Community Notice – Fire Contained

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government was informed of a structure fire behind the transfer station in Listuguj. The Emergency Management Coordinator was notified and quickly assembled the team of volunteers to prepare for possible evacuation of the highway. The Emergency Management Centre was set up at the Listuguj Community Development Centre (Bingo Hall) within 30 minutes, equipped with water and snacks, as well as masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. SOPFEU were contacted and two water bombers arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire.

The homes that may have been impacted by the fire were informed that evacuation may be required but luckily this was not necessary. The water bombers contained the fire and the Listuguj Fire Department are now checking the scene to ensure that there are no remaining embers. Everyone is safe.

Wela’lieg to the entire Emergency Management Team and SOPFEU for your quick response.

 

Some members of the Emergency Management Team and volunteers.

COVID-19 Prevention

The Unified Command is once again reminding residents of the importance of wearing a face mask where physical distancing (2m/6ft) is not possible, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, or when in public spaces.

  1. To ensure maximum protection of yourself and others, please take a moment to learn how to properly use a non-medical mask. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to put on a non-medical mask or face covering.
  2. Click here to learn how to make your own cloth face covering, which includes a few options.

 

COVID-19 Prevention:

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.

Symptoms have included:

  • Fever above 38 degrees Celsius
  • A new cough, or worsening chronic cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • A new onset of fatigue
  • A new onset of muscle pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • In children, purple markings on the fingers and toes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pneumonia

 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • stay home to avoid spreading it to others
  • call 1.877.644.4545 for instructions
  • if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and tell them your symptoms

 

The best way to prevent the spread of infections is to:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • when coughing or sneezing
  • cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs
  • immediately dispose of any used tissues into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as toys, electronic devices, and doorknobs.
  • clean and disinfect items from outside the home, such as groceries.
  • stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others

 

Possible Exposure to COVID-19

Three recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton region are now established as travel-related cases. The newest case is an individual between 50 and 59 in Zone 5. The previous two confirmed cases include an individual over 90 and another individual under 19.

Public Health officials in New Brunswick are conducting an investigation into the newest confirmed cases and are performing contact tracing to determine any individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you have come in direct contact with one of the confirmed cases, Public Health will contact you directly and will inform you of the process you must follow. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed, please contact 811 for further instructions.

Update to Listuguj Checkpoints

LATEST UPDATE: http://listuguj.ca/community-update-checkpoint-measures/

 

Due to the current situation across the bridge, additional measures have been added at the Listuguj Checkpoints to ensure the on-going safety of Listuguj and its residents. Beginning Thursday, May 28, at 12:00 p.m. (today) until Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., the only persons authorized to enter Listuguj will be registered Listuguj band members, Listuguj residents, LMG essential service personnel, persons with special authorization letters, food distributors, as well as emergency vehicles. At this time, checkpoints will remain up until June 15, 2020. A reassessment will be done before June 15.

 

**Please note, food distributors delivering essential goods to local convenience stores have been added to the list of authorized personnel. Checkpoint supervisors have contacted store owners to coordinate these deliveries.

LMG Temporary Closure

Due to the current situation across the bridge, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will be closing all offices from Thursday, May 28, 2020, at noon (today) until Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The Unified Command will reassess the situation on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and LMG Communications will continue to keep staff and residents informed of all updates. More information to come.

Listuguj Community Kitchen Update

The Listuguj Community Kitchen will be open again today, May 28th, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They have 100 bags of potatoes and 100 packages of meat to distribute.

Unfortunately, there is no delivery available at this time. Please make yourself visible at the food bank doors, and staff/volunteers will be happy to provide you with one of each item.

Open to all community members!

Zero Cases of COVID-19 in Listuguj

We are aware of what is occurring across the bridge. LMG is monitoring matters closely. We strongly recommend our residents to avoid travelling to Campbellton, NB, while they work to address their current situation. We will continue to take all steps necessary to protect Listuguj and its residents. In the meantime all residents are asked to continue following safety measures. We will get through this together.

Listuguj Salmon Fisheries 2020

 

Listuguj Salmon Fisheries 2020

 

May 27, 2020 – Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the consequential restrictions imposed by the Government of New Brunswick, Listuguj has faced unique challenges, including increased economic uncertainty, job losses, store closures and unprecedented difficulty in accessing nutritious foods. This had led to changes to the Listuguj Salmon Fishing Plan 2020 to meet our basic needs.

On May 27, 2020, Chief and Council approved the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nations Fishing Plan – Atlantic Salmon 2020 at a duly convened council meeting. The Listuguj salmon fishery will begin one week earlier on May 27, 2020, and will end July 26, 2020 (St. Anne’s Day). Given Listuguj’s current reality, including lack of access to nutritious foods, due to the province of New Brunswick’s border enforcement, the early salmon fishing season will provide community members with access to traditional foods to meet their basic needs during this crisis.

All Listuguj salmon harvesters are to respect the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nations Fishing Plan – Atlantic Salmon 2020 on the entire Restigouche River watershed and estuary. Please consult the Listuguj Salmon Fishing Plan for more information, including fishing schedule.

For more information, please contact the Listuguj Rangers at 418-788-2222. For media requests, please contact Hilary Barnaby, Acting Communications Manager, at hilary.barnaby@listuguj.ca.

 

LMG Salmon Fishing Plan 2020

Health Notice – Wearing Masks During Medical Appointments

Gaspé, Tuesday May 26th, 2020 – In order to ensure safety and security within the facilities of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Gaspésie, the population is now asked to wear masks, or homemade masks, during their visits to the CLSCs, hospitals or clinics.

Masks are a measure to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus by people who do not have symptoms. It is therefore strongly recommended that the people wear them when presenting for care and services.

It is important to note some basic recommendations about homemade masks:

  • Wash it daily;
  • Remove it by the elastic bands;
  • Put it in a closed bag when it is removed, before returning

Remember that hand washing is the first measure to protect against infections, therefore it is important to wash your hands regularly, in addition to respecting social distancing (2 metres), when possible.

If a person has symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat or loss of taste and smell), or is positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting screening results, they should not go to their medical appointment and must call 1 877 644-4545.

 

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Source :

Clémence Beaulieu-Gendron

Adjointe par intérim à la présidente-directrice générale et aux relations avec les médias CISSS de la Gaspésie

Tél. : 581 994-0364

clemence.beaulieu-gendron.cisssgaspesie@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

AGS Breaks Ground on New Expansion

The Alaqsite’w Gitpu School broke ground on the new expansion this morning Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is incredibly proud and grateful for all those involved in bringing this project to life.

The new expansion will include a cafetorium, music room, a room for ceremony, and an expanded gymnasium. It will cost approximately $8.5M and is currently fully funded by Indigenous Services Canada. Minister Marc Miller joined us via his Facebook live stream to help announce this exciting contribution. The site preparation has begun, and construction is expected to be complete by summer 2021.

Local businesswoman Victoria LaBillois was the MC for the event which was attended by teachers and those involved in the project. The event was purposefully kept small to allow for social distancing. Community members were able to join the celebration via Facebook Live.

Chief Darcy Gray spoke about how the groundbreaking was the culmination of many years of hard work and collaboration.

Mi’gmaw immersion teacher, Maddie Metallic, spoke on her experiences as a student at AGS and her transition to becoming a teacher. She is thrilled to see how Mi’gmaq identity among students has flourished over the years which the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School has helped foster.

Elder Joe Wilmot conducted the first part of his remarks in the Mi’gmaw, and spoke about the importance of revitalizing the language.

AGS Principal Jeff Grass recounted his experience moving into the current school building 25 years ago, and spoke optimistically about the changes that will accompany the expansion. He commented that the expansion does not reflect reconciliation in education, but rather equity in education because this project simply brings to AGS the resources that other schools have always had.

Director of Listuguj Education, Training, and Employment Lorna Sook shared the Directorate’s vision for a Mi’gmaq immersion school, a high school, and post-secondary institutions.

The event concluded with Director of Capital and Infrastructure, Jody Mitchell turning over the sod to signify the next step in the project.