Road To All Nations Healing Hospital To Be Paved

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 13:15



The provincial government has unveiled plans to improve access to the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle.


A contract has been awarded to pave Sioux Avenue from Highway 10 to the hospital.


Construction is expected to begin following the August long weekend.


Saskatchewan Highways says the new paved surface should be open to traffic in October, depending on the weather.


The estimated cost of the project is $1.2 million.


Highways Minister Buckley Belanger says it will ensure all those in the Fort Qu’Appelle region have reliable access to the medical facility.


Construction will be managed by the Town of Fort Qu’Appelle, which has agreed to seek training and employment opportunities for First Nations people during construction.


The File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council was instrumental in building the hospital — one of the first in Canada to be built on reserve with federal and provincial funding.


It is also one of the few health facilities in Canada to be owned and operated by First Nations.