- By Tom Pechloff of OBJ – Published on May 21, 2015
Windmill Developments marked a couple Canadian firsts Thursday, announcing collaborative agreements with the Algonquin-Anishinabe community that will ensure that community has a strong presence in the development of the former Domtar Lands.
Windmill Developments and members of the Algonquin community mark letter of intent, One Planet sustainable community designation
Windmill founding partner Jeff Westeinde signed a letter of intent with Pikwakanagan chief Kirby Whiteduck that will see several collaborative initiatives, including ensuring Algonquin tradespeople work on the company’s $1-billion Zibi mixed-use development, youth mentorships are put in place and economic development partnerships and small business opportunities are created.
Mr. Whiteduck said he was also happy Windmill and Bioregional want to work to create a sustainable community around the area of the Ottawa River, which has been contaminated by years of industrial use.
“We think that’s something the Algonquins want to be a part of and continue that legacy that we’ve always had with the territory, the land and the waters,” he said.
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