Eased Measures: Travelers No Longer Required to Isolate for 14 Days

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is announcing additional changes to our COVID-19 response.  As of Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. people returning to Listuguj are no longer required to self-isolate for 14 days, unless they are exhibiting signs of COVID-19 or have recently traveled across international borders. People returning from international travel will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon their day of return. This new measure will be monitored and amended if conditions change.

AGS Survey for Parents and Guardians

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School has been actively strategizing and organizing all their services and departments in preparation for the return of students in September 2020. In order to meet the needs of all students, they are reaching out to all AGS families to participate in this very important survey.

To ensure we are all prepared for various modes of teaching and learning, it is very important that families have an opportunity to relay their needs in terms of their unique home situation. The survey will help them plan and support all families with their children’s educational needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the AGS principals if you have any questions regarding the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WCQKZHfbclid=IwAR0GGhnerU4zoXNNTb8fHHYfGHtxr0Esu2j2TYkxORelri3f6rsfRTTjbtw

Listuguj Economic Development Initiative

Do you have an exciting business idea? Does your current start-up or home-based business require a small push to get to the next level?  Are you ready to get involved in helping our local economy in Listuguj?  A recent new initiative, approved and supported by Listuguj’s Chief and Council, is what might help you get there.

The LMG is pleased to announce an initiative to support Listugujewaq in the form of a small one-time non-repayable contribution available through the Economic Development Unit.  For more information about eligibility criteria contact the Economic Development Manager, Delphine Metallic, at delphine.metallic@listuguj.ca or call 418.788.2136 ext. 2062.  Apply without delay while funds are available.  Some restrictions apply.

Migwite’tm Fireworks Update

The SOPFEU fire danger index has reduced to a safer level to allow for fireworks. As a result, we will be hosting the Migwite’tm fireworks this evening, June 25, 2020, at 9:45 p.m. at Moffat’s Landing. 

We would like to give a big thank you to the Restigouche Drive-Thru, Listuguj Public Security, Community Social Services, and Natural Resources for their generous donations to the fireworks for Migwite’tm 2020.

We are encouraging everyone to watch the fireworks from your home or from your vehicle at the wharf, Casino 88, the Education Complex or Moffat’s Landing. If you need to arrive on foot at Moffat’s Landing, please wear a mask, with the exception of children under the age of two or people who have difficulty breathing. We are encouraging all families to social distance and stay in your bubbles.

Casinos Operating within Listuguj

New measures have been accepted by Chief and Council to allow for game rooms/casinos to resume operations, Friday, June 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Game room operators are required to produce a safety plan that outlines their business’ commitment to ensure the on-going security of Listugujewaq, Listuguj residents, their Staff and Patrons. Including the formation […]

Gradual Reopening

As the current coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we’re excited to announce that Listuguj will begin easing restrictions Friday, June 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. At this time, the state of emergency will stay in place; however, our government will slowly begin the reopening process. The gradual reopening will allow our government to act quickly […]

Healing Walk

Given the circumstances with the heat, we are changing the meeting location of the solidarity healing walk for the community of Metepenagiag, the Levi family, and the Moore family. The walk will now start at the Education Complex at 2:00 p.m. and finish at Moffat’s landing. After the walk, there will be a ceremonial acknowledgment at Moffat’s landing to honor our relatives and offer our strength, support and thoughts to those who are in mourning.

Living in the legacy of colonialism, we are reminded of the on-going acts of colonialism and systemic racism that continues to take our people away from our families, our communities, and our world. At the moment, we hope that we can offer the strength that will be needed to our relatives. Ms’tNogmaq (All my relations).

We ask everyone to please respect the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the following measures will be in effect:

Masks are mandatory, with the exception of children under the age of two or people who have difficulty breathing.
Social distancing is mandatory. Please stay within your family bubbles.
Participants contact information will be taken down as a precautionary measure for contact tracing.

The temperature at the time of the walk is expected to be hot. We ask that you please stay hydrated. Water bottles will be available at Casino 88 and Moffat’s landing.

Splash Pad Open

We are pleased to announce that the Listuguj splash pad will open today, June 18th, 2020, with additional measures recommended by local health authorities.

  • There will be a portable hand washing station. Every person entering the splash pad must wash their hands.
  • No more than 5 people on the splash pad at any given time.
  • There will be picnic tables set at a distance from each other.
  • Staff will be present with hand sanitizers.
  • People who are sick or have a fever are asked to stay home.
  • There is a door to enter and another to exit. Please follow the enter and exit signs on the doors.

Staff will closely monitor the splash pad, but we need all community members’ cooperation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who visits the splash pad.

Community Kitchen Open Today

The Community Kitchen will be open today, June 17th , from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for regular clients. Pre-made bags of groceries are ready to be distributed. Please make yourself visible at the food bank doors and a bag will be brought outside to you.

The Community Kitchen is located at the Listuguj Community Development Centre (Bingo Hall) side entrance.

Open Fire Ban

The SOPFEU fire danger index in our region is currently extreme. Therefore, the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks has banned open fires in or near the forest, due to the current conditions. We are asking all community members to please comply with these measures and stay safe.