Alberta’s Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan toured the new(ish) Loon River Truck Stop last week, with members of Loon River First Nation, Grand Chief of Treaty 8, and Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee. It’s been in operation for a couple of years, and according to manager Matthew Dodwell, is “busy.” Feehan was there in recognition of the $700,000 investment of the province in the project, which created 29 full-time jobs in the community. Pictured left to right are Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey, Feehan, Loon River Chief Bernadette Sharp, Loon River Councillor Sandy Whitehead, Loon River Councillor Andrew Noskey and Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee.
Said Feehan: “It’s so satisfying to know that an entire community is benefiting from this truck stop, which will also serve an entire region while providing valuable work experience. By working together today, we’re building a better tomorrow.”