Wharf Upgrades to Begin June 28

On June 28, East Elgin Forming Limited will begin additional construction on the new wharf. The project will replace the light poles on the dock and add bumper pads to protect the dock and boats from impacts when boats are moored.

The wharf area will be closed to the public during the construction, which will involve cranes and other heavy machinery. Residents are urged to exercise caution when in the area and remain safely back from construction equipment.

The wharf is an important part of our community infrastructure, particularly during the warm summer months. Updates on the construction progress, including the estimated completion date, will be posted regularly.

Work Continues on New Water Treatment Plant

In preparation for construction of the new water treatment plant, ground clearing works are occurring now in the field southeast of Pitt Road and will continue into the woodlot next week after the existing boreholes have been staked out.

There will be surveying works, tree clearing and grading conducted at the site of the new water treatment plant (see the area boxed in yellow), over the next 10 days, between November 2-9.

Residents, especially hunters, are asked to please exercise caution when in this area as there will be individuals (surveyors and contractors) at work in the bush.

Phase 3 of Kaikaiknong to Continue

The Chief and Council have directed the Housing Department to continue with Phase 3 of the Kaikaiknong Housing Development. Phase 3 is expected to take about 10 days, and involves Bridge Excavating entering the community to perform road work, ditching and watermain installation.

Community safety is the highest priority of the Council, especially during the current health crisis. Phase 3 will be conducted under a rigorous safety protocol that forbids any contact between the construction contractors and community members. Workers will be assessed for illness or symptoms before entering the community, and are explicitly restricted to the job site. 

The Council and Housing Department want to assure Neyaashiinigmiing residents that this important work will be completed with no risk to the community.