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Lake St. Martin First Nation’s ‘Operation Return Home’ continues – Daily Commercial News

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201852 Views

September 11, 2018

WINNIPEG — Seven years after severe flooding displaced thousands of residents of the Lake St. Martin First Nation community in Manitoba, 190 newly built homes are now ready for occupancy with an additional 130 homes to be completed by fall 2019.

The housing development was made possible through a cost-shared investment of $49.5 million by the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada. The First Nation’s Chief and Council are working with the Canadian Red Cross to help residents who wish to return to the community come back home, said a provincial release.

“Our people have been through so much in the past seven years. It’s comforting to know some of our members have returned home. However, we still have over 300 people wanting to return to our traditional lands,” said Chief Adrian Sinclair of the Lake St. Martin First Nation in a statement.

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