Read the October 2018 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

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New NCN Workplace Policies Regarding Legalization of Cannabis

On October 17, 2018, the use of recreational marijuana was made legal nationwide by the Canadian Federal , Chief and Council have mandated the NCN Administration to focus on improving our operational policies and to promote a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. NCN, like other employers believes it is important to establish and reinforce policies so that employees know the standard of conduct to which they will be held if they engage in certain activities. As a result, Council approved the attached policy on “ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE.”

This policy is to prevent problems arising from the inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs; and support employees seeking to address the underlying issues and/or physical, emotional, mental, or social factors that result in abuse of alcohol, drugs, or other substances.

Please note that this policy is already in effect and will be enforced in relation to any conduct related to drug or alcohol use during working hours, when driving a company vehicle and may also be applied to off-duty conduct (see NCN’s Off-Duty Conduct policy for further information). Therefore, all NCN employees and employees of NCN entities are requested to read the policy and ensure that it is adhered to. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.


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  • Vigil Honours Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in NCN
  • Headdresses: A Family Tradition
  • NNCEA Election Order Board Of Directors 2018
  • Hearts Pumping with Parks and Rec
  • High School Raises Funds with Pies, Pancakes, Bannock and More
  • Proud NCN Citizens Get Security Guard Program Certification
  • NNCEA Prepares for School Board Elections
  • Spence Plays Jr. A Hockey in Toronto League
  • New Bus Service Out of Thompson
  • Focus on Domestic Violence
  • Medical Transportation Assessment Demanded after NCN Man Dies on Bus: Family Hopes Change will Prevent Further Tragedies

Read the October 2018 Achimowina Newsletter