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Volunteers help some White Rock Lake fire victims rebuild
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Volunteers help some White Rock Lake fire victims rebuild

Since the spring, volunteers from across Canada have been traveling to Monte Lake, B.C. to help some of the families who lost their homes in last year’s massive White Rock Lake wildfire. The effort is being coordinated by Mennonite Disaster Service.The charity is building four homes for North Okanagan fire victims, three in Monte Lake and one near Vernon, in less than six months. Read more: White Rock Lake wildfire victims face major cost to reconnect to water utility The volunteer construction workers are making new houses possible for people who thought they wouldn’t be able to rebuild.For Monte Lake resident, Dustan Eager it’s a bit surreal to see a new home for his family under construction. Story continues below advertisement ...