OTTAWA and WINNIPEG, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard
Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and
the Honourable Eric Robinson, Manitoba's Minister of Aboriginal and
Northern Affairs, issued the following statement today regarding flood
evacuees in Manitoba:
"It has come to our attention that the owner of the Misty Lake Lodge,
which is currently housing evacuees from Manitoba First Nations
affected by the 2011 flooding, intends to close the Lodge at the end of
We want to reassure evacuees living at the Misty Lake Lodge, or at any
of the other hotels accommodating evacuees, that our governments will
work together to ensure that evacuees continue to receive appropriate
emergency services and supports, including accommodations, food, and
other services as required. No one will be without shelter should Misty
Lake Lodge close.
Our priority is, and will continue to be, ensuring that the health and
safety needs of those First Nations affected by the flooding continue
to be met"
This statement is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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