Public Works Community Notice

To: Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation Band Members

From: Director of Public Works & Housing

Date: April 17, 2016


Dear Band Members,


All residents of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation are reminded that you MUST obtain a grass burning permit from the Band Office prior to any grass burning. The Fire Department will contact you to conduct the controlled burn on a specified date.

For your own safety, and that of your neighbours, please DO NOT conduct an unsupervised burn.


The 8″ water main that supplies the Arena, Schools, Band Office, Youth Centre, Day Care, and some residences broke along the highway near the RCMP houses. Multiple attempts to remedy the situation have not had the desired results.

SaskPower will be shutting off the power on Monday to complete the work. As such, water and power at the locations identified will be affected and will not be available on Monday and potentially Tuesday.


After the work is completed, water technicians will have to test the water before normal operations at the identified facilities can resume.

**To be clear, school and administrative operations will be suspended Monday and potentially further into the week while this work is completed. More information will be available shortly**

I apologize for the inconvenience, but please know that we are working diligently to rectify the situation.

Thank you.

Glen Seesequasis
Director of Public Works & Housing


Media Release: Second Termination at CBMES

For Immediate Release

April 14, 2016

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, Treaty 6 – A second employee has been terminated in as many days at the Chief Beardy Memorial Elementary School.

RCMP contacted the school last week to advise the principal of CBMES that an employee of the school had been apprehended and was facing criminal charges.

We need to reiterate that this other situation, while similar in nature, is unrelated and has nothing to do with the students of CBMES” said Candace Scott, Councillor in charge of Education. “But I can confirm that this individual has been terminated and is no longer an employee of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation.

Another employee was terminated yesterday and is currently facing criminal charges. In a statement dated April 13th, Council reassured the community that they were working with appropriate agencies and asked community members to refrain from speculation.

At this point, we have no reason to believe that any student of CBMES has been affected by this new situation” concluded Scott.

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For more information, please contact:

Councillor in charge of Education, Candace Scott – 306.467.4441 or
Director of Education, Edgar Thomas – 306.467.4441