Shamattawa wages war on COVID-19 as cases rise, military deployed – CBC

About 60 soldiers now on the ground in remote fly-in community

Dec 14, 2020

In the frigid cold, the people of Shamattawa First Nation are waging a battle against COVID-19. On the front lines, 18-year-old Karl Canabie has been hired to guard a school where those who have tested positive have been corralled inside.

Canabie’s job is to ensure they stay inside, permitting each to go outside for five minutes at a time to get some air.

“I’ve been working here for like a week and four days and watching these guys so they don’t have to run away and doing favours for them,” Canabie said on his shift Sunday, which started at 4 a.m.

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