51 flood evacuees return home to Manitoba First Nation
Residents were evacuated in 2011 after Lake Manitoba flooded the community
On Wednesday Aboriginal Affairs announced 51 long-term evacuees from the 2011 flood will be back in their community within a few weeks.
More than 100 community members were evacuated in 2011.
Ottawa spent almost $9-million dollars to build 29 new houses and rebuild roads into the First Nation on the shore of Lake Manitoba.
The new homes are protected by new diking, or have been located in areas that did not flood in 2011.
As of late last July, the replacement home project had completed construction on 10 homes, allowing 29 evacuees to return home.