Potential Manitoba Tribal Casino Sites Picked - Wednesday 8th of February 2006

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – As reported by the Brandon Sun: "Aboriginal leaders have pinpointed Brandon and Dauphin among four possible sites for a world-class hotel, casino and entertainment centre they plan to start building this spring.

"Western Region Tribal Chiefs have also identified land on Rolling River First Nation and reserve land owned by Keeseekoowenin First Nation within Riding Mountain National Park for the proposed $1.2-billion Red Sky Hotel and Resort/Casino of Manitoba.

"Chief Billyjo De La Ronde of Pine Creek First Nation said a site will be selected by mid-March, and shovels could be in the ground by the beginning of April.

"…The project financier is international firm BJ Development.

"De La Ronde said the money is in place and the project will include no government funding. He said any deal with either Brandon or Dauphin would have to include a willingness by the municipal council to convert land to reserve status…"

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