Public Works 24 Hour Notice: Water Shut-Off

To: Residents Connected to Water Treatment Plant / Willow Cree Healing Lodge

From: Public Works & Housing, Emergency Management

Date: August 22, 2017

Re: 24 Hour Notice – Water Shut-Off

This is to inform tenants connected to the Water Treatment Plant and the Willow Cree Healing Lodge that the Water Treatment Plant will be turned off for two nights consecutively beginning:

-Wednesday August 23, 2017- 6:00pm – 7:00am

-Thursday August 24, 2017- 6:00pm – 7:00am

Please take appropriate measures to collect water to last for the duration of the water shut-off.

This step is required to remedy low water levels at the Water Treatment Plant.

Again we ask for the community’s help to continue to conserve water as this situation affects us all.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Statement from Council: A great powwow!

For Immediate Release

July 31, 2017


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by members of Council on the successful completion of a great powwow at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation this past weekend.

“On Behalf of the Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the volunteer Pow wow Committee and all of those involved in arranging such a wonderful celebration for our community’s 4th Annual Traditional Pow-Wow honouring the Families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

Committee Elders:

  • Loretta Mandes
  • John George Scott

Committee President & Team:

  • Joanne Brittain
  • Leona Cameron
  • Miranda Sutherland
  • Angel Constant
  • Racheal Seeseequasis
  • Ralph Gardypie Jr.
  • Alex Gardypie
  • Derek Gamble
  • Dustin Scott
  • Jericho Constant

Pipe Ceremony Elders:

  • Roy Gamble
  • Sidney Mike
  • Louis Gardypie


  • Robin Longjohn
  • Linus Kaysaywaysemat


  • Lorin Gardypie
  • Ray Mandes


  • Sanford Strongarm
  • Cal Arcand

Fire Keepers & Security Staff; the Willow Cree Healing Lodge Staff and the Niscisanak; the BOCN Fire Crew and Water Haulers; Community Members Young & Old for all your support; and last but certainly not least, all our relatives who came from near and far to take part in our celebrationc – we thank you for all!”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications