Problems with New Modular Homes Wreaking Havoc on First Nations Land

modular homes lake st martin canada  winnipeg free pressA Peguis First Nation family in Manitoba, Canada, which has been forced to move 15 times since the flood of 2011, moved into a brand new modular home last year only to discover it had faulty ventilation, electrical and structural problems as well as mold issues, according to

During the summer of 2015 the family of ten lived in a small travel trailer, hoping repairs would be made to their modular home so they could return before winter. The home has been stripped down to its concrete foundation in an attempt to facilitate the repairs, while the family was moved back and forth between two hotels in Winnipeg week after week.

Most recently the family has been renting a home in Winnipeg for the past two months, but there is no word if funding is available for a third month.

Although the federal government purchased the homes—dozens of the brand new modular homes are uninhabitable and need extensive repair–they say the problems are the responsibility of the Peguis. The First Nation band has not said whether they will fund the repairs or pay the family’s rent Feb. 1.

MHProNews has learned the Peguis are the largest First Nation tribe in Manitoba with a population of 7,338 people. The tribe’s homeland is 90 miles north of Winnipeg. ##

(Photo credit: winnipegfreepress–Lake St. Martin modular home)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.


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