Technical Services

Shibogama Technical Services (STS) been an integral part of Shibogama since its formation in 1984 and is one of four departments. We have built a solid reputation with each of the Shibogama associated community members as well as other First Nation communities in the district.

Technical Services is directed by a committee which consists of representatives from each community. Our mandate is to provide technical advisory services to the Shibogama member communities based upon the INAC Public Works Manual. We have carried out most of our projects in First Nations communities, which have included involvement over and above the INAC Public Works Manual.

In brief, we can provide a complete range of advisory services for building and infrastructure projects. Technical Services is constantly seeking and taking on new challenges and planning for the future by partnering with other engineering and construction firms.







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Grand Opening - Kas Health Centre

Kasabonika Lake is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of their new Health Centre, the Emily Anderson Memorial Menoyawin Health Centre.  This new state of the art health facility will help to ensure all the community members of Kasabonika Lake has access to improved health care services.  This expansion provides additional functional and programming space to serve the community and health professionals.

Kingfisher Lake Completes Upgrades to the Diesel Generating Station

Kingfisher Lake First Nation’s Diesel Generating Station (DGS) Upgrade is now complete! Pictured here is Chief Mamakwa starting up the new 1MW generator and Project Team representatives from Kingfisher Lake First Nation, INAC, Hydro One Remote Communities Inc., and Shibogama First Nations Council. The new upgrades have increased the DGS plant rating to 1055kW, which means that the hydro connection restrictions that were imposed on the community in 2012 have now been removed, and additional houses and other buildings can now be connected to hydro.

KLFN Nursing Station Expansion Project

After several years of planning by the community, the Kasabonika Lake Nursing Station Expansion Project is finally out of the ground.  Shibogama Technical Services is pleased to be participating in this project as Project Manager.  The community and Shibogama are joined by the design team of Wickham Consulting, and general contractor Wechimachida Limited Partnership.  Wechimachida is a joint venture between the community and PennCo Construction of Manitoba.  The completion schedule on the New Nursing Station is next June, with renovations to create additional accommodations for staff and fi

Energy Planning Project: Final Community Meetings

Photo: ACEP Meeting in Wapekeka First Nation, 17/02/2017

During the week of February 13th, 2017 Shibogama Technical Services held final community meetings for the Community Energy Planning project in Kingfisher Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Wunnumin Lake and Wapekeka First Nations. Attendees learned about their community’s Draft Community Energy Plan and provided feedback to STS on the final versions of the Plans.

2016 Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference

Registration is OPEN for the 2016 Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference - Adapting our Knowledge to Empower Change! It will be held in Thunder Bay, ON, October 4-6, 2016.

Shibogama First Nations Council is proud to be a part of the Planning Committee bringing you this year's event. If you're interested in attending and haven't yet registered, please contact Laura Sayers at 807-737-2662 or by email for more details, or check out our website at

Wataynikaneyap Power Update

Wataynikaneyap Power recently celebrated two announcements.  First the joining of two additional First Nation Communities, including Pikangikum and Lac Du Mille Lac FN, to bring the total partnership of Northern Ontario First Nations to 22. The Second is the announcement by the Ontario Government that they have designated Wataynikaneyap Power as the transmission company to build the 1,800 kilometre line to connect the 17 remote First Nation Communities to the provincial power grid.

Community Energy Advisors meet in Sioux Lookout

On Tuesday May 24, 2016 the Community Energy Advisors for Kasabonika Lake, Kingfisher Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin, and Wunnumin Lake First Nations met with Shibogama Technical Services staff to discuss the ongoing Community Energy Planning project.

Shibogama Technical Services and all five of the Shibogama communities were awarded funding from the Independent Electricity System Operator’s  Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (IESO - ACEP) program.

Solar Power in Kingfisher Lake

Yesterday, Chief James Mamakwa (Kingfisher Lake), Laura Sayers and Stu Finn (STS)  (pictured here) took the opportunity for a 'selfie' while flipping the power switch on for the Omahamo Store's Solar Photovoltaic System. Kingfisher Lake has successfully used Solar PV on the roof of the Water Treatment Plant (10kW) since 2013, saving approximately $1000/month on the hydro bill. In 2015, an additional 9.25kW was installed on the Omahamo Store roof, connected to the net-metered system at the Water Treatment Plant.


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