White Bear First Nations added extra security on the First Nations located north of Carlyle. The added check points were installed for the May long weekend and were scheduled to come down after the weekend.
The First Nations had already added extra security to the White Bear Lake Resort to prevent any unnecessary travel in and out of the area. The check points are set up to limit access from Number 9 Highway into the First Nations and the access to the White Bear First Nations at the east end of the main road into White Bear First Nations has been closed with concrete barriers at the Texas gate.
The White Bear First Nations and White Bear Resort has seen a very large influx of people on past May long weekends and Chief Nathan Pasap and the Council felt that it was very important to make sure that the measures they have put in place continued to keep both the First Nations and Resort permanent residents safe.
The original measures that were put in place on April 7 are in effect until May 30 will be revisited and evaluated as necessary at that time. Any updates and information can be found online at the White Bear Health Facebook page.
Chief Pasap stated on behalf of White Bear First Nations and Council members, “I would like to thank all the people affected for their understanding and co-operation during this time due to the pandemic.”