New First Nations partnership to help with high food costs in northern Ontario

CBC News

December 4, 2015

A new partnership between First Nations in northwestern and northeastern Ontario is designed to make fresh food and other groceries more affordable in remote Ontario communities.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake), Lac Seul First Nation and Creewest GP Inc., which is a for-profit corporation owned by First Nations in the northeast, including Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, and Weenusk First Nations.

The agreement is to build a food distribution and logistics centre in Sioux Lookout, Ont.,  to better provide food to northern communities.

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