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2011-2012 Winter Roads Program

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2011-2012 Winter Roads Program

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Twenty-nine First Nations organizations and the Town of Moosonee will build 3,003 kilometres of winter roads this season to connect their communities to a permanent highway or railway system.

The Ontario government's investment of $4.725 million in 2011-12 in the Far North's winter roads network is critical for lowering transportation costs and providing alternative access during the winter.

Community

Amount

Project

1.

Asheweig Winter Road Corporation

$298,200

168-kilometre winter road network connecting the communities of Wawakapewin and Wunnumin Lake to the Pickle North all-season road

2.

Bearskin Lake First Nation

$153,700

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

3.

Cat Lake First Nation

$253,750

175-kilometre winter road running from Pickle Lake to the community

4.

Deer Lake First Nation      

$127,600

88-kilometre winter road running west from North Spirit Lake to the community

5.

Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope)

$139,200

96-kilometre winter road from the community to the main link road

6.

Fort Severn First Nation

$339,300

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

7.

Kasabonika First Nation    

$73,950

51-kilometre winter road from the community to Wawakapewin

8.

Keewaywin First Nation

$133,400

92-kilometre winter road from the community to Magiss Lake

9.

Kimesskanamenow Corporation (formerly o/a 3981584 Canada Inc)

$543,562

312-kilometre truck winter road from Moosonee to Attawapiskat via Fort Albany and Kashechewan

10.

Kingfisher Lake First Nation

$44,950

31-kilometre winter road from the community to Wunnumin Lake intersection

11.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI/Big Trout Lake)

$213,150

147-kilometre winter road from the community to connect to Kingfisher Lake First Nation

12.

Koocheching First Nation

$30,000

18-kilometre winter road to connect the community to Keewaywin First Nation

13.

Marten Falls First Nation      

$203,000

140-kilometre winter road from Painter Lake Road to the community

 

14.

Moose Cree First Nation

$31,000

8-kilometre winter ice road to connect to Moosonee

15.

Town of Moosonee

$21,350

two ramps required for the winter road to Moose Factory Island

16.

Muskrat Dam First Nation

$209,250

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

17.

Neskantaga First Nation     

$319,678 

165-kilometre connector route from Pickle Lake North Road to the community

18.

Nibinamik First Nation      

$149,350

103-kilometre winter road from the community to the Neskantaga winter road

19.

North Caribou Lake First Nation

$114,312

59-kilometre winter road from the end of the Pickle North all-season road to Round Lake junction of Muskrat Dam road

20.

North Spirit Lake First Nation

$222,812

115-kilometre road from the all-season Nungesser Road to the community

21.

North West Angle #37 First Nation

$65,625

75-kilometre winter road from Windigo Island to Kenora

22.

Pikangikum First Nation

$51,975

33-kilometre winter road from the Nungesser all-season road to the community

23.

Poplar Hill First Nation

$71,050

49-kilometre winter road to connect into Pikangikum

24.

Sachigo Lake First Nation

$101,500

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

25.

Sandy Lake First Nation

$159,500

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

26.

Temagami First Nation

$17,400

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

27.

Wapekeka First Nation     

$46,400

32-kilometre from the community to Big Trout Lake connection

28.

Wawakapewin First Nation

$139,200

96-kilometre winter road between main link road and the community

29.

Webequie First Nation

$159,500

110-kilometre winter road from the community to the Nibinamik-Webequie junction/turnoff

30.

Weenusk First Nation

$290,000

200-kilometre winter road from Peawanuck to Fort Severn


Media Contacts

  • Terry Bryson

    Transportation & Infrastructure Unit

    terry.bryson@ontario.ca

    705-945-5926

  • Phil Andrews

    Communications Services Branch

    phil.andrews@ontario.ca

    416-314-6275

  • James Carleton

    Minister’s Office

    james.carleton@ontario.ca

    416-327-1208

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