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2014-2015 Winter Roads Program

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2014-2015 Winter Roads Program

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

This winter, 29 First Nations organizations and the Town of Moosonee will build and operate 3,160 kilometres of winter roads across northern Ontario, connecting communities to a permanent highway or railway system.

Ontario's investment of $5 million for 2014-15 is helping lower transportation costs and provide an alternative form of access when lakes and waterways are frozen.


Community

Amount

Project

1.

Asheweig Winter Road Corporation

$79,996

56-kilometre winter road network connecting the community of Wunnumin Lake to the main network.

2.

Bearskin Lake First Nation

$151,421

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

3.

Cat Lake First Nation

$251,416

176-kilometre winter road running from Pickle Lake to the community.

4.

Deer Lake First Nation      

$125,993.70

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

5.

Eabametoong First Nation

$137,136

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

6.

Fort Severn First Nation

$334,269

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

7.

Kasabonika First Nation    

$72,853.50

51-kilometre winter road from the community to Wawakapewin.

8.

Keewaywin First Nation

$159,277.75

111.5-kilometre winter road from the community to Magiss Lake.

9.

Kimesskanamenow Corporation

$534,126

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

10.

Kingfisher Lake First Nation

$263,729.50

146-kilometre winter road from the community to Wunnumin Lake intersection.

11.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

$174,277

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

12.

Koocheching First Nation

$31,427

22-kilometre winter road to connect the community to Keewaywin First Nation.

13.

Marten Falls First Nation      

$204,275.50

143-kilometre winter road from Painter Lake Road to the community.

14.

Moose Cree First Nation

$357,104

Eight-kilometre winter ice road to connect to Moosonee and 178-kilometre winter ice road. from the community to Otter Rapids

15.

Town of Moosonee

$21,350

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

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16.

Muskrat Dam First Nation

$151,476

78-kilometre winter connector road from Muskrat Dam to North Caribou Lake First Nation.

17.

Neskantaga First Nation     

$320,430 

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

18.

Nibinamik First Nation      

$147,135.50

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

19.

North Caribou Lake First Nation

$98,188.25

65.5-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

$223,330

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

21.

North West Angle #37 First Nation

$66,225

75-kilometre winter road from Windigo Island to Kenora.

22.

Pikangikum First Nation

$47,140.50

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

23.

Poplar Hill First Nation

$69,996.50

49-kilometre winter road to connect into Pikangikum.

24.

Sachigo Lake First Nation

$99,995

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

25.

Sandy Lake First Nation

$157,135

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

26.

Temagami First Nation

$17,142

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

27.

Wapekeka First Nation     

$45,712

32-kilometre winter road from the community to Big Trout Lake connection.

28.

Wawakapewin First Nation

$186,432

96-kilometre winter road from the community to Kingfisher Lake.

29.

Webequie First Nation

$157,135

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

30.

Weenusk First Nation

$285,700

200-kilometre winter road from Peawanuck to Fort Severn.

Background Information

Media Contacts

  • Mike Feenstra

    Minister’s Office

    mike.feenstra@ontario.ca

    416-327-0655

  • Julia Bennett

    Communications Branch

    julia.bennett@ontario.ca

    416-314-6275

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