Bkejwanong News

YMCA Feasibility Study

We have just launched a feasibility study in collaboration with the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario. The feasibility study will be looking at the potential for operating a YMCA Community Health, Recreation, and Fitness Centre as an expansion to the Walpole Island Arena. The potential facility would serve our community, in addition to Wallaceburg, Port Lambton,…

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NWMO – Article 3 of Six-Part Series

Managing used nuclear fuel deep underground By Greg Plain, Senior Engagement Advisor, Aboriginal Relations, NWMO.     This is the third of six columns. In the last installment, I talked about how Canada arrived at its plan to safely manage the country’s used nuclear fuel. The plan involves isolating and containing the used fuel in…

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Summer Solstice Celebration 2017

Gchi-Miigwech to everybody who made the Solstice Celebration such as huge success! In particular, Miigwech to Lee & Char, Eileen, Megan & Jesse, Jeff, Shawnna, all of the midget boys baseball players who came out to help set up, clean up, coach, and run the clinic.  Without all of you, the ball diamond refurbishment and…

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Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig Pow Wow

Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig held its annual school pow wow on June 16, 2017. The students attended the pow wow, which was held on the school grounds. Several WIFN Programs and Departments also set-up booths at the event including the Bkejwanong Library, the Heritage Centre and Bkejwanong Community Planning. It was a beautiful day!

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Team Bkejwanong raises $1459.90 for the Heart & Stroke Fundraiser

Congratulations to Team Bkejwanong who participated in the Heart & Stroke Big Bike Fundraiser. The group raised $1459.90. Team Bkejwanong included Portia Shipman, Julie Jones, Dustie Greenbird, Serena Williams, Shawnna Smith, Denise Kicknosway, Ashley Shipman, Daintry Kewayosh, Loretta White and Elizabeth Altiman. What a fun event and a good cause!

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NWMO – Article 2 of Six-Part Series

Canada’s plan for the management of used fuel By Greg Plain, Senior Engagement Advisor, Aboriginal Relations, NWMO.     This is the second of six columns. In the last installment, I talked about how nuclear energy is a significant source of electricity in Ontario, and that a by-product of this type of energy generation is…

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Energy Plan Survey

We have recently developed and launched a survey to assist with the development of our community energy plan!  A community energy plan is a document that identifies our future energy needs and goals based on our community vision and values.  In order to create this plan, we need everybody to share their ideas and opinions…

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