A small First Nation with a big housing problem is being ignored, two band councillors say – APTN News

Apr 10, 2023

One of two band councillors representing Wi’tat, also known as Fort Babine, in British Columbia say amalgamation is making a bad housing situation worse.

“Not only just these houses that got mould problems – some of them it’s the foundation, the basement foundation,” said Robbie Reid. “Things like that they need to correct that before it’s going to get worse.”

Fort Babine, located roughly 1,200 km north of Vancouver, is home to about 60 residents.

Bessie West, the second councillor, says the way the band council operates makes it difficult to advocate for residents like Martina West.

West says her water was shut off after the pipe burst a year ago and her belongings moved into storage after a bug infestation.

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