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Fisher River Cree Nation Chief David Crate

The projects are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million into the community through job creation, local trades employment and required services in the surrounding area.

Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba has announced the construction of major building projects, with ground-breaking ceremonies held today, May 24.

With the ground-breaking, the community begins construction on a new $25.5 million school for grades 7-12 school, a $4.3 million community centre and a $3.6 million Child & Family services office complex.

“The community already has a proud history of growth and prosperity and has achieved economic success by working in conjunction with government and private business partnerships,” said Chief David Crate.

The projects are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million into the community through job creation, local trades employment and required services in the surrounding area.

Community businesses are also expected to benefit, such as the community-owned, Castle Building Supplies, Fisher River Grocery as well as, the Bay Shore Inn and Suites, Motel and Conference Centre.

Crate said Fisher River Cree Nation is working hard strategically to invest in the future to create economic success and make growth a priority.

Fisher River (Ochekwi-Sipi) is a Cree First Nations reserve with a total population of 3,098 band members is located about 193 km north of Winnipeg.