CBC Thunder Bay Sounds of the Season: KBM Resources touches down in Nibinamik
Company supplying aircraft to transport food to Nibinamik First Nation, about 500 km north of Thunder Bay
A plane supplied by KBM Resources Group carrying food for a remote northwestern Ontario First Nation has touched down as part of CBC Thunder Bay's 2017 Sounds of the Season.
The Cessna 206 aircraft landed in Nibinamik, a community about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., carrying cases of food as well as a box of books.
The food donated to Nibinamik will be used for the community's feast on Christmas Day — which is held every year — community officials told CBC News after the plane landed on Friday.
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Wapoose said people in Nibinamik can struggle with getting enough to eat as the high cost can be prohibitive. Having her community be part of Sounds of the Season was really nice, she added.
"I think it means a lot because it came in," she said. "It's not every day that we get food flown in, so it's a big help."
The eight First Nations who are receiving food are not easily accessible, meaning it's more expensive to transport even basic goods that far north. Staples like fruit, vegetables and fresh milk can be hard to come by for families.