The Carmacks Development Corporation (CDC) recent press releases and news items.

Terry Billy

Terry Billy

June 14, 2021

Terry Billy, a former LSCFN counsellor and employee at the Carmacks Development Corporation has agreed to advise CDC  on major resource development issues which are happening right now within the LSCFN traditional territory. Terry’s experience in business including working with mines and major road contractors brings the type of knowledge needed in the immediate negotiations with business.

June 7, 2021

The CDC is undergoing a major renovation and upgrade to its commercial centre, located on the North Klondike Highway in Carmacks, Yukon.

The Carmacks Development Corporation Commercial Centre holds the offices of the Carmacks Renewable Resources Council, CDC and the CIBC bank. As well, boardroom facilities are available for training and other meetings.

Ron Gartshore, CEO and Sheila Garvice, Chair

May 31, 2021

Sheila Garvice, CDC Chair and Ron Gartshore, CEO recently signed a business arrangement with Capital Helicopters to provide services within the LSCFN Traditional Territory.

CDC is finalizing a number of business arrangements, preparing for major resource development, transmission line work and road and bridge construction this summer.



May 1, 2021

The CDC is completing a strategic economic development plan. The board of directors are seen here meeting with the CEO during a working lunch. 

 In preparation of the CDC strategic economic development planning meeting with the board, a strategic planning workshop was held with business advisors in Carmacks (see picture below).


Ron Gartshore, CEO, board members (l to r) Shannon Lachance, Sheila Garvice, Chair, Bernice Blattmann and Tanya Silverfox (Cory Bellmore was present via Zoom call).

Business advisors Debra Dupont and Mark Wickham
with Ron Gartshore, CEO

Desiree Blackjack

Desiree Blackjack is responsible for the property management of CDC Properties.

April 22, 2021

CDC is completing a new six-plex located on the Yukon River in downtown Carmacks.

The two bedroom energy efficient housing units will be ready for occupancy summer, 2021.