After more than two decades without clean drinking water, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on the Ontario-Manitoba border is celebrating the opening of a water treatment facility and the end of water advisories for the community.
Despite drawing water from the same source as the City of Winnipeg, Shoal Lake 40 has never had a centralized water treatment facility.
Construction of the new $33-million water treatment facility and system started in 2019.
Now all the homes in the community are hooked up to clean drinking water from the plant.
“It’s unbelievable and it’s also about damn time,” said Vernon Redsky, chief
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