TNDC eNews - December 2016
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In this final edition of the TNDC eNews for the year, we're sharing a highlight of news from the last quarter as well as a recap of 2016 and outlook for 2017 from our CEO. We also want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your support in 2016, our anticipation to working with you in 2017, and hope to see many of you at the Roundup Conference at the end of January. We invite you to read our news and, as always,   welcome your feedback .

It has been a year of evolution and advancement. Encouragingly, we saw positive movement in the resource sector, which we hope represents the beginning of the economic recovery. We moved into our renovated headquarters, which will improve efficiencies, and entered into a partnership with Geotech Drilling, which strengthens our capability and competitiveness in resource and industrial development and recognizes Geotech as the preferred drilling company operating in Tahltan territory. Fibre installation on the Iskut extension was completed this fall, which will provide fibre optic services to current major development projects, beginning in January, through our own Tahltan Fibre. We are cautiously optimistic for the 2017 season and are embracing a renewed determination to secure new contracts for TNDC and our business partners. We'll be taking a more assertive approach to securing contracts in Tahltan territory to create a more reliable, meaningful, business, employment and contracting opportunities for Tahltan members.  Read more
Garry Merkel, CEO

TNDC expanded our service offering through a partnership with Geotech Drilling Services Ltd., a global, B.C.-based, multi-discipline surface and underground drilling company. Tahltech Drilling Services Ltd.  will provide industry-leading exploration, geotechnical, environmental, construction, and geothermal drilling services to natural resource and industrial development projects in Tahltan territory. Geotech's extensive knowledge, experience and specialized technology will be extremely valuable to companies operating in Tahltan territory, ensuring efficiency, accuracy of data collection and adherence to safety and environmental standards. The partnership recognizes Geotech Drilling as the preferred drilling company operating in Tahltan territory.  Read more
Geotech drilling rig in Tahltan territory
Andrea Louie is TNDC's Accounts Payable (AP) Clerk, responsible for vendor accounts, accuracy of financial information and timely payments. In addition to TNDC's vendors and suppliers, Andrea works across all TNDC departments from management, operations and accounting to the warehouse and shop. Andrea joined the AP team in March 2015, but her career with TNDC started back in 1999 with our camp services division, Spatsizi Remote Services (SRS), as a dishwasher. SRS sponsored Andrea's three-year Red Seal apprenticeship in Culinary Arts, and she became a chef/baker. She took a break in 2005 to start a family, returning in 2012 as a chef. In 2014 Andrea started working for TNDC as a shuttle driver. She continues to work as an auxiliary shuttle driver when TNDC is short a driver, in addition to her full-time AP position.  Read More
Andrea Louie, AP Clerk
Holiday cheer was in the Dease Lake air on Saturday, December 10th. Community members from Iskut to Telegraph Creek to Watson Lake and as far away Smithers and Kitimat got an early visit from Santa for an afternoon of festive fun at TNDC's 18th annual Christmas party. More than 350 children and adults turned out. This year's theme was 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. The annual event brings tremendous delight to children and families living in our remote communities. TNDC takes pride in hosting this event each year by providing food, games, prizes and pictures with Santa. But its success relies on the generosity of our suppliers, clients and partners who donate funds and gifts, Tahltan organizations who provide support, and TNDC staff who make it happen. Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this year's event Read more
Tahltan children visit Santa at the TNDC Christmas Pary
TNDC is featured in Partnerships in Procurement - Understanding Aboriginal Engagement in the Canadian Mining Industry, a new report by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Engineers Without Borders. The report provides a snapshot of the state of procurement opportunities for Aboriginal suppliers in Canada's mining industry. It spotlights relationships between Aboriginal businesses and mining companies, aims to increase Aboriginal supplier involvement and engagement in the supply chain, and identifies ways both parties can work together for mutual benefit. TNDC staff, including our CEO and VP of operations, were among 80 individuals researchers spoke with. In addition to a case study, TNDC and our partnerships are profiled in a few sections Read more
CCAB's Partnerships in Procurement report cover
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Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0 

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