It was announced on January 30th that construction for the second phase of the Shoal Lake Band 40 all weather roads is set to begin.
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler stated in a press release that residents of Shoal Lake Band 40 have been without an all weather road for more than a century and this project is overdue and will be transformational for the community and the people who call it home. Shoal Lake 40 is a First Nations community straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border and has a population of about 290 people.
Indigenous services minister Jane Philpot says the road will improve the well being of community members and is a long overdue step toward unlocking economic opportunities for the community and advanced reconciliation.
The road is expected to be completed later this year.