October 11, 2018 — Hartley Bay, Gitga’at Territory, BC — Indigenous Services Canada
The Government of Canada is committed to improving fire prevention and protection services, which includes investing in reliable infrastructure that supports the safety and security of First Nations communities.
Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Gitga’at First Nation on the grand opening of two new fire stations in Hartley Bay.
Located on the remote northern coast of British Columbia, the Gitga’at First Nation community of Hartley Bay is divided into two neighbourhoods along the Kulkayu River. The completion of fire stations, one on each side of the river, will ensure that emergency services are available to both neighbourhoods. Both fire stations will also provide enough space to store Gitga’at First Nation’s emergency response equipment and vehicles during inclement weather.
Indigenous Services Canada invested $1.9 million in this project through the First Nations Infrastructure Fund.