February 19, 2018 ~ Resettlement is a long process. It has taken residents of Little Bay Islands years to reach its current point.
The announcement has been recently made that they will soon learn their residential status.
The government’s determination of residency status — whether someone is deemed a permanent resident or seasonal resident — impacts the level of relocation assistance payable to that person.
Up to $270,000 for property owners who relocate may be provided by the government.
Two days will be soon be provided so that people from Little Bay Islands will be able to call the government to learn their residency status.
The dates of those two days has not been yet determined.
Letters will be sent out to Little Bay Islands, about two weeks after the phone-in days.
Appeals can be made within 30 days after that.