In the News

Prince Albert Photocopier Ltd. acquired by majority Indigenous-owned investment company, Optek Solutions LP

September 14, 2022, Prince Albert, SK. — Optek Solutions LP (Optek), an IT Services company that is owned by Athabasca Basin Development, Peter Ballantyne Group of Companies, and Kitsaki Management as well as Aebig Investments, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prince Albert Photocopier Ltd (PAP). PAP is a full-service IT […]

Meet Kitsaki’s New CEO Ron Hyggen

The concept of lifelong learning is more than just a philosophy for Ron; it’s engrained into nearly everything he does. Born in Swift Current, Ron and his family moved to Prince Albert, and then Saskatoon, where he spent most of his younger years. “My parents wanted to live near a university. […]

LaRoche McDonald Acquisition

Effective July 1st, 2022, Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership (“Kitsaki”) has acquired 100% of the shares of LaRoche McDonald Agencies Limited (“LaRoche”), a general insurance and property management firm based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “At Kitsaki, we are focused on long-term, sustainable businesses,” says Ron Hyggen, Kitsaki CEO. “The pandemic further highlighted the […]

Ice Road Trucking with NRT

Winter is nearly over and Northern Resource Trucking enjoyed another good season of Ice Road Trucking. This time of year at NRT is always busy. Steady runs into the uranium mines keep the regular fleet running steady. When the mills are in operation, the mines tend to be busy with all […]

Unearthing and Preserving Heritage Resources in Saskatchewan

With eight staff members in full- and part-time capacities, CanNorth’s heritage division boasts the largest heritage department in the province with the most permit holders based out of Saskatchewan. Indeed, CanNorth’s industrious archaeologists are making an impact within the company itself and within the broader archaeological community. Each of the eight […]

Athabasca Catering and First Nations Insurance move into new office space

Athabasca Catering Limited Partnership (ACLP) has moved into renovated facilities on reserve at 103 Packham Avenue. ACLP managing director Alan Cole says the new, 7,000 square foot office space is “absolutely phenomenal.” “We’ve spent a significant amount of capital investment in renovating it,” Cole said. “We completely gutted it and redesigned […]

NRT Diversifies into Manitoba

The slow down of the uranium mining industry in northern Saskatchewan has been difficult for the businesses that depend upon mining companies as major clients. Northern Resource Trucking is one of many companies that were forced to give their revenue streams a good hard look when Cameco closed their Rabbit Lake, […]

North and South: CanNorth participates in Community-Building Program in Columbia

CanNorth’s Community Programs Division Manager, Ryan Froess, specializes in community-based environmental monitoring programs as well as in cultivating working relationships between industry, government, First Nations, and communities. At the end of November 2019, Ryan received an opportunity to put his skills into action when he, representing CanNorth, was invited by Agriteam […]

NRT Training Program Far Exceeds Provincial Standards

Saskatchewan’s new minimum training requirements for Class 1a drivers has had the media and transportation industry buzzing. As of March 15, 2019, drivers are required to complete a minimum 121.5 hours of training before taking their road test. This mandatory entry-level training (MELT) consists of at least 47 hours classroom instruction, […]

Helen Burgess Retires after 22 years with First Nations Insurance Services

While Helen Burgess is looking forward to spending more time with all her grandchildren, she will sorely miss her clients and the staff at First Nations Insurance Services (FNIS). Burgess recently retired after spending 22 years as the manager of FNIS. “I was an emotional wreck for the first week (after […]