GLOOSCAP FIRST NATION, NS, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples and supporting the economic prosperity of Indigenous communities.
Today, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, joined Glooscap First Nation leadership and community members to celebrate the grand opening of the Glooscap Landing retail and business centre.
Glooscap Landing is owned by the Glooscap First Nation to create more employment, resources, and general economic prosperity for the First Nation and the surrounding communities.
Located at the gateway to Nova Scotia's wine and culinary region, Glooscap Landing will promote new economic development in the community and position the Glooscap First Nation to be better prepared to take advantage of current and future business opportunities.
Since 2015, Indigenous Services Canada has provided funding for this project of more than $3.86 million through the Community Opportunities Readiness Program.
"Congratulations to Glooscap First Nation on the grand opening of Glooscap Landing. This retail and business centre will create jobs and support the overall economic prosperity of Glooscap First Nation and surrounding communities."
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services Canada
''I would like to applaud the whole community and leadership for making this project a reality. This is a fantastic story of economic development. I look forward to seeing the benefits this project has for the community and the region as a whole. Glooscap Landing will serve as a gateway to what our beautiful Annapolis Valley Region has to offer for years to come!''
The Honourable Scott Brison
President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants
"This marks an important day in our First Nation community. As Chief and Council we strive to create economic opportunities for our people and we are confident that Glooscap Landing will provide an environment that not only benefits our community, but the entire region stands to prosper from this major investment."
Chief Sidney Peters
Glooscap First Nation
- Glooscap Landing is being developed by Glooscap Ventures Management, an economic development corporation owned by Glooscap First Nation.
- Located at Exit 8A off Hwy 101 in King's County, Nova Scotia, Glooscap Landing currently houses an Esso Gas Bar, Sweetgrass Convenience store, Tim Hortons and a shared atrium space.
- Future plans include retail opportunities for a seafood outlet, a bistro and a marketplace featuring local foods and crafts.
- The Community Opportunities Readiness Program provides project-based funding for First Nation and Inuit communities for a range of activities to support communities' pursuit of economic opportunities.
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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
For further information: media may contact: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, 819-934-2796; Media Relations, Indigenous Services Canada, 819-953-1160