Read the April/July 2021 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.
Dry Hot Summer Concern for Forest Fires
Drought and hot, windy weather have created perfect conditions for wildfires across the prairies. As of July 15th, there were three active fires in our resource area:
- Leftrook is under control
- Wuskwatim is contained
- Suwanee has increased in size to 180 HA and is currently being manned. Highway 391 North from NCN junction to Suwanee has reopened.
While the community is not in immediate danger, all NCN Citizens are reminded to be prepared during wildfire season, with knowledge of what to do in case of evacuation. For safety purposes, Chief and Council have set a curfew for young people 17 years and under from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Remember that smoke can cause irritation and allergy problems, especially for people with chronic respiratory conditions. Know that smoke is usually worst in the mornings, and contact the Nursing Station at 484-2031 for more advice and treatment.
By provincial order, all campers must get a travel permit from the Thompson Fire Program at 677-6624. Next, you must inform the Pandemic Response Team at the NCN Trust Office of your camping plans. Open fires are prohibited at this time. Call Gordon Dumas at 679-5319 for more info.
The water reservoir is currently at maximum capacity. Citizens are asked to preserve water by limiting washing and avoiding running hoses, sprinklers, etc.
OKIMAHKAN OTY’AMIWIN FROM THE CHIEF
- Get Fully Vaccinated.
KITITAHWINAOW ACHIMOWIN COMMUNITY
- Call For CAP/CIP Applications
- $8.3 Million Housing Development Launched in NCN
- Bring on the Summertime Fun!
- Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Chief speaks out on the horrifying discovery of the bodies of 215 children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential
- Good News on the Pandemic Front
- Honouring Those Passed – In Loving Memory David McDonald
- Celebrating 40 Years of First Nations Control of NCN Education
- Looking Back on 40 Years of NNCEA
- NCN Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department are Fully Operational
- Having Fun in the Water? Safety First!
- Congratulating the Class of 2021
- Walk For the Little Spirits