Kemp's old house
Late in October, Pat and Laura Kemp’s old house was mercifully demolished to make room for their new home, now being built by a score of local and non-local Operation Beaver volunteers, some of them lawyers from the Advocates’ Society, which has godfathered this project.
Penosway's new home
Meanwhile in Kitcisakik, Quebec, Jean-Paul Penosway, his wife Nadia and their four children have, like two other Algonquin families, moved into brand new homes they built themselves, supervised by Frontiers’ Quebec Co-ordinator Lylas Polson. Formerly they had lived in one-room shacks, in Third World conditions. Every inch of construction lumber in Kitcisakik’s new homes, their new school, their new resource centre and equipment shelters, was milled by Frontiers Foundation’s busy Woodmizers. And thanks to Ottawa’s Aboriginal Skills Training Strategic Initiative (ASTSIF). Kitcisakians like Jean-Paul have received onsite training in milling and framing, roofing and insulation.