Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head & The Lean Man First Nation
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head & The Lean Man First Nation is reviving two of their small business ventures. To kick-start reopening, Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head & The Lean Man First Nation used a portion of the FNT funds allocated to their community to help with restocking the shelves of their store and their gas station. The convenience of having both the gas station and the confectionary located on-reserve is expected to ensure it will be a busy spot. The reopening of the store not only benefits their Elders and families without vehicles, but it provides a practical alternative to the drive to town for one or two small items. It is also a plus for shoppers from the nearby Red Pheasant First Nation. The operation now has three full-time and two part-time employees, another positive benefit to keeping the little businesses running.