Frustration mounts in Bearskin Lake with 6 Canadian Rangers helping with COVID-19 relief – CBC

Jan 11, 2022

3 of the Rangers were already in First Nation, more from Bearskin Lake may be activated in coming days

Days after the federal government announced that members of the Canadian Armed Forces had arrived in Bearskin Lake First Nation, where nearly half of the community has tested positive for COVID-19, the on-the-ground reality has led to skepticism.

The First Nation in northern Ontario has been overwhelmed by a COVID-19 outbreak. In the last two weeks, more than 200 people have tested positive for the virus in the community of roughly 400 people located 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay. Even more have been forced to quarantine in their homes.

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