RED LAKE – The Government of Canada, through Indigenous Services Canada, today announced the funding for the design phase of the Berens River Bridge and road improvements.
The Berens River Bridge is the key component in what will bring positive sustainable benefits from both a social and economic perspective to the Road South corridor connecting all neighbouring communities to Red Lake.
This will enable the development of an inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative forum for the communities and its stakeholders, along the eventual all-season road corridor connecting Sandy Lake First Nation, Keewaywin First Nation, Deer Lake First Nation, North Spirit Lake First Nation, McDowell Lake First Nation, Poplar Hill First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation and Red Lake.
“On behalf of the Municipality of Red Lake, we would like to congratulate those that worked so hard to make this happen. This bridge, once completed, will benefit the Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities, Pikangikum, and Sandy Lake. I personally, along with our dedicated team, look forward to continuing the enhancement of our relationships; and our collaborative efforts in working towards meaningful and sustainable development in our region, for example, the Whitefeather Forest Initiative and the Regional Events, Arts, and Cultural Hub (REACH) project”, stated Mayor Fred Mota.