Please be advised that the Band Office and Health Centre will be closed on Wednesday for Aboriginal Day. Social clients are asked to come to the Band Office on Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm instead. Enjoy your day.
On July 1st Hantsport and the Glooscap First Nation are hosting a Canada Day celebration at the Hantsport Recreation Park in Hantsport. Glooscap First Nation members are welcomed to sell crafts at the event and tables can be provided at the site. The agenda for the day is as follows:
For those First Nations persons who may be travelling across the border with eagle feathers please be aware of the customs requirements. For clarity the site and information for this activity is as follows:
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Would you like to experience a fun and relaxed workshop in learning how to make Mi’kmaq Rattles?
Over the past year, the two facilitators have been delivering rattle making workshops to different Mi’kmaq communities. Each workshop is different and that all depends on the community. Rattle making poster is as follows:
Please find attached the cover letter and poster for Walking with our sisters art memorial being held at MSVU.
Please be informed that there is being held an aboriginal arts and stories competition. There is a significant prize for winning this competition and all art and story-writers are encouraged to participate. For those interested please follow the loik below for acces to this competition.
We are please to inform the community that the planning for the new Community Store is being undertaken and we are seeking community input into this project. Please find attached the poster for this event. Looking forward to seeing you at the December 01, 2016 at 6 pm at the community centre.
Please find below the link to the latest Social Assistance update for the community.
The Glooscap First Nation Family Recreation Committee members and volunteers will be conducting a series of fundraiser BBQs at the Gas Bar and Convenience store. These will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Saturday for the next four weeks beginning Saturday September 3rd. The purpose is to raise funds for a youth playground. Please share the word and support this worthwhile event. Thanks
The Glooscap First Nation has some personal use firewood which is available for band members. In an effort to provide for a fair distribution process it is being requested that the following application for personal use firewood be completed and provided to Bobbie Jean Labrador before September 19th, 2016, so that the Council can make the appropriate decisions at that time on personal use firewood allocation for its members. The application is attached for your information and use.
The Kentville Multicultural Fair is fast approaching! Please see the email of invitation for Glooscap First Nation to participate in this event.
I am following up on an earlier email to you from Jennifer West, letting you know that we would be honoured to have Glooscap First Nation participate in the Multicultural Fair in Kentville on Sunday, August 28th. It is not too late to book vendor or informational booths, as well as be involved in the variety show and children’s activities. Please find application form attached for people that are wanting to participate.
Richelle Brown Redden, Job Developer Kentville Office: 902-679-7469 Cell: 902-691-1426 Fax: 902-679-1329
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Please find attached a copy of the media release announcing that the 2016 Nova Scotia Heritage Conference will be hosted by the County of Kings this year. The conference will be held in the Old Orchard Inn on September the 21st to the 23rd.
The 3 day conference; called 'Harvesting Local Heritage', will be most exciting to those who are interested in learning more about local plans for preserving and protecting the historic treasures of the county.
Environment Canada has issued air quality alerts (special air quality statements in effect) for Annapolis, Lunenburg, Queens and Kings County at 0642 August 10th
12:21 PM ADT Wednesday 10 August 2016
Special air quality statement in effect
Smoke associated with a forest fire in the vicinity of Seven Mile Lake in western Nova Scotia is affecting portions of Annapolis, Queens, Lunenburg and Kings Counties today. Reduced air quality can be expected downwind and in the vicinity of the smoke plume.
Higher pollution levels are expected to persist into Thursday.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
In general, wearing a mask is not the best way to protect your health during a smoke event. In fact, masks may lead to a false sense of security, which may encourage increased physical activity and time spent outdoors, meaning increased exposure to smoke. They can also make breathing more difficult.
People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.
Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that's cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn't air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada
Issued by Environment Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Melissa Barreiro, BTech, CPHI(C)
Environmental Health Officer (EHO)
First Nations Inuit Health Branch
Health Protection / Environmental Public Health Services
Health Canada, Government of Canada
Melissa.Young@hc-sc.gc.ca / Tel: 902-426-4645 / TTY: 902- 426-4208
Agente d'hygiène du milieu (AHM)
Direction de la santé des Premières nations et des Inuits
Protection de la santé / Services de santé environnementale et publique
Santé Canada, Gouvernement du Canada
Melissa.Young@hc-sc.gc.ca / Tél: 902-426-4645 / ATS: 902-426-4208
Please see the attached community notice regarding Crown land restrictions.
Please see below for information on the Prime Minister’s Youth Advisory Council
Prime Minister Trudeau is seeking applications for a new youth advisory council. Thirty youth, aged 16-24, from diverse communities across Canada, will be selected as members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. The Council will advise the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth.
Please note that there is no conflict in applying to be a part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council and Minister Carla Qualtrough’s National Youth Forum on Accessibility.
Click here to find out more about applying to become a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.
Please distribute widely to your networks. If you would like information about this process, you will find contact information in the link above.
The Red Road Project Coordinators, Aliya and Skylar, are having a meet and greet on August 10th at the teepee in front of the Glooscap First Nation Health and Healing Centre at 157 Smith Road form 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome to come and discuss the Red Road project and provide their ideas for future activities.
The Glooscap Variety Store will be hosting a pilot event for Glooscap First Nation craftpersons to display and sell their crafts for two days at the Variety Store. Please see the poster below for more information.
The Red Road Project Coordinators are hosting a community Games Night featuring Waltes and other games. Everyone is welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please see their poster below:
Please find attached the Open House Poster for the upcoming Gaspereau Lake Dam Refurbishment Meeting.
Please find attached the Press Release for the Donkin Mine project. The Press Release provides information on the Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) and is intended to be an information item to provide clarity on this project.
As a Glooscap First Nation member we are requesting that you register with Bobbie-Jean Labrador by May 31, 2016, if you want a copy of the Micmac Maliseet News forwarded to your home address. Bobbie-Jean can be contacted by phone at (902) 684-9788 or by email at email@example.com. Copy of the formal notice is attached.
It is with great pride that we announce the recent graduation of Jocelyn Johnson (Glooscap FN member) from Laval University in Quebec. She completed her B.Sc. with great determination and hard work as her studies were all done in French. We are incredibly proud of her success and wish her all the best in all her future endeavors! With love from Mom, Paul, Eric, Josie & Grammy too xoxo