Council Considers Property Purchase on Purple Valley Road

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Council is considering the purchase of the property at 952 Purple Valley Road, bordered on the west by Purple Valley Road, and the north by McIvor Road. The proposal has been forwarded to the Coldwater Trust for assessment and consideration. View the real estate listing here:

The property is situated on almost 200 acres and is almost adjacent to the First Nation (there is property between the First Nation, and this sale, that is owned by the Bruce Trail Association and the Conservation Authority). The house has 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a commericial kitchen, sauna, pool, maple syrup operation, several outbuildings – the barns and pastures are currently rented to a local farmer, the drive shed has an engine hoist, large commercial freezer, and a large storage area. The home was used as a Bed and Breakfast, there is one Bunkie also on the property that was rented out and an outdoor barbeque area with pizza oven and running water.

The house comes FULLY furnished, including items in the outbuildings such as a large tractor with plow, small backhoe, etc.

There is a lot of potential for economic development. The purchase of the house and property would also allow time to conduct a feasibility study and community consultation on a Residential Aftercare Program which would offer life skills and trades in such areas as automotive, carpentry, culinary, farming, maple syrup, gardening, life guard, equine therapy, etc. as an example.

The listing is for $2,500,000.00. The furnishings and equipment included, and the size of the property need to be considered when looking at the asking price.

Funds for the purchase may come from the Coldwater Trust as the Coldwater Trust Agreement allows for funds to be used to purchase lands for the First Nation’s benefit. The Council believes that the addition of real estate to the Coldwater Trust portfolio will diversify the fund.

The Council is seeking the membership’s feedback on the proposed purchase. Tell us what you think by completing our brief survey here: Feedback Survey. You can also pick up a paper copy of the survey from the Band Office during business hours

Open House Planned for Highway 6 Property

The Chief and Council of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are focused on developing real economic opportunities for our members. Earlier this year, just before the pandemic impacted the world, we bought a 15 acre property on Highway 6, just south of Wiarton. The purchase of the commercial/residential-zoned lot and buildings was a good decision at the time, and the value of the property has already grown. Rural real estate prices are rising as urban residents look for less crowded living options and working from home has become a viable option for many professions. While specific use cases have not yet been developed, the Council is committed to using the property in a way that benefits the entire community. Before a final plan for the site are presented to the community, we are holding an open house to give members a chance to tour the property and see the great potential in the location.

For everyone’s safety, COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced:

  • No more than 25 people will be permitted on the site at one time
  • Face masks must be worn at all times while on the property
  • Stay at least 2 meters away from others not in your household
  • Sanitize your hands at the provided station when entering or leaving the property

We will publish more details about the event soon, but mark your calendar now!

Open House Details

Location: 10129 Highway 6, south of Wiarton, across from the RV/U-haul dealer. (Warning: the Google maps location is NOT accurate.)

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM