2016 Annual Report

MEBO Releases 2016 Annual Report

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Electrical Training Program

Whitney Pier, NS. Jan.18, 2016….Seven local Mi’kmaq are enrolled in a 12 week introduction training program as commercial and residential electricians. The program is put on by the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) in partnership with the local IBEW union, local 1852 in Whitney Pier.

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NB & NS Aboriginal Organizations Agree to Collaborate on Economic Development

Halifax, NS. Dec.15, 2015… The New Brunswick Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) and the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) from Membertou, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on economic development initiatives of mutual interest. These economic development initiatives focus on building partnerships with large industry in the region.

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Community Update – December 2, 2015

In an effort to keep communities and partners informed about our activities, once or twice a year the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) prepares a community update. We share this broadly, with the communities, the NEO, EDOs, Chief and council, band managers and others. Please share this with others in your community.

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Abengoa Sets Up Work Yard in Sydport

One of the largest contracts for the Maritime Link is for the transmission lines and recently Abengoa Transmission & Infrastructure, was awarded this contract by Emera NL. Last week Abengoa began hiring and the first hires included three local Aboriginals. They will work on assembling the large steel transmission towers as Powerline Labourers and Abengoa expects to hire many more as work ramps up.

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Aboriginal Engagement Far Exceeded Expectations: Route 4

Potlotek First Nation, NS… An effort to ensure local Aboriginals were employed on the highway construction underway on Route 4 has far exceeded expectations. Work on the upgrade to a section of Route 4 in Cape Breton that goes through the First Nation community of Potlotek (Chapel Island) will end soon.

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