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Moving out crews, setting up rigs and monitoring pipelines. We can customize a plan to complete your job requirements.
We have pilots very experienced in the film industry on staff along with all the equipment to make your project a safe and cost effective endeavour.
Some common types of surveys we facilitate are soil, wildlife, vegetation, and water. We have proven to be an extremley cost effective and efficient way for our clients to move throughout the region
We actively assist forestry with preventing, extinguishing and monitoring forest fires throughout Alberta.
We can move construction materials and supply lifts for installations on buildings or oil rigs. Contact us below to see if our fleet can supply you with the tools to complete your job.
Who we are as a company has everything to do with the determination and vision of the person with the dream
Mike Cardinal has been a driving force in the aboriginal community of this area for over 40 years. He was born in Fort Chipewyan and raised on a trap line by his great grand parents. He learned the meaning of the aboriginal ways and the meaning of working hard and never giving up at an early age.
He worked with forestry in his youth, he trapped for many years, spent a period of time at Syncrude Canada and then pursued a dream of owning his own business. He opened a tiny small engine repair shop in Fort Chipewyan and through sheer determination and hard work he built it into a skidoo and marine dealership which evolved into a successful contracting business here in Fort Mcmurray.
In 1986, with his unending determination he pursued building a winter road from Fort Chipewyan to Fort Mcmurray with just a cat and a pick up truck. He and an employee left Fort Mcmurray and pushed the winter road through. It took them 4 days and at the very end Mike, Roy Flett, Emile Girard and Stanley Wylie were literally shovelling the snow to the ground by hand, to ensure the truck made it up the hill to Fort Chipewyan. Thanks to this type of determination Fort Chipewyan has had a winter road each year since.
During the course of the last 30 years in business he fulfilled another lifelong dream of owning a helicopter. This dream became a reality that evolved into Lakeshore Helicopters.
Throughout the years he has never forgotten his roots. He believes in the youth of the area and their education by contributing to their causes and celebrations. Mike respects the elders of the area and their care and celebrations are important to him. His love of traditional music has led him to support aboriginal musical events throughout western Canada.
Mike was one of the founding fathers of NAABA.. They came up with the idea of an association to represent all aboriginal companies in Northern Alberta. This grass roots idea has become one of the strongest organizations of its kind in Canada.
His message to the aboriginal people is to believe in yourself, believe in your family and your aboriginal roots, work hard, stay in school for it is an opportunity to go further, and most importantly, to never ever give up on your dreams.