Operations & Maintenance/Housing

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm
Friday, 8am - 1pm

Phone: 250-440-5611

Located in the Governance building.


  • 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
  • Wilson Chelsea, Acting O&M Manager - wilsonc@esketemc.ca
  • Madeline Chelsea, Property Manager - housing@esketemc.ca
  • Tahnea Alphonse, Community Engagement - communityengagement@esketemc.ca
  • Anna Chelsea, Housing Maintenance
  • Edmond Edwards, Biomass Maintenance
  • Kip Robbins,  Journeyman Carpenter
  • Ernie Chelsea, Janitor
  • Doreen A. Johnson, Janitor
  • Frederick Johnson, Garbage/Recycling Supervisor
  • Karl Ignatius, Recycling Team
  • Wayne Chelsea, Recycling Team