The Sayisi Dene First Nation in northern Manitoba is receiving 7,500 litres of diesel fuel to temporarily heat homes in the community while a winter road is completed.
The provincially-run Tadoule Lake Airport is providing the fuel as an emergency necessity.
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says Manitoba’s winter can be unpredictable and the demand for heating fuel can be a challenge to accurately predict.
“We were made aware of this urgent situation on Monday and quickly approved this temporary measure to get the community through this time,” Schuler said.
The opening of the winter road was delayed by cold weather and excessive snow. It’s now expected to open between February 26-28.
The minister said the opening of the road was delayed by cold weather and excessive snow, and is now expected to open between Feb. 26 and 28.