Opaskwayak Cree Nation held a community meeting last Thursday evening.
OCN Chief Christian Sinclair addressed the issues concerning illegal drugs in the community stating that they will now be proactively shutting down all drug selling operations and those that sell or produce illegal drugs in the community’s houses will face legal consequences.
They received millions of dollars worth of funding from Public Safety Canada to create a plan to address cyber bullying, violence, and gangs in the community and the funding will be received over the course of 5 years.
It was also announced that major road work is expected to be done later this year, the fire department is recruiting new fire fighters and is in the process of hiring a deputy fire chief, and a new animal control officer is expected to start work soon.
In terms of infrastructure for OCN the community could have around 21 new houses built later this year and the lagoon is expected to be operational by August.
Videos of the community meeting can be found on the Opaskwayak Ininew Facebook Page.