boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage
Comox - Puntledge Campground , BC - 1/11/2017
Black Creek, BC - 2/16/2017
Lytton - munic., BC - 2/17/2017
Savona - munic., BC - 2/16/2017
Ashcroft, BC - 2/17/2017
Hague, SK - 2/21/2017
Greenstreet, SK - 2/21/2017
Canora, SK - 2/21/2017
Lipton, SK - 2/21/2017
Creighton (3), SK - 8/30/2014
Rosthern - munic., SK - 2/21/2017
Caronport, SK - 2/23/2017
Sunset View Beach, SK - 2/16/2017
Sandy Bay, SK - 2/17/2017
Meath Park, SK - 2/19/2017
Buena Vista, SK - 2/21/2017
Rossburn, MB - 2/22/2017
St Georges, NL - 2/20/2017
Ramea, NL - 2/16/2017
Bull River Inn BC
Kaslo - Pineridge Water Utility BC
Lac La Hache - 115 Mile Lodge, Mt Timothy Ski Area BC
Logan Lake - 4 Lot Strata BC
Salmon Arm - Maydean Mobile Park BC
Merritt - Coquihalla Provincial Info Centre BC
Vernon - Delcliffe BC
Vita - Schevchenko School MB
Miramichi - Twin River Park NB
St John NB
Churchill Falls NL
Daniel's Harbour NL
L'Anse au Loup NL
North West River NL
River of Ponds NL
St Georges NL
Berwick - Town Hall NS
Fletchers Lake - Holland Road Elementary School NS
Kingston Seniors Apartment NS
Québec - Beauport Sector QC
Green Lake - Tower Lodge Outfitting SK
Poplar River Power Station Waterworks SK
Porcupine Plain 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. It is a month overdue as there was no report in January, the update is therefore 10 weeks old.
As of November 30, 2016, there were 130 Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in effect in 85 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia; of these 32 were short-term DWAs, meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system and 98 were long-term DWAs, meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year. At the end of October 2016, there were 133 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 90 communities.
In the Atlantic provinces, there are 4 advisories in 4 communities. No new advisories were issued November.
In Québec, there are 3 advisories in Kitiban Zibi. Two BWAs were issued and rescinded in November for the Essipit and Mashteulatsh Public Water Systems. 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 84 advisories (78 BWA and 6 DNC) in 46 communities. There were 6 new BWAs issued during November for the Fort Albany, Rocky Bay, Curve Lake, Kashechewan and Wunnumin Public Water Systems and for the Curve Lake School Semi-public System; 2 advisories were lifted in Pays Plat and Wauzhushk Onigum; 2 advisories were issued and rescinded in November for the Fort William and the North Caribou Lake Public Water Systems.
In Manitoba, there are 10 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories, there were no new advisories in November; 1 advisory was lifted for the Little Saskatchewan Daycare Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient). 1 advisory was issued and rescinded in November for the Pinaymootang Semi-Public Water System.
In Saskatchewan, there are 19 BWAs in 15 communities. 1 new advisory was issued since the last report, for the Hatchet/Lake North Point & Northern Settlement and one re-issued for the Peter Ballantyne Sandy Bay Public Water Systems. 3 advisories were rescinded for the Flying Dust, Hatchet Lake/Lac La Hache, Nekaneet and Sakimay Public Water Systems; 2 advisories were issued and rescinded in November for the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and the Saultreaux Public Water Systems.
In Alberta, there are 9 BWAs in 9 communities. 1 new boil water advisory (BWA) was issued for the Tsuu T'ina Bullhead Community Centre-Semi-System Public Water. 3 advisories were lifted for the O'Chiese Bremnerville Public Water System (O'Chiese), and the Stoney Trading Post and Western Cree Complex SL Resources Semi-Public Water Systems. 1 BWAs was issued and lifted in November for the Little Red River-John D'Or 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 January 31, 2017, there were 17 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 21 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 19 First Nation communities in British Columbia. â€‹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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