MILLBROOK FIRST NATION, NS, June 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of
Canada is investing in a key economic development project for Millbrook
First Nation -a hotel at the Millbrook Power Centre. The project will be completed in partnership with the First Nation and
will lead to employment benefits for the First Nation community and
economic benefits for the region. The 94 room hotel, under the Hampton
Inn & Suites banner, will complement the restaurants, theatre and
entertainment centre already located in the Power Centre, and will
employ approximately 5 full-time and 10 part-time community members.
Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for
Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, made the announcement on
behalf of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard
Valcourt, at Millbrook's National Aboriginal Day celebrations today.
The Government is providing $1 million to assist with the construction
of the hotel.
AANDC funding is from the Community Opportunity Readiness Program, which provides project-based funding to First Nation and Inuit
communities for a range of activities to support communities' pursuit
of economic opportunities and leverage private sector resources
necessary to realize the full potential of these opportunities.
The Government of Canada announced $2.3 million in 2010 towards
infrastructure costs related to land preparation, including on-site
water and sewer servicing, excavation and environment protection at the
Millbrook First Nation is located near Truro, Nova Scotia, with 847 band members living on
reserve and 1729 total band members.
"I am proud to partake in the National Aboriginal Day celebrations and
announce our Government's support for a project that clearly
demonstrates what can be accomplished when the Government of Canada and
First Nations work together on shared priorities. We will continue
working with First Nations on projects that lead to economic benefits
for the people of this region and strengthen Aboriginal
MP, Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley
Success story: Millbrook First Nation: Truro Power Centre
Millbrook First Nation (community website)
SOURCE: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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