Operator Highlight: Nico Suggashie

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Nico Suggashie (24 years old) is from Poplar Hill First Nation, a community of about 500 people near the Ontario/Manitoba border. After graduating from high school five years ago, Nico struggled to find a job. But the opportunity to train as a water operator and work in his community’s water treatment plant has led him Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Angeline Wassaykeesic

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Angie is from Poplar Hill First Nation. Her daughter once asked why it was that all the people working in the water treatment plant were males? Angie decided that she would be a role model for her daughter and decided to obtain her certification and become a water plant operator. The plant in Poplar Hill Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Sandra Meekis

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Sandy Lake First Nation — Water Plant Operator Sandra Meekis has just recently started her career as a water plant operator. She is from Sandy Lake First Nation, a community of 3000 people. Sandy is one of the largest reserves with three operators. Duties include checking drawdowns, checking meters, testing water, taking samples. Samples are taken at the schools, nursing station, band office, and some residences. Sandra Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Graham Hutchison

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City of Dryden — Water Plant Operator Graham is relatively new on board with the City of Dryden. He started in June of 2014 in water distribution and moved on to work in the wastewater treatment plant in September. He will be working in the water treatment plant as well. Duties include taking samples, performing lab tests, pH checks, settling tests for SBRs, rotary press to Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Tyler Skead

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Rat Portage First Nation  — Water Plant Operator Tyler Skead is from the Rat Portage First Nation. The Wauzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage) community is located immediately south of the City of Kenora and is situated on the shores of the Lake of the Woods. First Nation. The community has 750 residents with 400 living on reserve. The water treatment plant is a Class 1 surface water Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Joe Roussin

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City of Dryden Water Plant Operator Joe has worked for over a year for the City of Dryden (population approximately 6500) in water distribution. The city provides water services to 2500 metered residents. His tasks vary from day to day from inspecting water meters, flushing hydrants, installing water lines, dealing with brown water issues, and water main breaks. Joe also works in the wastewater collection, taking care of Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Levius Anderson

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Kasabonika First Nation — Water Plant Operator, GED Graduate Levius has been an operator in Kasabonika since June of 2006. The plant where he works has a conventional filtration system. His duties include performing tests on both raw and treated water and checking chlorine residuals. He calibrates a portable colorimeter and does SCADA monitoring.Levius received Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Dion Kakegamic

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Keewaywin First Nation — Water Plant Operator Dion has been a water plant operator in Keewaywin First Nation for two years. Some of his duties as an operator include cleaning weirs, working with chemicals, and doing bacterial sampling each week. Dion holds a Class 1 certificate in Water Treatment and is currently taking his Class Read the article >>

Operator Highlight: Leonard Wavy

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Mishkeegogamang First Nation — Water Plant Operator, GED Graduate Congratulations to Leonard Wavy from Mishkeegogamang First Nation. Leonard has received his GED (Grade 12 Equivalency) and is now a fully certified operator in his community. Leonard has been working in the public works field for 6 years. He has received his OIT and his Entry-Level Read the article >>