Feds, Manitoba commit to road for Shoal Lake nation – Daily Commercial News

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2015851 Views

Dec 1, 2015

MANITOBA—The Manitoba government introduced a bill Nov. 25 that would give the province legal authority to help fund construction of a permanent road for Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

The reserve, on the Ontario-Manitoba boundary, was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct that sends fresh water to Winnipeg. It has no all-weather road and has been under a boil-water advisory for 18 years.

“It’s something that cannot be overlooked any longer,” said Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, who introduced the bill. “The challenges faced by Shoal Lake 40 in terms of clean drinking water, the cost of living and all these other factors have to be considered.”

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