'It's gone': Shackan Chief says floods have swept away First Nation's land, home

'It's gone': Shackan Chief says floods have swept away First Nation's land, home

'It's gone': Shackan Chief says floods have swept away First Nation's land, home First Nation Chief says he has yet to hear from provincial government 2 weeks after land swept away by floods The leader of a 130-member First Nation in B.C.'s Nicola Valley that's been devastated by flooding says he's not sure when people can return home after seeing the devastation wrought by raging flood waters two weeks ago. "Our whole livelihood has been washed away within 30 hours. Things are washed away … houses, fields, cattle and people. There's people [from the valley] still missing," said Shackan First Nation Chief Arnold (Arnie) Lampreau. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five First Nations located along Highway 8 between Merritt and Spences Bridge. After the neighbouring community of the …
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