Federal Conservatives commit, “in principle” to building a road to Shoal Lake 40

APTN National News
After battling with a Manitoba First Nation over a road to link the community, the Harper government is now committing, in principle, to linking Shoal Lake 40 to the rest of the world.

The announcement came after a former Conservative MP spoke out in favour of the road.

APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.

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Dennis is Metis 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 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.