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Initiatives

Economic Development is a key component to the Millbrook First Nation’s Success.

Millbrook First Nation Community:
Building and Growing

The Millbrook First Nation, located adjacent to the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia, has become a model community for other First Nations across the country. Under the strong leadership of Chief and Council, the health and well being of the Band membership is the first priority.

The community has programs in place to help its children succeed in school, both academically and socially.

"Millbrook students go to provincial schools, so we work closely with the schools and school board," says Debbie Gloade, Millbrook's Education Director. "That includes having Native Support workers in local schools where our students attend. We have many initiatives to help promote education, and give individualized attention to all the students, like after-school programs, lunch programs and literacy support. "Because of these initiatives, success in schools continues to increase."


“Continuation of the success seen in the schools and in addition restore the language and culture of the Mi’kmaq people. Also, looking to providing alternatives resources and methods to transition students from the present educational system to the work force by providing and enhancing employment skills.” - Chief Bob Gloade, Millbrook First Nation

Additional Initiatives:

The Millbrook Band Cheese Curds/Habaneros Restaurant

May 17, 2017

Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia - May 15, 2017
The Millbrook Band set plans to build a Cheese Curds/Habaneros Quick Service Restaurant in Millbrook’s Power Centre. The Restaurant will be owned/operated by the Millbrook Band, this restaurant will be the second franchise to come from the Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants.

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Millbrook’s Strip Mall

May 10, 2017

Millbrook's Strip Mall will offer twelve (12) 1250 SF and one 2500 SF of Retail/Commercial spaces.

Coming soon!
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Contact Terry French at (902) 897-9199 Ext. 118

Driftwood Hospitality Management to Develop New-Build Hotel in Truro, Nova Scotia

Dec 17, 2013

94-Room Property to be Managed by Driftwood; Slated for Q1 2016 Completion

North Palm Beach, Fla. – December 17, 2013 – Driftwood Hospitality Management (www.TheDriftwoodDifference.com) today announced plans to develop a new upper mid- scale hotel in Truro, Nova Scotia. The hotel will be built in partnership with the Millbrook First Nation community and marks Driftwood’s official entry into the Canadian market.

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Truro Power Centre

Nov 21, 2013

The community’s retail park, the Truro Power Centre, is thriving, securing close to a dozen tenants since it opened in 2001. Located along the province's busiest highway, the Truro Power Centre is well-positioned for economic growth. Truro Power Centre businesses include a multiplex theatre, sit-down and drive-through restaurants, a 50-room hotel, a recreational vehicle retailer, a service station, an aquaculture facility and the Glooscap Heritage Centre. Building on success, Millbrook has completed the second phase of the park's development. This phase saw an additional nine hectares cleared for roads, water and sewer at a cost of $ 4.5 million.

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Treaty Enterprise

Nov 21, 2013

Treaty Enterprise was developed by the Millbrook Band for Video Lottery Terminals (V.L.T.) operations under the gaming agreement with the province of Nova Scotia. Treaty Enterprise is separated into two distinct business operations: Treaty Entertainment has three locations in Millbrook, one on James Street and two in the Truro Power Centre. Treaty Entertainment provides V.L.T. entertainment. The Treaty Convenience store is located at Cole Harbour, This store provide a convenience store, several gas pumps, and V.L.T. Entertainment.

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Wind Energy Project under the C.O.M.F.I.T. Program

Nov 21, 2013

The Millbrook First Nation is the first Mi’kmaq band to have a wind energy project approved under the province’s COMFIT program. The 6 MW Millbrook Community Wind project, located on private land about five kilometers southwest of Truro, as of November 2014 the project was completed. The band will own 51 per cent of the project, earning several million dollars in equity returns over the life of its 20-year COMFIT contract. The remaining 49 per cent will be owned by juwi Wind Canada, which will jointly develop the project with Nova Scotia-based Community Wind Farms Inc. and operate the facility once it is completed. juwi plans to pre-qualify and prioritize local and Mi’kmaq contractors and work with them to provide educational internships during the development phase, on-the-job training through apprenticeships during construction of the project, and long- term local jobs in operations and maintenance. The company is also working on plans for a fund that is expected to provide scholarships for community residents. The Millbrook project will also provide lease payments to local landowners who host the turbines and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in new property tax revenue to Colchester County.

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Millbrook & Melford Sign Investment & Consulting Agreements

Nov 21, 2013

Millbrook First Nation Band Council through the Millbrook First Nation Economic Development Corporation has invested in the Melford International Terminal Project at the Strait of Canso. Also, Millbrook will serve as advisor to Melford on all First Nation issues, including land and environmental matters. Melford President Paul Martin said his company is extremely pleased to have Millbrook as a partner and an advisor. Martin said, "This band has earned a reputation as an aggressive, forward-thinking group and we are delighted with the confidence they have demonstrated in our project and our ability to deliver". Millbrook was impressed by the quality of the investors and partners that Melford has attracted and stated that the Melford team has the ability to bring the project to reality, and that was a significant factor in the band's decision to be a partner and advisor.

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The Melford Advantage

Nov 21, 2013

Melford Terminal will be the closest deep-water terminal in Mainland North America to Europe and the Suez.

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Cole Harbour

Nov 21, 2013

The Truro Power Centre is not the only location Millbrook has to offer for partnership opportunities. The Band owns other lands in Nova Scotia, including 19 hectares in Cole Harbour.

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The Fisheries

Nov 21, 2013

On December 19th/2005 Millbrook First Nation signed a historic agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Millbrook First Nation. The agreement is a commitment to explore cooperative management opportunities in marine fisheries and aquaculture.

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Technology

Nov 21, 2013

The Federal Government has incorporated several strategies to ensure Aboriginal participation in the procurement process of goods and services. Strategies such as the Aboriginal Industrial Benefit Program and Aboriginal Set Aside Programs have become instrumental in strategically positioning Aboriginal companies to participate in and benefit from Major Crown Projects.

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Super 8 Motel

Oct 22, 2013

Pacrim Hospitality Services of Halifax developed and manages the successful Super 8 Motel located at the Truro Power Centre. Glenn Squires, CEO of Pacrim, says Millbrook's practical business model works well for the firm, one of Canada's largest privately-owned hotel management companies. "We enjoy working with Millbrook and had a great experience with the partnership model, which works to the advantage of all," says Squires. "The relationship is very collaborative and geared to a win-win over the duration of any given project.

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