President Raymond Menarick opened the James Bay Cree Communications Society AGA in Chisasibi on February 7. Community radio and the Cree regional radio have come a long way. No longer is the JBCCS plagued by having to live from week to week on just government funding.

Community radio stations, on the other hand, are a mixed bag. Some have adequate facilities and funding while others struggle daily. The spirit of community radio though is strong and the AGA showed community radio and media is here to stay.

The high-speed internet via fibre-optic lines into the Cree territory though will be delayed until December of this year.