On January 23, Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation (CTK) located in Saskatchewan’s Treaty 4 Territory, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new Emergency Response building. The $3.2 million facility, which was funded by TC Energy, will serve as a central location for emergency response equipment and training in the community. TC Energy had the honour of attending the event to mark this exciting milestone which also highlighted the importance of safety and emergency response within the growing community.
“I want to acknowledge TC Energy for the growing partnership and relationship we have been developing over the years,” said Chief Scott Eashappie, Carry the Kettle First Nation. “Carry the Kettle First Nation can look forward to a bright future for our Nation.”
Trevor Ebl, Senior Vice-President, Canada Gas Operations, Engineering and Projects at TC Energy, spoke at the ceremony and shared, “Safety is the number one value at TC Energy. It guides us in all that we do. This includes the safety of our workforce, the environment, our assets and of course the nearby communities including Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation. TC Energy is proud to support the Nations emergency management initiatives including the new emergency response building.”
TC Energy and CTK are fostering a long-lasting relationship that is built on the shared value of safety. With several TC Energy pipelines that traverse the Nation’s main reserve, we have been working closely with the Nation to continue strengthening our relationship, which prioritizes the health and safety of community members. This includes working with the Nation to understand their priorities and collaborating on several initiatives that help bring better awareness for safety measures. The new Emergency Response building is just one of those initiatives and there are plans in place to continue those efforts.
TC Energy is proud to be a part of and support this growing community as we continue our meaningful and respectful dialogue with the Nation and all Indigenous groups affected by our projects and operations.