News Bulletin for January 31, 2017

Christina Ostamus, left and Geordie Semple discuss their concerns about the proposed power transmission line with Watay Power representatives

Kasabonika Lake News 
January 31, 2017 

Today will be partly cloudy will sun in the afternoon
-21 feels like -32

  • Dennis Pemmican passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He drove the school bus for many years. School was cancelled this afternoon out of respect for the family. Funeral details have yet to be announced.
  • Two representatives from the Wataynikaneyap Power Company visited Kasabonika today. Nine representatives from families with traplines potentially affected by the proposed transmission line voiced their concerns throughout the day.
    “I’m worried about the animals, people, the earth, everything,” said Elder Christina Ostamus.
    Watay Power is fifty-one per cent owned by 22 First Nations, including Kasabonika Lake. The proposed line would run from Pickle Lake to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (K.I., Big Trout Lake), branching out to Kasabonika Lake.
  • Councillor Mike Morris was nominated as an official representative for Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Chiefs meeting by Chief Eno H Anderson. Chief Eno is currently ill and unable to attend. Councillor Morris is asking for community input on concerns to bring to the meeting.
  • A one day WHMIS training session took place at the SBC for Ontario Works clients.
  • Johnson Anderson is doing financial paperwork, and there will be no loans today.
  • Journalists for Human Rights is postponing movie night until tomorrow out of respect for the Pemmican family.
  • A reminder that the Band Office will be closed Monday, February 20 for Family Day.



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