Before the flood of 2011, Big Point Manitoba was an idyllic spot. Homes, lawns and gardens were immaculately looked after. The beach was amazing. It was an incredible place to be. The love and care with which people looked after their properties was amazing. Today, it is a tragedy.
On Sunday, I visited Big Point. In the photo above, I am with Dee Dee Armstrong (on my left), and with Lydia Jonasson (on my right). We looked over the site together. Where there had been big beautiful trees, many of these are uprooted and on their side. Where there had been beautiful lawns, these, together with trailers and all sorts of other things are now buried in sand (photo below). Where there had been incredible homes, now almost all are wrecked (bottom photo). It was enough to make me cry.
It is time for fairness and for responsible help and treatment for those who have been so badly affected:
This morning, I received the letter below. Similar situations are occurring all over Lake Manitoba. It is a letter worth reading.