Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa, First Nations Agree to Work Jointly on Former Army Base Land in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa, First Nations Agree to Work Jointly on Former Army Base Land in Winnipeg

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Agreement in principle on former army base land

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WINNIPEG - The federal government and Treaty 1 First Nations have agreed to work together on a deal over a southwest Winnipeg military base that has been idle for 14 years.

A news release says the agreement in principle on the Kapyong Barracks will help develop a final settlement, which is to include a sale price and land-use plans.

A lawsuit over entitlement to the site put business development of the valuable real estate on hold for much of a decade.

The two sides have been negotiating since 2015 when the former Conservative government said it would not appeal the latest Federal Court ruling siding with First Nations.

The land became vacant in 2004 when the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry relocated to CFB Shilo near Brandon, Man. …

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