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Dokis First Nation lands contract for French River wharf, boathouse work

Restoule J.C.A.R.L Construction, Dominion Construction joint venture on federal infrastructure project
(Public Services and Procurement Canada)

An Indigenous-owned contractor from Dokis First Nation is participating in a $2.25-million federal infrastructure contract to do rehabilitation work on the French River dams complex. 

Restoule J.C.A.R.L Construction from Dokis First Nation, in a joint venture with Dominion Construction, was awarded the contract on Feb. 17.

Federal Public Services and Procurement Minister Helena Jaczek announced the news on April 18.

The dam complex consists of a wharf with a timber crib structure, a single story boathouse for boat entry and sheltered mooring, and a single story workshop housing a variety of equipment and building materials.

A news release from Public Services and Procurement Canada said work involves replacing the boathouse and wharf, and rehabilitating the foundation of the workshop.

All this infrastructure is located within Dokis First Nation territory.

The agency said the tender process was only open to Indigenous companies, in support of Indigenous reconciliation.

Construction is expected to begin this summer and be done by fall. There are no expected impacts to the dams operations during construction.

Restoule J.C.A.R.L Construction is a family-owned and operated construction company located on the upper French River. 

Dominion Construction is a Sudbury-based family-owned and operated business.