The Georgina Island Storytelling Project

Our stories celebrate our heritage and identity as Chippewa people. They preserve and teach our Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge for the future generations of Georgina Island. In the tradition of oral history over generations, our youth - in their turn - will carry on this legacy to protect and share our proud history and who we are as the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

From the Desk of Brandon Stiles

 

 

                       Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

                                      120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3

                                        Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881

Issued to the following groups:

1)         Municipalities and Local Conservation Authorities

2)         School Boards and Police

3)         Media

4)         LSRCA Board of Directors and all LSRCA Employees

Date:   January 10th, 2018

Time:   11:40 a.m.

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that areas of the watershed are forecast to receive 10-15mm of rain starting today and continuing overnight through to Friday.  Air temperatures are expected to remain above freezing through to Friday with highs reaching 8 degrees. This system is predicted to taper off early Friday morning with the return of below freezing temperatures.

Forecasted rainfall amounts mixed with melting snow will result in higher than normal water levels and flows, and possible ice break-up in our rivers and streams, creating potentially hazardous conditions. The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies.  Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday, January 12th, 2018.

For further information, please contact the following person at (905) 895-1281:

Marianne Maertens, P.Eng.Duty Officer

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety:  A Water Safety statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

Whitefish River First Nation Community Centre
Friday, January 18, 2018 10am – 3pm

Birch Island Maple Syrup Seminar Jan 2018

 

 

As per by-law (10-03) the following breeds are restricted and not permitted on Georgina Island First Nation:

Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull

Pit Bull

Stafford Bull Terrier

Bull Mastiff

Doberman Pinscher

Rottweiler

Akita

For more information contact Ellie Big Canoe, Animal Control Officer (705) 437-1337 x 2251

 

Chi-Miigwech (Thank-you) for your cooperation

Stand with Georgina Island First Nation to Protect the Lake Simcoe Watershed

Click here for a direct link to sign the petition on line

Upper York Publication and Petition

NOTICE Regarding Lifting of Firewood Ban Oct 2017

Here is what you will find in the Newsletter – click on the link for Content COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER2016#4.september2017

All mosquitoes from last week (Oct. 23 – 27, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV).

All mosquitoes from last week (Oct. 9 – 13, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV).

Mosquito Testing Results – Week of October 2 – 6, 2017 The lab confirmed one Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) POSITIVE mosquito pool from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario last week (October 2 – 6, 2017). Other mosquitos from last week from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).All mosquitoes from last week (September 18 – 22, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (September 11 – 15, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (September 04 – 08, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (August 28 – September 01, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

Yongsheng Liang, CIPH (C) Environmental Health Officer / Agent en hygiène du milieu Health Canada / Santé Canada Environmental Public Health Services / Services de sante environnementale et publique First Nations and Inuit Health Branch / Direction générale de la santé des Premières Nations et des Inuits

We are finally able to move forward from all the work that has been completed with the design and discussions for the upgrades back and forth for the last two years” Chief Donna Big Canoe

 

 

Press release from the York Region News

Please be advised that the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle has been identified throughout York Region and surrounding areas – for this reason absolutely no firewood to be transported to the First Nation  see flyer for more details.

 

Invasive Pest Alert 2017 Firewood Ban GIFN

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER #3 April2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Community

Engagement

1
A word from Chief and Council 2-3
A word from Chief and Council 4
Economic

Development

5-7
Education 8-9
Anishinaabemowin

Language Program

9
Education 10
Post Secondary 11
Health 12
A Word From The Fire Chief 13
Environment 14-15
Ash Tree Monitoring 16-18
Housing 19