boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage
Pinantan Lake, BC - 1/13/2017
Mayne Island, BC - 1/12/2017
Osoyoos (4), BC - 1/7/2017
Creighton (3), SK - 8/30/2014
Sunset View Beach, SK - 1/11/2017
Fiske, SK - 1/16/2017
Dufferin Water Association, SK - 1/19/2017
Air Ronge - munic., SK - 1/13/2017
Candle Lake, SK - 1/11/2017
La Ronge -munic., SK - 1/13/2017
Spalding, SK - 1/14/2017
Elstow, SK - 1/12/2017
Seymourville, MB - 1/1/2017
Colorado Trailer Park, MB - 1/11/2017
Bowsman, MB - 1/17/2017
St Andrews, MB - 1/17/2017
Camperville, MB - 1/11/2017
Cobourg, ON - 1/17/2017
Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, QC - 1/13/2017
Bouctouche, NB - 1/16/2017
Kingston, NS - 1/6/2017
Marion Bridge, NS - 1/11/2017
Upper Musquodoboit, NS - 1/12/2017
Ship Harbour, NS - 1/10/2017
Fletchers Lake, NS - 1/3/2017
Musgrave Harbour, NL - 1/4/2017
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - 1/15/2017
Belcarra - Regional Park, White Pine Beach BC
Coombs - Meuckon BC
Likely - Gibson's Laskeside Service BC
Quadra Island - Heron Guest House BC
Quilchena - Sagebrush Strata BC
Tatla Lake - West Chilcotin Trading BC
Taghum - Woodland Heights BC
Crystal City MB
Norway House MB
Rapid City MB
Shoal Lake MB
Cox's Cove NL
Corner Brook NL
Hearts Delight-Islington NL
South Dildo NL
Roberts Arm NL
Harrietsville - Birchlee Estates NS
Lawrencetown - MacDonald House NS
West Chezzetcook - St. Anselm's Parish NS
New Ross - Vittles Take-out NS
Sydney - Marconi Campus NS
Shawinigan - Secteur Lac-a-la-Tortue QC
Trois-Rivères Ouest QC
St. Georges Hill 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 October 31, 2016, there were 133 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 90 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia. At the end of September 2016, there were 139 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 94 communities.
In the Atlantic provinces, there are 5 advisories in 5 communities. 2 new advisories were issued and rescinded in October for the Eskasoni Castle Bay and East Bay Public Water Systems.
In Québec, there are 3 advisories, all in Kitigan Zibi. Three BWAs were issued and rescinded in Kanesatake (OKA), Timiskaming and Village des Hurons. 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.
In Ontario, there are 81 advisories (75 BWA and 6 DNC) in 46 communities. Thwere were 3 new BWAs issued for the North Caribou Lake, Pays Plat and Mishkeegogamang 63A and 64B Public Water Systems; 6 advisories were lifted in Kashechewan, Taykwa Tagamou, Bearskin Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Lac La Croix and Ochiichagwe'babig'ining; 2 advisories were issued and rescinded in October for the Constance Lake and Whitedog Public Water Systems.
In Manitoba, there are 10 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories. There is 1 new advisory for the Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Band Office/Health Centre Semi-Public Water System; 1 advisory was lifted for the Pinaymootang IRTC Semi-Public Water System. 1 advisory was issued and rescinded in October for the Mosakahiken (Moose Lake) Public Water System.
In Saskatchewan, there are 21 BWAs in 19 communities. 4 new advisories were issued since the last report, for the Flying Dust, Sandy Bay, Sakimay and Hatchet Lake Public Water Systems. 3 advisories were rescinded for the Laplonge Public System in English River and the Pemican Portage and the Cumberland #20 Public Water Systems in Cumberland House; 6 advisories were issued and rescinded in October for the Clearwater River, Cowessess, Lac La Ronge, Montreal Lake, Peter Ballantyne Southend, and Waterheh Lake Public Water Systems.
In Alberta, there are 11 BWAs in 11 communities. 1 new boil water advisory (BWA) was issued for the Blood Gladstone Community Hall Semi-Public Water Supply. 2 advisories were lifted for the O'Chiese Townsite Public Water System and for the Full Gospel Fellowship Church and the Treaty 8 House Semi-Public Water Systems. 4 BWAs were issued and lifted in October for the Heart Lake and the Tsuu T'ina Calgary Public Water Systems, and for the S & S Confectionary and the Brighter Beginnings Academy Semi-Public Water Systems.
In BC, according to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)- which is responsible for water in First Nations communities in BC - As of November 30, 2016, there were 21 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 25 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 22 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 not included in our maps.
Previous First Nation/Inuit Water Reports
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