Public Service Announcement – Winter Storm Watch

Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • New-Richmond – Bonaventure area
  • Restigouche – Carleton area

 

30 to 60 centimetres and blowing snow are expected Sunday.

An intense winter storm will move across New England Sunday, then the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Monday. It will especially affect the Gaspé Peninsula, bringing significant snowfall amounts and generating very strong to high northeast winds that will cause widespread blowing snow. The storm is expected to begin Sunday morning and continue through Tuesday.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

 

For anyone travelling by snow mobile:

If anyone anyone plans to go out alone, they should notify someone where they plan on going and when they are expected to return.

We strongly suggest that you bring a back pack containing the following items:

  • compact collapsible shovel (if possible)
  • emergency blanket
  • water bottles
  • protein bars
  • first aid kit
  • hand and feet warmer pads
  • extra drive belt for snowmobile (as they have the tendency to break unexpectedly)

Exercise common sense and caution when alone.  If you are an inexperienced rider, please don’t go venturing out into the unknown by yourself.

Call for Applications – UQAM Bachelor of Civil Law Program

 

Bachelor of Civil Law Program

Call for applications from Indigenous candidates

 

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is committed to encouraging greater access to university studies. The university’s Law Department, dedicated to training jurists with a strong social justice focus, is pleased to announce that its Bachelor of Civil Law Program has reserved four spots for Inuit and First Nations students. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over and have the equivalent of two years of experience with groups promoting social justice and organizations working with Inuit and First Nations.

For more information, visit:
https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=7308#bloc_conditions

 

UQAM’S Bachelor of Civil Law Program
Our program’s socio-economic objective is the training of legal professionals who are concerned about social justice, and can act in different ways (advocacy, action research, training and teaching, litigation, etc.) to defend and promote the rights of individuals and groups (social justice and community organizations, nonprofit organizations, unions, citizens’ associations, or other similar groups whose objectives are socio-economic, cultural and community-oriented) wherever law and justice are at issue, especially with respect to people’s living and working conditions.

The program takes into consideration students’ family and professional responsibilities. For instance, it is possible to study part-time over a maximum period of 6 years. Compulsory courses are also offered in the evening, as well as in the daytime, as are many elective courses.

For more information, visit : https://etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=7308.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1. I’m about to prepare my application, but I have some general questions about being a student at UQAM. Whom should I contact?

Contact Alexandra Lorange, UQAM’s Welcome and Integration Counselor for Indigenous Students
Lorange.alexandra@uqam.ca
514-987-3000 # 5158

Question 2. I’m about to prepare my application, but I have some questions about the Bachelor in Civil Law Program. Whom should I contact?

Write to the Director of Undergraduate Programs in Law at: bac.droit@uqam.ca
Please indicate « Projet pilote – Admission étudiant.e.s. autochtones » in the subject matter of your email.

Question 3. Where should I send my application ?

À l’attention de Madame Arlette Gagnon
Programme de Baccalauréat en droit
Département des sciences juridiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain, local W-2030
Case postale 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec
H3C 3P8

Question 4. What are the admission conditions for the four spots reserved for Indigenous students to the Bachelor of Civil Law Program ?

Possess appropriate knowledge, be at least 21 years old, and have occupied for the equivalent of 2 years a paid or unpaid position or function in one of the following areas :

  • defence and promotion of the rights of individuals or groups targeted by the objectives of the program,
  • work peripheral to the practice of law or the administration of justice, as a paralegal, for example,
  • administration or enforcement of laws, or legal reform for a public or para public organization,
  • as an elected member of a legislative assembly, a municipal council or as the administrator of a public organization,
  • experience with a band council or with an organization working with one or several Inuit or First Nations communities.

Question 5. Do I have to send my dossier to UQAM’s registrar as well?

No. You only have to send it to the program (see above).

Question 6. Do I have to pass an exam or a test in addition to sending in my
application?

No. Applications for the four reserved spots do not require that Indigenous students pass the « Scolaptitudes Test » or the « General Culture Test » required of other students who are applying on the basis of their experience.

Question 7. What is the application process ?

Admission is based on your experience.
There is an interview with a selection committee composed of an Indigenous representative, a Law professor and a Law student. This interview represents 50% of the evaluation of the application. The documents presented with the application (see Question 10) represent the other 50%.

Question 8. For fall 2019 admissions, when will the interviews take place ?

The interviews will take place at UQAM the week of March 18, 2019. Candidates will be contacted by email. If necessary, interviews with candidates who live outside the Greater Montreal region can be held via internet.

Question 9. When would I start if my application is successful ?

Admissions are for the 2019 fall semester only.

Question 10. What documents do I have to include in my application ?

You have to provide the following documents :

  • Proof that you have successfully completed high school (e.g. diploma).
  • A text written by you (maximum 3 pages, single spaced, 12-point font) presenting : 1) your relationship and your involvement with your Inuit or First Nations community, 2) your professional or volunteer experience, and 3) the reasons why you want to study Law.
  • Letters attesting the equivalent of 2 years of professional or volunteer experience. These letters must contain the following information : the name of the organization, the association or the employer; the nature of its activities; a detailed description of the work you performed (or are still performing), or the functions you have occupied, including a description of your main responsibilities; the length of your experience with each organization, association or employer and the title of the functions or positions occupied; and, the number of hours worked per week. If possible, these letters should be on the organization’s, association’s or employer’s letterhead, and must be signed by a person in charge of the organization, association or the employer, depending on the situation.
  • A résumé (curriculum vitae). (The résumé is not the same thing as the letters attesting your experience).
  • Two reference letters from people who can confirm your experience and motivation to pursue studies in Law. These letters can be written by people other than those who provided the letters
    confirming that you have the equivalent of two years of relevant experience.

Question 11. What is the deadline for submitting my application for the 2019 fall semester?

March 1, 2019.

Question 12. What model should I use for my résumé (CV)?

Your résumé should be presented according to the models available on UQAM’s student services site :
https://vie-etudiante.uqam.ca/emploi-orientation/recherche-emploi/cv.html

Your résumé should include your home address, email address and telephone number.

Question 13. The deadline is approaching and I am still missing some of the letters attesting my experience. Can I still send in my application?

Yes. All of the documents must be available at the time of the interview.

Question 14. The deadline is approaching and I am still missing one of my reference letters. Can I still send in my application?

Yes. All of the documents must be available at the time of the interview.

Question 15. Can I study part-time?

Yes. You can study part-time, as long as you finish your degree within six years. All compulsory courses and many elective courses are offered in the evening, as well as in the daytime.

Question 16. What is the language of instruction at UQAM?

The language of instruction is French.

Question 17. Are there resources at UQAM for Indigenous students?

For all questions concerning the resources available, contact Alexandra Lorange, UQAM’s Welcome and Integration Counselor for Indigenous Students at lorange.alexandra@uqam.ca or by phone at 514-987-3000 ext. 5158.

 

Click here to download the UQAM Call for Applications – Bachelor of Civil Law Program

Public Safety Notice

The following is a public safety notice from the Listuguj Police Department.

 

In light of a recent accident involving a young child getting injured by a washing machine, the Listuguj Police Department would like to take this time to inform parents and anyone who has young children to be aware of a certain type of washing machine which can be considered dangerous due to its loading fashion and ease of button access.  The top loading washing machine by LG (model WT1501CW) with inverter direct drive, has front access to the control panel and stands just a little over 3 feet high.  This easy loading, large capacity washer plays tones when the power button is engaged and has a delay lock feature which, when engaged, will lock the door immediately upon closing.

We are urging the public to be aware of the possibility of easy access and engagement of this certain type of washing machine.  Please familiarize yourself and any child with the locking features this machine may have if it is in a location where it can be easily accessed by small children.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your type of machine and what can be done to help prevent any accidents, please do not hesitate to contact the consumer service numbers on your type of washing machine if you do not have the owner’s manual, or contact the Listuguj Police Department and we will do our best to help.

Safety starts with prevention.

Electronic Sign Open to Local Businesses

We would like to announce that the electronic sign, located at 1 Riverside West, is now open to local businesses. Previously, this sign was only available to Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government directorates.

We’re offering two free weeks of advertisement from January 21st to February 1st, 2019.  To get your free ad posted, send us an email at sign@listuguj.ca.  Some restrictions apply.

Campbellton Man Arrested in Amqui, QC

Community Notice:

Early this morning, rumours spread on social media that an armed man was driving through our neighboring city of Campbellton, NB.

We would like to inform the community that this man has been stopped and arrested by the Sûreté du Québec in Amqui.

Thank you for your assistance relating to this matter and your understanding during this time.

Black Bear Program is Recruiting

Black Bear is a Canadian Forces Aboriginal Program for indigenous peoples of Canada.  It is the Primary Reserve Basic Military Qualification Course (BMQ-C) that integrates traditional indigenous activities and support from indigenous counsellors.  The course includes the following:

  • Sworn into the Canadian Forces, Ceremony;
  • Culture Camp (Métis, Inuit and First Nations teachings); and
  • BMQ-C; live fire range, field exercise, rappelling, sweat lodge, pow wows, sharing circle, first aid, and live streamed grad parade.

 

The Black Bear Program will take place July 2nd, 2019, to August 8th, 2019, at the 5th Canadian Division Training Centre in Base Gagetown, New Brunswick.

 

This unique summer employment program combines indigenous culture and teachings with military training, that will help you develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness.  There is no obligation for continued service after completing the course.

 

Requirements:

  • Be First Nation, Métis or Inuit (status not required);
  • Be 16 years of age or older;
  • Have completed your grade 10; and
  • Be a Canadian citizen.

 

Benefits:

  • Meals and accommodation provided;
  • Military clothing and equipment for duration of course;
  • Transportation to and from your community; and
  • Approximately $4,200 in salary.

 

For more information, you can contact Captain Matthew Graham at blackbear@forces.gc.ca or Sergeant Paul LeClair at paul.leclair@forces.gc.ca.  You can also visit the 5 CDTC – Black Bear Facebook page.

 

Black Bear Recruitment Poster