Housing

Boozhoo! My name is Scott Desmoulin and I am the Longlake #58 housing manager/band member. I have been employed with Long Lake #58 First Nation as a housing manager for the past 2 and a half years. I am finding it challenging, but sometimes find it rewarding as well knowing we are headed in a positive direction.

As a housing manager there are many responsibilities. We have Dionne Legarde as our full time maintenance worker.  We have Joe Towegishig as our part time Labour worker. There is also housing committee that makes recommendations to Chief and Council as to who gets ratified for a home.

There are 122 homes within Long Lake #58 First Nation that we maintain, collect mortgage fees and maintenance fees that allows us to up keep the homes as best as we can. Therefore, these homes can stay maintained and well taken care of to work towards new homes being built for our younger generation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come in and see me or to call the band office at (807) 876-2292 ext. 229.

Services Offered

  • Housing
  • Municipal water
  • Sewer services
  • Road maintenance
  • Garbage collection
  • By-law enforcement
  • Emergency
  • Communications

Emergency

Fire protection is provided to the First Nation by the town of Longlac through a fire services agreement, while police services are provided through the Greenstone detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police including offices in both Geraldton and Longlac.

The First Nation is also in the process of updating its emergency response plan and will be engaging both TransCanada Pipeline and Canadian National Railway in the weeks and months ahead as it makes amendments to its plan.

 

 

Communication

Our First Nation continues to work with service providers to improve access to services at our First Nation. Local phone services are provided by Bell Canada while cellphone services are provided by TBayTel. Local internet services are available to members through our local phone provider.

Internet services are provided at the First Nation’s Administrative office and at our local school.

Additional media access is provided through local, regional and national newspapers as well as through local and regional radio and television coverage.