November 15, 2019

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Shoal Lake struggles with broken ferry, declares state of emergency

A barge leaves the dock at Shoal Lake 39 First Nation and heads across Shoal Lake to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community that was separated from the mainland after land was flooded to create a aqueduct for City of Winnipeg's water supply 100 years ago.  The only connection to the mainland is by boat or  barge that runs in the summer and  a temporary bridge via a winter road in the winter.

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A barge leaves the dock at Shoal Lake 39 First Nation and heads across Shoal Lake to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community that was separated from the mainland after land was flooded to create a aqueduct for City of Winnipeg's water supply 100 years ago. The only connection to the mainland is by boat or barge that runs in the summer and a temporary bridge via a winter road in the winter.

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