Quebec First Nation takes majority stake in BMR store

The Atikamekw Council of Wemotaci is the new majority owner of the BMR store in La Tuque, Que. The $1.8-million transaction leaves the prior owner, Pierre Naud Inc., with the remaining 49 percent interest. The band council is the smallest of three in the Atikamekw nation, who are indigenous to central Quebec and speak a variety of Cree. A future second phase of the partnership would see a point of service set up in Wemotaci itself.