During the past year much emphasis has been placed on the area of Community/Economiic
Development. Gingolx has expanded this area to include the area of Social
Development to support all around community initiatives.
For the past two years, Gingolx has been a bee hive of activity. The
success which Gingolx experienced is a result of solid partnerships with
community groups, Foundations and external parteners and stakeholders
including federal and provincial Government agencies and departments.
Over the past year Gingolx has seen its unemployment rate jump from
82% down to 64%. In 2002 the GVG formed a partnership with the Gingolx
Cultural Society and the Federal Government to develop a Media Center.
The center was extremely successful in its first year of operation and
quickly became the second larger employer in Gingolx, next to the GVG.
The Cultural Society and the GVG also operated the Community Cap Site.
The site is opened for all community members to come in to surf the internet
or to do small business websites. In February 2003, residents began to
utilize the site for government services such as applying for EI directly
The past year has seen the successful completion of the following projects:
Two trails build by a 15 man crew over a 7 month period
Two trails by a seven man crew over a five month period
The revamping of a board walk to the old cemetary
The building of four community smokehouse
The building of 150 benches and picnic tables for CRABFEST 2004
The construction of a wooded bridge leading to the smokehouses
The successful bid for the construction of a Cultural Longhouse and
The successful acceptance of a funding proposal for the carving
of two Totem Poles
The successful implementation of a partnership for the building and
operation of a media center ( 10 Workers)
Further development of the Community Access Program (2 workers)
The development of a community Map ( 2 workers)
The Gingolx Community
Sawmill has been in operation for the past 12 months and is slowly
becomming successful. The workers are now fully
trained and are now moving to stage two. Currently the sawmill is
preparing to saw the required timber for the cultural carving shed
and in the next
few weeks will start stage two which is a 26 week, four man project
exploring the need and marketability of value added products.