August 22, 2019 — Leq’á:mel First Nation, BC, Coast Salish Territory — Indigenous Services Canada
The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to support community-driven economic development projects that will help build healthier, more sustainable communities.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Leq’á:mel First Nation on the recent grand opening (August 2) of its mixed-use development project. The Government of Canada provided $1,063,190 through Indigenous Services Canada’s Community Opportunity Readiness Program to support planning and vital infrastructure, such as site preparation, sanitary servicing, storm water management, water servicing, utilities, and paving.
The development is a community initiative to promote economic development on reserve and create jobs and new opportunities, and includes an Esso gas station, On the Run convenience store, Tim Hortons, and retail and office space.