Family stuck in condemned home warmed only by oven, space heaters, Sandy Bay First Nation woman says – CBC

Jan 31, 2019

17 people live in Charlene Houle’s house; 60% of the First Nation’s homes are in need of repairs, chief says

Charlene Houle has just two space heaters to heat her two-storey home on Sandy Bay First Nation.

But when both are on, sometimes the power to her entire home shuts off, she said.

She received a letter last year saying her home was uninhabitable and condemned. She’s been asking her First Nation, located 130 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg on the shores of Lake Manitoba, for a new home for 18 years.

But she’s still on a waiting list.

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