Remote northern Ontario Cree community to get fire truck following girl’s death – CBC

Mar 15, 2023

Winnipeg-based Fort Garry Fire Trucks expected to deliver pumper next week

A remote northern Ontario Cree community expects to receive a fire truck in the next week. It will arrive two months after a child died in a fire.

In late January, a 10-year-old girl in the community of Peawanuck died in a house fire. At the time, the community of around 200 people near the Hudson Bay coast didn’t have access to fire services or basic firefighting equipment.

Sam Hunter, a councillor with Weenusk First Nation, which includes Peawanuck, said the fire truck has been ready for around a week, and they are just waiting for the winter road to the community to be ready so the vehicle can be driven from Winnipeg to the community.

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