Ontario government signs agreement with two First Nations on Ring of Fire road

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/province-signs-ring-of-fire-road-deal-1.5482883

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Premier Doug Ford and Kenora MP Greg Rickford, the minister of energy, mines, northern development and Indigenous affairs signed an agreement Monday with Webequie and Marten Falls First Nations to move forward with a north-south road to the Ring of Fire. “We look forward to working together with Ontario to ensure the sustainable development of our ancestral territories,” Marten Falls First Nation Chief Bruce Achneepineskum said in a statement. “We are moving ahead with this agreement so all communities in the region can connect to the next phase, which is to secure and bring good-paying jobs in mining, construction and other skilled trades to our communities.” The chief of Webequie said he too hoped the road would lead to prosperity.