Cenovus teams with First Nations to build northern Alberta homes amid housing crisis

  By Amanda Stephenson  The Canadian Press  Raoul Montgrand, president of the Chard Métis Nation in northern Alberta, called a 200-square-foot camper trailer home for close to two years. The community leader and his wife were among the many residents affected by an ongoing housing crisis in the isolated hamlet, located about an hour-and-a-half drive southeast of Fort McMurray. But Montgrand, who now lives in a beautiful new pre-fabricated home situated just a stone’s throw from his old trailer, says what bothered him most about the dire housing conditions in Chard was what it meant for the community’s children. “Before, we would see five or six families in one house,” Montgrand said in a recent interview. “Without a house, there’s no education. How are the kids going to go to…

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