Manitoba wildfire evacuees starting school year in hotel rooms rather than classrooms – CBC

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Manitoba wildfire evacuees starting school year in hotel rooms rather than classrooms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 202115 Views

Hundreds of people forced from homes in Pauingassi First Nation, Little Grand Rapids still in Winnipeg hotels

Sep 13, 2021

The new school year has started with a learning curve of a different sort for Amanda Martin, William Keeper and their family.

The couple and their three school-age children have been living in a Winnipeg hotel room since forest fires forced them out of their eastern Manitoba home community of Little Grand Rapids at the end of July.

They thought they would be back home by now, but delays in restoring power on the First Nation have extended their stay.

Now, alternative plans are being made to school 219 Little Grand Rapids students from kindergarten to Grade 9 who can’t yet go home.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-wildfire-evacuees-school-1.6171822

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