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Monday, Jul 06, 2020

Working together with First Nations communities to build more resilient infrastructure in Northern BC

Taku River Tlingit First Nation

This past Friday, Infrastructure Canada announced federal funding for two dozen projects located in Indigenous communities of Northern British Columbia, including the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the Kitsumkalum Indian Band.

Associated Engineering's First Nations Infrastructure team is grateful to support the Taku River Tlingit First Nation in moving forward on an important project that will deliver a new wastewater treatment facility. We are currently working on the preliminary design. This project will ensure that the Nation will have a facility that can be operated and maintained in an extreme northern environment.

We also supported the Kitsumkalum Indian Band in preparing their funding application and our team will provide engineering services for upgrading their Community Hall. The facility is an important part of the community and brings residents together for important celebrations. Associated Engineering will be working with S2 Architecture on this project.

Freda Leong, Manager of First Nations Infrastructure, says, "We also want to thank Steve Roberts and Heather Bohn for making it possible for us to visit the community later this week. We are making sure that even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that we get out to communities when we are allowed to and are strictly following Safe Workplace Practices and Procedures to ensure that we keep the community safe."

For more information on these projects, please refer to this Infrastructure Canada backgrounder.