The Canadian Press

2015-12-17 | No Water Reserve Road

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Tears were flowing at the Manitoba legislature today, as an isolated reserve under one of Canada's longest boil-water advisories received a lifeline to the outside world. Ottawa is joining other levels of government to build an all-weather road connecting the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the mainland. The reserve on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary was cut off a century ago, during construction of an aqueduct that carries fresh water to Winnipeg. Band Chief Erwin Redsky says the agreement is historic, and marks a new turn in Canada's relationship with First Nations people. (The federal and provincial governments, along with the City of Winnipeg, will share equally in the cost of the 30-million-dollar road.)

Date: 2015-12-17
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and I think we have all the support behind behind us the show Canada and the rest of the world the First Nations is a country will be part of this country to build it rebuild it again >>


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