The Monitoring Station, controlling traffic into Neyaashiinigmiing through the Coveney’s Road entrance, will reopen on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 6:00 AM.
The monitoring station is a key part of our strategy to keep our home community COVID-19 free until community members have been safely vaccinated. Vehicles entering the community must give the monitors their reason for entering. Entrance is permitted for:
- Residents and members
- Essential employees
- Emergency Response personnel
- Essential inspection, maintenance and repair persons
- Canada Post employees and other carriers
- Hydro One, Bell Canada and GB Tel service people
- Fuel suppliers
- Anyone with written permission of Council
We are concerned that some drivers are not stopping at the monitoring station when entering Neyaashiinigmiing, and instead speeding by the monitors or merely slowing down to wave. This is terribly dangerous for the monitors, who work alongside the road performing an essential service for the community. The stop sign in front of the Monitoring Station is a legal stop under the Highway Traffic Act. Note that failure to stop is a traffic offense that could result in significant fines, or points being removed from the driver’s license. Residents are reminded that ALL vehicles entering the community are required to come to a full stop at the stop sign before proceeding.