Habitat building homes for Saugeen and tiny homes for Cape

Construction of seven affordable homes at Saugeen First Nation is set to start next week using Habitat for Humanity as the building contractor. This is Habitat’s go-to model now, to get more homes built faster, said Greg Fryer, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity Grey-Bruce. The original model, in which Habitat raised money for […]

Work has begun on new drinking water system at Neyaashiinigmiing

Drinking water distribution system upgrades begin this month at Neyaashiinigmiing, part of a $60-million distribution and water pumping station replacement project to end a boil water advisory in place since January 2019. A ceremonial groundbreaking took place last week in the community for the water distribution part of the work for Chippewas of Nawash Unceded […]

Oxenden residents drum up support for local symbol of reconciliation

Charmaine Jenner (Tauchkwe), a self-taught local artist from Neyaashiinigmiing, will have her painting of a crane installed on the old general store in Oxenden as a community-funded symbol of grassroots reconciliation efforts. A group of neighbours are raising $10,000 to commission and install the piece after it was selected by a jury of local residents […]

Fatal collision at Neyaashiinigmiing early Saturday morning

The driver of an ATV died in a collision at Neyaashiinigmiing Saturday morning. Papasai-Daisy Johnston-Jones, 20, of Neyaashiinigmiing was pronounced dead at the scene along Lakeshore Boulevard, a Grey Bruce OPP news release said Saturday night. Police said it was about 5 a.m. that Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police, the OPP, Bruce County paramedics and the […]

Local Indigenous tourism initiatives recognized with provincial awards

Cape Croker Park won three Ontario Tourism Resiliency Awards and Owen Sound Tourism’s Savour Owen Sound 2020 won one. Cape Croker Park, at Neyaashiinigmiing on the Bruce Peninsula, won as an independent tourism business in two of the three provincial award categories — two Sustainability awards (in overall and Winter categories) and one in Collaboration. […]