserve our best. Our men and boys have a responsibility to act in a way that keeps our community and our people safe. For our community to continue moving towards healing, we all have a responsibility and we all must do our part.
 
We have a responsibility to our next generations. Openly, I wonder and hope for the time that all our kids grow up knowing what it means to be safe and supported.
 
I have had discussions with many about the importance of creating more avenues for teaching our values and respect for each other, at all levels and ages; and that we need to create more safe spaces within our community and places of healing and wellness. We need opportunities to come together in a good way. And we need to start now.
 
In closing, I want to thank the family members, friends, and service providers that are doing their best to support and help the many families affected. Your tireless commitment does not go unnoticed and you are appreciated for all you do and take on. On this family day I also want to remind you to hold your family a little closer, because we can all use a bit more love and support.
Darcy Gray
Chief of Listuguj

Community Announcement – Gaming Regulation

 

Community Announcement

 

On October 10, 2018, Chief and Council passed Order-In-Council No. 2419, titled “Gaming Regulation”. The purpose of this OIC is to put in place a Listuguj gaming law and regulatory framework that will serve the community by establishing fairness and security of gaming operations in, by, and for Listuguj. This regulatory framework and its underlying gaming law will be a Listuguj law established by and for the people of Listuguj. It will not be subordinate to Federal or Provincial law.

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG), executed a request for proposals in early 2018 and as result, hired the law firm Dickinson Wright, LLP. Dickinson Wright has significant experience in the field of gaming law and notably Aboriginal gaming in Canada.

A gaming commission staffed by Listuguj band members will be a central component of the gaming law and regulatory framework. New jobs and areas of expertise will be developed and created as an added benefit.

In the coming months, you, the band members of Listuguj will be requested to express your interests, concerns, hopes, and issues about gaming and its future in Listuguj. Dickinson Wright and LMG representatives will be presenting information on the gaming law and regulatory framework through community engagement. LMG wants to use the best ways and means to obtain the views of Listuguj band members. LMG welcomes and encourages all arguments for or against to come express yourself and do so in a respectful manner.

More details about the date, time, location, format, and content of the community meeting sessions will be made available in advance.

“This is an important next step for Listuguj. Asserting Listuguj’s jurisdiction and laws in Listuguj will strengthen our community moving forward. “- Chief Darcy Gray

We look forward to hearing what you have to say and for more information, contact Mike Isaac, Communications Manager at (418) 788-2136 or misaac@listuguj.ca, 17 Riverside West, Listuguj, Quebec G0C 2R0.

Avoid Travelling on the JC Van Horn Bridge Due to Weather

PLEASE BE ADVISED,

The Listuguj Police Department and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to advise the community of Listuguj and its surrounding community members to refrain if at all possible from travelling in either direction on the JC Van Horn Bridge. Due to severe weather warnings, and snow and slush accumulations, the weight of the snow is falling from above. This poses an increased risk of vehicular debris, accidents, damages and the potential of injury or death.

If at all possible, please limit your travelling for the remainder of the day until the weather clears.

Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any concerns, please contact the LPD immediately at 418-788-2003 or the Campbellton RCMP at 506-789-6000.

Stay Safe!

Paving Project Update

Gwe’ Listuguj,

As the Director of the Capital & Infrastructure Team, I would like to take this opportunity to give my great appreciation to my Team for their hard work and dedication in realizing the paving project.

The completion of Phase 1, the paving of nine roads, is the kick off for our three year paving initiative program within the community. Our goal is to have all Listuguj roads paved by 2020.

The following roads were chosen as Phase 1 for the infrastructure plan, and as the season went forward the Team started the preparation for the drainage on the remaining streets.

  • Pguman
  • Glitaw
  • Qasgusi
  • Church Crescent
  • Old Mill Road
  • Martin Lane
  • Nation Lane
  • Dedam Part 1
  • Isaac Part 2

Since our initial meeting with our funder in late spring, the Team has been striving to put the first asphalt layer in place before snowfall.  To achieve this, funding had to be put in place, infrastructure had to be prepared, design and finally, awarding the contract via public tender.  What you currently see is the base layer for these roads and the final finished layer will be placed in the spring when weather permits.

Phase 2 paving is planned to start in summer 2019. We will be confirming the streets that will be paved during phase 2 by spring, once the planning is complete.

Finally, we encourage community members to please reach out should they have any questions or concerns about the paving projects. Please address them to Mr. Charles Basque/Civil Engineer Technician at his email Charles.Basque@listuguj.ca.

We have many more success stories that we will be sharing with you periodically.

This is just one of many to come.

 

Wela’lioq,

Jody Mitchell

Capital & Infrastructure Team

 

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Approves Financial Administration Law

 

COMMUNITY RELEASE

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Approves Financial Administration Law

 

October 15th, 2018, Listuguj, QC – Listuguj Chief and Council, with continued commitment to improving governance and financial practices, approved the Listuguj Financial Administration Law. Working with the First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB), the LMG will work towards full implementation of the law, including reviewing policies, procedures and practices to improve accountability to the community. This law replaces the Financial Administration By-Law, allowing us to take further control over our own finances and strengthen our commitment to transparency and improving financial management.

Under this Law, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, should the LMG chose to do so, will be able to apply for 10-year grant funding from Indigenous Services Canada and allows for more borrowing options through the First Nations Finance Authority.

“We believe that through this commitment to implement improved financial practices and reporting to community that it will strengthen community members’ confidence in the LMG, and the many community driven initiatives we have under way. No doubt there’s a long way to go but we are certainly on our way,” said Chief Darcy Gray.

 

You can learn more about the FNFMB by visiting their website: https://fnfmb.com/en.

Additional information on the FNFA can be found at their website: https://fnfa.ca/en/.

 

Click here to read the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Financial Administration Law.

 

 

Councillor Alcon Resigns His Seat On Council

 

COMMUNITY RELEASE

 

COUNCILLOR ALCON RESIGNS HIS SEAT ON COUNCIL

 

October 10, 2018 (Listuguj, Quebec) – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government regrettably announces the resignation of Councillor Lloyd Alcon who confirmed his resignation from the Council effective October 3, 2018.  His resignation was accepted October 10, 2018 at a Duly Convened Council Meeting.

 

At this time, Chief and Council will remain at eleven (11) seats for council and one (1) seat for Chief.  A by-election will not be necessary.  The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to take this time to thank Lloyd for his dedication to Listuguj.  His presence and contribution to Council and the community will be missed.  The council wishes him success in his next endeavours.

 

For more information on this matter, you can contact the Office of Chief and Council at 418-788-2136 or at jill.martin@listuguj.ca.

 

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Community Notice – Employment Opportunity

 

Nasco Inc. – Founded in 1998, Nasco was first and foremost implicated in asphalt paving.

 

Nasco Inc. is currently looking to fill the following positions:

Employees without CCQ competency certificates:

– Flagman 2
– Scale clerk 1
– Truck driver 2
– Loader operator 1

 

Employees with CCQ competency certificates:

– Loader operator 1
– Roller operator 1
– Water truck operator 1
– Laborer 2

 

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 5th, 2018.

 

For further information, contact:

Charles Basque

Department of Capital and Infrastructure

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

(418) 788-3022

 

Click here to view Community Notice of Job Opportunities with Nasco Inc.

Call for Tenders – Environmental Rehabilitation

The purpose of this call for tenders is to obtain proposals in order to carry out the environmental rehabilitation of the site of the former municipal garage located at the intersection of Dundee Road and Road 132 in Listuguj, Quebec.

Overall, the work consists of performing rehabilitation works by excavation of the existing contaminated soil, followed by the backfilling of the excavations to the current ground level.

The submission must be submitted in a sealed envelope and must be submitted at the offices of Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government no later than 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 5th, 2018 (the “closing of the call for tenders”) at the following address:

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government
Natural Resource Building
44, Dundee Road, Listuguj (Quebec) G0C 2R0

 

At the attention of Mister Bassem Abdrabou. Any submissions received after the closing of the call for tenders will not be opened and will be returned as such to the tenderer. No fax submission will be accepted.

All technical questions could be sent to Mrs. Sandra Fournier from Petrosol inc. by email:
sfournier@groupepetrosol.com.

A recommended site visit will be held on the site on October 2nd, 2018 to validate the actual structures in place and the work to be done. Bidders must confirm their presence at this visit at least 48 hours in advance to Mister Bassem Abdrabou by email: bassem.abdrabou@listuguj.ca.

Click here to read the Call for Tenders – Environmental Rehabilitation