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Environmentalists protest road construction along Lake Winnipeg
Friday, November 28, 2003

Canadian Press

Conservationists are protesting a plan to build a road along the east side of Lake Winnipeg.

The proposed highway would run 90 kilometres and reach as far north as the Bloodvein First Nation.

Environmentalists worry that a major highway would hurt the area, which they say is of the world's largest chunks of undisturbed boreal forest.

Peter Miller, who sits on the highway's planning committee, admits that it's unlikely the development would have no impact on local wildlife.

He says it's a question of mitigation and reducing that as much as possible.

The road is still in the early planning stages.

 

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