The Canadian Press

2015-02-18 | Saskatchewan Fire Children Dead

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Documents show a Saskatchewan village cut a reserve off from volunteer fire services three weeks before a house fire that killed two children. The Makwa Sahgaiehcan (sah-GAY'-gen) First Nation was behind in paying its bills to the nearby community of Loon Lake. Village administrator Laurie Lehoux (le-HOO') says the band hadn't paid its bills since last spring and owed about 33-hundred dollars. She says members of the village council's fire board met in November to decide what to do. (Lehoux says a letter and email confirming the decision were sent to the reserve in January. Both the band's chief and finance director have said they were not aware that fire services with the village had been cancelled.)

Date: 2015-02-18
Placeline: LOON LAKE, Saskatchewan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 6 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and at that point they kind of made the decision that we wouldn't be responding to any more fires >>