Community Update – November 17, 2016

In an effort to keep communities and our partners informed, the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) would like to provide this update on its activities during this past year and outline some of our plans for the coming year.

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New St. Peter’s Canal Bridge Project

“Soon, I hope this will not be new or the exception, but the norm for all levels of government and all government departments to have policies and procedures to ensure Aboriginals are part of their contracts,” said Alex Paul, Executive Director of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office.

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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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