by Michael Peters, Community Economic Development Officer, Glooscap FN

Councillor Larry Peters, Councillor Jean Labrador-Powers, Chief Sidney Peters, MLA Keith Irving and Michael Peters.

Glooscap First Nation continues to lead the way in rural economic development in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

On April 11th, local MLA Keith Irving joined Chief Sidney Peters in announcing a joint nation-to-nation project to bring fiber-op internet to Glooscap First Nation, the Glooscap Landing Project and the neighboring community of Bishopville and Ben Jackson Road.

Members of Glooscap First Nation were joined by residents of the neighbouring community at the band hall to learn that Glooscap is partnering with the Province of Nova Scotia to co-fund a $120,000 infrastructure project that will connect more than 120 homes and businesses. The Province will contribute $75,000 towards the project.

Chief Peters says, “I share the frustration of many who are trying to connect to an internet service that aims to meet the needs of a modern community in rural Nova Scotia.” The Chief shar ...

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