The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking public input about a proposed highway extension in northern Saskatchewan.

Currently Highway 914 ends at the Key Lake Mine, but the Ministry of Highways is proposing an all-weather 50-kilometre extension to connect the highway to Highway 905, which connects Southend to Wollaston Lake.

The Ministry of Environment says they are seeking traditional knowledge and local information on the possible environmental impacts of the extension.

Documentation on the proposed project is available on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website or any of the following administrative offices: Northern Hamlet of Stony Rapids; Town of La Ronge; and villages of Pinehouse, Buffalo Narrows and Beauval.

As well as at the following band offices: Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation; Lac La Ronge Indian Band; Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation; Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation; English River First Nation; and Black Lake Denesuline First Nation.

Interested citizens will have until this upcoming January 11, 2022, to provide their comments.

For more information, contact the Ministry of Environment at 306-787-5971.

(PHOTO: A map of Saskatchewan highways showing where Highway 914 ends at the Key Lake Mine and where Highway 905 runs further North.)