On September 25th, Chief and Council held a community meeting at the Listuguj Community Development Center (Bingo Hall) to discuss topics that community members submitted.
The doors opened at 5 p.m with over 50 community members in attendance. It lasted nearly four hours. The night’s agenda had several topics.
First item for discussion was the electronic meters from Hydro Quebec. Questions were asked and what benefits come from these meters.
The next topic was the 20 houses being built. It was explained that 10 were ready for construction this year while the other 10 were having the lots prepared for next Spring.
The Matrimonial Property Law was also looked at briefly, with Sheila Swasson explaining what it is and what it means for our community members.
Zenabis was the last item on the agenda, questions focused on the availability of jobs across all sectors, from construction all the way to production. Two 8-week training courses will be hosted by the L.E.D and facilitated by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The training would be done online and this would be a starting step for anyone interested in the Professional Management of Medical Marijuana Facilities in Canada.
Other related topics were brought up during the meeting were the Elder’s Facility, Education, Future Structure of Housing, Finances on Housing, a request from CHRQ.
Brenda Gideon-Miller was present, and thought it was a positive meeting overall.
“The only regret that i have is that there wasn’t as many community members as I had anticipated,” she said.
She would have also liked an agenda prior to the meeting, and any other information that could have been available. Overall, she thought it was encouraging, and a good step by the Chief and Council.
“It was good conversation, good discussion, people were talking,” she said. “There wasn’t any yelling going on, there wasn’t any of the negativity also. I think it was a good first public meeting. I’m looking forward to more.”