Aboriginal Businesses Feature

Leon Tirums and Bernie Bird of AlterNative Homes hope to break ground late this year on a composite panel manufacturing plant in Dryden.
Aboriginal home builder aims for 2015 plant startupAboriginal home builder Bernie Bird is counting on a fat order book this summer to start the cash flowing toward erecting a composite home manufacturing factory in Dryden.His company, AlterNative Homes, is aiming to break ground on a panel plant in the city’s industrial park by late summer and be in operation by mid-winter or spring of 2015.In early June, the Edmonton-based Bird and vice-president Leon Tirums were building a 15- by 36-foot demonstration home at Eagle Lake First Nation in prepar...


Aboriginal Businesses News

FedNor invests in Aboriginal business development
Two Kenora area First Nation organizations received more than $550,000 in FedNor funding to support Aboriginal business development.The Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (formerly Rat Portage) will be completing construction of a community development centre with FedNor funding of $490,000.The 9,800-sq...
Aquaculture, tourism to benefit from FedNor funds
A pair of Algoma-area First Nations has received funding to establish economic development opportunities.The Missanabie Cree First Nation will receive $90,000 to undertake a feasibility study to determine the viability of transforming the Island View Camp into an all-season tourism facility.“Tr...
First Nation drops lawsuit against Red Lake gold miner
Rubicon Minerals and Wabauskang First Nation have reached settlement and exploration accommodation agreements over the company’s advanced Phoenix Gold mine project near Red Lake.The First Nation will drop its lawsuit against Rubicon over its mine closure plan and has agreed to support the company’s...
Ontario launches Aboriginal economic development fund
The province has launched the $25-million Aboriginal Economic Development Fund, which will fund business, employment and training opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit businesses.A three-year initiative, the fund has the following goals:-Help Aboriginal communities develop long-term str...


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