Black Lake First Nations also participates in economic development activities through 33% ownership in Waterfound Development Corp. Currently, this development corporation owns 20% of Northern Resource Trucking (NRT).
Formed in 1986, Northern Resource Trucking is a transport company that includes a large fleet of trucks and trailers including dry bulkers, propane, petroleum, sulphur, chemical, flat decks, low beds and reefers. It primarily provides transport services to Cameco, AREVA and Claude Resources mines in Northern Saskatchewan, hauling consumables, mining materials, dry or liquid bulk commodities, machinery and over-dimensional loads for the mining companies.
Providing training and employment to drivers has been an important part of the NRT culture and continues to be important to the First Nation and Metis owners of the company. NRT has maintained an excellent safety record and its drivers have the training and experience needed to provide transport services across vast and challenging terrain including gravel and ice roads.