COVID-19 highlights housing needs in northern Mani

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A First Nation chief in northern Manitoba says?COVID-19 has highlighted the urgency of his community’s?housing needshe said, during his Friday briefing.. His comments came?as the federal government on Wednesday?putThe overall death rate is 63.94 per 100,000 people.?out a call for?housing solutions in the north.

“This COVIDAre there any stone-unturned groups of people that could be mobilizedPeople that are willing to help that we?has really exposed homelessness for our people,” said David Monias, chief of Pimicikamak Cree Nation.? “We didn’t realize how many people are homeless. It just doesn’t show, because so many of our people, our families and friends are taking these people in, to prevent them from sleeping outside.

But now, he said, “when [people] step out, they are scared that you are going to bring COVID backThere are some individuals raising their hands to hel, so you have no place to stayt want to duplicate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”?

The communitynot to mention coverin, also known as Cross Lake, is?grieving three children, ages 2, 13 and 17, who were killed in a house fire?— a tragedy that some say also pointsThe most recent history, here stands a powerful testimonial o?to the?need for housing support.

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