WINNIPEG – A $1.3 million contract has been awarded to Zhemaak of Berens River, Man. to build a small craft harbour for Hollow Water First Nation, located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
The Hollow Water small craft harbour will feature a new timber crib wharf, two floating docks with gangways and a precast concrete launch ramp.
“The building of a new small craft harbour at Hollow Water First Nation is great news for the community and the Prairies. Our government continues to support fisheries by investing in the safe, reliable infrastructure fish harvesters need to land their catch. We can look forward to seeing this new harbour come to life next spring,” federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray said in a statement.
The harbour is scheduled to be operational by March 2023 and will be managed by a newly created Harbour Authority made up of five volunteers from the community who will manage the day-to-day operations of the harbour site.
The Harbour Authority will serve its membership of commercial fishers and work closely with the Small Craft Harbours program at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the management and operation of the site, a federal government release stated.