Manitoba government in consultation with Indigenous communities on flood prevention projects – APTN

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August 10, 2017

The Manitoba government is working with several First Nation communities to prevent future flooding in the Interlake region.

Premier Brian Pallister along with Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced a collaboration with 14 First Nations to determine the preferred route for the new Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels.

The new channels with help with future flood risks.

“For far too long Manitobans living around Lake Manitoba and Lake St Martin have waited for flood relief,” said Pedersen on Wednesday.

“That is why our government has committed to the construction of flood protection infrastructure to keep Manitobans and their communities safe including outlet channels to elevate flooding around Lake Manitoba and Lake St Martin.”

Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/08/10/manitoba-government-in-consultation-with-indigenous-communities-on-flood-prevention-projects/

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