Saturday , 19 June 2021

M.D. joins City and Cold Lake First Nations in joint program

The M.D. of Bonnyville will be working together with their neighbours.

The M.D. Council at their last meeting Wednesday agreed to submit a joint application with Cold Lake and Cold Lake First Nations to the First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative Program.

“We agreed to be apart of a three-part committee essentially where the City of Cold Lake, Cold Lake First Nations, and M.D. will agree to sit down and really develop a new relationship,” said Reeve Greg Sawchuk.

“This is aimed towards tourism, economic development, and really just creating a new relationship.”

The program aims to support reconciliation through relationship building and the development of a joint community economic development or land use plan.

Once the agreement goes through, the partnership could lead to grant funding down the road.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.