First Nations Drinking Water Class Action
(Deadline March 7, 2023)

Nawash Business / Services Directory Form
(Deadline June 20th)
Gift Card 2022 Form
(Deadline June 30th)
SON Claims Update 2022


Community Surveys

Matrimonial Real Property

May 24, 2022

Grey Bruce Health Unit informed us today that there were 3 overdoses in Bruce County over the long weekend - all were non-fatal. Grey Bruce Health Unit continues to encourage anyone who uses drugs to have naloxone on hand and to always use with a sober friend who can administer naloxone and call 911 in case of an overdose.  Naloxone is available at pharmacies and at the Grey Bruce Health Unit Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4 pm, no appointment needed.

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Update: May 27, 2022


We are urging all community members to please help stop the spread by:

  • wearing an N95 mask, if available, or a surgical mask in all indoor public settings
  • maintaining 2 metres of physical distance and wearing a face mask when this cannot be maintained
  • considering your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and act accordingly. Consider how your risk may affect your family, friends, elders, the vulnerable, community members and others in general.


The State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing has been extended until June 30, 2022.
When a State of Emergency was declared in Neyaashiinigmiing when COVID-19 began, an Emergency Response Team comprised of Senior Staff in Nawash was immediately instituted to respond to and create processes for the community. They continue to meet on a weekly basis. This type of emergency also provides access to funding in order to carry out measures to keep our community safe

Update: May 27, 2022

There continues to be an active* COVID-19 outbreak in Neyaashiinigmiing. *An active outbreak will be considered ended when a period of 14 days has elapsed where there are no new or active cases confirmed among Neyaashiinigmiing residents or staff.

April 29, 2022

Dear Neyaashiinigmiing Residents,

In today’s newsletter, we informed the community about the following information.

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has provided Nawash with results of a recent study which found the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in 17 white-tailed deer from southwestern Ontario.

There has been a probable case of transmission of the virus from a deer to a human.

The Ministry is recommending to anyone handling wildlife to take precautions and follow health and safety recommendations when handling and processing wildlife.

Click on this link for more information and precautions to follow: SARS-CoV-2 in Deer in Ontario

April 29, 2022

As communicated previously,  one poultry flock in Neyaashiinigmiing tested positive in early April 2022 for Avian Influenza (AI) by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). AI is also known as H5N1 and the bird flu. Biosecurity protocols are still in place around the premises where the infected poultry flock was located.
Avian Influenza:  a contagious viral infection that can affect several species of food producing birds as well as pet birds and wild birds. The risk to humans is very low. 

When should I suspect Avian Influenza in my birds?
- sudden death                                                  - lack of energy, movement or appetite
decreased egg production                         - swelling around the head, neck and eyes
- coughing, gasping for air or sneezing    - nervous signs, tremors or lack of coordination
- diarrhea

Numbers to call if bird looks sick:
- For sick or deceased wild birds, please call Canadian Wildlife Health -Cooperative: 1-866-673-4781.
- For bird owners, please call the CFIA Surveillance and Diagnostics: 226-217-8022.

Click here for more important  Information on Avian Influenza Apr 29 2022

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