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Wahgoshig Resources acquires northern trucking company

Peter Bodick Trucking has operated in Kirkland Lake for more than 40 years

Wahgoshig Resources Inc. has acquired Peter Bodick Trucking of Kirkland Lake.

Wahgoshig Resources Inc. is the economic development arm of Apitipi Anicinapek Nation (formerly Wahgoshig First Nation), an Anicinape community located near Matheson in Cochrane District.

The community announced the purchase in a May 19 news release.

“This is great news for our community, and it’s just the beginning of many positive changes we hope to see moving forward,” Chief June Black said in the release.

“This acquisition is an important step towards reconciliation for Indigenous people and will help create pathways to economic development within our community.”

Wahgoshig Resources operates a number of revenue-generating enterprises, including Black Diamond Drilling, which provides exploration drilling for the mining industry; Black Diamond Forestry, which operates a lumber milling facility near Larder Lake; and a road maintenance entity, which provides roadwork for the community.

Wahgoshig is also a partner in a number of joint venture agreements.

Peter Bodick Trucking has been operational for more than 40 years, providing trucking services to mine operations through the region, as well as supplying high-quality gravel from its aggregate pit.

The community said the acquisition of the company would enable it to diversify its portfolio of economic development activities.

“We are delighted to have completed this important purchase which will further strengthen our presence in Northern Ontario while also allowing us to continue building strong relationships with local and regional companies,” said Francis Archibald, WRI’s general manager, in the release. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers with excellence for years to come.”