Batchewana First Nation

Site: Administration Office

Service: Operations and Maintenance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Goulais pick-up Mon 
  • Obadjiwan pick-up Wed 
  • Rankin pick-up Thu
Description (Service) Oversees the operations and maintenance of community infrastructure and related services 
  • Provides public works services to the 4 reserves of Batchewana First Nation (Goulais Bay Reserve, Rankin Reserve, Obadjiwan Reserve and Whitefish Island Reserve) through varied arrangements
Performs a variety of tasks and maintenance operations including: 
  • Road maintenance 
  • Landscaping and community beautification 
  • Brushing services  
  • Street lighting  
  • Repairs and upkeep of community buildings and residential homes  
  • Snow removal  
  • Upkeep of public spaces and grounds 
  • Management and rental of Old Hall and Goulais Complex
Capital Planning  
  • Provides assistance in project management services and community development and planning 
  • Assists with subdivision development plan and residential lot development plans
Additional services: 
  • Curbside garbage collection is provided on all 4 reserves by private contractors 
  • Coordinates a curbside blue box recycling program on Rankin Reserve  
  • Cemetery upkeep is done through community volunteers 
  • Water and sewer in Goulais Bay and Obadjiwan are through private wells and septic fields 
  • Water and sewer in Rankin Reserve is connected to the city system of Sault Ste Marie
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-Jun  
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon Jul-Aug
Areas Served Batchewana First Nation
Eligibility Members of Batchewana First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-0914
Toll Free Phone 1-877-236-2632
Fax 705-759-9171
Primary Contact Agnes Lidstone, Operations and Maintenance Manager; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 236
Alternate Contact Kandyce Porter, Assistant Manager; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 234
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Batchewana First Nation
Address 236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1
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Intersection Frontenac St and Batchewana St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)