Shoal Lake steps up pressure on Winnipeg over water rights

A First Nation in Ontario is accusing Winnipeg of stealing their most precious resource: water.

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A First Nation in Ontario is accusing Winnipeg of stealing their most precious resource: water.

For over a century, residents of Winnipeg have taken their driving water from Shoal Lake First Nation.

And all that time, Shoal Lake has never received a dime.

Now Winnipeg is planning to sell that water to surrounding municipalities.

As APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler found out, members of the First Nation are increasing the pressure on the government to negotiate a deal.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.