Community Notice – Avoid Large Gatherings

Often at this time of year, an impromptu party (“Lake Fest”) is organized at Qospem (Indian Lake). This event is not sanctioned by the LMG and attendance is entirely at one’s own risk. We do not advise community members and residents to attend as a health and safety plan has not been submitted to the LMG nor approved by LMG.

Nonetheless, should you choose to attend, it is each person’s responsibility to adhere to public health recommendations, maintain proper social distancing and exercise good hygiene. Please be aware that the coronavirus is still very much a concern and that the risk of infection is real. The Listuguj Police Department will increase patrols in the area to provide assistance and direction. Finally, normal rules and conduct, especially in regards to drinking and driving, must be followed.

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.

Checkpoint Update

In April, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government took precautionary measures to protect community members and residents from the unknown threat of COVID-19. Security checkpoints were established at all four entrances into the community, and were monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As of June 13, 2020, there are zero presumed or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Listuguj (88 consecutive days).

Chief and Council and the Unified Command have monitored and continue to monitor the situation across the bridge and in surrounding areas. Based on the latest Public Health advice, the LMG will move forward with the dismantling of the checkpoints on Monday, June 15th, 2020. The LMG is prepared to reinstall the checkpoints at any time should the situation surrounding COVID-19 in our area worsen.

It’s important that we all continue to do our part in keeping our community, families, and loved ones safe. This is a reminder to continue practicing social distancing, proper cough etiquette and good hygiene practices. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Executive Office at 418-788-2136 or email feedback@listuguj.ca.

 

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.

Community Notice Regarding DFO

On Friday, May 22, 2020, two officers from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans entered Listuguj uninvited. Checkpoint supervisor Paul Jacques swiftly dealt with the incident, and the officers were escorted out of the community. This incident was then followed up by the Director of Public Security, Peter Arsenault, who informed the DFO officers of our protocols regarding access to Listuguj, which includes consent from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government. At no point was permission granted by our Chief and Council or members of our administration. On behalf of the LMG, we would like to thank our staff for their professionalism and for their on-going efforts to ensure the protection of our inherent rights.

Community Notice from Listuguj Public Security

The fire danger level on the SOPFEU forest fire index is currently EXTREME in our region. Listuguj Public Security will continue to monitor as OPEN Fire Ban in our region is in effect.
At this time, we ask all community members to comply and exercise great restraint and vigilance.

Community Notice from Listuguj Public Security

The fire danger level on the SOPFEU Forest Fire Index is currently HIGH in the Baie-des-Charleur region. Listuguj Public Security will continue to monitor for ‘open fire’ bans in our region. At this time, we ask that all community members exercise great caution and continued vigilance.

 

 

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Declares State of Emergency

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Declares State of Emergency

 

April 6, 2020 – Chief and Council of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government have declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus global pandemic (COVID-19). This is a preventative measure our government has activated to enhance our response effort to prevent, reduce and mitigate the spread of the virus to our residents.

This decision was made to protect all community members, especially our most vulnerable: elders, children, and residents with underlying health conditions.

Chief and Council remain committed to the health and safety of our residents. To date, there are no presumed or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Listuguj. This demonstrates that our strategy thus far has been successful. These additional measures come as a result of the new reality that confirmed cases of COVID-19 exist in surrounding areas.

As a result we will be implementing the following within the next couple of days:

  • Security checkpoints will be established at the bridge intersection and the intersection at the Highway 132 and Riverside West;
  • Entry points at Dundee and Caplin Road will be temporarily closed; and
  • Non-essential travelers will be denied access to the community until further notice.

 

Listuguj Police Department Update

In an effort to further protect Listugujewaq from potential exposure to Covid-19, the Listuguj Police Department will conduct operations with intercepting of vehicles that are not from the community. Drivers will be turned away if their business in Listuguj is non essential.

Please stay home as much as possible as this is the safest way to protect yourself, your family and the community.

JC Van Horne Bridge Closed

Due to poor visibility, the ministère des Transports du Québec will be closing the JC Van Horne bridge at approximately 5:30 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on March 13th, 2020. Please stay tuned for updates on when the bridge will reopen.