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In the rooms of the Winnipeg hotel St. Lake
Another twist took place on Sunday with a family of evacuees insisting they didn\'t want to move to the former Gypsy ville radar base because of snakes.
\"I can\'t see myself living with snakes,\" said Shirley Brady . \".
The snake problem at the base is known to the elders of the holy lake.
Martin is only a few kilometers from where they were flooded. out homes.
\"There are a lot of snakes at radar base and I don\'t want my daughter to grow up with snakes,\" added Robert Woodhouse, Beardy\'s partner . \".
Since spring floods forced them to leave rural communities 700 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg, Beardy and Woodhouse are among about 255 evacuees staying in hotel rooms in Winnipeg, near the lake that flooded the first nation.
The couple and their children, Bobbi-
Alexis Woodhouse, 3, and Derrell Maytwayashing, son of Beardy, 12, live in a single room with two double beds.
To protect their privacy, they requested that the name of the hotel not be disclosed.
The province hopes to transfer flood victims to 170 trailer houses at a cost of $40 million.
These units are modular houses that will be transported to the former Jeep samville radar base 260 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said on Friday that he would bypass the head of the band and deal directly with the evacuees and eventually let them move.
This afternoon, the bus will travel to the six hotels where they live and take them to the friendship center of India and Métis for a feast that begins at 5: 30m.
When they were told they were moving to Gypsumville
\"This feast is tomorrow, so we will learn about the current interest from the band members,\" a provincial spokesman said late Sunday . \".
\"For us, it\'s just a temporary option that offers these families a better choice than a hotel.
\"The province decided to deal directly with evacuees after the holy lake.
Martin chief Adrian Sinclair gave up the relocation plan in conflicting reports.
He was accused of walking away angrily after the province vetoed his company\'s proposal to build a house at radar base. He denied it.
The document then indicates that the elected chief and council hold a 60 interest in a joint venture that represents the preparation of bids for Lake St.
Martin was the first country with private contractors.
Sinclair said he had a cold on the radar.
The base plan is a concern and the evacuees will find themselves thrown there with no place to go and no state of reserve in the village.
On Sunday, the radar showed
The base is planned to be more provincial and longer.
It also splits the community and snakes are a problem.
Known for its Interlake home in Manitoba, Garter snakes passes through the area in the spring and returns in the fall.
At least one evacuee said the driver found them razed to the ground on the highway every year.
\"My dad told me that because there are snakes, this is not a place to live,\" said Beardy . \".
The hotel is very crowded.
The mattress on the floor is an extra bed.
The room was never enough and the couple left their family together when the others were separated, but it was a pressure.
Woodhouse said he cried every day.
\"I think about everything.
I miss my fishing, my hunting, my trapping.
\"They often argue, but so far they can say things out.
\"Other families are splitting. Everything is.
\"People are breaking up and we accept it every day,\" Woodhouse said . \".
The couple did not want to return to the holy lake. Martin.
At the same time, they did not see a solution reached by the province or their own leaders.
\"I can\'t believe they haven\'t found a place yet.
I don\'t believe anyone what\'s going on, \"said Beardy.
She said the hotel room was their first home.
\"I \'ve always wanted to stay here and I used to drive by and wanted to know what it was like. Now I know. I love it here.
\"Home in the holy lake.
Martin is a crowded bungalow shared by Beardy\'s father and the young family.
\"I never had my own place,\" she said . \".
\"I want to find a place. \" alexandra. paul@freepress. mb.