LNIBDC is proud to be partners with the following companies:
Teck’s Highland Valley Copper Mine (HVC)
An agreement between Teck, the BC Government and LNIB ensures that LNIB shares part of the profits from HVC. HVC will also create annual and long term employment and plans to have more band members working at the mine. The company will also pay into a training fund, administered by LNIB, to support employment and training initiatives for band members, and create a preferential hiring process to guarantee job interviews for qualified LNIB members.
Trans Mountain Pipelines
LNIB members are employed by Trans Mountain in maintenance of the pipeline through LNIB territory. Although the LNIB band has major concerns about the expansion of the current pipeline, should Trans Mountain receive approval, the
company will ensure employment opportunities, as well as job and safety training for LNIB band members.
The Lower Nicola Indian Band has been involved in numerous joint venture projects with Infracon since 2012. For example, joint venture partnering on two projects with BC Hydro – Merritt Area Transmission (MAT) Project – resulted in the employment of local First Nations sub-contractors and employees as well as the use of LNIBDC owned equipment.
Valard is a utility contractor that LNIBDC is a joint venture partner in the construction of the Kingsvale Transmission Line. This partnership allows LNIBDC to have the capacity to be the majority owner of the Kingsvale Transmission line. The construction and maintenance of the transmission line will provide jobs and training for LNIB members.