Neskantaga FN still waiting to end 25-year boil water advisory as Trudeau promises 2021 – CBC

Fly-in community was expecting to have new water treatment facility by March 2018

Mar 28, 2019

It’s been about 25 years since residents in a fly-in Ojibway community in northwestern Ontario have been without clean, safe drinking water and it looks like they might have to wait at least a couple more years to have the longest standing boil water advisory in Canada, lifted.

Neskantaga First Nation, located approximately 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., was promised a new water treatment facility in 2015. The project was expected to be completed by the spring of 2018, however, nine months later, the facility was still incomplete.

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