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Penticton Indian Band recognized at business awards

Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcilliation John Rustad, right, and Penticton Indian Band Councillor Joseph Pierre at the 2016 Aboriginal Business Awards.
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October 22, 2016 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - The Penticton Indian Band's development arm has been recognized for its efforts at this year’s aboriginal business awards.

Band spokesperson Dawn Russell says the awards presentation, which took place in Vancouver on Wednesday, Oct. 19, saw the corporation recognized in the category of Community owned business of the year.

The Penticton Indian Band owns and operates four businesses, including Westhills Aggregates, Coyote Cruises, Sn’pinktn Forestry and the Penticton Indian Band Utilities Corporation.

Council member Joseph Pierre accepted the award on behalf of the corporation.

The awards are an annual event held by the B.C. Achievement Foundation.

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