Pikwakanagan First Nation near Golden Lake declares state of emergency over COVID-19 – CTV News

April 1, 2020

PIKWAKANAGAN, ONT. — The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation have declared a state of emergency in their territory.

The community is located on the shores of the Bonnechere River, about 15 km west of Eganville, Ontario.

In a press release, Chief Wendy Jocko said the declaration was effective as of March 31, 2020.

“This State of emergency was declared: To ensure a proactive approach through the implementation of precautionary measures by the Council to protect community members,” Jocko said.

She said the declaration is also meant to ensure timely access to outside funding and support, protect all members of the community, especially the most vulnerable, maintain essential services within the community and ensure community members recognize the severity of the current risk.

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