TNDC News

2017

27
Mar

TNDC Founder Recognized With Indigenous Canada’s Highest Award

Jerry Asp, TNDC’s first President and CEO and a prominent Indigenous leader in western Canada, has been recognized with the 2017 Inspired Award in the Business and Commerce category. The Indspire awards honour extraordinary Indigenous People, recognizing professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement.
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20
Mar

Tahltan Arrow Begins Hauling Concentrate from Silvertip Mine

Together with our partner Arrow Transportation, TNDC has achieved its first contract with JDS Silver’s Silvertip Mine, hauling zinc concentrate via the Tahltan Arrow joint venture. Arrow Transportation is an industry leader in bulk commodity hauling. Under the contract, Tahltan Arrow is hauling two loads a day from the bottom of the mine site west of Watson Lake, near the Yukon-British Columbia border down Highway 37 to Stewart Bulk Terminals in Stewart. This marks the second contract for the Tahltan Arrow partnership; the first is with the Red Chris mine.
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13
Mar

Tahltan Fibre Powers Up First Industrial Customer

Tahltan Fibre, TNDC’s fibre optics company, reached a major milestone with connection of its first industrial customer. We turned up high-speed fibre optic service to AltaGas’ Forrest Kerr run of river hydroelectric project in partnership with Northwestel (NWTel), through our Tahltan River Communications (TRC) joint venture.
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1
Mar

First Tahltech Drilling Project Underway

Tahltech Drilling, TNDC’s partnership with Geotech Drilling Services, is working on its first drilling services contract in Tahltan territory, on Imperial Metals’ Red Chris property. Tahltech is providing hydrogeological and geological drilling services, using sonic drilling methods.
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27
Feb

TNDC Supports Anti-Bullying Campaign on Pink Shirt Day

The TNDC office team donned pink to take a stand against bullying on Pink Shirt Day on February 22, 2017, as part of a Canada-wide initiative.
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10
Feb

TNDC’s 2017 Roundup Reception Cultivates Business Development

In January each year, the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia holds its annual Roundup conference in Vancouver. This event brings together various stakeholders in the exploration and mining industry, which includes mine operators, developers, explorers, service providers, equipment suppliers and government officials. For TNDC, Roundup serves as a valuable opportunity to meet with the various stakeholders who are active in Tahltan territory.
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9
Feb

Tahltan Nation Development Corporation and Geotech—a partnership based on shared values

“The Tahltan is a great partnership for us,” said Tim Mohring, vice-president, sustainability, for Geotech Drilling Services, in a February 2017 Canadian Mining & Energy Magazine article profiling Tahltech Drilling Services, a new partnership between the two companies.
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9
Feb

TNDC-Geotech partnership profiled in CIM Magazine

TNDC's newest business partnership with Geotech Drilling is profiled in the February 2017 issue of CIM Magazine,. The article ties the announcement to a Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business report profiling successful indigenous-mining/extraction industry relationships. 
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17
Jan

Tahltan Nation Development Corporation Welcomes New CEO

Vancouver, B.C./January 17, 2017: The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Arendt to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Outgoing CEO Garry Merkel will continue working with TNDC in an advisory role to support the transition over the coming months.
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2016

  • Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.
    Ivor MacGregor
    Vice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
  • We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.
    Adam J. Wickstead
    President, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
  • We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.
    Gary Laidlaw
    President & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
  • Ledcor recognized the benefits offered through the Tahltan’s local expertise and experience, and welcomed the opportunity to involve community members in projects. We established Tahltan-Ledcor Joint Venture back in 1991 when we managed construction on the Eskay Creek mine. We value the partnership with TNDC and look forward to the opportunities ahead within Tahltan traditional territory.
    Rodger McLean
    Past Business Development & Aboriginal Relations Manager, Ledcor
  • We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.
    Darcy Friesen
    Manager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
  • TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.
    Rhonda Quock
    Finance & Administration Manager, TNDC