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First Nation plans protest over flooding

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Chief Adrian Sinclair of an Interlake First Nation flooded out again this year is leading a protest of his people from Notre Dame Avenue and Keewatin Boulevard to the downtown offices of Indian and Northern Affairs Tuesday morning.

The people from Lake St. Martin are seeking compensation from the province for damage caused by diverting flood water away from southern Manitoba, through their Interlake lands, via the Portage Diversion and the Fairford Water Control structure.

Flood Fight

Lake St. Martin is located 277 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the spit of land between Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg. People from the neighbouring Little Saskatchewan reserve, also flooded out by the diversion, expect to join the protest.

Indian Affairs is currently spending more than $2 million to a contractor to build dikes in the communities but flood waters are now at the same height on both sides of the dike in Lake St. Martin. Leaders there say the effort to hold back the water has failed.

The protest begins at 9 a.m.

 

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