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Lethbridge to build 500 affordable homes over next 5 years – CBC

Plan based on long-term study of city’s demographics Apr 23, 2019 The City of Lethbridge plans to build 100 new affordable homes per year for the next five years. That goal arises from an in-depth study of the city’s housing needs recently completed by the Municipal Housing Task Force, said Coun. Belinda Crowson. She said […]

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CMHC: Investing in Innovative Housing Solutions – Eleven Solutions Lab Proposals to Receive Funding Through the NHS Solutions Labs

April 18, 2019 Finding solutions to housing challenges such as affordability, social inclusion, Northern and remote supports, Indigenous housing provision, and environmental sustainability is key to ensuring that more Canadians have access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and […]

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Sign 10-Year Housing Agreement

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 Saskatchewan as a result of an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201931 Views

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Addressing Inuit housing shortage will be key to eliminating TB, says study – Nunatsiaq News

18 April, 2019 “Alleviating the chronic housing shortage will be a key element in the elimination of TB in the Canadian Inuit Nunangat” If the Canadian government plans to live up to its promise to eradicate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030, it must first address the severe housing shortage across the Inuit homeland. That’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201931 Views

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Canada and Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee join efforts to support Cree Nation Housing Strategy

Amendment to the Cree Nation Governance Agreement April 17, 2019 – Val-d’Or, Quebec – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada / Cree Nation Government The Government of Canada and the Cree Nation Government are working together to advance reconciliation and renew their Nation-to-Nation relationship based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Today, the Honourable Carolyn […]

by pnationtalk on April 17, 201934 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment for women’s organizations in Western Newfoundland

Three organizations receiving funding to ensure they can continue providing essential supports for women and their families April 16, 2019 – Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully […]

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Statement – A fundamental human right: CHRC welcomes national housing strategy legislation

April 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Following the tabling of the Budget Implementation Act, which includes a proposed National Housing Strategy Act, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues this statement: “The Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes the federal government’s introduction of federal housing legislation, in particular the appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201970 Views

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Program welcomes housing concepts – The Chronicle Journal

The stage appears to be set to put an end to disheartening stories about dilapidated homes on remote First Nations. Indigenous Service Canada on Thursday announced a $36-million “innovation” program for housing concepts that reflect aboriginal culture, utilize traditional building techniques and emphasize energy efficiency. Of the total amount, $6 million will be made available […]

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Community housing partnership to deliver transformative housing initiative

OTTAWA, April 11, 2019 – A national partnership of housing organizations announced today that CMHC has selected its proposal to create a Community Housing Transformation Centre supporting innovation, capacity building and long-term sustainability of community housing. This National Housing Strategy initiative will invest $68.6 million over nine years into programs, grants and resources supporting community […]

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CHMC: A Stronger National Housing Strategy

Our Government strongly believes that all Canadians should have access to safe and affordable housing. That is why we are introducing new innovative tools under Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201923 Views

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Squamish Nation plans large housing development at south end of Burrard Bridge – CBC

Apr 10, 2019 First Nation could add up to 3,000 housing units on its land in Kitsilano The Squamish Nation is planning a massive housing development that could change the face of Kitsilano and False Creek. The project could see as many as 3,000 units built on Squamish Nation land at the south end of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201922 Views

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Indigenous innovators invited to submit their creative ideas for housing to the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

April 11, 2019 — Toronto, Ontario — Treaty 13 Territory — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is looking for ways to build new partnerships with Indigenous communities while testing new approaches to housing, and improving community well-being. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced that applications are being accepted for […]

by pnationtalk on April 11, 201974 Views

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Jury’s still out on whether housing strategy will result in enough affordable units: Jane Londerville in the Hill Times – MLI

April 10, 2019 The Liberal government launched its National Housing Strategy to great fanfare in November 2017. Proclaimed to be the first such strategy for Canada, it is a 10-year plan with a $40-billion funding commitment. Specifics of the programs to support the strategy have since been announced. But the rollout of funds and production […]

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National Inuit housing strategy calls for local training to help solve ‘national crisis’ – CBC

Strategy says increased capacity, consistent funding necessary to find solution Apr 04, 2019 The Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee has released its strategy for addressing a chronic shortage of housing for Inuit, saying that consistent funding and creating local capacity to build homes are keys in finding a sustainable solution. The strategy, released Wednesday, is light on […]

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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee releases national Inuit housing strategy and continues progress on shared priorities

Ottawa, Ontario – April 3, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Cabinet ministers, and Inuit leaders today gathered for a meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee to review progress and set priorities for the third year of the Committee. During the meeting, the Prime Minister and Committee members reflected on […]

by pnationtalk on April 4, 201966 Views

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New housing and support for people in Prince George

April 2, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – New housing set to open in Prince George means that 28 people with mental-health and addictions challenges will get the supports they need within their own homes at rental rates they can afford. The Province provided approximately $4 million to purchase and renovate the former Economy Inn Motel at […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201961 Views

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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy launch

From: Employment and Social Development Canada April 1, 2019                        Gatineau, Quebec                       Employment and Social Development Canada Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Yet, every day, vulnerable Canadians experience homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and make […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201970 Views

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City of Toronto launches public consultation on the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan

March 29, 2019 City of Toronto launches public consultation on the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan Today Mayor John Tory and Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, helped launch the City’s public consultation process for the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. The City is inviting residents and stakeholders to get involved and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201948 Views

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Nuxalk Nation celebrates completion of new and renovated housing

March 22, 2019 – Bella Coola, Nuxalk Territory, British Columbia – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making important investments to improve housing conditions in First Nations communities, reduce overcrowding, and support the health and well-being of First Nations residents. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Nuxalk Nation on the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019576 Views

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New campus homes help Cranbrook students focus on studies

March 21, 2019 CRANBROOK – Twice as many College of the Rockies students can rest their heads on more affordable, on-campus beds when a new student-housing complex opens in 2020. Six new cottage-style buildings will provide spaces for 96 more students, doubling capacity at the college and allowing students to focus on their studies instead […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 2019484 Views

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New homes and new opportunities in Courtenay

March 21, 2019 COURTENAY – People with low to moderate incomes and those at risk of homelessness in the Comox Valley, including Indigenous peoples, now have more affordable housing options and better opportunities that come with stable housing. The Province has partnered with M’akola Housing Society to build 35 new affordable rental homes in Courtenay. […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 2019490 Views

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It’s about bridging gaps’: First Nations seek solutions for Indigenous housing crisis – CBC

National conference focused on housing, community development and finding answers Mar 22, 2019 First Nations advocates and housing industry leaders from across Canada gathered for the inaugural Restoring Our Sacred Space conference this week on the Tsuut’ina Reserve, just west of Calgary. A set of panelists discussed issues surrounding the First Nations housing crisis, basic […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019506 Views

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New program to help 100,000 Canadian families buy their first home

March 20, 2019 Many young Canadians dream of owning their first home. With rising house prices, and not enough homes to meet demand, it is getting harder and harder to make that dream a reality. That is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps to make housing more accessible and affordable in Canada, […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 2019304 Views

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First Nation looks to self-govern after budget fails to address housing crisis – The Loop

The chief of a First Nations community in northern Manitoba is calling for self-governance as a way of tackling its on-reserve housing crisis after the federal budget did not include specific funding to address the issue. Tommy Monias, the Chief of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, otherwise known as Cross Lake Band, hopes his community can govern […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019475 Views

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KDSB: Supportive Housing plays a critical role in the city’s fight to end homelessness

The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs announced a $4.5 million provincial investment for a 30-unit Supportive Housing development in Kenora, ON. Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) will develop the infrastructure, and the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) will provide support through a […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 201925 Views

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Federal Budget commits to National Pharmacare Plan but shifts away from housing for the most marginalized

March 19, 2019 OTTAWA – The government’s new budget commits to a bold vision in some critical areas for people living in poverty in Canada – but misses the mark by extending housing dollars to promote homeownership for the middle class, when so many people in Canada are homeless and living in unaffordable, inadequate housing. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201940 Views

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Nunavut community pleads for help to house residents – Nunatsiaq News

March 19, 2019 Taloyoak eyes vacant government units for housing authority staff or the homeless The need for more public housing in Nunavut is so great that the concerns of a housing authority in a western Nunavut community came up last week in the Nunavut legislature. The board of directors of the Taloyoak Housing Authority […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201941 Views

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First modular homes reach Cat Lake – Sioux Bulletin

On March 16, Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services (@SeamusORegan) Tweeted, “The first shipment of new modular homes has arrived in Cat Lake. Of course there is still much work to be done, but this critical work is progressing.” More than 60 players participated in a St. Patrick s Day themed Trivia Night, which was […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201974 Views

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NS Government: Energy Savings Programs for Affordable Rentals, First Nations Homes Expanded

March 18, 2019 More Nova Scotians living in affordable rental units or First Nations homes will benefit from efficiency upgrades that can save families hundreds of dollars on their energy bills every year. Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette announced two programs, delivered by Efficiency Nova Scotia, that will expand as part of $14.2 million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201939 Views

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Feds sign deal promising millions to Ontario First Nation facing housing crisis – Daily Commercial News

March 19, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government has finalized a deal that will deliver millions of dollars to a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario to help tackle a housing crisis that is affecting the health of residents. Ottawa says the agreement signed March 14 represents an investment of up to $12.8 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201958 Views

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Iqaluit’s homeless shelter overloaded with clients, city council hears – Nunatsiaq News

March 18, 2019 A three-bedroom house has been providing shelter to 42 men a night in Iqaluit this year. Iqaluit’s Uquutaq Society, which manages the city’s men’s shelter, has operated for years in a building rated for a capacity of 20 men, while regularly serving 40 to 50 men each night. Stephanie Clark, Uquutaq’s chair, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201948 Views

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Governments of Canada and Alberta reach 10-year housing agreement

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 Alberta thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019102 Views

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Mobile homes could be on way to community – The Chronicle Journal

March 15, 2019 An attempt was to be made Thursday to finally start bringing 10 mobile homes to Cat Lake First Nation by a winter ice road, to provide relief to residents affected by the remote reserve’s ongoing black-mould crisis. A Manitoba-based contractor was expected to transport the homes on flatbed trucks along the 165-kilometre […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019111 Views

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Statement: Minister of Indigenous Services and Cat Lake First Nation sign final Memorandum of Agreement to address housing and health challenges

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (March 14, 2019) — Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement regarding the signing of the final Memorandum of Agreement with Cat Lake First Nation: “Earlier today, Chief Keewaykapow, the councilors of Cat Lake First Nation, representatives from Windigo First Nations Council and I signed the final […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2019116 Views

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Alfred Moses: Northern Housing Summit

March 12, 2019 Mr. Speaker, there have been many positive initiatives developed as we have worked to fulfill mandate commitments related to housing.  Good quality and affordable housing in our communities cannot be brought about just from the efforts of government.  We need to engage all parties that have the capability and the willingness to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201983 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Northwestern Ontario

March 12, 2019 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing More people will now have a place to call home in Northwestern Ontario. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $14.4 million to create 127 more affordable housing units through the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201968 Views

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Canada’s Indigenous Housing Strategy Fails To Address Urban Populations – Huffington Post Canada

The majority of Indigenous housing interests is missing in the government’s response to the housing crisis in Canada. March 12, 2019 The last several years have been trumpeted as a period of reflection and transformation by the Government of Canada in its relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In 2016 the government officially removed its objector status […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201985 Views

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Ontario Taking Steps to Create New Housing in Kenora

March 11, 2019 Ontario’s Government is putting Ontarians first by supporting Kenora’s Indigenous community with new housing and support services. Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing was joined by Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora-Rainy River to announce a $4.5 million provincial investment to help […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201969 Views

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AHMA: Liberals Promise $638 Million For Urban Indigenous Housing

AHMA is pleased to see the Federal Government is finally recognizing the merit of urban and rural Indigenous Housing Providers in the National Housing Strategy via a dedicated separate funding stream. Since the National Housing Strategy was announced in November 2017, which excluded urban and rural housing providers, AHMA and other Indigenous organizations have been […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201944 Views

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Sylvia Olsen: Addressing Indigenous homelessness must harmonize on- and off-reserve housing – Vancouver Sun

We won’t solve urban Indigenous homelessness without dealing with on-reserve homelessness and without understanding how the one is inextricably linked to the other. March 10, 2019 The recent federal announcement of $638 million to address urban Indigenous housing is a welcome contribution to the issue of Indigenous homelessness. Yet, according to people who work on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201971 Views

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Update on CBT First Nation’s Housing Sustainability Initiative – iheartradio

March 08, 2019 The Columbia Basin Trust is out with an update when it comes to it’s First Nation’s Housing Sustainability Initiative, to help first nation communities build their stock of affordable housing, increase capacity to manage the housing, and help with repairs and energy retrofits. In the Creston area, 17 affordable housing units in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201989 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: New Act will broaden spectrum of housing, providing a better and fairer system, says First Minister

March 6, 2019 A Bill for an Act Respecting Housing in Nunatsiavut and to Establish a Nunatsiavut Housing Commission has received presidential assent, following second reading today in the Nunatsiavut Assembly. The Act will see the creation of a high-level Nunatsiavut policy to govern all housing development and programs. It will see the creation of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201991 Views

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Province invests in Habitat for Humanity Homes

March 6, 2019 The province today announced that Habitat for Humanity is receiving $625,000 through the Housing Action Plan to build 25 homes that will make affordable home ownership a reality for more Island families. “We are pleased to invest in this Habitat for Humanity PEI project because home truly is where the heart is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201996 Views

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More than 600 supportive homes open in Vancouver

March 03, 2019 VANCOUVER – Hundreds of people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver now have warm, safe places to live, as the doors open on the final set of temporary modular homes the Province committed to funding in the city in fall 2017. The Province and the City of Vancouver celebrated the grand opening of Nora […]

by pmnationtalk on March 4, 201979 Views

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New association to focus on Indigenous housing – Northern Ontario Business

First Nations Housing Community to bridge gaps between communities, government, industry A new Indigenous organization is aiming to take a holistic approach to housing in First Nation communities. The First Nations Housing Community (FNHC) is designed to support First Nation communities in managing their housing programs, while bridging the gaps between First Nations, government, and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201967 Views

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Government of Canada provides a safe place to call home for a family in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick

February 26, 2018                        Fredericton, New Brunswick                        Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to helping those who are in need and believes that one homeless Canadian is one too many. A family in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, will be provided with an affordable and safe place to call home so that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201977 Views

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Victoria modular housing project for Indigenous women fleeing violence delayed nearly a year – CHEK

February 25, 2019 A vacant lot on Blanshard Street in Victoria was supposed to become home to 21 homeless Indigenous women next month, but construction on the modular housing project hasn’t even started. B.C. Housing says the initial procurement process took longer than expected because the original contractor was unable to deliver the project on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201963 Views

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Media advisory: MP Harvey will visit Fredericton to announce the transfer of a home under the Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative (SFRPHI)

Thomas J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique–Mactaquac, will highlight how the Government of Canada is moving forward on its commitment to work in partnership with provinces and territories, communities and other stakeholders from the private and not-for-profit sectors to prevent and reduce homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the announcement. Please […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201973 Views

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Navigating the Toronto housing crisis as an Indigenous person – CBC

For Beausoleil First Nation man, apartment hunting in tight rental market is ‘demoralizing and dehumanizing’ Feb 24, 2019 For Richard Peters, trying to move into one of the country’s most volatile housing markets as an Indigenous man came with challenges he never anticipated. Originally from Beausoleil First Nation, Peters was living in Ottawa when he […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2019108 Views

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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, 201990 Views

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