March 06, 2015 - Although we are opposed to the Federal legislation, NCN has been forced to submit a consolidated audit so that our funding will be reinstated. Relying upon the Access to Information Act we have "redacted" (removed) certain information related to NCN Construction LP and another business we own. Chief and Council hopes the federal government will act fairly and reasonably so NCN will not have to seek an injunction from the Court to protect its proprietary information. Remuneration Schedule and Chief and Council Expenses have also been reported. Read more
To view the NCN March 2014 Consolidated Financials click here
To view the NCN 2014 Remuneration Schedule and Expenses Chief and Council click here
As part of the Housing Authority's and Public WorksDepartment's ongoing six-to
ten-week review and audit of household water leaks (started Feb.17), high amounts of grease have been reported in drains and sewer pipes.
NCN Residents are reminded: putting bacon grease; animal fat, or automotive grease down drains can severely clog sewage lines.
This can also cause toilet and sewer line blocks that prevent proper flushing resulting in foul sewage back-up into resident's house and crawl space. Fat, oil and grease should be properly disposed of in the trash and not poured down drains or toilets. The Authority asks for the cooperation of homeowners while the two auditors visit houses to perform the necessary water review – to improve water services in the community.
Contact Carson McDonald, Housing Maintenance Coordinator if you have concerns with drains or leaks: 204-484-2395
It's important and easy for NCN parents or guardians to take the time to register their child with the NCN registry. When children are not registered, it affects their non-insured health benefits coverage like prescribed medication, dental work, glasses, ambulance service and coverage for medical appointments to Thompson or Winnipeg. Your child depends on you!
Register them today with Melissa Moore, Membership Clerk at the NCN Government Office: 204-484-2332
Interested in working for NCN or NCN-related organizations? Please view our current job opportunities.
Timing of the Constitution and Hydro-related-agreements review process is under discussion by Chief and Council and may result in a new process schedule. Watch for an update.
Any further changes to the draft Constitution resulting from the Round 2 meet and greets will be communicated before a vote.
The Questions, Answers and Comments document is available for download by clicking here or on the thumbnail at right. Printed copies will be available at the Implementation Office or the
NCN Government Office.
Click here to visit our Constitution Development and Review page.
Read the March issue of Achimowina
– NCN's community, government, business, arts and events news. Click here.
Community Consultants Hired to Inform and Update NCN Citizens
NCN has hired Community Consultants in casual, part-time positions for a six-to-eight month period to assist with several projects.
The consultants hired and where they will work are:
- Monica Linklater (Nelson House)
- Fonda Berard (Nelson House)
- Lisa McDonald (Nelson House)
- Donna Moore-Linklater (Nelson House)
- Ryan Spence (Nelson House)
- Alan Linklater (Leaf Rapids)
- Jeremiah Spence (Thompson)
- Earl Hart (Winnipeg and also consults with NCN Citizens in Brandon)
They assisted with going door to door to meet with our Citizens to inform and explain the changes in NCN and answer questions.
Other projects they'll be involved in over the next few months include:
- The review of the draft NCN Constitution
- Potential amendments to various NCN Trusts
- The Wuskwatim Investment and
PDA Supplement #2,
- Section 35 consultations related to other projects including the CRD Final License, the proposed Keeyask, Conawapa and Bipole III projects.
They're working under the general supervision of the Wuskwatim Implementation Manager.
Nisichawayasihk Education Authority (NEA) Board of Directors Election and Treaty Land Entitlement Trustees (TLE) Election Postponed
On November 21, Chief and Council officially announced the postponement of the election for both Nisichawayasihk Education Authority Board of Directors and the Treaty Land Entitlement Trustees. This decision was made to avoid legal and technical challenges and election appeals. In the coming months Chief and Council will consider the issues and discuss options to meet NCN Citizens needs and determine a revised election date.
Please stay tuned for more information on future election dates for both the TLE and NEA elections or contact the NCN Government Office for more information