Adult Assessment Testing

This is an Indigenous Pre-Apprenticeship Program that assists First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people get their foot in the door with a trade of their choice. The program offers 2 weeks of Foundations (Orientation & Personal Development), 4 weeks of Academic Prep (Math & Science, so participants can write their Apprenticeship & Industry Training (AIT) entrance exam), 1 week of Safety Tickets, 2 weeks of Basic Construction Training (Construction Basics, Cement Basics, and Use of Tools), and 6 weeks of hands on training (tiny home build).

Graduates would then seek employers who are willing to offer them an apprenticeship and apply for their blue book.

Please contact Shannon Houle to book you in for Pre-Testing on July 10, 2019.

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Trout Lake Members - Fire Evacuation Alert

This alert has been shared with you from the Alberta Emergency Alert App

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>> This is an Alberta Emergency Alert.  Alberta Emergency Management Agency on Behalf of Peerless Trout First Nation has issued a Wildfire Alert.  This alert is in effect for: Peerless Lake First Nation.  The wildfire southeast of the Trout Lake Community is now 11 km away, and everyone within Trout Lake must be prepared to evacuate on short notice. There is heavy smoke from this wildfire in the area and this will cause issues regarding driving visibility, and concerns for people with breathing issues. Follow the Peerless Trout First Nation Website and Facebook Page for more information.  If you are in the affected area: Everyone in Trout Lake must be prepared to evacuate on short notice, and caution must be used while driving in certain areas due to heavy smoke. The public should remain inside, limit exposure to smoke and seek medical attention if you experience breathing difficulties. Go to the Peerless Trout First Nation website and Facebook page for more information.  For details visit www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca or stay tuned to local media.

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June 8 - Trout Lake Evacuation Order Lifted

As of 8:00 am June 8th the Mandatory Evacuation Order has been lifted and residents are able to return home to Trout Lake. 

Due to the fires that are still in the area the Evacuation Alert will remain in place until further notice.

Residents are please asked to check in at the Trout Lake Fire Hall upon their return so that we know everyone makes it home safely.

If you are planning to return home at a later date, please call 780-869-2413 and let us know when you will be returning home.

IF YOU REQUIRE ANY ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR FURNACE, HOT WATER TANK, WATER PUMP OR SEPTIC TANK, GARBAGE REMOVAL PLEASE SEE THE COORDINATORS AT THE TROUT LAKE FIREHALL AND THEY CAN ASSIST YOU.

TROUT LAKE FIRE HALL  PHONE: 780-869-2413

SPRINKLER SYSTEM TROUT LAKE 

WELCOME HOME!!! 

As you return to your homes some residents will have sprinkler systems on/near their homes. These are there to protect your homes from any fires and took over 40 firefighters 3 days to design and install these for the best fire protection of the community.

The Sprinkler system will remain in place as long as needed.

We ask that residents be safe around all the hoses, sprinklers and equipment. Please do not touch, remove or alter for your safety and the safety of the community. We also that you drive cautiously through the community as long as these systems are in place and crews are working.

REMEMBER Both the Sprinklers and Crews are here for you and your homes protection.

Fire Protection also included the need to remove any combustibles away from structures, anything on decks, leaning against homes was removed and placed 5 meters away from homes.

 

Thank you,

Jason Wigton, Director of Emergency Services/Band Manager

Peerless Trout First Nation

Wildfire Update - Alberta Government - June 2, 2019

Slave Lake Area Update


Slave Lake Forest Area - June 2 6:30 pm - High to Extreme Wildfire Danger

Posted on Sun, Jun 02, 2019

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Wildfire danger

The rain we received last night was scattered with light amounts. Click here to view the precipitation map for the past 24 hours. More rain is in the forecast for areas south of Lesser Slave Lake. Until rain is on the ground the wildfire danger will remain HIGH to EXTREME for the Slave Lake Forest Area.

Click here to view the wildfire danger map for today.

The Fire Ban/OHV Restriction remains in effect for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area. The goal of the ban and restriction is to reduce human caused wildfires which keeps our firefighters focused on the current wildfires and new wildfire starts. Firefighters thank you for your cooperation.

To view a map and information about the fire ban/OHV restriction visit www.albertafirebans.ca

To view a fact sheet on the OHV restriction click here.

To view a fact sheet on the fire ban click here.

Firefighters are urging everyone to use caution and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone.

Keep up to date by downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert App or visit www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca

For road conditions visit www.511.alberta.ca

Smoky conditions are expected

Over the next several days wildfire smoke will continue to drift into the Slave Lake Forest Area.

If you experience respiratory difficulties, visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811. Visit www.firesmoke.ca to view the most current smoke forecast.

Click here for Alberta Health Services Information about Wildfire Smoke.

New Wildfire Starts

Firefighters, helicopters and airtankers are fighting ten new wildfires caused by the lightning last night. These wildfires are not threatening communities. Eight of the wildfires are small and firefighters are working to extinguish them.

SWF-090 is 19 kilometres northeast of Trout Lake. Under west winds the wildfire is spreading away from the community. Currently the size is 100 hectares.

SWF-093 is located 11 kilometres south of Chipewyan Lakes. Under the west winds the wildfire is spreading away from the community. Currently the size is 20 hectares.

Since the start of the wildfire season on March 1st, there have been 95 wildfires and 216,989 hectares burned in the Slave Lake Forest Area.

For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.

Wildfire Update McMillan Complex

These wildfires experienced minimal perimeter growth today, but did put up smoke columns from cutblocks and spruce stands. These are pockets of unburned fuels within the perimeter. These columns were SW of Wabasca, parallel to the C Road and offer no threat to any communities.

There was also some fire activity in the space between the two major fires SWF-049 and SWF-069. They have now joined and will be SWF-049 going forward, Branch I in the north and Branch II on the south.

Firefighters are supporting dozers, ignition specialists on the west side of Wabasca. The Structural Protection Branch continues with operations, assisted by fire fighters with vegetation mitigation around the structures to protect them from ember transfer in the building perimeter. Ten structures on the west side of the community are set-up with sprinkler systems.

Structure protection is complete at Trout Lake and Marten Beach.

Five kilometers of dozer guard are completed on the west side of Wabasca. Dozers continue to secure the east to west flank on the south side of SWF-049. The perimeter north of highway 754, on the west flank is now holding in the old burn up to Britnell Lake.

Dozer guard was constructed on the southwest side of SWF-049, south of highway 754, supported with aerial ignition burnout.

The wildfires are:
◾6.1 and 4.5 kilometres west of Wabasca No. 166B and 166D
◾26.5 kilometres northeast of Marten Beach
◾33.5 kilometres northeast of Slave Lake
◾9.3 kilometres southeast of Trout Lake

SWF-049 is 155,967.9 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-069 (formerly Maria Lake Wildfire) is 58,579 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-078 is 162 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-079 is 355 hectares and is classified as out of control.

There are 346 firefighters and support staff, 24 helicopters, and 60 pieces of heavy equipment fighting these wildfires.

Wildfire information booths have been set up in the community of Calling Lake and at the Walmart in Slave Lake.

Click here to view a map of the wildfires burning in Alberta.

Weather

For Monday the temperature will be 16 degrees and winds will be from the southwest 20 kilometres per hour gusting up to 40. Rain is in the forecast for areas south of Lesser Slave Lake.

On high alert

Fire lookouts are on high alert constantly watching for smoke and firefighters in helicopters, various pieces of heavy equipment and airtankers are ready to respond to any new wildfires that may start.

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FIRE BAN AND OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT

A fire ban and off-highway vehicle restriction is in effect for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area and other parts of Alberta.

The Town of Slave Lake, Big Lakes County and Town of High Prairie have issued a fire ban and OHV restriction.

To view a map of the fire ban/OHV restriction area visit www.albertafirebans.ca

To view a fact sheet on the OHV restriction click here.

To view a fact sheet on the fire ban click here.

Prohibited

• All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, back country and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.

• Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.

• Fireworks and exploding targets.

• The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands.

Allowed

• Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.

• Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.

• Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.

• OHVs for industrial use, agricultural use, and traditional use by Indigenous peoples, as well as use on private lands.

The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-849-0945

Email:leah.lovequist@gov.ab.ca

Keep up to date on the wildfire situation by subscribing to the Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update or download the free Alberta Wildfire app for Apple or Android devices

Chief's Message to Trout Members - June 2, 2019

Chief’s Evacuee Statement – Draft #1

 

Good evening everyone, I just wanted to personally thank all the women and men who have done so much to help our community and our residents over the last week.  The Council and our managers went through an emergency management planning process over a week ago with our extraordinary Band Manager, Jason Wigton.  We did our best to prepare and when the evacuation was declared our team delivered an excellent job.  PTFN’s process of removing the Trout Lake residents and other high-risk individuals to safety went extremely well and provincial officials said it was one of the best they’ve ever experienced. We had a team of staff and support workers in Edmonton who worked long into the night on Friday and over this weekend to secure over 130 rooms at 5 hotels to provide shelter and we’ve also arranged for food for all of our evacuees. A Personal Care Centre will open tomorrow to provide hygiene items.  We’ve also had teams of Fire Fighters and other staff from our community and other locations doing everything possible to protect Trout Lake from the wild fire. These are difficult times but we have come together to support and help one another. A very sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone and the various agencies, government departments, or companies that have stepped up to help out in any way.  Chief Gladys Okemow  

Fire Update - June 1, 2019

Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area - June 1 - Extreme - New Map of Wildfires

Posted on Sat, Jun 01, 2019

Keep up to date by downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert App or visit www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca

An Alberta Emergency Alert has been issued for  the mandatory evacuation of the Trout Lake Community. Visit www.ptfn.net for information.

An Alberta Emergency Alert has been issued for the mandatory evacuation of Chipewyan Lakes, the Hamlet of Wabasca and Bigstone Cree Nation. Click here to view the Alberta Emergency Alert.

An Alberta Emergency Information Alert has been issued for an immediate evacuation of Marten Beach. Visit www.mdlsr.ca for information. Lesser Slave Provincial Park is closed. Visit www.albertaparks.ca

An Alberta Emergency Information Alert has been issued for Town of Slave Lake. Click here for information.

For road conditions visit www.511.alberta.ca

Smoky conditions

Smoke will continue to drift into the Slave Lake Forest Area over the next several days.

If you experience respiratory difficulties, visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811. Visit www.firesmoke.ca to view the most current smoke forecast.

Click here for Alberta Health Services Information about Wildfire Smoke.

 

Wildfire Update McMillan Complex June 1 at 1:00 pm

McMillan Wildfire Complex

Overall these wildfires experienced minimal growth yesterday. Some growth did occur on the west side of SWF-069.

Firefighters are supporting dozers, ignition specialists on the west side of Wabasca. Structural Protection Branch continues with operations. 

Five kilometers of dozer guard are completed on the west side of Wabasca. Dozers continue to secure the east to west flank on the south side of SWF-049.

The wildfires are: 

  • 6.1 and 4.5 kilometres west of Wabasca No. 166B and 166D

  • 26.5 kilometres northeast of Marten Beach

  • 33.5 kilometres northeast of Slave Lake

  • 9.3 kilometres southeast of Trout Lake

SWF-049 is 155,968 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-050 did not grow and remains being held at 1,457 hectares.

SWF-069 (formerly Maria Lake Wildfire) is 58,579 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-078 is 162 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-079 is 355 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-078 and SWF-079 started on May 30th and today they have been added to the McMillan Wildfire Complex.

There are 346 firefighters and support staff, 24 helicopters, airtankers, and 60 pieces of heavy equipment fighting this wildfire.

Click here for the most recent map of these wildfires. 

Wildfire danger

The wildfire danger remains EXTREME for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area. Under these dry and windy conditions a fire will ignite easily and spread quickly. Smoky conditions in the Slave Lake Forest Area will persist over the next several days. Click here to view the wildfire danger map.

Firefighters are urging everyone to use caution and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone.

A Fire Ban/OHV Restriction is in effect for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area. The goal of the ban and restriction is to reduce human caused wildfires which keeps our firefighters focused on the current wildfires and new wildfire starts. Firefighters thank you for your cooperation. 

To view a map of the fire ban/OHV restriction visit www.albertafirebans.ca

To view a fact sheet on the OHV restriction click here

To view a fact sheet on the fire ban click here.

New Wildfire Starts

There are two new wildfires so far today. Both are small and firefighters are working to extinguish them.

Since the start of the wildfire season on March 1st, there have been 83 wildfires and 216,542 hectares burned in the Slave Lake Forest Area. 

For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.

Weather

For today the temperature will be 25 degrees and winds will be from the southeast 20 kilometres per hour. The wind will shift to southwest 15-20 kilometres per hour.

Wildfire information available

Wildfire information booths have been set up in the community of Calling Lake and at the Walmart in Slave Lake. Current wildfire information and maps will be provided. 

Download the app

Download the free Alberta Wildfire app and click on the Slave Lake label to view the wildfire update for the Slave Lake Forest Area. To subscribe to the wildfire update click here, enter your email and choose instant. 

On high alert

Fire lookouts are on high alert constantly watching for smoke and firefighters in helicopters, various pieces of heavy equipment and airtankers are ready to respond to any new wildfires that may start.

FIRE BAN AND OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT 

A fire ban and off-highway vehicle restriction is in effect for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area and other parts of Alberta. 

The Town of Slave Lake, Big Lakes County and Town of High Prairie have issued a fire ban and OHV restriction.

To view a map of the fire ban/OHV restriction area visit www.albertafirebans.ca

To view a fact sheet on the OHV restriction click here

To view a fact sheet on the fire ban click here.

Prohibited

• All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, back country and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.

• Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.

• Fireworks and exploding targets.

• The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands.

Allowed

• Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.

• Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.

• Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.

• OHVs for industrial use, agricultural use, and traditional use by Indigenous peoples, as well as use on private lands.

The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-849-0945

Email:leah.lovequist@gov.ab.ca

Keep up to date on the wildfire situation by subscribing to the Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update or download the free Alberta Wildfire app for Apple or Android devices.

Meal Voucher Information for the Hotels

Meal Information for Each Hotel:

Vouchers will be provided as follows:

Quality Inn - Breakfast is included, you will receive lunch and dinner vouchers tomorrow for the Royal Executive Inn, Steels Cafe which is next door. $25.00 for Lunch and $25.00 for supper. The childs rate will be $10.00 for lunch and $10.00 for supper.

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Ramada and Day's Inn- You will have your meals at the Day's Inn, Conyac's restaurant as Ramada does not have a restaurant. $25.00 for Lunch and $25.00 for supper and Children will be $10.00 for lunch and $10.00 for supper. Breakfast will be available at each of these hotels. They have a breakfast room.

Super 8 - Breakfast $15.00, Lunch $15.00 and supper $25.00 at the Denny's. Children are $8.00 breakfast, $8.00 lunch and $12.00 for supper. You will have vouchers and will have to write your name on the voucher and provide to the server.

St. Albert Inn - Breakfast $15.00, Lunch $15.00 and supper $25.00. Children will be $8.00 breakfast, $8.00 lunch and $12.00 for supper.

Please note these rates are based on Alberta Government reimbursement and the hotel rates that were quoted.

Please note that if you are in a non- smoking room and you smoke in the room there will be a charge. These charges will not be covered by the First Nation. The same rule applies for damage to the rooms. There has been a damage deposit provided to each hotel but the First Nation will not be liable for damages. Any damage will be charged to the person staying in the room.

Thanks to our TEAM today. We had no issues and got everyone in rooms. Thanks again to Treaty 8 and Alberta Indian Investment Corporation for their assistance.

Fire Update

Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area - May 31st 9:00 pm - Extreme - New Map of Wildfires

Posted on Fri, May 31, 2019

Keep up to date by downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert App or visit www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca

An Alberta Emergency Alert has been issued for  the mandatory evacuation of the Trout Lake Community. Visit www.ptfn.net for information.

An Alberta Emergency Alert has been issued for the mandatory evacuation of Chipewyan Lakes, the Hamlet of Wabasca and Bigstone Cree Nation. Click here to view the Alberta Emergency Alert.

An Alberta Emergency Information Alert has been issued for an immediate evacuation of Marten Beach. Visit www.mdlsr.ca for information. Lesser Slave Provincial Park is closed. Visit www.albertaparks.ca

An Alberta Emergency Information Alert has been issued for Town of Slave Lake. Click here for information.

For road conditions visit www.511.alberta.ca

Smoky conditions

As temperatures cool this evening, the smoke will become heavy and sink close to the ground. 

Smoke will continue to drift into the Slave Lake Forest Area over the next several days.

If you experience respiratory difficulties, visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811. Visit www.firesmoke.ca to view the most current smoke forecast.

Click here for Alberta Health Services Information about Wildfire Smoke.

Wildfire Situation as of May 31st as of 9:00 pm

Mcmillan Wildfire Complex

SWF-049 is 155,600 hectares and is classified as out of control.

SWF-050 did not grow and remains being held at 1,457 hectares.

SWF-069 (formerly Maria Lake Wildfire) is 56,269 hectares and is classified as out of control.

These wildfires did not spread significantly today. Community protection has been established in communities of Trout Lake and Marten Beach. This evening firefighters performed a successful ignition operation on the west side of Wabasca to create a fuel free guard against the community. 

 

The wildfires are; 

  • 5.7 and 4.5 kilometres west of Wabasca No. 166B and 166D

  • 23 kilometres northeast of Marten Beach

  • 33.5 kilometres northeast of Slave Lake

  • 13.8 kilometres southeast of Trout Lake

 

Fire fighting efforts will continue to focus on;

  • Heavy equipment building fire guard on the south and west sides of the wildfire.

  • Ignition to decrease the fire behavior by burning the fuels ahead of the fire on the west flank.

  • Firefighters securing the fire guards by extinguishing ground fires.

  • Firefighters and helicopters with buckets knocking down areas of open flame.

  • Community Protection being established in Wabasca 166B and 166D.

There are 293 firefighters and support staff, 34 helicopters, airtankers, and 51 pieces of heavy equipment fighting this wildfire.

Click here for the most recent map of these wildfires.

Wildfire danger

The wildfire danger remains EXTREME for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area. Under these dry and windy conditions a fire will ignite easily and spread quickly. Smoky conditions in the Slave Lake Forest Area will persist over the next several days. Click here to view the wildfire danger map.

Firefighters are urging everyone to use caution and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone.

A Fire Ban/OHV Restriction is in effect for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area. The goal of the ban and restriction is to reduce human caused wildfires which keeps our firefighters focused on the current wildfires and new wildfire starts. Firefighters thank you for your cooperation. 

To view a map of the fire ban/OHV restriction visit www.albertafirebans.ca

To view a fact sheet on the OHV restriction click here

To view a fact sheet on the fire ban click here.

Slave Lake Forest Area wildfire stats

There were no new wildfires today. 

Since the start of the wildfire season on March 1st, there have been 81 wildfires and 214,187 hectares burned in the Slave Lake Forest Area. 

For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.

Weather

For Saturday the high will be 25 degrees and winds will be from the southeast 20 kilometres per hour. The wind will shift to southwest 15-20 kilometres per hour.

Evacuees - Check-In Red Earth Creek

Please be advised that members MUST check into the reception at Red Earth Creek only. Other reception areas cannot register members from our community. If you cannot make it to Red Earth Creek please contact Jennifer Auger, PTFN Health at (780) 649-6553.

Also note that you can only stay at hotels in Edmonton that have been booked by PTFN. These hotels are Super 8-West Edmonton, St. Albert Inn and the Quality Inn- West Edmonton. You will not be reimbursed for other hotels you book on your own. At this time we can only book rooms for Trout evacuees only.