Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario looking to expand local sawmill

By Jackie McKay
CBC News
October 17, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

The local sawmill at Lac Seul First Nation is looking to expand its business as company officials say the four-person operation can’t keep up with demand for its products. “It’s a good problem to have,” said Bert Hennessey, the general manager of Obishikokaang Resources Corporation — a forestry company owned by the First Nation that oversees the sawmill. Lac Seul is about 400 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. Small ‘micro’ houses are one of the sawmill’s products. (Andreas Zailo) The community-owned sawmill was created to build local infrastructure and create jobs. While the facility produces lumber for construction, it also makes finished products, such as floating docks for tourism camps, picnic tables and two small A-frame houses for the local school.

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