O’Regan pledges to work with Eabametoong on water crisis – CBC

Community declared state of emergency over water quality earlier this month

Jul 23, 2019

Canadian Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says he hopes to speak to leadership of Eabametoong First Nation soon, so the federal government can begin working to address the community’s water crisis.

Eabametoong declared a state of emergency earlier this month after tests showed a high level of trihalomethanes in its water supply.

During a visit to Thunder Bay on Monday morning, O’Regan said he hadn’t yet reached out to the community, but “will be in touch with them very shortly.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/o-regan-eabametoong-water-1.5220693

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