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

Community Information Session

Community Information Session regarding CNR Land Claim Children's Trust accounts will be on

When: Monday August 12, 2019
Time: Starting at 1:00pm
Location: HIFN Fire Hall

CLICK HERE to see the Info Session Flyer

2019 TREATY PAYMENT

Please be advised that the cash distribution of the TREATY PAYMENTS for HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION will be held at the HEALTH CENTRE on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 between the hours of 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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Statement of the Votes

231 Henvey Inlet First March 21, 2019

To be completed by the Electoral Officer after the counting of the votes. The numbers on the Statement of the Votes submitted by Deputy Electoral Officers from other polling stations must be included in the numbers provided on this report. Ensure that the form is signed and witnessed.

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Job Postings

Trail Maintenance Trainee

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Trail Maintenance Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term seasonal contract from September 2019 to November 2019. The Trail Maintenance Trainee reports to the Director of Finance/Administration. Applicant MUST be in receipt of Ontario Works and MUST posess a Chainsaw Safety Certification.

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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 – 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