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Goose Island, Grand Island parks comprise 8 islands, but 9th island won't receive same protections
June 15, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bryce Hoye

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The province has extended protections to a network of islands on Lake Winnipegosis that local First Nations have worried could be vulnerable to mining, but the fate of one island remains unclear.

Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced the creation of Goose Island and Grand Island provincial parks Thursday. The parks comprise eight islands on Lake Winnipegosis, about 350 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

"These islands will be protected and will remain undeveloped...

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