Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Lake of the Woods District Hospital has activated its pandemic plan in response to two hospital patients testing positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Kenora

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) has seen an increase in the number of inpatients with COVID-19 over the past week. The facility currently has four people...

COVID-19 Indigenous Vaccine Rollout Update

Vaccine rollout to First Nations elder care homes  Despite the reduced availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine due to shipment delays, the delivery and...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 26 2021 – Community Update

Chief and Council have announced an extension to the pandemic measures for an additional 14 days. This falls in line with Ontario’s extended the stay at home order for...

Virtual Zoom Session on COVID-19 with Chief Lorraine Cobiness and Chief Chris Skead

Please join the public policy forum for a virtual session on "How the Kenora Chiefs Advisory is fighting COVID-19 and Winning!" It starts at 11:30am CST on January 21st...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 12 2021 – Community Update

Early today, Ontario has declared a state of emergency with additional limits that come into effect on January 14, 2021. In response, Chief and Council has initiated...

T3PS, KCA, WNHAC Participating in COVID-19 Pilot Project

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $100,000 to Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) as part of its...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Positive Cases Resolved

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has received confirmation from the public health team that the COVID-19 cases have been resolved. On November 26th, Chief and Council...

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your...

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November...

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Niisaachewan is taking all precautionary measures

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation is taking all precautions with the identified positive cases. Earlier this week, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you...

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet...

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working...

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of...

COVID-19 Advisory for St Thomas Aquinas Students & Family

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Boozhoo, owaa chigan’domoowat kinaawiye, Birchwood Terrace gaazhinkaatag, zhoo’biii’igan, chi kaanaadomowat kinaawii’wiye. Kenora Chiefs Advisory gaashinkaatag, gaabawiibimitowag, mii’iwe gaaniigon’shkung. Giishpin noondaa gwaadaa’igo, bizaanigo zhigigadon.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) is reviewing a licence transfer request from CVH (No. 2) LP by its general partners, Southbridge Health Care GP Inc. and Southbridge Care Homes (the Licensee)” to transfer the licence of Birchwood Terrace (the “Home”), a 96-bed, structurally classified as “C” long-term care (LTC) home, located at 237 Lakeview Drive in Kenora, Ontario to Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care a new non-profit organization created by Kenora Chiefs Advisory.

The request involves:

  • the transfer of the licence for the Home from the Licensee to Wiigwas Elder and Senior Care (WESC) (the“Proposed Purchaser”).

The MLTC is also reviewing a proposal from WESC (the “Proposed Purchaser”) for issuing a new long-term care (LTC) home licence for WESC. The proposal includes:

  • The development of 160 LTC beds that include the Home’s 96 beds and an additional 64-beds allocated by the MLTC, subject to project approval and meeting all licensing requirements under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA); and
  • The issuance of a new licence for 160- beds with a term of up to 30 years following the development of the replacement home in a new location in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation (Rat Portage) adjacent to Kenora, Ontario.

In accordance with section 106 of the LTCHA, public opinion is being sought prior to a final decision being made relating to this proposal. If you have comments or opinions and would like to bring them to the attention of the MLTC, you may:

Submit them in writing/orally on or before March 25, 2021 by:

  • attending a teleconference public meeting to be held on March 11, 2021 at 10:00 am CST. The toll-free-dial-in phone number is 1-855-340-1607. When prompted, please key in the participant passcode 8437775; or by
  • sending an email to LTCHomes.Licensing@ontario.ca; or by
  • sending mail to:
    Director under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
    Ministry of Long-Term Care
    Capital Planning Branch
    1075 Bay Street, 11th Floor
    Toronto, Ontario M5S 2B1

Details regarding the consultation will be posted on the Long-Term Care Consultation Registry located at ontario.ca/page/ontarios-long-term-care-licensing-public-consultation-registry on February 11, 2021.

Please include the name of the LTC Home and quote Project 21-014 on all written submissions. Anishinaabemowin translation will be available on the teleconference public meeting. As part of the MLTC’s review, the Director will consider all written submissions before making a final decision relating to the proposal.