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Batchewana First Nation

Operations and Maintenance

Oversees the operations and maintenance of community infrastructure and related services
  • Provides public works services to the 4 reserves of Batchewana First Nation (Goulais Bay Reserve, Rankin Reserve, Obadjiwan Reserve and Whitefish Island Reserve) through varied arrangements
Performs a variety of tasks and maintenance operations including:
  • Road maintenance
  • Landscaping and community beautification
  • Brushing services
  • Street lighting
  • Repairs and upkeep of community buildings and residential homes
  • Snow removal
  • Upkeep of public spaces and grounds including 4 public parks
  • Management and rental of Old Hall and Goulais Complex
Capital Planning
  • Provides assistance in project management services and community development and planning
  • Assists with subdivision development plan and residential lot development plans
Additional services:
  • Curbside garbage collection is provided on all 4 reserves by private contractors
  • Coordinates a curbside blue box recycling program on Rankin Reserve
  • Cemetery upkeep and maintenance
  • Water and sewer in Goulais Bay and Obadjiwan are through private wells and septic fields
  • Water and sewer in Rankin Reserve is connected to the city system of Sault Ste Marie
Members of Batchewana First Nation
Application Process
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Toll Free
705-759-0914 - Band Office
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Mailing Address
Administration Office
236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON, P6A 6Z1
Raven Lesage, Assistant Manager
Phone: 705-759-0914 Ext 234
Operations and Maintenance Manager
Michael McDonald
Phone: 705-759-0914 Ext 236; Cell 705-943-7584
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
November 14, 2022
Administration Office, 236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON, P6A 6Z1
  • Administration/Band Office is located at Frontenac St in Batchewana First Nation
  • Closest intersection is at Frontenac St and Batchewana St
  • Situated near Rankin Arena and across the road from KIA dealership
  • Administrative Office is located on Rankin Reserve which is bordered on 3 sides by the city of Sault Ste Marie
  • Reserve is along Hwy 17 adjacent to and along E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
  • Consists of 4 settlements: Goulais Bay Reserve 15A, Obadjiwan Reserve 15E, Whitefish Island Reserve and the main settlement of Rankin Reserve 15D

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Hours of Operation
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Batchewana First Nation