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Manitoba Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie says Meditation and Sylvia lakes in Whiteshell Provincial Park will be free from development.
The two lakes were the focus of public reviews after the Tim Horton Foundation Youth Leadership Camp was prevented from developing a camp in the area.
The review process led the province to keep Meditation Lake as undeveloped backcountry.
The lands adjacent to the Tim Hortons camp at Sylvia Lake, near Pinawa, will not be developed or made accessible for new cottage development, Blaikie said.
Meditation Lake and the surrounding area are popular sites for canoeing and fishing. It was subject to public review last spring when it was considered a possible site for the Tim Hortons camp. A number of concerns led to a decision last year to build the camp west of Sylvia Lake.
"The Meditation and Sylvia lake areas will be managed as natural, undeveloped landscapes for today and for future generations," Blaikie said in a release.
The Tim Hortons camp at Sylvia Lake is to open in 2012.