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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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.

Kasabonika Lake Nursing Clinic Project

Our Project Team, pictured here taking time to smile for the camera, are working hard on the functional plan and design for renovations to the existing along with a significant addition to the Nursing Clinic in Kasabonika Lake.  Our leader and Chief Eno H. Anderson is centre with his Council Members and Elder, as well as our team of design specialist, technicians and health care workers, and is very happy to finally have this project underway. 

First Nations Partnership: LDC Workshop in Thunder Bay - March 30 & 31st.

We are inviting three (3) participants from each remote First Nation Community to join us in a Workshop that will help to prepare them for connection to the provincial transmission grid.  This LDC Workshop: A Plan Moving Forward  will be held in Thunder Bay from March 31 through April 1st.  All remote FN communities should contact their TC Representative to register and make travel arrangements.   

Heavy Equipment Operator's Training and Certification

Congratulations goes out to our new Heavy Equipment Operators in Kasabonika Lake, who following training and certification have been hired by Contractor - Arnason Industries Ltd. to work on the Kasabonika Lake Sewage Lagoon Project.  Chief Eno H. Anderson and several Council Members were on hand to congratulate Con McKay, Ashley Anderson, Noah Fox, Murray Anderson, and Kyle Mckay, our most recently certified Operators. A wonderful achievement!   

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