Flood evacuees’ temporary school remains closed – CBC.ca

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by NationTalk on November 9, 2012616 Views

Flooded-out students from the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba continue to miss classes this week, as different levels of government argue over where classes should resume.

The 68 students, who have been living temporarily in Winnipeg with their families since their reserve was flooded out in the spring of 2011, were attending Kindergarten to Grade 9 classes at the former Deer Lodge junior high school on Ness Avenue.

The City of Winnipeg shut down the building earlier this week, after inspectors issued a number of fire code and fire prevention bylaw violations.

First Nation leaders say the repairs have since been completed and the school should be up to code now. They want the children to stay in the St. James building.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/11/08/mb-lake-st-martin-school-location-debate.html

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