TOUR DONKIN MINE: June 6, 2016

Understanding the employment opportunities at the new Donkin Coal Mine was the objective of the management of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) as they toured the mine yesterday, including a tip underground. The mine owners are in high gear preparing for the mine to go into coal production in the next month or two.

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Donkin Mine Update

In May 2016 MEBO Board received a briefing on the new Donkin Coal Mine by senior management from owners, Kameron Coal and Cline Coal. The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) Board of Directors, the Unama’ki Chiefs, directed MEBO to take the lead on this project related to employment and training. MEBO management then met with Donkin Mine officials to take a detailed look at employment opportunities and timelines. This is a briefing on these meetings.

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Mi’kmaq Electrician Students Volunteer at the New Whitney Pier Youth Club

Six local Mi’kmaq that are training as electricians, have volunteered to work on the new building for the Whitney Pier Youth Club. These students 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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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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