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

November 28, 2021

We have a two bedroom, one bath Riverbend apartment immediately available for occupancy. The unit rent is $1,300 plus a 1,000 deposit. Tenants will enjoy the convenient downtown location and private balcony overlooking the Yukon River. Applications can be filled out here.

November 12, 2021

Carmacks Development Corporation Supports Pelly Construction’s Carmacks Bypass Project Award

Carmacks Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased that Pelly Construction has been awarded the Carmacks Bypass/bridge tender as part of the Freegold Road Gateway Project. “The Carmacks Development Corporation has worked hard to ensure LSCFN businesses and citizens will be major players with Pelly Construction in the Carmacks Bypass Road and Bridge Development project,” said Chief Nicole Tom on behalf of CDC shareholders.

“CDC is negotiating multi-million dollar contracts for services with Pelly Construction and is looking to expanding our business relationship with Pelly Construction,” added Sheila Garvice, Chair of CDC. “From fuel supply to camp, catering and cleaning services, we will build a bright future for our Corporation LSCFN citizens and businesses. Pelly Construction has welcomed Indigenous business participation.” said Garvice.

Ron Gartshore, CEO of the Carmacks Development Corporation thanked Jennifer Byram, Vice President, Pelly Construction for her efforts to see meaningful participation by the Carmacks Development Corporation, the business arm of Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation. “This is a new day and a new horizon for cooperation by government, industry and indigenous business to develop meaningful partnerships within the Traditional Territory of Little Salmon First Nation.” said Gartshore.

For further information: Contact: Kara Lepine , CDC Communications. (867) 385-1953

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.