Access Road To Whitefish Reserve To Be Paved

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 14:16



The provincial government has announced it will pave 11 km of road near the Big River First Nation.


The work will cost $2.5 million, and will help connect the existing Cyr Road to Highway 55.


First Nations and Metis Relations Minister Maynard Sonntag made the announcement.


He says a lot of teamwork went into the initiative, noting this is the first time in Saskatchewan that a band, the provincial government and a municipality have agreed to cost-share a project like this.


The First Nation and the province have also agreed to lobby Ottawa to pave the remaining 8.5 km of gravel road sometime in the future.