Freedom finally within reach for Shoal Lake residents

After years of political disinterest, false promises, delay and obfuscation by elected officials, it looks like Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation will finally get its long-awaited, all-season road.

It’s astonishing it took this long to get three levels of government on the same page to build something as simple as a 24-kilometre gravel road to connect an isolated community to a major highway. The delay is especially shocking since it comes a century after the community in question was unceremoniously shoved off its land to make way for the construction of Winnipeg’s aqueduct, which supplies the city with clean, reliable drinking water. Read more.