Heddle Marine Sets up in Port of Sydney – Hires local Aboriginals: June 29, 2017

Sydport, NS, Jun 29, 2016. Marine activity is picking up in Sydney Harbour. A new marine services business recently established an operation in the Port of Sydney. Heddle Marine Services is focused on ship repair and currently has eight vessels tied up at its facility in Sydport.

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MEBO Presents to Conference of Federal Directors & Managers: June 24, 2017

Halifax, NS, Jun 24, 2016… Some 60 directors and managers with Federal government departments from across Atlantic Canada were in Halifax Thursday to learn how they can better engage Aboriginals. Guest presenters were Alex Paul and Owen Fitzgerald from the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) in Membertou.

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Exploring Opportunities With Department of Fisheries & Oceans: Mar. 9, 2017

Management of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) met today with management at Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Sydney. The meeting was to learn more about employment and business opportunities with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and look at how the department and MEBO can work together to see greater engagement of Aboriginals.

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Canadian Coast Guard College Meeting: March 7, 2017

Management of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) had a great meeting today with management at Canadian Coast Guard College (CCGC) in Sydney. Some great discussion and great ideas, action items, to work towards greater engagement of Aboriginals at the college and with the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Dexter Training School, Bedford – Feb 28, 2017

Visited the Dexter HQ in Bedford today. They are the largest civil construction company in Atlantic Canada, with some 2,000 employees. Highway construction is a big part of their work. MEBO is proud to be partnering with Dexter towards having more local Aboriginals intheir workforce.

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Economic Turnaround For First Nation Community

Waycobah, NS, Dec. 14… No it’s not Membertou, it is a small, rural First Nation community in central Cape Breton, on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is called Waycobah, to some, to others it’s called Whycocomagh. “The Future Has Come to Waycobah”, said Chief Rod Googoo, as he proudly took us on a tour of the new commercial development in his community. “We realized that we had to go out into the world. We’re not waiting for things to happen.”

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