Council duties and social programs and services are mostly performed indoors. KBES is the company who is responsible for Kanaka work outside and hires employees and contractors to perform these tasks.
The work is diverse and requires use of KLH equipment (excavators, snow plow, sander, backhoe etc.) and tools (chain saws, drills etc.) and the work can be very technical, physical with long hours.
KBES has its own insurance WCB, CPP, EI and staff to carry out its works. It is through KBES that community membership gets employment, training and experiences in the field.
KBES has recently completed a new water line and intake, automated the current water system, did a septic field retrofit, completed a trail restoration project and several renovations are underway and a new construction was completed. Ongoing works include forest fire fuel hazard reduction, sand and gravel operations, road maintenance, infrastructure operations and maintenance, landscaping, waste collection, creosote tie removal and disposal, building demolition and removal of abandoned vehicles to a metal recycling facility.
When not doing Kanaka or KLH initiatives, KBES contracts with 3rd parties like CNR and Innergex to complete projects or perform labourer works and so KBES revenues are acquired by charging both Kanaka and 3rd parties for services provided.