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Inside the Lake St. Martin interim village

Almost a year after the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba was evacuated due to spring flooding, some of its members are now living in temporary homes.
An interim village set up for Lake St. Martin First Nation flood evacuees resembles a ghost town so far, the CBC's Wab Kinew found out during a recent tour. 1:59

Almost a year after the Lake St. Martin First Nation was evacuated due to spring flooding, some of its members are now living in temporary homes.

The Manitoba government created an interim village for the First Nation's flood evacuees by building homes on a decommissioned military radar site near Gypsumville, Man.

The province has offered the homes to hundreds of Lake St. Martin members, many of whom have been put up in Winnipeg hotel rooms since last spring, when their reserve was rendered uninhabitable by extreme floods.

But only two families have moved into homes at the interim village in the past month, although more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

The CBC's Wab Kinew visited the temporary village this week. Watch his report in the video player above.