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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PowerTel Starts Work On Maritime Link Hires Local Aboriginals

Catalone, NS, Nov.12, 2015… “This week we are starting work on construction of new transmission towers as part of the Maritime Link and we have hired three local Aboriginals this week and expect to hire several more as work ramps up,” said Jamie Smith, Vice President of PowerTel. PowerTel is setting up a work yard on the Louisbourg Highway near Catalone.

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MEBO Hosts BC Visitors: Sept.17, 2015

Membertou, NS. Sept.17, 2015…. Representatives of a First Nation community in the interior of British Columbia are in Unama’ki (Cape Breton) this week to learn more about how the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office operates and how they engage industry.

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DEFSEC Atlantic 2015: Aboriginals Helping Industry Succeed! Sept.10, 2015

Halifax, NS. Sept.10, 2015… Local Aboriginal organizations presented to the major industry players in the defense and aerospace sector at the Defense Industry conference in Halifax (Sept.8-10) at the Cunard Centre.

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Aboriginals Work on Route 4 Construction

Work is getting underway on the upgrade to a section of Route 4 in Cape Breton that goes through the First Nation community of Potlotek (Chapel island). A pilot project that involves the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Potlotek First Nation and the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO), has resulted in five local aboriginals being hired this week to work on the highway construction.

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Cherubini Metal Works Partners With Aboriginals

Cherubini Metal Works in Dartmouth has hired every Aboriginal graduate from a unique accelerated, in-house training program for metal fabricating and welding.

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Reducing Outsourcing, Membertou Concrete Training with MEBO

This is construction season across the province, including in Membertou. “There are approximately ten new homes built in Membertou every year and now the community is working on miles of curb and gutter and sidewalks”, said Chief Terry Paul. “Membertou has recognized a gap in skilled cement finishers in their community.”

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