Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Groups Recommend Area along Manitoba-Ontario Boundary as World Heritage Site

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Groups Recommend Area along Manitoba-Ontario Boundary as World Heritage Site

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Manitoba area closer to Worl Heritage designation

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba has taken another step toward getting international recognition for a large section of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.

The province has worked for 13 years with Ontario in the hope of getting the area known as Pimachiowin Aki named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The remote 29,000 square kilometre area is touted as a pristine section of boreal forest where Indigenous people have maintained strong ties to the land.

Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires says two international advisory groups have now recommended the area be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

A final decision is to be made at a World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain that runs from June 24 to July 4. …

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