CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland and Labrador, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeeHighVE Inc. signed an agreement, with the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation (FN) Band on June 17, 2018, which grants the company permission to move forward with plans to expand on the First Nation Reserve in NB. The Band has also bought an ownership stake in BeeHighVE – showing full support for the “soon to be” Craft LP in the province of NL and NB.
“BeeHighVE is excited to be expanding and in partnership with the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation; building a second site on the Reserve in the province of New Brunswick.” Company Founder and President Rita Hall says: “The company is in the process of finishing an application for this expansion under the ACMPR and will begin construction on the new facility in NB once the application is submitted to Health Canada.”
Hall says that the company couldn’t have partnered with a more successful First Nations Band. “This is a community that is thriving. The Band truly supports its members - but the support extends beyond the Reserve to the City of Edmundston and even to the province of New Brunswick,” she says. The Band is looking forward to working as part of BeeHighVE, with Health Canada, to ensure adherence to all regulations imposed under the ACMPR.
The First Nation is located near Edmundston, NB off the Trans Canada Highway and shares borders with Quebec and the U.S. It is one of a few Reserves in Canada to have formal agreements in place with non-Aboriginal businesses that have successfully “setup shop” on the Reserve.
Hall said that she is thrilled to be working with such a successful and thriving FN Band and is impressed that the Band’s chief and council are all strong Aboriginal women leaders.
As construction of the company’s facility in the City of Corner Brook nears completion, expansion plans are in the works for the current 6-acre property and plans for a retail outlet on the same property are also in pursuit.
BeeHighVE is proud to be a private company that is Majority NL Owned and Majority Aboriginal Owned!
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