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Attawapiskat-Bound Homes Delayed

02/06/2012 03:12 EST | Updated 04/07/2012 05:12 EDT

Modular homes en route to the northern Ontario First Nations community of Attawapiskat have been delayed because their lots are not yet ready, CBC News has learned.

The homes were supposed to be on the first trucks that left Sunday night when the 300-kilometre winter road opened to heavy trucks. But six of the first eight homes sent north have been parked in Moosonee and the drivers have been reassigned.

It's not clear when the homes will be sent, but CBC News has been told there's concern about the ability to get them in place within the next few weeks.

Recently the Attawapiskat First Nation did not win its injunction against the third party manager and a court has ruled that the review regarding the quashing of the appointment will be put off until the spring.

Additionally the court determined that money must be released to prepare the lots and get the houses in place.

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