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5 Buds Cannabis

5 Buds Cannabis has shops in Warman, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton and a location opening soon in Kindersley. 5 Buds Cannabis is owned by a consortium of development companies for Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Prince Albert Grand Council, English River First Nation and several Athabasca Basin First Nations including James Smith Cree Nation.

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MRI Clinic

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In 2008, ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS) and James Smith Cree Nation, Chakastaypasin Band, Peter Chapman Band formed a Joint Venture providing catering, housekeeping and ancillary remote camp services to resource, industrial and construction camps.

Today, our Joint Venture supports the camp operations for the Rio Tinto Falcon facility. ESS North America has over 40 years of remote support services experience and is the market leader in total support service solutions for clients in the construction, oil & gas, mining and defence sectors.

As the market leader in providing remote food service and related support assistance, wherever the location, no matter how extreme the environment may be, ESS is there to provide the premier guest experience for our clients and their employees. We're committed to being a good neighbor and maintaining outstanding relations with the people and local communities in which we do business.

ESS Support Services is a proud partner with James Smith Developments Ltd. For more information visit

MRI Clinic

James Smith Cree Nation opens MRI Clinic in Saskatoon.

On November 20, James Smith Cree Nation opened and celebrated the grand opening of the National Medical Imaging Clinic and Education Research Centre. The clinic located in Saskatoon, includes a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), X-Rays and Ultra Technology.

The MRI clinic will be used as a training facility for the University of Saskatchewan and Sask Polytechnic. James Smith Cree Nation Chief Wally Burns says the purpose of the MRI clinic is to serve everybody in Saskatchewan.


James Smith Cree Nation signs MOU with Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

The James Smith Cree Nation signed a memorandum of understanding with Saskatchewan Polytechnic on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019. The MOU will ensure Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students receive on site medical training in the medical imaging clinic providing patients MRI's and CT scans.

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