Operations & Maintenance/Housing

Hours: Mon - Thur, 8am- 5pm, Fri 8am - 1pm


stillshot from "Ctsenmewsctem re Stsmemelt" - film by Jeremy Williams

  • Operations and Maintenance

The O&M team plans, coordinates and implements repair, maintenance and capital projects and is responsible for building & community maintenance. O&M runs the Water Treatment Program, and handles sewer, sanitation and snow removal.


In April 2022, O&M staff had attended training from IZWTAG (Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group) in order to help the community improve waste management as a means of protecting the environment through recycling and other various methods of waste reduction, i.e. composting. Current Capital Projects consist of a band-operated Eco-Depot in the future.

  • Housing

The Housing Coordinator oversees the Housing Program, and is responsible for the collection of rent, communication, implementing of the Housing Policy, and the overseeing of CMHC and band-owned housing and repairs/renovation projects.

Staff Members

Loretta Weingart, Public Works Office Administrator/Capital Manager - lorettaw@esketemc.ca
David O. Johnson, O&M Manager - capitalmanager@esketemc.ca
Madeline Chelsea, Property Manager - housing@esketemc.ca
Wilson Chelsea, Heavy Equipment Operator
Edmond Edwards, Biomass Maintenance
Kip Robbins,  Journeyman Carpenter
Zooly Johnson, O&M/Sawmill Labour
Ernie Chelsea, Janitor
Doreen A. Johnson, Janitor
Frederick Johnson, Garbage/Recycling Supervisor
Karl Ignatius, Recycling Team
Wayne Chelsea, Recycling Team