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New fish and seafood cold storage facility to be built on North Island

CANADA
Wednesday, April 01, 2015, 03:30 (GMT + 9)

A new cold storage facility for fish and seafood will be constructed this spring to serve the growing need on the North Island, led by the k'awat'si Economic Development General Partner Corporation (KEDC), a company founded to grow opportunities for the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations (GNN). The 2.2 million pound capacity facility, to be located at Port Hardy's old mall site, will be built by the k'awat'si Construction Company and is set to begin operations in time for the summer sport fishing season. The new facility will meet the North Island's growing demand for cold storage, which is currently 10 million pounds short of meeting capacity needs. It will also serve as a processing facility, with the potential to add specialty processing or shellfish deprivation as services on site. "Our council is very proud of what KEDC has begun to accomplish in terms of new o... FULL STORY

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