CBCNews reports that flood evacuees from the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba band officials are in talks towards establishing a temporary village to call home. Around 700 Lake St. Martin residents have been living in Winnipeg hotels since May, when they were evacuated from their reserve due to severe flooding. Lake St. Martin Chief Adrian Sinclair met with Manitoba Housing about having modular homes set up on an old radar base just off Highway 6 near Gypsumville, Manitoba. “They’re kind of stressed out by the city life and the (limited hotel) space, they’re anxious to go back,” Sinclair said. With no other option being proposed by Ottawa at this time, Sinclair said he jumped at the chance to work with Manitoba Housing.
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