Author Archives: Richard Perry

Paqtnkek Announces Anchor Tenants in Commercial Development

For immediate release November 1, 2018 Antigonish, NS: Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation announced today that Wilsons Fuels and Calgary-based Husky will team up to supply an Esso-branded outlet in the community’s new commercial development 20 kilometres east of Antigonish. Husky will supply diesel fuel to the station’s card-lock operation as a convenience for long-haul truckers traveling […]

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Betty Googoo: Paqtnkek’s Advocate for a Cleaner Environment

by Richard Perry She started out three years ago as a part-timer on the Band’s clean-up crew. Today Betty Googoo is leading several progressive initiatives to put her community at the forefront of sustainable environmental leadership. “I’m learning all the time,” says this mother of four in a recent interview. Her workstation in the Band […]

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Double recognition for Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation

May 15, 2017 Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation near Antigonish, Nova Scotia has been awarded a financial performance certificate that puts it in the top ten percent of the best managed First Nations in Canada. The First Nations Financial Management Board, based in Vancouver, reviewed the band’s financial performance over a five-year period ending March 31, 2016. […]

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