Evacuees from 2011 and 2014 Peguis First Nation floods left scrambling as federal relief ends

As of this month, 121 Peguis First Nation evacuees remained displaced by 2014 flood

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Evacuees displaced from their homes in a Manitoba First Nation by flooding years ago say they're now scrambling and without answers as their evacuee benefits come to an end — even though they still have no homes to return to in the community.

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Evacuees displaced from their homes in a Manitoba First Nation by flooding years ago say they’re now scrambling and without answers as their evacuee benefits come to an end — even though they still have no homes to return to in the community.

Dyson Spence lost his house in Peguis First Nation, in Manitoba’s Interlake region, when it was damaged in the spring flood of 2014.

Then 11 years old, he moved with his family to Winnipeg, about 160 kilometres south of Peguis.

Dyson Spence is fighting to get housing for himself and other displaced evacuees from flooding on Peguis First Nation in 2011 and 2014. (Gary Solilak/CBC)

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