December 9, 2005
Stranded in shack, family pleads for insulation
"If there's someone out there who can help us, I would be very grateful to them"
Veronica Atagoyuk isn't asking for much this Christmas: just some insulation and a wee bit of help with the rising cost of kerosene and naptha.
Right now, that seems like a big request.
"If there's someone out there who can help us, I would be very grateful to them," Veronica says.
For the past three months, the young Iqaluit mother, her husband, and her two children have taken shelter inside a tiny plywood shack perched behind some social housing units near the edge of Iqaluit's MOT beach. It measures about 16 feet long, 12 feet wide and just over six feet high.