Shoal Lake 40’s ‘Freedom Road’ closer to reality

Winnipeg city councillors recently visited the community

APTN National News
There is some optimism for people in Shoal Lake 40 following a visit by members of Winnipeg’s city council.

The community has been cut off from the mainland for a century.

But as APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, it would appear the funding for an all-weather road is coming together.

Host/Producer - Winnipeg

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.