In what may be their shortest special general meetings ever, a loan for a new building for the James Bay Cree Communications Society was approved. The half-hour meeting saw the resolution passed with no difficulties.

“It’s something that we’ve been working towards for years so it’s no surprise,” said Luke MacLeod, executive director of JBCCS.

Mistissini Chief John Longchap remarked that the employees of JBCCS have had to work under difficult conditions due to the building they are working in and they are to be commended. “Communications is a powerful tool for the Cree and one that needs to be supported,” said Longchap.

The building will be ready mid-November, just in time for the JBCCS annual general assembly.

The current building has problems with heating and mold and all will be happy to leave the premises, said MacLeod.