The Canadian Press

2015-12-17 | No Water Reserve Road

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Tears are flowing at the Manitoba legislature, as an isolated reserve under one of Canada's longest boil-water advisories receives 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. Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says the time has come to right a wrong. (The reserve of several hundred people has been under a boil-water advisory for 18 years. In the summer, the First Nation depends on an aging ferry to get to the mainland, but the vessel failed government inspection this year.)

Date: 2015-12-17
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this is a tremendous opportunity for Canada right now to make progress on the issues that have bedeviled us since the time the country was founded time to pay Justice back and to enter into that Spirit of reconciliation and to become the friends and neighbors that we already are but to do that in a way we're all quite frankly hugging a little bit more >>