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Flag Raising Ceremony November 10, 2015

In an historic event and ceremony, Michipicoten First Nation flags were raised in Wawa on November 10, 2015. Mayor Ron Rody presented Councillor William Swanson (acting for Chief Buckell) with a tobacco tie and Councillor Swanson presented two MFN flags which were raised on the main street of Wawa, symbolic of the two communities sharing the traditional territories of MFN. The event was well attended and refreshments were served at the MFN Cultural Lodge which is located behind Michipicoten High School.

AANDC Audit Report for 2014-2015

AANDC Audit Report for 2014-2015 (opens .pdf file) ….. MFN receives commendation on the three favourable financial indicators which show the First Nation can expect to be able to meet all of its operational requirements in both the short and long term.  Another stable financial year for MFN.  Chief and Council approved the Audited Financial Statements in June 2015. The annual report by BDO Canada was presented at the  Membership Information Meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  on September 10, 2015.

Road closure

Harbour Road Repairs at Sandy Beach

The Municipality of Wawa has informed MFN that they will be replacing a culvert at the Sandy Beach area on the Harbour Road.

Repairs have been scheduled for July 23rd to July 25th, 2013. The road will be closed to all traffic.

During these days, since the Harbour Road is the only access route to the reserve and although provision has been made for emergency vehicles on either side of the closed off area, MFN will be developing an “alternate access route” around the closed  off area  through MFN lands;  to ensure  and protect the health and safety of community members.

The temporary access route will be no more than a logging or rough road, and will be closed off once the work is completed on the Harbour Road. Detour signs will be posted at both ends.

Please use caution while entering this work area and be aware of increased  delays and vehicles including dump truck traffic on the Tremblay  Road.

Please avoid all unnecessary trips in and out of town that may cause additional congestion and delays to the repairs. We will be prepared in the event of a fire or medical emergency.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Buckell, Public Works Coordinator or call (705) 856-1993 ext. 217.