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Cat Lake reaches deal with Ottawa to start improving housing situation – Sudbury.com

THUNDER BAY – Cat Lake First Nation has reached a deal with the federal government for support after the community declared a state of emergency last month amid a crisis resulting from inadequate housing and mould-related health complications. The two sides signed the interim framework agreement, which outlines a plan to repair and replace 57 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20194 Views

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Minister of Indigenous Services and Cat Lake First Nation sign interim framework agreement to address housing and health challenges

OTTAWA, ONTARIO  (February 21, 2019) – Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement regarding today’s meeting with Cat Lake First Nation: “Supporting the health and safety of the people of Cat Lake is our first priority. Earlier today, I met with Chief Matthew Keewaykapow of Cat Lake First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201912 Views

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Governments of Canada and Alberta Invest in Alberta Women’s Shelters

The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting women and children fleeing family violence in Alberta by investing in the construction, maintenance and repair of shelters and transitional housing in Banff, Brooks, Calgary, Edmonton, Fairview, Fort McMurray, High River, Medicine Hat and Sherwood Park. A total of 11 organizations are receiving approximately $2.6 million in funding, which, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201929 Views

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AMC: Funding announcement for Indigenous housing is welcome but more is needed

February 20, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ The federal government has announced they plan to spend $638 million over the next decade to help Indigenous families have safe and affordable homes. “While it is welcome news, when you break down the numbers, I don’t know how effective this will be for First Nation citizens,” said Acting […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201914 Views

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The Government of Canada announces significant investments to address Indigenous homelessness and housing

Febaruary 20, 2019                  Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Indigenous peoples across Canada have a safe and affordable place to call home where they can build a better future for themselves and their families. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201945 Views

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Liberals promise $638M for urban Indigenous housing – CTV News

February 20, 2019 OTTAWA – The federal government is planning to spend $638 million on housing for Indigenous people in cities and urban centres. The money is part of the Liberals’ $40-billion housing plan, which is spread over 10 years and aims to reduce homelessness by half. Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201937 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Duclos in Gatineau to announce commitment to reduce homelessness

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will announce measures taken by the Government of Canada to ensure that Indigenous peoples living across the country will have safe and affordable housing. A […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201926 Views

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Government of Canada to fund Safe and Affordable Housing in Vernon

Vernon, British Columbia, February 14, 2019 Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in May 2018, the Government launched the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), the largest program of its kind in Canadian history. Today in Vernon, Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201914 Views

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Cat Lake Evokes Jordan’s Principle in Housing Crisis – Net Newsledger

February 14, 2019 THUNDER BAY – CAT LAKE FN – Cat Lake First Nation has evoked Jordan’s Principle in the ongoing health and housing crisis that is impacting the remote First Nation community located about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay. It has been four weeks now since the State of Emergency was issued in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201927 Views

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AHMA: 120 New Affordable Homes for Indigenous Housing in Colwood, BC

West Vancouver – A recently formed Indigenous Housing Society named the Aboriginal Land Trust Society (ALT) has now partnered with the Province of British Columbia, Huu-ay-aht First Nations and the City of Colwood to build 124 affordable homes for Indigenous singles and families at 324 Wale Road. This new project will include 120 new rental […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201940 Views

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Feds set up task force for Cat Lake housing crisis, critics say move quicker – Daily Miner and News

Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan will visit the community at some point, but no date has been confirmed. February 11, 2019 The federal government set up a task force to address the housing crisis on Cat Lake First Nation, inking commitments to immediately begin repairs among other points, but an MP who has been […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201941 Views

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Surplus Federal Properties Earmarked for Affordable Housing

Communities in Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland will be among the first to see surplus federal properties repurposed into new affordable housing. A competitive process for five properties located across three provinces has begun accepting proposals from housing developers to create affordable, sustainable, accessible and socially inclusive housing. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201939 Views

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Minister of Indigenous Services Provides an Update on Cat Lake First Nation

Statement OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 8, 2019) – Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement regarding the housing concerns at Cat Lake: “Our government is working directly with the leadership of Cat Lake First Nation, alongside partners like Windigo Tribal Council, to address their housing and health concerns. The residents […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201971 Views

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The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations celebrate grand opening of new housing complex

February 7, 2019 — Tofino, Tla-o-qui-aht Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Everyone deserves access to a safe and comfortable home. The Government of Canada is making significant investments and working in partnership with First Nations to improve housing and reduce overcrowding on reserves. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201934 Views

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Kimmirut resident says community in dire need of emergency shelter – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 7, 2019 “I know someone is going to die soon outside here” A woman living in Kimmirut is calling for the creation of a homeless shelter in the Qikiqtani community of about 400 people. The woman asked Nunatsiaq News to refer to her as Sara in this article, fearing backlash from the community for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201937 Views

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The Aboriginal Housing Management Association and BC Housing Renew the Indigenous Social Housing Management Agreement

February 5, 2019 West Vancouver –The Indigenous Social Housing Management Agreement (ISHMA) was officially signed this morning by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association’s President, Gary Wilson and Chief Executive Officer of BC Housing, Shayne Ramsay. The agreement is a foundational document for AHMA and the 41 Indigenous Housing Providers that comprise the organization. It is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201932 Views

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More than 5,000 homes on Manitoba First Nations need major repairs or replacement, data says – CBC

Feb 06, 2019 Birdtail Sioux is allocated enough to build 1 new home a year, chief says Nearly 5,500 homes on Manitoba First Nations either need major renovations or need to be replaced, say figures provided by Indigenous Services Canada. “That’s one of … our biggest problems,” Birdtail Sioux First Nation Chief Ken Chalmers said. “Our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201928 Views

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City of Red Deer to craft new homelessness and housing plan – rdnewsnow.com

February 4, 2019 A new made in Red Deer plan to tackle homelessness and housing is coming down the pipe. On Monday night, city council approved the terms of reference for a plan which will ultimately replace the 2008-2018 Plan to End Homelessness. With an expectation for the unnamed plan to come back to council […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201933 Views

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BC Government: New housing for Indigenous families on the way in Colwood

Feb. 4, 2019 COLWOOD – A partnership between the Province, Indigenous housing partners and the City of Colwood will soon provide more than 120 new, affordable rental homes for Indigenous families in the area. “We know from our intensive work to address long-standing housing issues in B.C. that the struggle to find a good home […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201961 Views

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Province partners with East Kootenay area bands to improve housing

February 01, 2019 CRANBROOK – Shuswap Indian Band, Tobacco Plains Indian Band and ʔaq̓am Community are working with BC Housing on a new project to improve the quality of on-reserve homes in the East Kootenay area. Under the three-year agreement, BC Housing commits to help the three bands maintain housing that meets or exceeds industry […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201931 Views

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Ontario Indigenous Housing Provider Gathering 2018: Summary Notes

January 29, 2019 The Urban Aboriginal Housing Advisory Committee (UAHAC) was formed in 2009 and has since met on an annual basis.  The Committee includes representation from urban and rural Aboriginal non-profit housing providers from across Ontario, and it offers a forum for those providers to discuss and offer solutions to issues that are unique […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201940 Views

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Yukon gov’t promises ‘noticeable changes’ to territory’s largest shelter – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 Government says it will keep doors open 24/7 and nearly double capacity The Yukon government is indicating it will be more accommodating of clients when it takes control of the former Salvation Army shelter in Whitehorse. In a statement from Yukon’s department of Health and Social Services issued Tuesday, the government says it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201938 Views

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First Nation Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC and Indigenous Services Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding

First Nation Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC and Indigenous Services Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding January 25, 2019/Vancouver, BC: First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of British Columbia (HIC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) have signed a co-developed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to collaborative development of a housing and infrastructure […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201964 Views

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Wet West Coast: The Nuxalk Nation Housing Initiative – CFN-GBI

January 24, 2019 CFN-GBI has been supporting members of the Nuxalk Nation in sharing their knowledge and expertise of how to build energy efficient, culturally appropriate homes on the wet west coast. We are proud to share these videos that describe some special aspects of the design and construction of our buildings, and our youth […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201944 Views

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Government Of Saskatchewan Announces Funding For Staff Housing In La Loche

January 23, 2019 Today in La Loche, Premier Scott Moe announced that the Government of Saskatchewan will partner with La Loche-based Methy Construction and Maintenance on a $3 million project to develop new staff housing in the community.  These 12 units will be available to health and educational professionals to live and work in La […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201940 Views

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Cat Lake Declares State of Emergency

THUNDER BAY, ON (January 18, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is calling for a coordinated response by the federal and provincial governments as Cat Lake First Nation has declared a state of emergency due to life-threatening housing conditions in the remote community. “It is unacceptable that the people of Cat Lake suffer […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201948 Views

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YT Government: 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund open for submissions

January 17, 2019 The Government of Yukon opened the $3.6 million 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund for project submissions today. This call for projects supports more affordable housing options for Yukoners by funding new housing across the territory. First Nations governments, First Nations Development Corporations, developers, contractors, community organizations and the general public can apply for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201959 Views

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CHRA Board of Directors Nominations are Open

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s Nominations Committee invites members to nominate candidates for two (2) positions on its Board of Directors. The deadline to submit nominations is 4 p.m. ET on Friday February 8, 2019. More details HERE. NT4

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201967 Views

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Governments of Canada and PEI reach a 10-year housing agreement

Charlottetown, PEI, January 16, 2019 Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Prince Edward Island thanks to an agreement by the federal and provincial governments. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201947 Views

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Province partners with Nicola bands to improve on-reserve affordable housing

Jan. 15, 2019 MERRITT – Five Nicola bands and BC Housing are working together on a new project to improve the quality of on-reserve housing in the Nicola Valley near Merritt. “I feel that this initiative is something that has been thought about for some time, but has never been executed,” said Chief Jordan Joe, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201942 Views

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Iqaluit food centre to offer temporary shelter this week – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 16, 2019 “It is for anyone who has no other options” By Courtney Edgar Iqaluit’s Qajuqturvik Food Centre started keeping its doors open at night this week to shelter people who have nowhere else to go. “It is a very temporary option while Family Services searches for a more permanent solution,” said Wade Thorhaug, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201940 Views

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City of Whitehorse: City News Highlights

01/11/2019 View City of Whitehorse: City News Highlights NT4

by aanationtalk on January 15, 201947 Views

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Final homelessness report presented – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

January 14, 2019 More affordable housing, community collaboration and outreach are needed to combat homelessness within Chatham-Kent, municipal councillors heard on Monday. Chantal Perry, program manager for employment and social services, presented the final homelessness registry report. Registry week took place in April of last year. She noted that while many people might have a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201938 Views

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More supportive homes for Indigenous peoples in need in Vancouver

New Beginnings, a new modular housing project, is opening its doors and offering Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness a place to call home. The Province and the City of Vancouver have partnered on the 98-unit supportive housing project, which is a part of the B.C. government’s commitment to build more than 600 supportive homes in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2019163 Views

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Habitat for Humanity hands over keys to family of three in Tyendinaga – Globalnews.ca

January 10, 2019 Just in time for her birthday, a mother of two is now the owner of a new home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Amy Maracle and her two children were handed keys on Thursday in a ceremony by the Habitat for Humanity, Prince Edward-Hastings chapter. Maracle, who had been desperately searching for a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201957 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Webequie First Nation on the completion of multiple housing projects

From: Indigenous Services Canada January 10, 2019 – Webequie First Nation, Treaty 9 Territory, ON – Indigenous Services Canada Everyone should have access to a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to build new and renovated housing, reduce overcrowding, and enhance the quality of life […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201976 Views

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How straw homes could help solve the First Nations housing crisis – TVO

Indigenous communities across the province are dealing with inadequate housing. Farmers’ fields may hold the answer Jan. 08, 2019 You’ve probably seen the pale-yellow bales of straw dotting farmers’ fields throughout Ontario. The remnants of cereal harvests, they can be used as fodder and biofuel — and, increasingly, as construction material, forming and insulating the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 201976 Views

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UBCM: Rental Housing Report and Homeless Counts

Dec. 19, 2018 The Province last week issued two key reports relating to housing and homelessness:  the 2018 Report on Homeless Counts in BC finding a minimum of 7,655 homeless people in BC; and the final report of the Rental Housing Task Force making 23 recommendations on wide ranging aspects of the rental housing framework. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2018101 Views

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Beyond the Indian Act: Cree Nation looks for housing solutions – CBC

The Cree Nation looks remove systemic barriers to creating value in real estate Dec 20, 2018 The Cree Nation says it wants to take a “hard right” away from depending on social housing toward a new model of private home ownership to prevent a Cree “exodus” into neighbouring non-Indigenous towns. Addressing the housing crisis in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201875 Views

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Announcing a New Professional First Nations Housing Association

Announcing a New Professional First Nations Housing Association A new First Nations professional group will begin work on January 1, 2019. This new group is the First Nations Housing Professionals Association (FNHPA) or Association des professionnels de l’habitation des Premières Nations (APHPN). The FNHPA is a national not-for-profit voluntary association whose purpose is to provide […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2018297 Views

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B.C. government invests in new homes for Indigenous peoples in Langford

Dec. 13, 2018 LANGFORD – With construction getting underway on 60 homes at M’akola Housing Society’s Station Avenue development, the B.C. government is adding to the project with 40 more new homes for Indigenous families in need. “The housing crisis has left too many families in Langford struggling to afford housing, and that search for a quality […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2018100 Views

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Despite steps taken, homeless counts show challenges ahead

December 11, 2018 VICTORIA – The first-ever provincewide homeless-count report shows that while B.C. has taken important first steps to house British Columbians, more work needs to be done to prevent and address homelessness in B.C. communities. According to the report — which brings together statistics from 24 communities over the past two years — […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201863 Views

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New building opens in Aklavik, offering help for homeless – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 The territorial government has opened a new housing complex to help the homeless of Aklavik. The Beaufort Delta hamlet, with a population of around 650, will use the four-unit building to implement a housing-first model. “The program intends to house people first and then to focus on improving their housing sustainability by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201874 Views

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BC Government: Elders and seniors benefiting from new housing

December 07, 2018 CAMPBELL RIVER – People in Campbell River, including Elders, seniors and those with physical disabilities, now have access to new affordable rental homes, thanks to a partnership between the Government of British Columbia and M’akola Housing Society. “People in communities like Campbell River have been struggling to afford housing for too long,” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201869 Views

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More safe homes for women and children fleeing violence in Nanaimo

December 07, 2018 NANAIMO – Women and children leaving violence in Nanaimo will soon have more safe places to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives. The Province and the Snuneymuxw Youth and Family Society have partnered to provide a 10-bed women’s transition house in the Nanaimo area. Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2018105 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates the Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum Nation on the completion of two new triplexes

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release December 5, 2018 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada All Canadians should have access to safe and healthy homes. The Government of Canada is committed to improving housing conditions in First Nations communities, reducing overcrowding and enhancing quality of life for families and residents. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201893 Views

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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee leaders working to make progress on shared priorities including housing and food security

December 4, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Dominic LeBlanc, and the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed and Inuit leaders, were pleased to gather on November 29 for the sixth meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201863 Views

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British Columbia invests in 1,100 new homes for Indigenous residents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2018  PITT MEADOWS, B.C. _ The British Columbia government is investing $231 million to build more than 1,100 new affordable homes for Indigenous residents in communities across the province. The first set of homes selected through a new Indigenous housing fund include nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close to 370 homes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201887 Views

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BC Government: More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

Nov. 24, 2018 PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia. The first set of homes selected through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund includes nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close to 370 homes on-reserve. This makes B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2018117 Views

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New affordable housing to help Port Alberni seniors

Nov. 23, 2018 PORT ALBERNI – Seniors in Port Alberni will soon have access to additional affordable rental housing and long-term care so they can receive the services they need and continue to live in the community as they age. Two new projects at the Tsawaayuus Care Facility are under construction as part of a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2018181 Views

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