Toronto businessman moved by video arranges new home for Sandy Bay First Nation family

Toronto businessman reacts to seeing dilapidated home on Sandy Bay First Nation.

Melissa Ridgen
APTN National News
It’s a dream come true story.

A Youtube video of a dilapidated home on the Sandy Bay First Nation goes viral.

And a Toronto businessman reacts by getting on the phone and making things right.

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Melissa is a proud Red River Metis 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).