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Lake St. Martin evacuee blames Winnipeg for suicides, addictions, depression


Lillian Catcheway just wants to go home, but the life she knew in Lake St. Martin First Nation no longer exists.

It was washed away by the flood of 2011 and she was among thousands of people who were scattered around the province when the community, about 225 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, was evacuated.

Efforts to relocate the community are still underway but more than 1,000 community members remain displaced — living in hotels, apartments and rented homes in Winnipeg or on a decommissioned military base near Gypsumville.


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