A Calgary-based company has entered into two new partnerships with First Nations in the RMWB as well as acquired a lodge in Janvier for $14 million.
On Monday, Horizon North Logistics announced they’ve completed the acquisition of Moose Haven Lodge – which services workforce accommodation needs in the Highway 881 corridor.
This follows the Corporation’s newly signed partnership with Janvier Aboriginal Industrial Services Corp., a wholly owned entity of the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation.
“We have invested significantly in our industrial business park, with Moose Haven Lodge as a vital piece to its future development,” said Chief Vern Janvier of the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation, in a release.
“We are pleased that Horizon North purchased the lodge and joined with us to finalize our new camp and catering partnership. As partners, we look forward to generating new business opportunities in our territory which will benefit the Nation and all our members,” he added.
CEO of Horizon North Rod Graham says with their relationship with Chipewyan Prairie they’ve already secured two operations contracts and believe there is potential to operate up to 10,000 beds within the Nation’s territory.
Meanwhile, Horizon has also formed a partnership to the north of Fort McMurray with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, who owns Acden Services Limited.
President and CEO of Acden Garry Flett says this is a significant partnership for them.
“The reduction in oilsands activity is certainly well-documented. Less talked about, however, is that opportunities are still plentiful in the Fort McMurray area with the right partners.”