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Public Works

Jeffery Prince – Manager of Public Works

  1. Capital Projects are overseen and approved by Public Works on an annual basis via INAC Funding and scheduling.
  2. Middle River Water Plant is overseen and operated by Gammall Joseph for general water use while in the interim a new Waterplant is being constructed offsite.  Potable drinking water is transported to Middle River by Walter Joseph until a new Waterplant can be delivered and made operational in September.
  3. Tachie Water Plant Operators are in training and in near future all Waterplant operators will be cross-trained on each Waterplant for further security and supply of Water.  Backup operators in training to accommodate main operators vacation time-off, holidays, weekends, and the unforeseen i.e., sick leave or medical emergencies.
  4. Employee Succession Planning and training is underway for Jeffrey Prince to accommodate our Main Public Works O&M employee, James Hanson’s, future planning and considerations.
  5. Road upgrading is being planned for and funded via INAC.
  6. Lift Station Repairs and replacements are ongoing and monitored by James Hanson and Jeffrey Prince to accommodate the proper removal of community sewage.
  7. Housing Construction are based on annual applications and approval from INAC, CHMC and Tl’azt’en Nation based on our performance of Rental Income from Tenants.
  8. Public Works Equipment Procurement or Repairs / Fixes
  9. Volunteer Fire Department Training
  10. Waste Transfer Station
  11. Miscellaneous Contracts
  12. INAC Reporting
  13. Mechanic Shop Cleanup


Department Employee list


Public Works Manager

Jeffery Prince 


Housing Coordinator

Gordon Anatole


Water Plant Operators

Tachie – Jeffrey Prince

             – Jason Holland (Backup)

–  Norman Anatole (Backup)


Middle River 

Water Delivery

Middle River – Walter Joseph


Water Sampling

Tachie/Middle River – Walter Joseph

Tachie Waterplant – Jeffrey Prince

Middle River Waterplant – 


Garbage Pickup

Tache/Binche – James Hanson and Jeffrey Prince

Middle River – Walter Joseph

Gas Attendant

Tachie – Sherry Piche and Gordon Anatole (Department Use Only)


Snow Removal

Eugene Joseph Elementary School – Teddy Johnny

Tachie – Jean Monk (Nuz’ke Bobcat Service Contracting)

Binche – Steven Murdoch

Middle River – Vincent John and Edgar John (Middle River Tractor/Community Funds)

Middle River – Walter Joseph (Main Roads – in and out)


For any Questions/concerns surrounding publics works issues, Please contact Ron Winser @ 250-648-3212

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