MEMO: Possible Power Outages

To: Membership, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Brenda Seesequasis, Emergency Management Coordinator

Date: December 4, 2018

Re: Possible Power Outages

Dear Membership,

This memo is to inform you that there have been major power outages reported in southern Saskatchewan due to the accumulation of frost and ice on power lines and around transformers. We are monitoring the situation but are asking that you take the precautionary measures needed to keep your family and household safe and warm in the event of a power outage and severe cold weather. Here are some quick tips:

  1. Make sure you have candles and matches/lighters readily available.
  2. Have an extra cell phone battery handy or a backup battery bank.
  3. If you have water jugs please fill them and have them ready. Use empty pop bottles or empty milk jugs if you don’t have water jug. You should store water for drinking, bathing, and for the toilet.

You can find more information on power outages on our website:

You can find more information on severe cold weather on our website:

Be prepared!



Brenda Seesequasis
Emergency Management Coordinator


MEMO: Rent Collection Notice

To: Membership, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Derek Cameron, Director of Public Works & Housing

Date: December 4, 2018

Re: Rent Collection Notice

Dear Membership,

The intent of this memo is to give notice to the tenants living in BOCN Housing Units that “Rent” will become effective January 1, 2019.

Rent will be set at $100.00 per band unit, per month. CMHC units will have a rental charge of $345.00 per month. Social Assistance will be cost-sharing this expense if there are SA clients that reside in the unit.

It is very important for the head of household to notify the Public Works Clerk (Jessica Daniels (306-467-4523)) of who resides in each unit as it determines the rental subsidy that will be covered by Social Assistance. If there is no clarification, the unit will assume the full rental charge.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works & Housing department.

Thank you,

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Derek Cameron
Director – Public Works & Housing