boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage
Lake Isle, AB - 6/21/2017
Read Island, BC - 6/19/2017
Kaleden - individual (2), BC - 6/8/2017
Naujaat, NU - 6/21/2017
Big River - munic., SK - 6/20/2017
Shell Lake - munic., SK - 6/20/2017
Rosthern - munic., SK - 6/19/2017
Raymore, SK - 6/21/2017
Kinistino, SK - 6/20/2017
Cumberland House, SK - 6/20/2017
Prince Albert - Individual , SK - 6/8/2007
Sainte-Ursule, QC - 6/22/2017
Maskinonge, QC - 6/22/2017
Contrecoeur, QC - 6/21/2017
Kedgwick, NB - 6/23/2017
Sucker Creek First Nation AB
Sunchild First Nation AB
Belcarra - White Pine Beach BC
Falcon Ridge BC
Vernon - Canadian Lakeview and Delcliffe BC
Pine Dock MB
Grand Rapids First Nation MB
Grunthal - Mennonite Christian Academy MB
Black Tickle-Domino NL
Hawke's Bay NL
Rocky Harbour NL
Corner Brook NL
Avonport - General Store & Service Centre NS
Ben Eoin - Beach NS
Kennetcook - Hants North Rural Junior High NS
Alfred - Cedar Shade Campground ON
Bearskin Lake First Nation ON
Cat Lake First Nation ON
Munsee-Delaware First Nation ON
Wabaseemong Independent Nation ON
Sainte-Sophie - Domaine Pineault QC
Green Lake SK
Meadow Lake Prov. Park SK
Sled Lake SK
Prince Albert - One Stop Pub & Restaurant SK
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FIRST NATION & INUIT
FIRST NATIONS & INUIT ADVISORY UPDATE
Health Canada has published its latest report on boil water advisories in First Nations and Inuit communities.
As of April 30, 2017, there were 135 Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in effect in 87 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia; of these 33 were short-term DWAs - meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system - and 102 were long-term DWAs - meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year. At the end of March 2017, there were 137 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 89 communities.
In the Atlantic provinces, there are 3 advisories in 3 communities. One advisory was lifted for the Bear River Semi-Public water system since the last report.
In Québec, there are 3 advisories in Kitiban Zibi. The long-standing Do Not Consume advisory in Kitigan Zibi (1999) due to high uranium levels is still in effect. It affects three semi-public systems, the Nicolas Stevens Center, Pakinawatik School and Wanaki Treatment Centre. 3 short-term boil water advisories we issued and rescinded during April, for the Mashteuiatsh, Matimekush and Uashat Public Water Systems.
In Ontario, there are 88 advisories (81 BWA and 7 DNC) in 45 communities. There were 5 new BWAs issued during April for the Fort Albany, Rocky Bay, Georgina Island, Lac Seul and Pays Plat Public Water Systems; 4 advisories were lifted for the Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, Munsee-Delaware and Wabaseemoong Public Water Systems.
In Manitoba, there are 8 BWAS and 1 DNC advisories in 7 communities. There were 2 new advisories in April for the Northlands (Lac Brochet) Public Water System, and the Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Band Office/Health Centre Semi-Public Water System; 1 advisory was lifted for the Grand Rapid Public Water System.
In Saskatchewan, there are 20 BWAs in 17 communities. 3 new advisories were issued since the last report, for the Buffalo River Dene Nation, Ministikwan Lake and Pelican Narrows Public Water Systems; 2 advisories were rescinded for the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and Pelican Lake Public Water Systems; 1 short-term advisory was issued and rescinded in April for the Muskowekwan Public Water System.
In Alberta, there are 8 BWAs in 8 communities. There are no new advisories; 2 short-term advisories were issued and lifted in April for the Ermineskin Public Water System and the Paul Band- Building East. Two advisories were rescinded for the Sunchild New Subdivision Public Water System and the Sucker Creek Multi-purpose Complex and Health Centre Semi-public Water System.
In BC, according to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)- which is responsible for water in First Nations communities in BC - as of May 31, 2017, there were 18 Boil Water Advisories and 3 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 21 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 19 First Nation communities in British Columbia. This includes water systems with 5 or more connections and smaller water systems that have public facilities. NOTE: These advisories are now included in our maps.
Previous First Nation/Inuit Water Reports
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