Job postings for Pidherney for various truck operators and labourers see careers

O'Chiese First Nation Road Project is hiring Checker and Scales Person see careers

 

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O’Chiese First Nation’s Water Well Management Program

                                        By Risha Rushton, Public Works Manager, O’Chiese First Nation

 

                           

Like many First Nations in Canada, in the spring of 2016, O’Chiese First Nation had numerous active boil water advisories (BWAs). Of the 200 residential water wells in the community, approximately 65 were on a BWA. The duration that the wells were on a BWA ranged in length from days with some up to three years old. Little information on the condition of each well was available at that time so the team at Public Works went to work.

 

We began by performing a field level assessment of each water well on the reserve – we GPS marked, photo documented, and reported descriptions and current conditions of every wellhead. We then identified how many and which homes each well serviced and matched available Alberta Water Well Drilling Reports to their affiliated wells. This was a challenge as the provincial reports only identify drilling locations down to a centre point within a quarter section and on O’Chiese we could have multiple wells within a quarter section. That’s where our Elders came in and played a big role to help. We held four separate meetings with Elders and long-time residents within the community to join us for tea and help us to match the photos of wells and homes with the name of who may have lived there at the time the well was drilled. This allowed us to match each well with its proper well report, and that allowed us to correctly calculate the volume of treatment needed to shock each well.

 

Now, in the middle of April we are down to only 2 active BWAs and our goal of getting to ZERO is closely within sight! This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our water well shocking and maintenance team: Abel Lagrelle (Well Tech), Adeline Whitford (Water Admin Tech) and Lance Mackinaw (Well Tech Assistant). We are also grateful for the devoted monitoring and assistance of Angella Dahl (Health Canada) and the top notch tailored direction and oversight of Perry MacDonald (PM Environmental).

 

Working together to use good planning by thoroughly assessing each well and determining schedules and action plans has helped us to move toward our goal and create sound baseline data to inform our program and keep O’Chiese healthy and safe for years to come.

 

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Grief counsellors are available at the O'Chiese Health Centre 

 

 

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IMPORTANT DATES 

 

April 2018......................................................               Transfer Vote

April 25, 2018................................................               Career Fair at the O'Chiese High School

May 2, 2018..................................................                School Awards Assembly and Parent Teacher Night

May 4, 2018...................................................                O'CHIESE PHARMACY GRAND OPENING   

May 9, 2018...................................................                Family Literacy Night at the School

May 11, 2018.................................................                O'Chiese and County of Clearwater Meeting

May 11, 2018................................................                 Mothers Day event at the Health Centre

May 23, 2018.................................................                Family Fun Night at the School

May 24, 2018................................................                 Dietitian at O'Chiese Health Centre     

June 7, 2018...................................................                O'Chiese Treaty Day at the Community Centre

July or August 2018......................................                 O'Chiese Cultural Camp

August 10-18, 2018.......................................                O'Chiese Elders Trip: Grand Canyon & Fort Hall Powwow

 

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O'CHIESE NEWSLETTER: April 2018
O'Chiese Local Community Newsletter April 2018 is available at the O'Chiese Administration office and the O'Chiese 2018 Calendars and 2018 Agenda Books.
 


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