Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR01 - (Freedom-Road)

WINNIPEG. x-15s. An isolated reserve near the Manitoba-Ontario boundary is a step closer to being connected with the outside world. Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has received the final design plans for a road that will link the reserve to the Trans-Canada Highway. The design plan comes with a price tag of 33-million dollars -- well below the 50-million-dollar estimate in recent months. Phil Cesario (suh-ZAYR'-ee-oh), the design project manager, says some cost-cutting was done by narrowing the road.

("...quite as much rock.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Shoal Lake 40 was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct which sends fresh water to Winnipeg. The reserve has been under a boil-water advisory for 18 years, and efforts are underway to start construction in the new year. …

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