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Shamattawa declares state of emergency after fire destroys only grocery store, band office


A remote Manitoba First Nation has declared a state of emergency after a fire destroyed the community's only grocery store along with its band office Thursday, said Shamattawa Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik.

Napaokesik called it a "total loss."

"If we don't have supplies tomorrow there [is] going to be in a panic. It's an emergency right now."


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