PRINCE GEORGE, BC (February 11, 2016) – Lheidli T’enneh is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. (EDI) to jointly establish an environmental consulting services business. The focus of this ground-breaking partnership is to provide comprehensive environmental services to companies interested in projects on the Lheidli T’enneh traditional territory and Northern BC.
“This MOU marks a beginning of new partnership ventures we will pursuing this year. EDI and Lheidli T’enneh will be mutually benefitted through this business partnership. This will also drive economic development opportunities for the community of Prince George and Northern British Columbia” stated Chief Dominic Frederick. “We have a long standing relationship since 1998 with EDI and their commitment to excellence and to aboriginal partnerships combined with Lheidli T’enneh’s knowledge of the local and regional market and other partnerships will create opportunities for both parties.”
Founded in Prince George in 1994, EDI is a western Canada based environmental consulting company that focuses on living things and where they live. For almost twenty years EDI and the Lheidli T’enneh Natural Resources staff and community members have worked together, sharing our collective resources and knowledge to deliver high quality environmental services to our mutual natural resource clients.
“I would like to thank Chief Dominic Frederick and the Lheidli T’enneh for asking EDI to join them in forming a jointly owned environmental services company. EDI looks forward to building a great sustainable company with the Lheidli T’enneh that provides meaningful skills and career development opportunities, delivers high quality services and products for our clients, and ultimately provides long term economic and social benefits to our community.” Said Bob Redden President of EDI.
Under the terms of the partnership agreement, EDI will also be working with Lheidli T’enneh to provide jobs and skills training opportunities in the environmental consulting area for members of the Lheidli T’enneh.