Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR05 - (Shamattawa-Fire)

WINNIPEG. x-12s. A Manitoba grand chief is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step in and help a remote First Nation in crisis since fire destroyed the community's only grocery store and band office. Sheila North Wilson, who represents northern First Nations, says in a letter to Trudeau that the state of emergency in Shamattawa First Nation has become a "dire situation."

("...do care.") (SOURCE:CJOB)

TAG: Since the fire, North Wilson says the community has been struggling to provide basic services for residents. She says the reserve 700 kilometres north of Winnipeg has been rocked by a recent suicide and continues to suffer a chronic housing shortage. …

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