Community Notice – Pump Station

Listuguj Capital and Infrastructure would like to inform the community that there was a malfunction at the pump station that is currently being fixed. As a result, the water in some of the homes in Listuguj may not be running. This issue will be fixed soon.

LMG Closed Due to Power Outage

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will be closed for the remainder of the day due to the power outage.

Garbage Pick Up

There will be regular residential garbage pick up on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. Please remember to bring your garbage to the curb before 8:00 a.m.

Community Update – COVID-19

Starting Thursday, October 1st, 2020, the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region will be moving to the Orange Alert Level. With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in the region, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government urges all Listuguj residents to stay within the Twinning Bubble with New Brunswick and Pointe-à-la-Croix. The situation in New Brunswick remains stable, with Zone 5 having zero active cases at this time.

Remember to always wear a mask in public, continue practicing social distancing, proper cough etiquette, and good hygiene practices. Please refrain from non-essential travel wherever possible.

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government continues to monitor our rapidly evolving situation. We are prepared to activate additional measures should our situation change.

Please note that the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School has a separate COVID-19 Plan for their students. Parents should stay tuned to the AGS Facebook page for future updates.

Social Assistance Community Notice

The Social Assistance office is introducing a pilot project to assist our clients in purchasing snowsuits for their children.

  1. Eligibility:

Must be a Social Assistance recipient with children.

  1. Procedure:

After purchasing the snowsuit, boots, hat and gloves, you must submit the proof of purchase to the Social Assistance office (receipt).

  1. Reimbursement:

An amount, to a maximum of $150.00 per child, will be reimbursed.  Reimbursements will be processed once we receive your receipt.

New Brunswick Travel Registration Support

Starting last Friday, September 25th, 2020, Listuguj residents travelling to New Brunswick for a day trip are required to pre-register online each time. Multi-passes are no longer valid with the exception of students travelling for school. Residents can register online at www.gnb.ca/TravelRegistration. This can also be accessed by calling toll free 1-833-948-2800 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Atlantic time). This is an easy process that only takes a few minutes.

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government continues to offer its services to community members and residents to facilitate this registration process. If you are experiencing difficulties with your registration and require assistance, please contact Christy Metallic, Administrative Support Clerk, at 418-788-2136.

These services will be offered Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need to travel to New Brunswick during the weekend, we ask that you please contact Christy Metallic during the week to pre-register.

Unofficial List of Candidates – 2020 Election

 

ELECTION 2020 (November 7, 2020)

UNOFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES

Dated:  September 25, 2020

 

CHIEF

DEDAM, FreddyISAAC, Anna
GRAY, DarcyMARTIN, Scott Sr

COUNCILLORS

ARSENAULT, PeterJEROME, William (Billy)
BARNABY, AliMARTIN, Dr. Cathy
BARNABY, AnnetteMARTIN, George
BARNABY, Calvin SrMETALLIC, Abby
BARNABY, DerekMETALLIC, Delphine
BARNABY, Dolly JaneMETALLIC, Mabel (Jar)
BARNABY, Raquel SherriMETALLIC, Sky (Baun)
BARNABY-METALLIC, DonnaMETALLIC, Wendell
CAPLIN, Brian Jr.METHOT, Kevin (Bixie)
CONDO, Forest (Sonny)MITCHELL, Melina Jean (Shane Mitchell)
DEDAM, KirtMORRISON, Alexander (Popof)
GEDEON, ChadMORRISON, Luke
GEDEON, ClineMORRISON, Tyler
GERMAIN, PeterSORBEY, Darrell (Sal)
ISAAC, AnnaSWASSON, Floyd
ISAAC, Dennis (Boxcar)SWASSON, Sheila
ISAAC, Donald Louis (River)VICAIRE, Dale
ISAAC, Gordon Jr.VICAIRE, John Murvin
ISAAC, John Jayson (Ajig)WILMOT, Albert J.
ISAAC, JoshuaWYSOTE, Bruce
ISAAC, Michael (Mikey)WYSOTE, Chris
ISAAC, Terry(jij)WYSOTE, Lyle
JACQUES, Marcy EllenWYSOTE, Nadia
JACQUES, PaulWYSOTE, Wilfred
JACQUES, Sailor Jr. (Little)

COUNCILLORS

Nomination Meeting COVID-19 Guidelines

Additional safety measures have been implemented at the nomination meeting currently taking place at the Listuguj Community Development Centre. Please follow the social distancing markers on the ground and stop to sanitize your hands upon entering the building. Once you’ve submitted your nomination, we ask that you please exit the building to help reduce the amount of people inside. As always, it is mandatory to wear a mask.

Changes to Twinning Bubble

PRESS RELEASE

Changes to Twinning Bubble

 

LISTUGUJ, September 24, 2020 – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) is committed to the health and safety of our community. Due to the rising number of COVID cases, all governments are taking proactive steps to restrict and limit travel to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. At this time, our governments share common concerns on the rising number of confirmed cases in the MRC Avignon. The LMG is monitoring the growing number of COVID cases closely and is working with the Government of New Brunswick and our neighbouring communities to find solutions to accommodate our regions unique relationship.

Chief Darcy Gray spoke directly with Premier Blaine Higgs on Wednesday, September 23, and confirmed that Listuguj residents will not be adversely impacted by any changes made to the ‘twinning bubble.’ Listuguj residents will continue to have access to family and loved ones and essential goods and services on both sides of the River.

Beginning Friday, September 25, 2020, at noon, access across the River, and into the ‘twinning bubble’ for day travel, will be limited to Listuguj, Point-à-la-Croix, and New Brunswick residents ONLY. Changes will be made to the online registration process, including, the reintroduction of single-use passes. Multi-passes will no longer be valid with the exception of students travelling for school. Childcare/custody, medical and work passes, will not be impacted at this time. Unless otherwise exempt, New Brunswick residents seeking to travel outside the ‘twinning bubble’ will be required to self-isolate for 14-days upon return; and residents of Listuguj and Point-à-la-Croix who travel outside the twinning bubble and wish to enter New Brunswick will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

The LMG would like to thank our residents for their ongoing efforts in keep our community, families and loved ones safe. Please continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, proper cough etiquette and good hygiene practices. We are also asking that all Listuguj residents stay within the ‘twinning bubble’ and avoid areas with rising numbers of cases.

Our government will continue to provide accurate information and updates as they happen. For all the latest, please consult the Listuguj webpage and social media feeds.

Wela’lioq

Community Kitchen Open

The Community Kitchen will be open on Thursday and Friday this week, September 24th and 25th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days!

Please bring your own bags and make sure to wear your mask.