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Shoal Lake Crowdfunding Campaign Falls Short Of Goal To Pay For Road Ottawa Won't

08/31/2015 12:41 EDT | Updated 08/31/2016 05:59 EDT
WINNIPEG — A crowdfunding campaign to pay Ottawa's portion of an all-weather road for a reserve under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada has ended.

The fundraising campaign fell short of its $10-million goal — it garnered $101,000 from just over 1,000 donors.

The campaign intended to raise enough money to pay the federal government's share of a permanent road for the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.

The reserve was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct to send clean water to Winnipeg.

The community has been under a boil-water advisory for 17 years.

Rick Harp, who organized the crowdfunder, said the fight for Shoal Lake 40 will continue until the reserve gets justice. 

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