The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is conducting another round of comprehensive studies for the long-term management of Used Nuclear Fuel in Canada.
The large ad in today's Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal asks, "How should Canada manage its used nuclear fuel in the future?" Now it has become Canada's problem. At least twenty-five years ago when they first were trying to get a town in Northern Ontario to consider taking their waste, the corporations that produced this deadly by-product accepted responsibility for needing to deal with it. Now organizations, like the Assembly of First Nations, are being funded to "educate" their members about this issue that is now being presented as "our problem".
The NWMO is hosting "Information and Discussion Sessions" in Thunder Bay, Kenora and Timmins this month where the public is invited. Registration is required for the follow up "discussion sessions". Click here to see the calendar of sessions
Everyone is invited to provide your views about how this waste material should be handled. One option that keeps being presented is to bury it in the Canadian Shield requiring complex transportation and disposal processes.
Click here to submit your suggestions to this issue. There are a number of ways listed at http://nwmo.ca for everyone to get involved in protecting the environment and our own back yards.
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute is now accepting registrations for the January 2005 Intakes for the following two programs being offered in partnership with Cambrian College
For further information contact:
(807) 346-2779, 866-636-7454 (toll free) or (807) 345-2924 (fax)
Register Now !!
Time is Running Out !!
For the past year or so, Pikangikum has undergone a huge change for the better. Our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed the youth in our community with spiritual gifts and is empowering our youth. Almost everyday, we hear someone getting saved by giving their life to Jesus. It is just awesome how the numbers are growing.
It has come to a point where the church where these youth meet almost every night has become too small to hold all of the youth. There are times when some people simply return home due to the lack of adequate space. It has come to the point where we need a bigger space to meet. It has been prophesied numerous times to us that outside help was going to come in and assist us in getting a bigger place to have church because more young people are on their way.
The youth of the church with the assistance of the church elders are going to try and raise money to put a down payment on a bigger place. We will kindly accept financial contributions made by anyone who's heart is in helping the youth of our community.
AND ALSO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR RADIO BROADCAST COMING UP IN THE NEW YEAR.
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Neskantaga will be hosting a Sobriety Pow Wow on November 19 - 21, 2004
The purpose of the pow-wow include:
For those that will be coming in to our community, we encourage you to contact us so we can make appropriate local transportation and accommodation arrangments.
The airport is approximately 10km from the community. We do not want anyone to be stranded at the airport.
Neskantaga Health and Social Services
This event is sponsored by Neskantaga Otaminoweshonia Cultural Projects and Health & Social Services.