2009/2010 Budget Highlights

The budgeting process has two major steps. The first is the development of the provisional budget. Development of the budget starts early in the New Year. Directorates at NLG, Village Governments, Urban Locals and national institutions prepare their plans and budgets. They meet with the Nisg-a’a Finance Committee to present and discuss their plans and finances. The Finance Committee puts these plans together to develop a national budget. It’s an very involved process—this year’s budget went thru 8 revisions.

Victim Services Coordinator

Nisga’a Lisims Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Millie Percival as the new Victim Services coordinator. Millie joined NLG on February 26, 2009.

The Victims Assistance Program provides practical and emotional support to help individuals deal with the impact of crime and personal tragedies.

Services available from the program include:

Restorative Justice

Nisga’a Lisims Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Bert Azak as the new Yuuhlimk-’askw coordinator. Bert joined NLG on February 26, 2009.

Settlement Trust

The value of the trust on February 28, 2009 was $75,445,023. This is a decrease of $2,308,954 from it’s value of $77,754157 at the end of January.

The Nation has invested a total of $78,740,234 in the trust over the years. At the end of February there had been a loss of $3,295,211 on this investment.

These days markets are constantly changing. As of March 23 the trust’s value had increased by $5,640,244 to a total of $81,085,447.

The trust is managed by professional fund managers and is being closely monitored by NLG.

Aboriginal Pavillion at 2010 Winter Games

On February 2, 2009 members of the Four Host First Nations (Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh) and the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) announced the construction of a $3.5 million Aboriginal Pavilion for the 2010 Winter Games.

Snow Pack

With the warmer weather (finally!) water levels and flow rates have started to rise. They're average for this time of year.

Cedar/Kiteen Pillow
The Cedar/Kiteen Gauge is on a mountain that borders the Nass Area (half of the hillside flowing to the Kiteen River (Nass River valley) and half toward the Cedar River (Skeena River Valley).  It is a “low” elevation snow gauge and it is currently at record levels for this time of year.  It may end up peaking at a record level for the life of the gauge as well.

Nisga'a Highway Delay Near Terrace

Brushing
8 km north of Junction with Highway 16, in Terrace to New Aiyansh (88.3
km), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tue Apr 7. 30 minute delay expected. Updated
on Tue Apr 7 at 7:53 am. (ID# -14642)

Historical Flooding Information

Reports of flooding from November 1917 to May 1998.

October 28-November 19, 1917
Event type: Rain-on-snow flooding.
In the fall, continuous wet and stormy weather caused heavy damage all along the coast, including the Alaska panhandle and the interior.

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