Click here to download LNIBDC 2019 Annual Report

Welcome to 2019 edition of the Annual Report for your LNIB Development Corporation. Within these pages you will find reports and articles covering the company’s activities over the past year, and a look forward at the work in progress or on deck for us.

A note on the Development Corporation’s structure. LNIB Development Corporation is owned 100% by Lower Nicola Indian Band. The Dev Corp itself has a number of subsidiary companies, some of which most readers will be familiar with, such as Shulus Forest and Shulus Farms, and some whose names you may not have heard before.

We are undergoing a corporate restructuring. We have a legal and tax model that works for us regardless of the types of businesses we pursue, and we want to ensure that the model is applied for all businesses under the Dev Corp umbrella. Page 2 of this report features a chart that illustrates all of the companies that comprise the Dev Corp group. This chart is over-simplified, providing only a snapshot of the basic ownership and reporting relationships. For a more detailed, accurate picture please see Appendix A of this report. As Albert Einstein wrote, “make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.” We hope you enjoy the report.


Click here to download LNIBDC 2019 Annual Report

First Nation Safety Conference 2019

We are excited to announce three (3) upcoming BC First Nations Forestry Workforce Career Fairs and invite you to join us.

Download Forestry Career Fair Exhibitor Invitation Letter 2019 – Jan 22, 2019

We are preparing to interact with hundreds of attendees with a focus on Skills, Training, Education and Employment in the Forestry Sector and hope you will be able to join us at following dates and locations:

Nanaimo, B.C February 20th, 2019: Coast Bastion Hotel
Kamloops, B.C,
ASETS Partner: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC)
February 27th, 2019: Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
North Vancouver, B.C
ASETS Partner: Aboriginal Community Career
Employment Services Society (ACCESS)
March 12th, 2019: Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

The Career Fairs are organized in partnership with these ASETS Partners Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society which will be advertising to maximize attendance, visibility and engagement of potential Forestry students and employees.

The Career Fairs aim to include representatives of the following organizations and businesses:

  • Forest Industry: Businesses & Organizations
  • Forestry Programs: Academic Institutions
  • Forestry Training Providers
  • Business Development & Loan Agencies
  • Wellness, Health & Safety Service Providers

Please complete the attached registration form and return completed form to to secure an exhibitor table.

Registration deadline dates:
1) Nanaimo Forestry Career Fair – February 11th, 2019
2) Kamloops Forestry Career Fair – February 15th, 2019
3) North Vancouver Forestry Career Fair – March 1st, 2019

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Forestry Career Fair Events as an Exhibitor. For further information, please contact directly at | (250)464-5950

Vision and Mission Statement



Contribute to the creation of a resilient, healthy and sustainable LNIB community.




As the designated business entity for the LNIB, the development corporation priorities are wealth creation, employment opportunities, and economic community development while committing to the stewardship of its resources in a manner that provides lasting value for future generations.


In everything we do LNIB and its partners consider:

Culture, Safety & Environment.


Core Values and Principles:


–      Respect

–      Accountability & Strong Governance

–      Transparency

–      Collaboration

–      Judicious Risk

–      Community involvement

–      Diversification of local economy

–      Provision of fair living wages



First Nation Safety Conference

Safe Nations Safe Opportunities

First Nation Safety Conference will be held at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and Conference Center on September 14th and 15th 2017.  Please join us at our two days event with keynote address by Senator Murray Sinclair will feature a variety of workshops and networking opportunities for First Nation Leader, Administrators, Economic Development Managers, Business Owners and Workers interested in learning more about the many systems and programs available to support safe economic development opportunities for all.

Senator Murray Sinclair will deliver keynote address.


For full conference brochure and registration please visit

Good HR Practices Reduce Incentive

A recent Aboriginal Business Match event in Nanaimo led to an instant connection between Jennifer Wiegele and Cori Maedel, the CEO of Vancouver-based human resources consulting firm Jouta Performance Group.

They discovered an issue that had them equally concerned: their observation of an increase in unions targeting First Nations businesses.
Read the full article published in Business In Vancouver.

3 MT+Co. Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada®

We are proud to announce that three of our lawyers have each been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada:

  1. Rob Miller in the areas of Aboriginal law and Natural Resources law;
  2. Jim Titerle in the area of Environmental law; and
  3. Jana McLean in the area of Environmental law.

It is an honour to be part of one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal industry.

Trans Mountain and Line 3 Approved; Northern Gateway Rejected

On November 29, 2016, the federal government announced its decisions on three controversial pipeline projects. Ottawa has approved the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) and the Enbridge Line 3 Expansion project (Line 3), while rejecting Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline (Northern Gateway).  The Prime Minister also announced the Canadian government’s intention to develop and implement legislation to ban crude-oil tanker traffic off of Canada’s Northwest Coast.

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LPNs – Jurisprudence

This information is forwarded on behalf of Patricia Bell, Clinical Practice Consultant, Home and Community Care, First Nations Health Authority.

Jurisprudence for LPNs – time is running out

On April 4, 2016, we informed 3436 LPNs that they need to complete CLPNBC’s Jurisprudence exam this year. To be eligible to renew their registration for 2017, these LPNs need to complete the Jurisprudence exam by October 31, 2016.

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Wellness and Beauty Modelling Workshop

October 15-16 2016 at Shulus Hall

30 seats available for female and male youth 13+ years.

The workshop will provide training in areas of hair, makeup, modelling and photography, to help develop you beauty within and without that we all have.  Working with your fundamentals – mind, body spirit and soul.

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