Leonard Gluska, The elected president of the inter-provincial group Gateway Keewatin Corridor was present at the 2019 Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow and he spoke to Arctic Radio.
One of the biggest goals of the group is to upgrade Highway 283 and Highway 55 also known as the Tote Road between The Pas and Nipiwin.
The Tote Road is currently unpaved and was originally designed in the 1950s to haul supplies to camps and needs to be upgraded for safety reasons.
Gluska says the Federal Government and the province of Saskatchewan will put in 12.5 million dollars each towards the highways upgrades.
Gluska believes that the Manitoba government will make contributions as well.
The goal is to have this highway protect completed by 2021.