This September 21st was the grand opening of the new Harvey Redsky Memorial School and water plant in Shoal Lake 40. Activities included a fun afternoon consisting of tours, games, food stands, and performances.
After more than two decades without clean drinking water, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on the Ontario-Manitoba border is celebrating the opening of a water treatment facility and the end of water advisories for the community.
Despite drawing water from the same source as the City of Winnipeg, Shoal Lake 40 has never had a centralized water treatment facility.
Construction of the new $33-million water treatment facility and system started in 2019.
Now all the homes in the community are hooked up to clean drinking water from the plant.