After 100 years of being cut off, Shoal Lake #40 reacts to getting its own road

APTN National News
It was cut off from the mainland 100 years ago so the City of Winnipeg could have fresh water.

But today, federal Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett announced that is about to change.

APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.

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Dennis is Métis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.

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