135 Years

Volume 136 Issue 19 Friday, July 20, 2018 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

Soaking Up The Sun
Community Partners
Working Toward Joint
Landfill Project
Multi-million dollar landfill
proposed south of Sandy Lake
By HILLARY MILLER

A s a number of small community landfills are
nearing the end of their lifespan, the R.M. of
Clanwilliam-Erickson, R.M. of Harrison-Park, Roll-
ing River First Nation and Keeseekoowenin Ojibway
First Nation are working on a plan to create a joint
landfill. Known as Four Winds Landfill, this joint
landfill will be located south of Sandy Lake a half-a-
mile off of Highway #250.
The location for the landfill was chosen due to
regulations that it needs to be a certain distance
away from any body of water, well, and home. Af-
ter a consultant found five places that would meet
the requirements of the location, the municipalities
involved in the project narrowed it down to a single
location, and have officially signed documents to
move forward with the project.
Elgin Hall, Mayor of the Clanwilliam-Erickson
municipality, is excited for the project to get under-
way, and hopes to see completion within the next
year and a half.
There is a lot of work to be done between now
and completion of the project. The consultant that
the RMs are working with has to figure out where
on the quarter section the landfill will go, it needs
to be built to meet all provincial requirements, and
a board needs to be organized to put together all
operating procedures and hire a general manager.
The board will consist of two members from each of
the participating communities and there has been
some suggestion to have a special youth member
or young adult to “help us old folks recognize that
young people have thoughts about it,” Hall said. Photo by Sarah Boyd
The project is coming at a time when some of
For those who like it hot, last weekend did not disappoint temperature wise! Environment Canada
the communities that will be using the landfill only
issued an extreme heat warning for southern Manitoba on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th.
have about two years left in their current landfills.
“Rolling River First Nations is already hauling their Minnedosa Lake was a popular place during the heatwave! Pictured are Les and Angie
garbage to our dump,” said Hall, highlighting the Brackenreed along with little Piper Boyd soaking up the sun while trying to cool down
dire need in the area for the new landfill. by tubing behind a motorboat on the local lake Saturday afternoon.
For those who are not so fond of extreme heat, Friday and Saturday were good
Continued on Page 2 days to hide away with the air conditioning blasting to fight the heat!

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