aptn Investigates: Road to Freedom

Melissa Ridgen has Road to Freedom. A century ago, Shoal Lake #40 residents were driven on to a peninsula which was cut off by a canal. It was done so that Winnipeg could have clean drinking water. To preserve the city’s water, a bridge and road to the Trans Canada Highway were not allowed to be built. Ironically, residents themselves have been under a decades-long boil water advisory.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).

2 thoughts on “aptn Investigates: Road to Freedom

  1. Aptn should do their research into the legal aspects of why shoal lake 40 doesnt have a water treatment plant and look into the history of 40 and then would find out that winnipeg taxpayers already gave shoal lake 40 6 million dollars in 1989 for this very reason to build and maintain a water treatment plant and what happened to the money

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