Thank you for the questions.
Right now, Shackan band is in the highway corridor. When we look at what has happened here in the last year and over the last few years, even back to 2013 and 2017, there were mudslides and different things like that which affected our community. When we look at the economic development part or the economic viability, or even the chances of it, they are very slim to none. When we look at the amount of work that could potentially be done right now, the only thing that's really going to be beneficial to the Shackan band is the gravel pit, because of the highway rebuild through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and that's probably it. There is going to be a little bit of employment through that rebuild.
For economics or looking to the future, we need to look at other places to live or to move to. There is no chance of economics when you have a major devastation within your community, part of your band lands are no longer there.
You look at places like Kamloops or Westbank or you look at Osoyoos, and they basically have lakes and cities near them. There's the potential viability for development and economics and taxes. In building Sun Rivers, such as Kamloops did, you have that chance to gain revenue through housing potentials and leasing your land.
There's none of that where we live. I invite you. I've told Minister Hajdu, Minister Rankin and Minister Farnworth to come on out. I'll take you out there. I'll drive you there, and you'll actually see what's happening. Come on out.