BWA of the Day
VALVE REPLACEMENT LEADS TO BWA IN NORTHERN TOWN, MB
A boil water advisory was issued for Churchill, Manitoba (pop. 800) when routine maintenance work to replace valves on the distribution system required a system shut-off.
"It's a preventive measure," says a town official who declined to give his name. "The province requires us to post a BWA . We expect to get the tests back today and the advisory should be off tomorrow". According to him, commerces were advised individually and residents through postings on the town's facebook page.
Churchill is located on the west shore of Hudson Bay, just south of the Nunavut/Manitoba boundary. It is most famous for the many polar bears that move toward the shore from inland in the autumn, leading to the nickname "Polar Bear Capital of the World".
As of the 2006 Canada Census, just under half (44.10%) of the population was non-native and the rest (56.41%) were Aboriginal, mostly Chipewyan and Swampy Cree (33.85%), with some Métis (16.41%) and a small number of Inuit (5.64%).