Keewatin Community Development Association

708 La Ronge Avenue, Ste. 108
La Ronge, SK, S0J 1L0
(306) 425-4778

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One of the first plants to grow after a fire is Epilobium Angustifolium. It is commonly called Willowherb. In northern Saskatchewan it is referred to as ‘Fireweed’. It was used traditionally for burns and skin conditions, and made into a tea for bronchial problems. Today, it is one of the key ingredients in a concentrate that is used in skin creams and shampoos. In 2017, the Keewatin Community Development Association (KCDC) undertook a contract to provide 2500 dried kilograms to Lucas Meyer, an international cosmetics company. The goal of KCDC is to develop the non-timber forest industry in northern Saskatchewan and provide a new source of regional employment. Twenty six local people were involved in picking and grinding this season. The plants were hand-picked and dried in the field, and later hauled into La Ronge to be ground, bagged and stacked on pallets for shipping. Next time you buy a skin care product, look for Epilobium Angustifolium in the ingredients. You may be using a natural product from the northern Saskatchewan forest. Keewatin Community Development Association is investing in the future of northern Saskatchewan!

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Primary Contact:
Randy Johns
(306) 425-4778