PBCN Sets Sights on New P.A. Urban Reserve

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 14:24



City council in Prince Albert has given the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation the green light to begin constructing a gas bar and convenience store in the city.


A development permit was approved earlier this week — and while a number of conditions are attached to it, an official with the band sees it as a positive step.


PBCN development manager Trevor Ives says getting the permit was a major hurdle and it should set the stage for the business to become a reality this year or in 2005.


He says the gas bar would bring benefits to both the band and the city, including the creation of about 25 jobs.


Ives says the plan is to turn the land the store will be on into an urban reserve once things are up and running.


He hopes to see construction begin later this year.