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.

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.

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!

Armed Robbery in Listuguj

Public Service Announcement:

On the evening of May 22nd, 2018, the Listuguj Police were dispatched to an armed robbery call at Mitchell’s convenience store. One male suspect was identified and later apprehended by police in the Campbellton area. This individual is currently in Police custody and waiting for a court appearance where he will appear before a judge facing several criminal charges stemming from this incident.

The Listuguj Police Department would like to remind the public to report any suspicious activities by contacting the emergency telephone number 418 788 2003. All matters reported will be investigated accordingly to ensure the safety of our community.

Listuguj Police Department – Grass Fires

Public Service Announcement:
 
There was a structural fire in the community that was initially caused by a grass fire that was set nearby.
 
The Listuguj Police Department is urging community members to not start grass fires. There is a higher risk of these fires spreading due to the dry conditions and high winds.

Listuguj Police Department – Grass Fires

Public Service Announcement:
 
There was a structural fire in the community that was initially caused by a grass fire that was set nearby.
 
The Listuguj Police Department is asking that community members please refrain from starting grass fires. There is a higher risk for grass fires to spread due to the dry conditions and high winds.

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government to Assist with Flood Restoration

 

COMMUNITY RELEASE

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government to Assist with Flood Restoration

 

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to notify community members that the flooding risk is lowered and the LMG will be taking the necessary steps to ensure that all the community members’ homes that flooded on April 27, 2018 through May 4, 2018 will be restored to their pre-flood conditions. If you have flooded during this time and have not notified the LMG, we encourage you do to so as soon as you can so that you can be assisted accordingly.

This means the LMG will be visiting the homes, assessing the damage and choosing the best course of action to ensure that all community members impacted by the recent flooding will have their homes returned to the state that they were prior to any water damage.

The homes that are known to flood more often than this specific incident will be dealt with in a case by case basis to help prevent any future damage to the home.

In the meantime, the LMG is working on a project with Indian Services Canada (ISC), Ministère des Transports Québec (MTQ) and Pointe-à-la-Croix to come to a solution for Caplin Road and other flood-prone areas.

There will be a designated individual who will be going house to house to help assess the home and assist in filling out any paperwork. This type of paperwork may be personal insurance, insurance through the LMG or the claim form with ISC.

The LMG, Chief and Council and Emergency Preparedness Team will be meeting directly with ISC officials to work out the details on how to best support our community members affected by this unique situation.

There will be companies dispatched to visit the homes as soon as possible to help with the remediation for mold and other harmful outcomes of the recent flood.

Updates will be provided regularly and for more information, please contact:

Jill Martin at 418-788-2136 or jill.martin@listuguj.ca

Update on the Flood Emergency

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has been working diligently to assist community members with flooded homes since Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  Over 40 homes in Listuguj were affected.  We were able to purchase 26 pumps with the help from community members who traveled to get them.  We would like to thank the Listuguj Fire Department, Rangers and Public Works for working around the clock to manage the pumps at the Mi’gmaq Star and Beaulieu Turn and to bring pumps to homes.

 

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will be taking the following action in the next few days.  If you require immediate assistance with flooding, please contact the emergency centre at 418-788-2222.

 

After Mass Assessment (Damage):

  • A preliminary assessment will be done with all the houses that were affected by stating the Damage with Pictures if possible, also identifying the vulnerable houses that required to keep the pump in case of more flooding.
  • Detailed estimate for house repairs.
  • Determining where to proceed next with other forms of prevention. (mold, mildew etc.)

 

Technical/Flood Monitoring

  • Monitor Water level and drainage channels.
  • Monitor Pump Performance.
  • Purchase additional equipment to ensure that we are more adequately prepared in the future.
  • Case Report to include the crisis causes and future action to mitigate the risk of flooding in the future.

 

Preparations for potential risks:

  • Pump Collection and Inventory. If homes require pumps at any time the LMG can assist in a more timely manner.
  • Make sure a shelter is ready for anyone who would may need to be displaced.

Discrimination in First Nations Public Safety: the AFNQL Declares an Emergency Situation

 

PRESS RELEASE

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Discrimination in First Nations Public Safety: the AFNQL Declares an Emergency Situation

Montreal, March 22, 2018 – Following the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and during its hearing today before the Commission of inquiry on relations between Aboriginal people and certain public services in Quebec: Listening, reconciliation and progress in Montreal, the AFNQL intends to demonstrate that the treatment of First Nation public safety, which among others results in the underfunding of police forces, confirms that security in our communities does not get the same consideration as that of non-native citizens. The only conclusions in these circumstances is that there is discrimination. The AFNQL declares the urgent need to act to put an immediate end to this discrimination, to make room for full, fair and equitable essential services as those enjoyed by other citizens.

“The situation has gone on long enough and needs to be corrected without delay. How can we not react when the safety of our members is greatly compromised? That is not acceptable. We expect the Commission to take action of the unfair treatment imposed on our police forces, which are at the mercy of governments that take arbitrary measures with potentially tragic consequences in the execution of their work,” said the Chief of the AFNQL Ghislain Picard.

Just days away before the expiry of the agreements between the federal, provincial governments and First Nation governments, the AFNQL considers the situation untenable. The two governments determine alone the conditions that will govern future agreements to ensure the continuation of public security services within the communities. Are non-Indigenous police forces subject to the same conditions and are they subjected to the same pressures? No! Because public safety is an essential service anywhere else, except i First Nation communities. It should be noted that the funding of police services and the working and operating conditions of First Nation police forces are considerably inferior than those of other police forces in Quebec, including the Sûreté du Québec.

“First Nation Policing is still recognized as a program, not an essential service as they claim. If it was, we would not be in this same situation year after year. To start, we need legislated funding,” said Councillor Lloyd Alcon and AFNQL spokesperson for Public Safety.

“How can we accept such a discriminatory situation in a society like ours? Inhuman treatment related to the safety of our communities must give way to real justice and respect for the fundamental right to individual and collective security to which all citizens are entitled, regardless of who they are and where they are. In the face of such a nonsense, how can we believe in the reconciliation that the federal and provincial governments keep on boasting when really it is nothing more but smoke and mirrors? Instead of determining between themselves the rules that conduct our policing services, we invite them to sit down with us to define together the future of public safety for our Nations and to guarantee the security to which our people are entitled,” concluded Chief Picard.

Watch the live testimony of the AFNQL representatives at: https://www.cerp.gouv.qc.ca/index.php?id=53

 

About the AFNQL

The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the political organization regrouping 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. Follow us on Twitter @APNQL

 

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Source:

Alain Garon, agaron@apnql.com

Communications Officer

Cell. : 418 254-4620