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2019/2/17
First Nation water

NESKATANGA STATE OF EMERGENCY - THE UPS AND DOWNS OF FIRST NATIONS LONG-TERM WATER ADVISORIES

ADVISORY WRAP-UP

In Nova Scotia, a BWA (Boil Water Advisory) was issued to Lewis Lake Girl Guide Camp (HRM County), the reason for which was not stated. A previously issued BWA to Fort View Golf Course was rescinded. /...more


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EARLY CANNABIS SUPPLY CHALLENGES FOR SQDC IN QUÉBEC

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND LEGALIZED CANNABIS

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OUR PICK of the day

ISSUES IN SHOAL LAKE 40 FIRST NATION EXTEND FAR BEYOND WATER

                                     ADVISORIES                                  ALERTS SIGN UP!

Boil Water      Do Not Consume      Water Shortage      Cyanobacteria Bloom

NU NWT PE NS NB NL QC ON MB SK BC YK AB
DAILIES
water, wastewater, advisories and the stories behind them

Advisory of the day
2018/11/15

SIXTEEN YEARS LATER, SAFE DRINKING WATER IS ON THE HORIZON FOR SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION

Sandy Lake First Nation has been under a drinking water advisory since 2002. More than likely longer than that, in those years, reporting was at best disorganised. Sandy Lake is a Treaty 5 band.
/...more

Advisory of the day
2018/9/22

RIVER VALLEY PARK, ON RESIDENTS DENIED SAFE WATER AND SANITATION, ARE BEING FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES

River Valley Park has had issues with sanitation that date back at least four years and Faith Hackney, one of the homeowners took the time to explain what residents have faced and are facing.
/...more

First Nation water
2018/9/22

72 DOWN, 68 TO GO
MORE LONG-TERM FIRST NATION DWAS HAVE BEEN LIFTED THAN REMAIN IN PLACE

Early in October Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) announced the lifting of four long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations Communities. Cowichan Tribes was lifted on September 12, Adams Lake Indian Band on September 13, Pikangikum First Nation on September 17, and in the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation on September 28.
/...more

First Nation water
2018/9/21

BOUCTOUCHE, NB: BWA TO BE LIFTED BY NOVEMBER 30

The Town of Bouctouche in eastern New Brunswick is currently under a boil water advisory (BWA) that is expected to be lifted by November 30.
/...more

First Nation water
2018/9/21

HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION, AB: NEW WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM BRINGS SAFE WATER TO COMMUNITY

On September 19, 2018, Horse Lake First Nation, a Treaty 8 Territory in Alberta along with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) announced the opening of a new water treatment facility in the community.
/...more

Advisory of the day
2018/9/13

IQALUIT,NU: CONSTRUCTION WILL CAUSE WATER SHUT OFF AND BWAS

Major construction in Iqualuit has resulted in 48 hour long precautionary boil water advisories (PBWAs) and water outages for more than 2000 of their 7740 residents.
/...more

First Nation water
2018/9/7

LAST LONG-TERM BWA IN ALBERTA FIRST NATIONS TO END SOON

The last long-term boil water advisory (BWA) among First Nation communities in Alberta will soon be put to an end. The project is part of the Federal Government's commitment to end all long term BWA's in First Nation communities by March 2021.
/...more

Advisory of the day
2018/8/24

UPDATE SAINT-BERNARD, QC: THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, NO NEW CASES OF INFECTION

Last month WaterToday reported on the situation in Saint-Bernard, Québec, where the municipality's water supply had possibly been compromised with campylobacter contamination.
/...more


Conservation
2018/8/23

STEPHENVILLE, NL: BWA CAUSED BY REPLACEMENT OF AGED INFRASTRUCTUR

The Town of Stephenville issued a boil water advisory (BWA) on August 9 due to major construction that will replace aged infrastructure and improve stormwater drainage in some parts of town.
/...more


Conservation
2018/8/23

NORTH BAY-MATTAWA ISSUES LOW WATER ADVISORY AFTER HOT DRY SUMMER

On August 22, 2018, the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) issued a Level 1 Low Water Advisory "for all areas in its jurisdiction."
/...more


Advisory of the day
2018/8/16

TLA-O-QUI-AHT FIRST NATION GETS NEW WATER SUPPLY

An agreement between the federal government and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation will be bringing clean water to both the Tla-o-qui-aht communities of Esowista and Ty-Histanis and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
/...more


Advisory of the day
2018/8/16

MUSKOKA LAKES, ON: BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS CONFIRMED IN TWO LAKES

Blue-green algae have affected two lakes in the Township of Muskoka Lakes, Ontario. Three Mile Lake and Clark Falls - Lake Rosseau, were reported on July 31 and August 17 respectfully by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU).
/...more


Advisory of the day
2018/8/16

TORONTO FLOODING CAUSED SEWAGE TO OVERFLOW INTO HARBOUR

Toronto experienced heavy rain last week that flooded parts of North York and downtown, halted subway and bus service, closed roads, delayed flights, caused thousands of homes to lose power and even left drivers stranded in their vehicles.
/...more


Advisory of the day
2018/8/15

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL: BWA DUE TO MAJOR UPDATES IN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

The City of Happy Valley-Goose Bay issued a boil water advisory (BWA) on August 9 for several areas due to significant work taking place on their water distribution system.
/...more


Advisory of the day
2018/8/6

ST. MARGARET'S, NB: BWA CAUSED BY LOSS OF PRESSURE DURING CONSTRUCTION

On August 2 a boil water advisory (BWA) was issued for the community of St. Margaret's in eastern New Brunswick due to a loss of pressure during construction.
/...more


Advisory of the day
2018/7/27

SAINT-BERNARD, QC: DRINKING WATER COULD BE CAUSE OF CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTIONS - 10 HOSPITALIZED

The Municipalité de Saint-Bernard, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Québec issued a boil water advisory (BWA) on July 17, 2018.
/...more


ADVISORIES
boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage

2019/9/ 20

MOST RECENT

 
LIttle Red River Cree John D_Or Prairie, AB - 9/12/2019
 Mountain View Assembly Pentacostal, BC - 9/6/2019
 Riverside Resort, BC - 9/19/2019
 Shady Rest RV Park, BC - 9/17/2019
 Fauquier Water System, BC - 9/17/2019
 Sasquatch Crossing Inn, BC - 9/16/2019
 Stillwater ID Water System, BC - 9/12/2019
 Rocky Point Water Co-Op, BC - 9/7/2019
 Mount Layton Hot Springs Resort, BC - 9/19/2019
 Lost Shoe Campground, BC - 9/13/2019
 Bednesti Lake Resort, BC - 9/9/2019
 Russo Water System, BC - 9/13/2019
 Mackenzie Pulp, BC - 9/19/2019
 Sun Valley Water System, BC - 9/12/2019
 Alberni Valley Airport, BC - 9/13/2019
 Skeena Salmon Lodge, BC - 9/19/2019
 Kenaston, SK - 9/19/2019
 Hafford, SK - 9/18/2019
 Drake, SK - 9/19/2019
 Carrot River, SK - 9/14/2019
 Moose Jaw, SK - 9/12/2019
 Liberty, SK - 9/13/2019
 Porcupine Plain, SK - 9/16/2019
 Kindersley, SK - 9/16/2019
 Quill Lake, SK - 9/13/2019
 Conquest, SK - 9/15/2019
 Milestone, SK - 9/18/2019
 Lashburn, SK - 9/16/2019
 Rama, SK - 9/18/2019
 Wilcox, SK - 9/19/2019
 Watrous South Rural, SK - 9/17/2019
 St Walburg, SK - 9/19/2019
 Simpson, SK - 9/17/2019
 SHL Rural Pipeline, SK - 9/16/2019
 Buffalo Narrows, SK - 9/11/2019
 Pike Lake Provincial Park, SK - 9/16/2019
 Lampman, SK - 9/16/2019
 Midale, SK - 9/18/2019
 Carievale, SK - 9/20/2019
 Flotten Lake, SK - 9/17/2019
 Jim and Lorna Greenway Approved Home, SK - 9/17/2019
 Marshall, SK - 9/16/2019
 Manitou Beach Waterworks, SK - 9/17/2019
 Macnutt, SK - 9/16/2019
 Delisle, SK - 9/19/2019
 Meacham, SK - 9/18/2019
 Ste Anne, MB - 9/14/2019
 Birtle, MB - 9/13/2019
 Berens River First Nation, MB - 9/13/2019
 Ayton, ON - 9/12/2019
 Wabagishak Lake, ON - 9/19/2019
 Nepewassi Lake, ON - 9/19/2019
 Moose Creek, ON - 9/17/2019
 Saint-Francois-d_Assise, QC - 9/13/2019
 Ragueneau, QC - 9/11/2019
 Sainte-Catherine, QC - 9/6/2019
 Henryville, QC - 8/19/2019
 Saint-Constant, QC - 9/18/2019
 Trois-Rivieres (2), QC - 9/19/2019
 Herouxville, QC - 9/18/2019
 Riviere-Rouge, QC - 9/13/2019
 Cambridge, NS - 9/12/2019
 Beaver Bank, NS - 9/12/2019
 Fall River, NS - 9/14/2019
 Mount Uniacke, NS - 9/14/2019
 Dempsey Corner, NS - 9/13/2019
 Fletchers Lake, NS - 9/14/2019
 Badger, NL - 9/16/2019
 Bellburns, NL - 9/9/2019
 Point May, NL - 9/16/2019









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FIRST NATION & INUIT



2018/12/18

Health Canada has published its latest report on short-term water advisories which are issued for temporary water quality issues on specific water systems.

As of December 18, 2018, there were 30 short-term Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 3 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authiority (FNHA)

The short-term advisoires in each province are listed below.

Long-term advisories - advisories that have been in place for more than a year - are now listed by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) along with a targeted resolution date.

Below we list the recently added long-term advisories as well as those that should be resolved by the end of December 2018.





FIRST NATIONS & INUIT SHORT-TERM WATER ADVISORIES


ATLANTIC - 1

Public Water Systems

bullet Woodstock Public Water System

QUÉBEC - 0




ONTARIO -14

Public Water Systems

bullet North Caribou Lake Public Water System
bullet Mitaanjigamiing Public Water System
bullet Deer Lake Public Water System
bullet Oneida of the Thame, Public Water System
bullet Webequie Public Water System
bullet Slate Falls PWS
bullet Whitesand Public Water System
bullet Albany First Nation, Ft Albany PWS
bullet Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Pic River PWS (Biidaaban Healing Lodge only)
bullet Sachigo Lake PWS

Semi-Public Water Systems

bullet Hiawatha Park Campground Semi-Public Water System
bullet Chippewas of Rama, Black River Wilderness Park
bullet Saugeen Health Clinic Semi-Public Water System
bullet Saugeen School Semi-Public Water System-NT


MANITOBA - 3

Public Water Systems

bullet Fox Lake (Bird) Public Water System
bullet Shamattawa Public Water System

Semi-Public Water Systems

bullet Red Sucker Lake First Nation, Band Office Semi-Public Water System


SASKATCHEWAN - 9

Public Water Systems

bullet Stony Rapids
bullet Buffalo River Dene Nation Public Water System
bullet Muskowekwan Public Water System
bullet Shoal Lake Cree, Public Water System
bullet Standing Buffalo First Nation,Public Water System
bullet Little Pine Public Water System
bullet Okanese Public Water System
bullet Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Little Red River PWS
bullet Star Blanket Cree Nation, Wa-Pii-Moos-Tosis No.83


ALBERTA - 3

Public Water Systems
bullet Enoch Cree Public Water System
bullet Paul Public Water System (health ctre)
bullet

Semi-Public Water Systems
bullet Sucker Creek, Treaty 8 House Semi-Public Water System


BRITISH COLUMBIA - 3


Public Water Systems

bullet Canim Lake West CWS
bullet Shackan CWS
bullet T'IT'Q'ET, Seton Lake Cabins CWS




LONG-TERM DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES EXPECTED TO BE LIFTED IN DECEMBER 2018

ONTARIO

bullet Weenusk (Peawanuck) PWS

bullet Cat Lake Childrens Healing Centre PWS

bullet Sandy Lake PWS

bullet Big Grassy PWS

bullet North Spirit Lake

MANITOBA

bullet Pinaymootang Arena Semi-Public Water System

BRITISH COLUMBIA

bullet Xeni Gwet'in-Lohbiee CWS

bullet Stellaten, Stellaqui Community Water System

SASKATCHEWAN

bullet White Bear PWS

bullet Nekaneet









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