Traffic Advisory – Residential School Solidarity March

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to advise all motorists that the JC Van Horne Bridge will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic this evening, July 2nd, starting at 5:15 p.m. (Atlantic Time) for the duration of the Residential School Solidarity March. Pedestrian traffic will be permitted.

As we continue to mourn the growing number of children being recovered from Indian Residential School sites across the country, Listugujewaq will march across the JC Van Horne Bridge to join our neighbors from Ugpi’ganjig and Campbellton for a ceremony on Salmon Blvd.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

For more details on the march, please visit: https://listuguj.ca/residential-school-solidarity-march/

Open Fire Ban – In or Near the Forest

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

Lane Reduction on JC Van Horne Bridge

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government wishes to advise motorists that there will be lane reductions on the JC Van Horne Bridge for maintenance work during the following period:

  • From Monday, June 7, 2021, to Sunday, June 20, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

During this period, one lane will be kept open at all times in alternating direction. Motorists can expect short delays. These closures will not impact cyclists or pedestrians; one sidewalk will remain open at all times. The schedule may change depending on weather conditions.

We encourage everyone to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thank you for your patience.

Emergency Response Update – Suspect in Custody

Listuguj, May 15, 2021 – An individual is now in custody following a reported active shooter situation in the community. An active crime investigation is underway and there will be an increased police presence within the community as the investigation continues. Community members are asked to stay clear of the area.

 

Details are limited at this time; however, we can confirm that:

  • The Listuguj Police Department responded to a situation involving an active shooter barricaded at 94 Riverside West.
  • Additional support was requested to assist in the response and in securing the area, to protect those living nearby, and isolate the situation.
  • The suspect surrendered voluntarily and is now in custody.
  • Emergency responders counted two fatalities on-scene.
  • The residence remains an active crime scene and investigation is on-going.

 

“On behalf of myself and Council, our hearts are with you. Our government will continue to make every effort to provide support for those in need through these difficult times. In the coming days, LMG will have services available to those impacted.” says Chief Darcy Gray.

 

Media

Out of respect for the families, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will not be providing any further details and will not be accepting media requests.

Shooting in Listuguj

Listuguj, May 15, 2021 – The Emergency Measure Organization (EMO) of Listuguj and the Listuguj Police Department announce that a shooting has taken place in the community. The situation is still ongoing. We want to remind people to stay away from the area to allow for emergency services to conduct their response. Do not share live feeds of the situation as it compromises police positions and assessments being conducted.

 

What we know and what we don’t

  • For now, we know that a shooting happened near Micmac Drive and Riverside West.
  • Listuguj Police Department set up a security perimeter.
  • We don’t know yet if and how many people have been injured and if there are any deaths.

 

With respect to the families

Please do not share names of the people you believe were there and do not share photos or live feeds to social media.

 

We will share more details as soon as we have them. The Listuguj EMO and Police Department invite community members to follow the evolution of the situation on:

Emergency Situation – Micmac Drive and Riverside West

There is an emergency situation in the Micmac Drive and Riverside West area. The police have it under control. The area has been closed off.

All community members, please stay clear of the area.

Vessel Naming Contest

Help us name our new patrol vessel! This new vessel will support the monitoring and enforcement needs of the Listuguj Rangers and Natural Resources Directorate in the salmon and lobster fisheries.

The winning name will be announced at the Migwite’tm Commemoration Event on June 11, 2021. Send in your suggestions by May 31, 2021 to james.metallicsloan@listuguj.ca and use ‘M81’ in the subject line.

 

Prize for winning name: $250 cash

Each name submission will also be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

 

Vessel Details:

New Patrol Vessel

Constructed by: Stanley Boats (Coastal 25 Hardtop)

Hull Material: Aluminum

Length: 25 feet 6 inches

Width: 8 feet 6 inches

Maximum Crew: Nine people

Weight Capacity: 2,958 pounds

Horsepower: Twin Engine, 150HP each

Public Safety Message – St. Anne’s Church

The Listuguj Police Department and Listuguj Fire Department are still on scene at the St. Anne’s Church. Please note that the area surrounding the church is currently closed to the public. Due to the high safety risk, children in particular are asked to stay away from the area.

Barriers have been put in place for public safety. Please respect the barriers and remain at a distance as the investigation is ongoing.

A Message to our Community

Last night a devastating fire swept the Saint-Anne’s Church which resulted in the damage of the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat Headquarters and loss of the Mawiomi Treatment Center, Listuguj Powwow Headquarters, Saint-Anne’s Rectory and Chapel.

“Today the ripple effect of the fire is being felt in the community and beyond, with many experiencing grief and mourning, while coping with what seems truly unbelievable. The impacts of this once in a lifetime event will be felt long after the smoke and smoldering embers are gone. In the coming days we hope that people will continue to find ways to support one another while we process the emotions and reality of this devastating loss.” – Chief Darcy Gray

The Listuguj Fire Department (LFD) and Listuguj Police Department (LPD) coordinated efforts with our regional neighbors to maintain the fire and prevent spread to surrounding homes and LMG buildings.

“Our region has faced many challenges throughout the pandemic, but one thing remains the same is that in times of great need, we pull together as a region, and help one another.” – Councillor Ali Barnaby, Intergovernmental Relations file holder

We want to acknowledge the LFD, LPD, LMG Capital and Infrastructure, Service de Sécurité Incendie de Pointe-à-la-Croix, Campbellton Fire Department and Hydro Quebec, for their tireless work and collaborative efforts in managing the fire.

LPD Easter Colouring Contest

The Listuguj Police Department (LPD) is hosting an Easter colouring contest for youth residing in Listuguj aged 4 to 12. Contest submissions must be dropped off at the LPD building located at 3 Lnu Street by April 1st so the draw can be completed the following day. 3 prizes will be available.

Copies of the picture can be obtained up at the Listuguj Police Department. LPD will be also distributing copies for the age group mentioned at the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School.

Prizes:

1st – Gaming Device with game

2nd – Gift Card and Easter Chocolates

3rd – Easter gift basket

*Photos of the prizes will be posted on the LPD Facebook page in the coming days.

Download LPD Easter Colouring Contest Sheet here.