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KZA-GBFN Announcements & News

March 1st, 2021

To the Hammarskjold High School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified one COVID-19 case associated with Hammarskjold High School. This new case of COVID-19 is unrelated to the previous individual that we wrote about on February 23, 2021. At this time there is no evidence that the virus has spread in the school setting. This is not considered an outbreak.

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February 26th, 2021

Thunder Bay District moving into Grey Lockdown

Please not that some of the grey lockdown framework has changed since December of 2020, Please read through carefully to fully understand restrictions in the Grey Lockdown Frame Work. 

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open | Ontario.ca 

February 26th, 2021

COVID-19 Questions and Answers

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PDF FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

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February 26th, 2021

To: COVID-19 Leads – LPS, TBCDSB, CSDC Aurores Boreales, (Ecole Franco-Superieur Secondaire Catholique De La Verendrye), Thunder Bay Christian School, Lac Des Milles Lac Education Centre

Due to the high number of COVID-19 cases presenting in school communities, along with the risk of variants of concern, I strongly recommend moving to virtual learning for a period of two weeks for all schools in the City of Thunder Bay and surrounding communities.

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February 26th, 2021

Attention all Parents/Guardians/Caregivers of Elementary Students in KZA-GBFN

Monday March 1st, the students will return to the Remote Learning Pod located at the KZA-GBFN Rec Hall as per their schedule.
There will NOT be any programs at the Health Centre until further notice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Jayden or Priscilla.

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February 25th, 2021

To the Ogden Public School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified one individual with COVID-19 associated with Ogden Public School.

We are actively working with the school and Lakehead Public Schools to investigate and manage any potential exposures in the school and any related settings, such as bus transportation.

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February 25th, 2021

NOIFSC Sovereign Household Grant Application

Aanii, wâciye, boozhoo, welcome to the Northern Ontario Indigenous Food Sovereignty Collaborative’s Sovereign Household Grant application. 

NOIFSC provides small grants to Indigenous households to help increase their ability to feed themselves and others in ways that align with the rights and teachings of their cultures.

The application itself is pretty easy: we’ll ask you for your contact information, and there are 5 questions to answer.

Grants can be used to support:

  1. An increase in your household’s ability grow, hunt, fish, trap, harvest, process, prepare and/or store food.
  2. An increase your household’s income through food related activities.

Grant Application: https://survey.spno.ca/index.php/352222 

February 25th, 2021

To the St. Patrick High School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified one individual with COVID-19 associated with St. Patrick High School.

We are actively working with the school and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board to investigate and manage any potential exposures in the school.

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February 24th, 2021

Anti-Bullying Day in KZA-GBFN!

KZA-GBFN Youth are rocking their pink shirts for Anti-Bullying Day! 

February 24th, 2021

Anti-Bullying Day in KZA-GBFN!

Maintenance Staff are rocking their pink sweaters for Anti-Bullying Day! 

February 24th, 2021

Schedule your health appointment with Dilico

Doc – Feb 24 2021 – 10-10 AM

February 23rd, 2021

To the Woodcrest School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified two COVID-19 cases associated with Woodcrest School. 

February 23rd, 2021

Suboxone Program Is coming to Gullbay!

A new program is coming to Gull Bay!! David Peterson NP, from the Dilico Health Care Services FWFN introducing the Suboxone program in GBFN-KZA. If you are interested in this program instead of going into Thunder Bay daily, or
weekly. contact Jo-Ann CHN at the Gull Bay Health Centre for an appointment.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the Hammarskjold High School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified two COVID-19 cases associated with Hammarskjold High School. At this time there is no evidence that the virus has spread in the school setting.

This is not considered an outbreak. We are actively working with the school and Lakehead Public Schools to investigate and manage any potential exposures in the school and any related settings, such as bus transportation.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the St. Elizabeth School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified a COVID-19 case associated with St. Elizabeth School. We are actively working with the school and the Thunder Bay Catholic District
School Board to investigate and manage any potential exposures in the school and any related settings, such as bus transportation.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the Pope John Paul II Senior Elementary School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified a COVID-19 case associated with Pope John Paul II Senior Elementary School. This new case of COVID-19 is unrelated to the previous
individual that we wrote about on February 10, 2021. At this time, there is still no evidence that the virus has spread in the school setting. This is not considered an outbreak.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the St. Martins Elementory School Community:

This letter is to inform you that Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has been notified that an additional individual associated with St. Martin Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following a public
health investigation, it was determined that the infection for the individual was likely acquired in the school setting.

As a result, an outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at this school as this situation meets the criteria for a school outbreak set by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. At this time, all other individuals within the cohort have tested negative.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the St. James Public School Community:

This letter is to inform you that Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has been notified that an additional individual associated with St. James Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following a public health investigation, it was determined that the infection for the individual was likely acquired in the school setting.

As a result, an outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at this school as this situation meets the criteria for a school outbreak set by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the Ecole Gron Morgan Public School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified one individual with COVID-19 associated with Ecole Gron Morgan Public School.

We are actively working with the school and Lakehead Public Schools to investigate and manage any potential exposures in the school and any related settings, such as bus transportation.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the Lakehead Adult Education Centre Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified one individual with COVID-19 associated with Lakehead Adult Education Centre.

We are actively working with the school and Lakehead Public Schools to investigate and manage any potential exposures at the Centre.

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February 23rd, 2021

To the Woodcrest Public School Community:

This letter is to advise you that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has identified one individual with COVID-19 associated with Woodcrest Public School.

We are actively working with the school and Lakehead Public Schools to investigate and manage any potential exposures in the school and any related settings, such as bus transportation.

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February 22nd, 2021

COVID-19 detected at Musselwhite mine

Two workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and an untold number are isolating while awaiting test results at the Musselwhite gold mine, located about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.

Newmont Canada confirmed the news in response to an inquiry from Tbnewswatch on Monday.

The fly-in mine will remain open with heightened COVID-19 protocols, the company said in a statement. All workers had been notified of the cases, it added, and anyone identified as a close contact is being notified and directed to self-isolate.

Read the Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/3sw2dswy

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February 22nd, 2021

Explanation of equity contribution

Late in the Fall, we found ourselves in a similar position to that of every FN across Canada, in so
far as we realized that we would not be able to celebrate together and hold seasonal feast/meal
gatherings amongst members – both for those living in GBFN and those residing in Thunder Bay.
To ensure we remained in compliance with the KZA Covid-19 Bylaws and regional public health
measures and restrictions, Chief and Council made a decision to order and deliver groceries for
delivery to each household as a contribution towards the family meal. At the same time, an
electronic registration form went up on the GBFN.ca website advising members living outside of
GB to complete/submit prior to the cut-off date of December 17th.

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February 22nd, 2021

Community COVID-19 Update – February 22, 2021 at 11:00am

We are happy to report that, as of this morning, there are no active cases of COVID-19 being experienced by any member of GBFN and that there are no further test results which remain outstanding. However, we continue to remain ever vigilant in ensuring that safety, health, and wellbeing of members and staff alike remain a priority.

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February 21th, 2021

To the Lakehead Public School Community:

This letter is to inform you that Lakehead Public Schools has made the decision to transfer to online learning for Kingsway Park Public School and Westgate CVI due to a rise in COVID-19 Cases. 

February 21th, 2021

To the St. James Public School Community:

This letter is to inform you that Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has been notified that an additional 3 individuals associated with St. James Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. 

February 20th, 2021

To the McKellar Park Public School Community:

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and Lakehead Public Schools would like to inform you that the outbreak at McKellar Park Central Public School is considered over. The school is no longer considered to be at increased risk related to COVID-19 stemming from the recent cases.

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February 19th, 2021

To the Kingsway Park Public School Community:

This letter is to inform you that Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has been notified that an additional individual associated with Kingsway Park Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following a public health investigation, it was determined that the infection for the individual was likely acquired in the school setting.

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February 19th, 2021

To the Westgate CVI School Community

This letter is to inform you that Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has been notified that an additional individual associated with Westgate CVI has tested positive for COVID-19. Following a public health investigation, it was determined that the infection for the individual was likely acquired in the school setting.

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February 19th, 2021

Thunder Bay Public Secondary Schools
Conventional Return – Quadmester Schedule

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February 19th, 2021

Thunder Bay Catholic Secondary Schools
Conventional Return – Quadmester Schedule

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February 17th, 2021

Indigenous Science Day

Join us for a one-day virtual event to meet Indigenous scientists and STEM
students from the federal public service.

February 13th, 2021

BlueMed Building put up in KZA-GBFN

 

February 13th, 2021

Possible COVID-19 Exposure: Westgate Highschool

Please be advised of possible COVID-19 Exposure at Westgate Highschool.

February 12th, 2021

Possible COVID-19 Exposure: Valley Central Public School

Please be advised of possible COVID-19 Exposure at Valley Central Public School.

February 12th, 2021

Possible COVID-19 Exposure: Westgate Highschool

Please be advised of possible COVID-19 Exposure at Westgate Highschool.

February 11th, 2021

Ontario Delays March Break in an Effort to Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19

In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health.

Full article: https://tinyurl.com/2evqkeqm

February 11th, 2021

Potential COVID-19 Exposure 

Please be aware that their is a potential exposure of COVID-19 at Pope John II Paul Senior Elementary School. 

Full article: 2021-PJPII-Letter-MOH.pdf (tbcschools.ca) 

February 11th, 2021

Oshki-Wenjack

You can obtain a post secondary education certificate, diploma, or degree at our Thunder Bay Campus. Our special delivery model allows you to remain in your home community for the majority of your program. 

February 10th, 2021

Oshki-Wenjack

You will complete the modules and tests through online and independent study without having to attend our campus. In this course, students will explore the roles and responsibilities of security guards and other protection services professionals. Students will discuss relevant legislation and investigative authorities, and the importance of respecting the application of authority within their community. This course will prepare students for writing the security guard licensing examination for the province of Ontario.

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Application Sheet: Application 

February 9th, 2021

Wabooz Skinning, Cleaning, and Recipes

With Special guests AJ Esquega & Precious Anderson

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February 8th, 2021

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open

New Framework released by the Ontario Government. 

Full article: COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open | Ontario.ca

February 8th, 2021

Fort William First Nation COVID-19 cases tied to corrections outbreaks

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – Two new cases of COVID-19 in Fort William First Nation are related to the release of inmates from local correctional centres experiencing outbreaks, band leadership has confirmed.

Full article: tinyurl.com/1xayf0x6

February 1st, 2021

Thunder Bay District Health Unit travel advisement.

Any member of GBFN who has travelled outside of northwestern Ontario (for whatever reason including to attend medical appointments in the greater Toronto area) needs to be mindful that upon their return to the community, that they need to self isolate and monitor for a period of 14 days to ensure that they have not been exposed and are not an asymptomatic carrier of the covid-19 virus.

January 27th, 2021

Ancillary Education Program

Starting next week:

Mondays Grades 1, 2 & 3

Thursdays Grades 1 & 2

January 26th, 2021

We bring culturally appropriate health care to YOU!

DILICO primary care travelling team will be in Gull Bay February 23rd, and 24th!

January 26th, 2021

Dilico traveling team February Schedule

The Dilico traveling team schedule for February. They have changed the days that they will be in the community.

 

January 25th, 2021

From shore to sky: A reconciliation story.

The Robinson treaties were signed by communities on the north shores of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Under the Robinson-Superior Treaty, Gull Bay First Nation was promised a reserve that was 16 square miles in size. The community did not realize, however, that the treaty was in square miles and not square leagues.

January 24th, 2021

Ginoogaming First Nation Declares state of Emergency

GINOOGAMING FIRST NATION – Ginoogaming First Nation has declared a state of emergency following the sixth confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

“We are seeing an exponential spread in our community going from 1 to 6 positive cases in a span of less than a week—we are close to exhausting internal human/other resources and are now needing outside government assistance to address the outbreak,” said Ginoogaming First Nation Coun. Sheri Taylor, in a release issued on Saturday night.

January 24th, 2021

Impala Canada

Impala Canada is the only Canadian pure play palladium producer. Located in Northern Ontario, Lac des lles Mine (LDI) features a world class orebody consisting of an open pit and one of the larges underground mines in Canada.

January 7th, 2021

Wondering about the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece of what is called the “spike protein.” The spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Gull Bay First Nation will be featured on a new show called, Power to the People, which starts premiering January 28th on APTN. Host, Melina Laboucan Massimo explores how Indigenous people, values and wisdom are guiding the way to a sustainable, clean energy future. Watch the clip to see Canada’s first fully-integrated remote renewable energy micro grid.

In 2008, Clara Weistche from Waskaganish demonstrated how she singes and cooks moose nose. Watch the CBC Indigenous video below!

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek -
Gull Bay First Nation

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation is an Ojibway Nation located on the western shores of Lake Nipigon and the surrounding territory. It is roughly a 200 km drive north from the closest urban city of Thunder Bay, Ontario and has a registered population of approximately 1,375 Citizens residing on and off reserve.

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Mailing Address

PO Box 29100

1186 Memorial Avenue

Thunder Bay, Ontario

P7B 6P9

 

Phone: 807.982.0006

Toll Free: 1.855.982.0006

Fax: 807.982.0009

Email: info@gbfn.ca

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm

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