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INFORMATION RELEASE   VALE TOTTEN MINE - ORE AND WASTE ROCK HAULAGE CONTRACT and Z’GAMOK CONSTRUCTION LP
Posted: May 30, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

INFORMATION RELEASE

 

VALE TOTTEN MINE - ORE AND WASTE ROCK HAULAGE CONTRACT and

Z’GAMOK CONSTRUCTION LP

 

Sagamok, ON (May 30, 2019)  In 2006, Sagamok Anishnawbek embarked on a process to negotiate an Impact and Benefits Agreement (IBA) with Vale Canada Limited for Totten Mine located in Worthington. The IBA negotiations process was completed with the signing of an IBA on June 22, 2012. Since that time, the IBA has created jobs in underground mining, trucking and haulage, janitorial and snow removal services.

 

Strong partnerships were created that would provide Sagamok with an opportunity to build capacity and training. One of those long standing and strong partnerships is with TBell Transport located in Nairn, Ontario. Sagamok and TBell Transport entered into an agreement to have TBell undertake the contract on our behalf from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2019. The agreement also described the understanding that Sagamok would take control of the contract when it expired. 

 

I am very happy to announce that on June 1st, 2019  Sagamok Anishnawbek will officially take over the Ore and Waste Rock Contract at Totten Mine. This new agreement will enable greater control over the contract, create more job opportunities and revenue for Sagamok Anishnawbek.

 

In order to ensure success in completing our new responsibilities; Sagamok Council created a new company that will undertake the Ore and Waste Rock Haulage Contract.  As of June 1st, 2019  Z’gamok Construction LP will have the sole responsibility to complete the terms and conditions in the contract. The new company is wholly owned by Sagamok Anishnawbek.  This will mean more employment for our community members; therefore, require more equipment and trucks to complete the terms and conditions of the contract. Z’gamok Construction LP will also have the mandate to pursue other contract opportunities that flow from the IBA.

 

This is history in the making so please join me in congratulating the Sagamok Anishnawbek Leadership and Z’gamok Enterprises Incorporated for achieving this important goal.

 

Baamaapii

Chief Nelson Toulouse

 

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