Another Ontario First Nation declares a state of emergency over water – CBC

Eabametoong First Nation declared emergency after tests showed high THMs level in the water

Jul 15, 2019

Another fly-in First Nation in Ontario has declared a state of emergency over of its water quality.

Eabametoong First Nation, an Ojibway community that sits about 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, passed a band council resolution declaring a state of emergency Friday after water test results showed levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) between 122 to 182 per cent above Health Canada safety standards.

“We have made this decision and the letter has gone to the minister and we would expect some action to address this,” said Chief Harvey Yesno, in a telephone interview with CBC News.

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