Province Helping To Pave Witchekan Access Road

Monday, December 11, 2006 at 14:03



For the second time in as many months, the provincial government has agreed to help fund the paving of a reserve access road.


The province plans to spend $1.6 million to pave 7 km of the Witchekan Lake Access Road to Highway 24.


The work will start in the 2007 construction season and take a year to complete.


Chief Ken Thomas welcomes the provincial contribution — noting there are times during the year when the access road is impassable and dangerous.


Thomas says a paved road will bring about greater economic development and tourism opportunities for his band – plus, it will allow for easier access for ambulance services into the community.


Last month, the province announced $2.5 million in funding for improvements to the Big River First Nation’s access road.