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

Listuguj Comes to Understanding with Restigouche Camp Owners Association

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Listuguj Comes to Understanding with Restigouche Camp Owners Association

 

August 6, 2018 (Listuguj, Quebec) – Representatives from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and other First Nations met with members of the Restigouche Camp Owner Association and the city of Campbellton at the Restigouche River Experience Centre.

Throughout the day the discussion was consumed with the idea of “changing the narrative”. This was agreed upon by everyone in attendance that the narrative that is described when speaking about the resources within traditional Mi’gmaq territory should include the Mi’gmaq in all relevant representation.

It was agreed upon to evaluate and review the current history that is being displayed at the Centre to include both the history of multiple generations of guides and anglers along with the history of the Mi’gmaq and Gespe’gewa’gi.

Acknowledging the darkness in our collective history is the first step to reconciliation and to ensure that history does not repeat itself.

“The discussion was a very positive one and we mutually agreed to acknowledge all aspects of our collective history and work on the best way to move forward together”, said Chief Darcy Gray.

Throughout the afternoon a great collaboration of ideas took place and there was a firm commitment to improve the current representation of the Mi’gmaq at the Restigouche River Experience Centre. In order to properly do this there will be an advisory committee put together to address this important task.

“I would like to express how delighted I am to have done this for the second consecutive year, and there have been some very concrete and substantial ideas that have been recommended and discussed”, said Edgar Cullman Chair of the Restigouche Camp Owners Association.

 

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For more information, please contact:
Mike Isaac, Communications Manager, 418-788-2136 or misaac@listuguj.ca

Boil Water Advisory

ATTENTION: Residents of Listuguj

 

As of Monday, August 6th, 2018, the community water supply is not safe to drink.  People using the community water must boil their water first.

Water must be brought to a full boil for at least one full minute if you are going to use it for any of the following: drinking, cooking, making juice drinks or infant formula.  However, you can continue to use regular tap water for hand washing, laundry and washing dishes.

Boil your water until official notice that this is no longer required.

For additional information, please contact the Listuguj Community Health Services at 418-788-2155.