Calls grow for Ottawa to ‘step up’ with military help for First Nation plagued by COVID-19 in Ontario – CBC

Jan 06, 2022

Nearly half of Bearskin Lake’s population in northwest has tested positive for coronavirus

It’s been three days since Bearskin Lake First Nation publicly asked the federal government for assistance from the Canadian military.

And still no response.

Nearly half of the roughly 400 people living in the remote First Nation 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., have tested positive for COVID-19. Even more are in quarantine.

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