MEMO: Urgent Water Conservation Efforts

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

From: Kevin Seesequasis, Councillor i/c Emergency Management

Date: July 27, 2017

Re: URGENT WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS


Good Day,

By the time you view this, urgent water conservation efforts will have already been placed into effect. Continued high water usage, combined with mechanical difficulties with our Water Treat Plant, have caused us to take drastic measures in order to protect the integrity of our water supply.

We are taking this issue VERY seriously.

Relevant members of Council met this morning with water technicians to determine an appropriate path forward. Resulting from that meeting, the following measures are effective immediately:

  1. All water main lines connected to the WATER TREATMENT PLANT will be shut off for a period of approximately 1.5 days (including the Truck Fill) in order to attempt to replenish the water supply reservoir. Household/individual water conservation efforts have not had the desired result. As such, we are shutting off the water.
  2. Due to the recent loss in our community, the water line connecting the Rec Centre will remain operational. However, this location WILL NOT be distributing water for individuals or households. In addition, this same line WILL BE SHUT OFF for approximately 1.5 days beginning on Saturday at 6pm. This will affect the Rec Centre, Willow Cree Health, and the Willow Cree Healing Lodge.
  3. All public buildings (except Education (in Duck Lake) and Health) will be closed Friday. Pay cheques for Casual Employees will be distributed Friday morning at the Band Office.
  4. Effective at 1pm today, Social Assistance cheques will be distributed at the Willow Cree Education & Training Centre in Duck Lake.
  5. We anticipate water service to be restored sometime Friday.
  6. A MANDATORY Boil Water Advisory will be instituted immediately upon the restoration of water services Friday.

I want to re-emphasize that individual water conservation efforts will significantly assist us in resolving this issue and that this matter is our highest priority. Public Works, Health, and Emergency Management staff are working diligently to address our current challenges. If our current efforts do not have the intended results, further, drastic actions may be taken.

Kininaskomitinawaw,

<<signed>>

Kevin Seesequasis, Councillor i/c Emergency Management
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

 

Employment Opportunity: PRINCIPAL for CST. ROBIN CAMERON EDUCATION COMPLEX – HIGH SCHOOL

BEARDY’S AND OKEMASIS CREE NATION

invites applications for the position of

PRINCIPAL

for

CST. ROBIN CAMERON EDUCATION COMPLEX – HIGH SCHOOL

Cst. Robin Cameron Education Complex – High School offers Grade 5 to 12 with an enrollment of approximately 130 students

We are seeking a professional who can demonstrate:

  • interpersonal, communication and leadership skills to lead the school community towards a common vision of teaching and learning excellence.
  • A leadership style characterized by collaborative decision-making and high visibility in the school with both students and staff.
  • Proven teaching and administrative abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with all partners to establish clear goals and direction.
  • A focus on student achievement.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture and language would be an asset.
  • Successful candidate must provide satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.

Professional Requirements:

  • Masters in Educational Administration or

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration

Deadline for receipt of applications is July 10, 2017.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume with three professional references to:

Councillor Jacquiline Gamble

Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation

P.O. Box 340

Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0

E-mail: jgamble@beardysband.com

Fax: (306) 467-4404

For more information, please contact:

Edgar Thomas, A/Director of Education Jacquiline Gamble, Councillor i/c Education

Phone: (306) 467-4441 Phone: (306) 467-4523

We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.