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Water Today Title November 23, 2017

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Excessive turbidity in combination with a leakage issue at the water treatment plant that serves the Canadian Forces Base Wainright has put the base and the adjacent town, which shares the same water and name, under boil water advisory.

There are 6,289 people living in Wainright and 500 on the garrison.

"I don't know much more about this than what was on the notice I received from the base," says Ed Bluefiend, of the local Credit Union to whom we were transferred when we called the town for more information.

"All the information is on our facebook page and our town website" he says.

The town of Wainright is located in east-central Alberta; it was originally named Denwood, but was later relocated 5 km west by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and renamed after General William Wainwright, the second vice-president of the railway. What is interesting about the Wainright Garrison is that it maintains a bison herd of some 50 animals, in order to preserve the heritage and history associated with the base.

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