by Owen Fitzgerald, Ex. Director, Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office

Owen Fitzgerald and Alex Paul of the Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office reviewing map of proposed transmission lines for Lower Churchill Falls Power coming to Nova Scotia.

Unama’ki, Jan. 20, 2013 – The Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office in Membertou, is partnering with a Labrador Aboriginal organization to help Nova Scotia Aboriginals get employment on the Muskrat Falls Hydro development project.

Keith Jacque, executive director of the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership, said preliminary work is underway on access roads and site work for the camps. He estimates 200 people are working at the site, and about 30% are Aboriginal. “We are getting ready for the big push this sp ...

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