Dalles Chief Lorraine Cobiness is optimistic about progress on the twinning of the Trans-Canada.

"We are part of the communities, that are working diligently with Ontario, to build a highway," she said Friday.

Cobiness is part of the Four Winds group, which also includes Shoal Lake 40, Rat Portage and Wash Bay.

Four Treaty 3 First Nations that formed a partnership, in response to the twinning of the Trans-Canada, are working with the province on understanding the potential impacts of the project. 

In mid-October, Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford had hoped to see an announcement on construction for the first phase of the project. In addition, with Premier Doug Ford in attendance, Rickford had hoped to see what he termed as 'real work' on twinning before spring. 

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