Mercury treatment centre in limbo for Grassy Narrows – APTN News

May 29, 2019

It’s been two years since the federal government committed to a specialized health facility for Grassy Narrows First Nation, but despite a planned meeting with Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan, the community is no closer to an agreement.

O’Regan visited the Northwestern Ontario community Wednesday afternoon for what was supposed to be a feast with members and the signing of a memorandum of agreement with Chief Rudy Turtle and council.

But that’s not what happened.

Instead Turtle and O’Regan engaged in private negotiations for nearly four hours.

No agreement was reached between the two, only a promise for more conversations.

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