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Heiltsuk Nation condemns Federal Government’s towing contract decision
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Heiltsuk Nation condemns Federal Government’s towing contract decision

The Heiltsuk Nation is condemning the Federal Government’s choice for an ocean towing contract.

Atlantic Towing Limited was recently awarded a 3 year contract for two emergency towing vessels on the West Coast as part of the Oceans Protection Plan.

The Heiltsuk Nation, who submitted a joint bid with Horizon Maritime Services Limited, issued a statement against the decision this morning.

According to the Nation, Aboriginal participation components in the process accounted for less than 1 percent of the decision.

The Nation’s dissaproval stems not from their rejected bid, but from Atlantic Towing’s lack of experience with Pacific waters and from the company’s aging vessels.

The emergency towing contract is worth 65 million dollars over the three year period.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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