Ontario asks for military support for Bearskin Lake First Nation – TBNewsWatch.com

Remote northern community has more than 200 cases of COVID-19, leaving few residents healthy enough to provide critical services.

TORONTO – The Ontario government has officially asked for military assistance to support COVID-ravaged Bearskin Lake First Nation.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones on Thursday sent a letter to federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino seeking help for the community of 480, where more than 200 cases of COVID-19 have been detected.

According to community leaders, there are about 20 people left healthy enough to run vital municipal services.

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