On September 8, 2022, a group of 30 SECURE employees from across the company participated in the Doig River Waste Round-up at the Doig River First Nation (DRFN) northeast of Fort St. John, BC.
As outlined in SECURE’s environmental policy, we recognize the importance of being an environmentally responsible and considerate neighbour in the communities where we operate and engaging with local communities is a priority. SECURE employs environmental practices that support healthy, resilient, adaptive communities.
“Thanks to the North operations team for the great turnout at the DRFN waste round-up. It was a great showing/turnout on SECURE's part,” said Dustin Moodie, GM North Operations. “Any opportunity to come together to help out and build on our relationships with First Nations and the communities where we live, and work is the foundation that Secure was built on. Thanks Team!”
The roundup involved employees from both Environmental Solutions and Midstream Infrastructure operations, who have worked with community members to provide annual clean-ups at Doig River First Nation since 2015.
“SECURE was able to draw on our waste services expertise, going door-to-door to assist in the removal of more than 15 tonnes of refuse from the community that would have otherwise been difficult to find local disposal solutions for, including 7 bins of household wastes, scrap metal and tires. The team also assisted in classifying and removing wastes requiring special handling including paint, flammable liquids, used oil and filters, automotive batteries, corrosive materials, and propane tanks” Bill Chew, Director CleanSite, explained.
After the cleanup, DFRN hosted a BBQ lunch and their leadership thanked SECURE team members for the day and indicated they looked forward to carrying on the relationship with SECURE after the Tervita merger.
“Thank you, SECURE, for a great day in our yearly DRFN community clean-up. It has been a long few years (pre-COVID-19) since the last community clean-up. This is a positive start to a new relationship with SECURE taking over from Tervita. DRFN members really enjoyed the clean-up, it was great to meet some of the SECURE team in our region who joined the clean-up. It was a hard-working day and we had fun lunching with everyone and meeting old and new friends to the DRFN community. Thank you SECURE we will see you next September 2023 for the DRFN community clean-up, team, and relationship building! As Elder Sam Acko said at lunch, ‘we are really happy.'”
Justin Davis - Doig River First Nation’s Economic Development Manager
Thank you to all who participated in such an important day for the DRFN community. We look forward to participating in the DRFN Waste Roundup again next year!