Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) president Ralph Groening, executive director Joe Masi and northern district board members Coun. Kathy Valentino from Thompson and Coun. Karen MacKinnon from Flin Flon were in Snow Lake July 31 to meet with Mayor Peter Roberts, chief administrative officer Rob Hedley and councillors Sherry Hill and Shelly Chaprun.
Roberts told the visitors he would like to see the AMM, which represents all Manitoba municipalities, lobby the provincial government for improvements to Provincial Road 392 and Highway 39 and on issues like the use of the rehabilitated mine tailings area to the east of the community. The mayor also asked why infrastructure funding projects take so long to approve and for help gaining better cellular phone and internet service and funding for a more permanent power solution at the Snow Lake airstrip.
“We have a growing economy … you are an example of that,” said Groening in a Town of Snow Lake press release. “If you have that activity happening and there is economic strength in the province, you need to back up the infrastructure with dollars, and that road is a good example and so is your water.”