Sandy Bay mother meets the man building her a new home for free

Melissa Ridgen
APTN National News
A Sandy Bay mother of seven has had less than a week to get her head around the idea that her family will soon be free of rats and sewage.

That’s because she is getting a new home.

Thanks to a kind-hearted donor.

APTN was there when she got to meet the donor and find out more about her dream home.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Métis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).