Lennox Island chief hopes federal budget will lead to seniors home

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Chief Matilda Ramjattan

P.E.I. government assisted with study suggesting 20-unit facility would be feasible

LENNOX ISLAND – High on Chief Matilda Ramjattan’s priority list is an elders’ home for Lennox Island First Nation.

“We’d call it Red Sky Lodge,” she said of the proposed facility.

The P.E.I. government assisted with a study that suggested a 20-unit facility would be feasible.

“It’s a matter of getting the infrastructure and all the things that come with that,” said the chief.

Cue Tuesday’s federal budget, which opens the taps on federal spending, including $1.2 billion over five years for infrastructure spending in aboriginal communities.

Ramjattan is hopeful some of that money will flow to her community.

Besides Red Sky Lodge, which she thinks could be closer to reality now, Ramjattan said her community needs more homes in general, adding it already has a parcel of land across the bridge in East Bideford where it would like to put up reserve housing.

Organizations: Lennox Island First Nation

Geographic location: P.E.I., East Bideford

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  • hammer
    March 28, 2016 - 08:27

    Would,nt that come out of the 8 billion

  • big bear
    March 27, 2016 - 14:01

    hope they get this done,good luck