Henvey Inlet First Nation

Health Concerns

What are the impacts on health due to noise?

A heated debate about health problems associated from being too close to the turbines is occurring in the media; newspapers, online, YouTube, etc.  

Honestly, there is so much information circulating about health issues that it is hard to know which side to believe.  

The Government is armed with studies that claim that they are safe.

Direct Employment for HIFN Member

How many actual jobs will be created and what skills are required?

For Henvey Inlet Members, over 100 jobs could be created in various fields. With proper education and training, servicing and maintenance could be taken over in 5 years, construction jobs will be numerous and tower site preparation and installation could also be taken over in 5-7 years.

If the size of the project grows a cement factory will be needed and yard and crane garages and operators will be required. Food, catering, security and site preparation and maintenance jobs will be created.  

As the project progresses we will begin posting guaranteed jobs well in advance of the opportunity.

Important Wind Farm Notices

UP-DATED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Based on a dialogue with Canada Wildlife Service and comments from our 3rd party experts, AECOM has added new mitigation to the Final EA Report on the windfarm proposed for Reserve No. 2. The addendum mitigation is intended to deal with species at risk (“SAR’s”).

Employment Gains

Employment gains are short term because only a few people with specialized skills from the power company or turbine manufacturer are required for maintenance once the installation is done.

Open Council and Community Input Meetings

The period for reviewing the Environmental Assessment reports and Environmental Protection Land Laws for the wind project is coming to a close soon. There have been informational mail outs which included forms for input and there have been open public meetings.

UPDATE on the Wind Farm Environmental Permit

At the Community Input meeting on Sunday, January 24th, our Lands Advisory Committee advised that HIFN’s draft Environmental Permit was still being reviewed by HIFN’s 3rd party experts (Arcadis and Savanta).

News

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Friday, December 09, 2022 9:00 am

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone
In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: General Membership Meeting
Time: Friday December 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic:  DRAFT MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: November 28, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic:  DRAFT MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: November 27, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Job Postings

Secondary School Bus Driver *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a Secondary School Bus Driver to join our Administration for a temporary, short-term contact for up to 6 months. The Secondary School Bus Driver reports to the Education Counsellor and is responsible for transporting students of various ages to and from their homes and respective schools in a timely and safe manner and in accordance with MTO driving regulations, Ontario Traffic Laws and safe driving practices.

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Housing and Finance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Housing and Finance Assistant to join our Administration. The Housing and Finance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for coordinating preventative maintenance for all Band-owned housing units and supervising all housing maintenance and repairs. The Housing and Finance Assistant receives and reviews all housing applications and inquiries, and, in collaboration with the Housing Committee, recommends tenants to Chief and Council for vacant units in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Policy.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions) *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Worker to join our Administration. The ECE Worker reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for providing supervision and direct childcare to children attending the HIFN Daycare, in compliance with all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and First Nations legislation, policies and procedures.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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CLICK HERE to read this notice.

Non-Insured health benefits – Program Updates

Non Insured Health Benefits has monthly updates and are posted to their website. Please click the following link to see the monthly updates and changes. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578079214611/1578079236012

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Medical Van Schedule

For the clients who utilize the Medical Transportation Vehicle, this is a reminder that your appointments are to be booked for 10:00 am at the earliest and 2:30 pm the latest for either Sudbury, Parry Sound or Britt appointments!!!

Appointments will not be added unless between these times!!

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