Employment Opportunity – DZ Driver with Plow Experience

The Chippewas of Nawash Roads Department is seeking a qualified DZ Driver with Plow Experience. The DZ Driver will operate automatic transmission trucks or other automated equipment, conducts Pre-Trip and Post-Trip inspections daily, tracks start and stop mileage or machine hours per job, and performs specific duties related to the construction, repair and maintenance of Band infrastructure, facilities and properties as needed.

Visit the Employment Opportunities page for more information. Paper copies of the job posting and description are available in the Band Office.

Trash and Recycling Pick-Up

Neyaashiinigmiing residents are reminded of the waste pick-up guidelines.

Trash is collected on Mondays. All materials must be on the road shoulder for pick-up by 8:00 AM. Included items are regular household waste, flattened cardboard boxes, glass and bottles.

Recycling is collected on Tuesdays. All materials must be on the road shoulder for pick-up by 8:00 AM. Included items are cleaned plastic, metal and aluminum containers.

*Note that cardboard and glass is not recycled.

Reminder: Obey All Traffic Control Signs

Our dedicated Roads Department crew is always out improving the roads and shoulders in the community. When the crew is working on the roads, and they don’t have the resources to have live traffic control, they will set up traffic control signs to notify motorists. Unfortunately, the Roads Department has been having difficulty recently with motorists ignoring traffic control signs, including road closures. This poses a serious risk to the Roads staff, as well as to the motorists.

All residents are reminded to obey all road closure signs. Where traffic is permitted, please slow down and proceed with caution.

We ask everybody to respect our hard-working staff and keep our community safe!

Large Item Pick-Up Scheduled for June 16

The Nawash Roads Department advises that Large Item Pick-Up will begin on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. If you have a large household item to dispose of, mark your calendar now and get ready to de-clutter your space. Large items include things like furniture, appliances, and household machinery.

All large items must be left at the road side, out of traffic, and arranged neatly and safely for pick up. No back tracking is available.

Note that only large household items will be accepted. The crews will not pick up loose or bagged trash. The Nawash Landfill is open to all residents, every Thursday and Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for trash disposal.

 

Driving Safety

Driving Safety

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have experienced changes in our daily routines. We are all working hard to reduce our health risks. Let us not forget about our traffic safety risks.

There is a noticeable decrease in vehicle traffic, both within and outside of our community. This should not be viewed as a licence to drive faster. More than ever, road safety should be a priority. Children are not in school during the week as we are accustomed to. They are walking, cycling and playing at all times and days of the week. Children can be carefree and not always thinking of their safety. With the arrival of warmer Spring weather, there will be an increase of pedestrians of all ages on our roadways, including elders using slow moving mobility scooters. Slow down. For you. For them.

Speeding. What’s It Worth To You?

Even modest speed decreases can significantly reduce your risk of a collision or loss of control. It is estimated that the required stopping distance at 60 km/h is 12-14 metres longer than at 50 km/h. Your stopping distance increases with higher speeds and poor road conditions such as snow, rain or even gravel. Speeding also hits your pocketbook. It increases your fuel consumption, brake and tire wear, as well as other mechanical components of your vehicle.

The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario governs the rules of the road, including speeding, and is enforceable within Neyaashiinigmiing. Our police officers will be conducting increased radar enforcement within the community, in an effort to reduce speeding and increase the safety of our roadways. A speeding ticket fine for going 20 km/h over the speed limit is $95.00, plus three demerit points and a probable increase in your auto insurance rate. All of this in addition to increased safety risks, while saving less time than you think by speeding.

It is especially important to reduce speeds in poor road and lighting conditions. Be mindful of pedestrians walking along the roadway who can be difficult to see. Cyclist and pedestrians are encouraged to wear bright clothing or reflective markings after dark.

Let’s all make an effort to be respectful and courteous of everyone using the roadways. Responsible driving starts with you. Slow down and be safe.

Vince Wurfel
Supervisor
Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police