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

Pickerel River Trailer Park Tenants / Lessees

May 12, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic Henvey Inlet First Nation Trailer Park is closed for the season until further notice, Year-round lessees that reside on first nation land only.

No access will be granted to the trailer park by road or boat. No fees will be charged to tenants for the 2020 season.

If you have already paid for the 2020 season you can call for a refund or it can be added for the 2021 season.

We urge our trailer park tenants to please call or e-mail up to date mailing addresses to.
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We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, we need to keep our community and membership safe, we look forward to seeing our trailer park tenants next season.

CLICK HERE for the .pdf notice from Chief McQuabbie

7th COVID 19 UPDATE - April 30, 2020

To the Members of Henvey Inlet First Nation

Each week, there's always something new to discuss with respect to the pandemic of COVID 19. We are constantly updated by security, and contacted by Band Members about concerns they want dealt with.

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6th COVID 19 UPDATE - April 21, 2020

At our recent Emergency Council Meeting the latest COVID 19 statistical information was discussed and reports of our efforts to prevent the spread of this virus reevaluated. We realize that we are amid a season of traditional fishing activity, and with the warm weather sometimes upon us, we all want to get out and about. The following new directives were arrived upon.

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Job Postings

Check Back For New Opportunities

New positions are posted often. 

Please check back again if you do not see a job posting you are currently interested in.

Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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CLICK HERE to read this notice.

Non-Insured health benefits – JULY 2019 CHANGES

NIHB Medical Transportation to access Interval/Safe Houses

Section 12.1 of the NIHB Medical Transportation Policy Framework has been amended to remove the exclusion of transportation to “interval/safe houses” under the MT benefit. To view the 2019 Changes CLICK HERE

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Medical Van Schedule

Please be advised of the Medical Bus schedule, also please contact the Health Centre in advance, preferably 3 days before if you have to cancel an appointment.

Schedule is as follows:

  • Monday - Sudbury
  • Tuesday - Parry Sound
  • Wednesday - Britt
  • Thursday - Sudbury
  • Friday - Emergencies Only