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2007-2008 Winter Roads Program

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2007-2008 Winter Roads Program

Through the winter roads construction program, 23 First Nations organizations and the Town of Moosonee will use an Ontario government investment of $3,480,680 to build 2,944 kilometres of seasonal roads this winter.




1. Asheweig Winter Road Corporation


A 378-kilometre winter road network connecting the communities of Big Trout Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin, Wunnumin Lake and Kingfisher Lake First Nations to the Pickle North all-season road.

2. Bearskin Lake First Nation


A 106-kilometre winter road running northeasterly from Muskrat Dam to the community.

3. Cat Lake First Nation


A 175-kilometre winter road from Pickle Lake to Cat Lake First Nation.

4. Deer Lake First Nation


An 88-kilometre winter road west from North Spirit Lake to Deer Lake.

5.Eabametoong (Fort Hope)


A 96-kilometre winter road from the community to the main winter road to Pickle Lake.

6. Fort Severn First Nation


A 234-kilometre winter road from the community to the Ontario border near Shamattawa, Manitoba.

7.Kasabonika Lake


A 96-kilometre winter road from the community to the Wunnumin winter road.

8. Keewaywin First Nation


A 92-kilometre winter road beginning at Magiss Lake and stretching to the community on the east end of Sandy Lake.

9. Koocheching First Nation


A 12-kilometre winter road to connect with the Keewaywin road.

10. Matawa First Nations Management


A 415-kilometre network of winter roads and trails connecting Nibinimik (Summer Beaver), Neskatanga (Lansdowne House) and Marten Falls to the all-season roads system.

11. Moose Cree First Nation


An eight-kilometre winter ice road to connect to Moosonee.

12. Muskrat Dam First Nation


A 108-kilometre winter connector road from Muskrat Dam to Round Lake.

13. North Caribou Lake First Nation


A 42-kilometre winter road from the end of the Pickle North all-season road to Round Lake and across the lake to the community.

14. North Spirit Lake First Nation


A 115-kilometre winter road from the all-season Nungessor road.

15. North West Angle First Nation


A 75-kilometre winter road from Windigo Island to Kenora.

16. Pikangikum First Nation


A 33-kilometre winter road from the Nungessor all-season road to the community.

17. Poplar Hill First Nation


A 49-kilometre winter road to connect into Pikangikum.

18. Sachigo Lake First Nation


A 70-kilometre winter road running northwesterly from Muskrat Dam to the community.

19. Sandy Lake First Nation


A 110-kilometre winter road connecting with the Deer Lake road at Duckling Lake.

20. Temagami First Nation


A 12-kilometre winter road from Temagami Access Road to Bear Island.

21. Town of Moosonee


Two ramps required for the winter road to Moose Factory Island.

22. Webequie First Nation


A 110-kilometre winter road from Neskantaga to Webequie.

23. Weenusk First Nation


A 200-kilometre winter road from Peawanuck to Fort Severn.

24. 3981584 Ontario Inc.


A 320-kilometre winter road from Moosonee to Attawapiskat via Fort Albany and Kashechewan.



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