Notice to Eel Ground First Nation Members & Residents:

The polls for the election will be open from 9:00am until 8:00pm at the Eel Ground Community Hall on May 19th, 2016.

Due to the Election being conducted at the Band Administration Building, the offices of Eel Ground First Nation will be closed on Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th, 2016. The offices will also be closed on Monday, May 23rd for the Victoria Day Holiday.

The offices will re-open on TUESDAY, MAY 24th at 9:00am.

Thank You






36 Micmac Road
Eel Ground, NB
E1V 4B1 

April 30, 2016

Council of the Band
Eel Ground First Nation 47 Church Road
Eel Ground, NB
E1V 4E6

Dear Chief and Council:
RE: Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Rescinded
The water results for samples collected April 28 & 29, 2016 were satisfactory for microbiological quality. The water meets the recommended limits in accordance with the latest edition of the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, as published by Health Canada. Please notify community members that the boil water advisory has been lifted and regular water use may resume.
Should you have any questions I can be contacted at (506) 622-7827, (506) 624-4664 (cellular), or

Craig Wakelin, MSc(A), CPHI(c)

Environmental Health Officer

cc: John Simonson, Water Operator/ CBWM

Anne Marie Larry, Health Director
Len O’Neill, Health Canada
Rosemary Glynn-Conrad, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - INAC

April 28th, 2016

   To: Eel Ground First Nation Members

   Re: Housing Applications


   Dear Members,

   Please be advised that the 2016 Housing Applications will be available on Monday, May 2nd for pick up.

   You can pick one up from receptionist at the front desk of the Band Administration Building.

   They are Housing Applications and not for repair requests.

   The deadline for completed applications is Thursday, June 30, 2016.


   Thank you,

   Genny Murphy

   Housing Clerk
   Eel Ground First Nation

RE: Precautionary Boil Water Advisory – April 28, 2016

Due to the upcoming water system shut-down, a boil water advisory is recommended for the community. It should be implemented beginning when the water is turned on at approximately 8:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2016. This is a precautionary measure due to the loss of pressure in the system during the shut-down.

All residents of the Eel Ground water system should be advised to boil their water for at least 1 minute, prior to consumption. This applies to water used for drinking, washing fruit/vegetables, preparing food, making ice cubes, and brushing teeth. The use of an alternate safe source of water may also be used. Tap water may continue to be used for washing dishes, bathing (except toddlers/ infants), and laundry.

It is recommended that the boil water advisory remain in effect until a minimum of two sets of microbiological samples indicate the water is safe for consumption, and Health Canada advises lifting the advisory.

Should you have any questions I can be contacted at (506) 622-7827, (506) 624-4664 (cellular), or


Craig Wakelin MSc(A), CPHI(c)

Environmental Health Officer


Please see link below for pdf copy. Thank you


April 26th, 2016

TO: Eel Ground First Nation Members & Residents


Dear Members & Residents,

Spring is again fully upon us, the weather is getting nicer and people are out cleaning their yards and walking about the community.

Complaints of dogs on the loose are also on the rise and there have been a number of cases that caused harm to other animals and could have been easily resulted in a child being harmed.

We are working to establish a committee and seeking to work with the SPCA to manage those animals that are repeatedly "loose" throughout the community.

ln the meantime, we implore you to restrain your pets.

lf you have any sightings/emergencies please contact our Animal Control Officer Tim SIMON at 210-3203.


Chief George H. GINNISH



April 21, 2016


RE:  Community Water Supply

Dear Residents,

Please be advised that due to the upgrade of the Water Treatment System there will be a 12 hour shutdown of the water system on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 8pm until 8 am on Thursday, April 28th, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience but this is necessary to complete the installation of the upgraded Water Treatment System.


Chief George H. GINNISH

Polling Notice
Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Eel Ground First Nation that a poll will be held to elect a chief and 10 councillors on Thursday the 19th day of May, 2016, from nine o'clock (9:00) a.m. until eight o'clock (8:00) p.m. at the following location:
Eel Ground Community Hall
The votes will be counted at the Community Hall at 8:00 p.m. on the 19th day of May, 2016.
The results will be declared immediately following the count.
Given under my hand at Eel Ground this 7th day of April, 2016.
Warren Tremblay (Electoral Officer)

lf you have any questions, please call the Electoral Officer at ( 506 ) 273-1633

or email at: (link sends e-mail)

There will a Wellness Fair at the Eel Ground Band Administration Building from 11:00am until 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.


2016 Election Nominations


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