Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc. was awarded the Esquimalt Harbour Marine Remediation, Y Jetty and Lang Cove contract. The project involved complex dredging and screening requirements to dispose of more than 40,000 cubic meters of material and debris contaminated with various chemicals of concern (from historical industrial and commercial use). In addition, the work involved retrieval of archaeological artifacts and potential unexploded ordinance (UXO) from the harbour. Located in the traditional territory of the Lekwungen People of the Coast Salish Nation, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, a key aspect of the project was meaningful business development and socio-economic outcomes for indigenous communities. Working with members of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, Milestone established a comprehensive Indigenous Benefits Plan to facilitate the procurement of goods and services from Indigenous-owned companies and the delivery of training and employment opportunities for the members of both Nations.