Kikino Metis Settlement finds ways to combat inflation

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 4:02pm

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Image shows gas station pump with prices

Kikino Metis Settlement finds ways to help community members to tackle inflation on fuel prices

 

 

With fuel prices continuing to rise across the province of Alberta, getting to a designated area is becoming more costly.

According to  Statistics Canada; back in March, the price of fuel was 176.9 cents per litre. Now in the month of May, prices at the pump are now sitting at 180.9 cent per litre.

The rise is also having an impact on Indigenous communities, according to Chairman of The Kikino Metis Settlement Chad Cardinal. It is also affecting farmers and members of the community.

 

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Cardinal says there are programs that Kikino has in place for members to help keep the prices down and to keep money in residents’ pockets.

Some of the programs that Kikino Metis Settlement has to offer is a housing program called 50/50, where the community matches the members amount they bring that goes towards housing upgrades. Along with programs for youth recreation.

However, Cardinal says that even with these programs and services in place in his community, he believes that the Province of Alberta needs to step up.

 

 

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