Bosgoed Project Consultants acted as Prime Contractors to SaskTel as they implemented an initiative to provide local telephone access to Saskatchewan Reserves. Bosgoed Projects had a number of subcontractors under their direction during three seasons of installation. In the 1997 season, 28 Reserves were provided telephone services. Our services included management, surveying, inspection, installations, as-builts and public relations. In 1998 and 1999, telephone access was extended to a total of 36 more communities. Cable installed in the three years totalled almost 1,400 km, and First Nations participation each year was in excess of 80%.