The Hupacasath First Nation is now in the sand & gravel business.
The First Nation that has launched upwards of a dozen businesses over the past few years, recently signed an agreement with the Regional District to open a quarry near the airport expansion area.
The Hupacasath will also dig out a road and top trees at the end of the runway that were identified as a requirement by Transport Canada.
Chief Councillor Steve Tatoosh said they’ll employ 3 or 4 people to start and supply sand and gravel for their own needs before selling into larger markets in year 3.
The Hupacasath also recently launched a commercial garbage collection business, and say further business plans will be announced soon.