We are the people of G'Chimnissing in southern Georgian Bay

Beausoleil First Nation rests in the southern tip of Georgian Bay on Christian, Beckwith and Hope Islands.
These magnificent islands are home to many.

Much history can be found on the islands. More recently with the Forked Three-awned Grass. This species of grass is nicknamed "Ice Age Grass" found throughout Christian Island and is currently on the Species at Risk list.

Transportation Update

Updated Monday April 6, 2020

Starting Tuesday, March 31, 2020, we are further limiting travel restrictions to 1 trip per week, per household with 2 occupants in each vehicle.

Effective April 6, 2020, the recommendation to implement the following protocols relating travel, including the implementation of section 20 and 21 of the Federal Marine Transportation Security Act

  • Cedar Point Security & Screening Process, as per Sec. 20 and 21 (of the Fderal Marine Transportation Security Act will be in effect as of Monday, April 6th, 2020
  • The existing travel allowance of one person, per household, per week and maximum vehicle occupancy of 2 persons will remain in effect until the COVID-19 Pandemic is declared over
  • Any conflicts or issues relating to the restriction would be referred to ecgquestions@chimnissing.ca to appeal for an exemption
  • More information is provided in April 6, 2020 ECG update

    Maximum occupancy per vehicle on the M.V. Sandy Graham is 2 people. You MUST stay in your vehicle unless otherwise directed by the Captain or crew.

    Ferry Schedule - Posted March 17, 2020

    Passengers MAY be required to show proof of residency at the screening station. (i.e. Driver's License)

    Exempted passengers from proof of residency are essential service workers for Beausoleil First Nation and approved service providers.

    Emergency Control Group Updates

    Contact the group by email at ecg@chimnissing.ca

    Updates will be provided daily. Files will be compressed for download to one zip file after 7 days.

    ECG Daily Update - April 6, 2020

    ECG Daily Update - April 3, 2020

    ECG Daily Update - April 2, 2020

    ECG Daily Update - April 1, 2020

    ECG Daily Update - March 31, 2020

    ECG Daily Update - March 30, 2020

    ECG Daily Update - March 29, 2020

    March 18-28 updates - Compressed file.

    Health Centre Updates

    Updates will be provided daily. Files will be compressed for download to one zip file after 7 days.

    BFHC Update - April 3, 2020

    BFHC Update - April 2, 2020

    BFHC Update - April 1, 2020

    BFHC Update - March 31, 2020

    BFHC Update - March 30, 2020

    BFHC March 18-27 updates - Compressed file.

    Covid-19 Related BCR's

    Updated ECG Recommendations - As of April 6, 2020

    Updated Travel Recommendations

    Updated ECG Recommendations

    Non-essential Services Shutdown Community Emergency Declaration - Posted March 16, 2020

    Land Law Enacted - Posted March 13, 2020

    Information for our well-being

    CDC Covid-19 Fact Sheet

    Mental Health & Addictions Update - Posted April 2, 2020

    Guide to social distancing - Posted March 18, 2020

    Mental Health Considerations - Posted March 18, 2020

    BFN: Response to COVID-19

    Letter to Membership - Posted March 16, 2020

    Important COVID-19 Information

    Ontario.ca Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
    Updated twice daily. Includes Self-Assessment Tool

    How to isolate if you are a caregiver

    How to self-isolate

    How to self-monitor

    Anishinaabe Debaajimowin Corona Virus Mji’akoziiwin

    Gchi Gaamaang Nagajdigade kowaamdimang gchi akoziiwin maanda Corona Virus.
    Wewena jikowaamdiziyin maampii edniziying jibwa maajiish kaamigak mji’akoziiwin.
    Pane giziibiigninjiin, nikaang gazhe zasdam miinwaa gazhe jaachaam, goji pagidoon
    gziinjaane’ogan, wewena biintoon kina enedebinaman, shkiinshigoon, g’jaansh miinwaa gidoon.
    Giishpin giyaabi waan da kendmonen maanda akoziiwin coronavirus maanda aabjitoon
    jigwedweyin 1-833-784-4397 miinwaa Canada.ca/coronavirus.

    Chimnissing ga dibaajdamaad

    Translated Wednesday March 11, 2020 by Myrtle Jamieson, Bob Monague, Velma Smith,
    Melvin King, Lenore King, and Isadore Peltier.

    The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the situation regarding the novel coronavirus.
    The best way to protect yourself and your community is by preventing the spread of germs.
    Wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your arm, throw out used tissues right away,
    clean and disinfect shared surfaces and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    For more information about the novel coronavirus visit Canada.ca/coronavirus or call the
    Government of Canada’s toll-free line at 1-833-784-4397.

    A message from the Government of Canada

    Community News and Events

    What's happening in and around Chimnissing?

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