Tornado rips through Long Plain First Nation, leaving trail of destruction behind

People from the nation are trying to pick up the pieces after the tornado touched down Wednesday night

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
Some people from a Manitoba First Nation say they feel lucky to be alive today.

Environment Canada confirms that a tornado touched down in Long Plain First Nation last night, leaving a path of destruction behind.

 

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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.