The Pictou Landing First Nation is getting assistance from the federal government in the construction of a new multi-purpose building. Central Nova MP Peter MacKay has announced the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will provide 650-thousand towards the cost of the facility. The new six thousand square foot structure will house the Band office, as well as a learning facility for skills and employment training, and programming related to health and other life skills.
The First Nations community, with help from the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with MacGregors Industrial Group, a metal fabrication company; and renewable energy engineering company Solar Global Solutions to construct the energy efficient modular building.
The facility will be used as a marketing tool to generate sales for similar projects in Canada’s North where energy and construction costs can both be challenging.