boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage
Lac Le Jeune , BC - 3/25/2017
Kitchener, BC - 3/24/2017
Harrison Mills, BC - 3/16/2017
Deer Valley, SK - 3/24/2017
PrudHomme, SK - 3/21/2017
Leader, SK - 3/22/2017
Highway 41 |U|tility, SK - 3/22/2017
Weyburn, SK - 3/21/2017
Macklin, SK - 3/20/2017
ERAZ Regina R&D Building, SK - 3/20/2017
Calder, SK - 3/20/2017
Miniota School, MB - 3/24/2017
Rouyn-Noranda, QC - 3/23/2017
Clarkes Beach, NL - 3/24/2017
Wabush, NL - 3/22/2017
Fort St James - Ruslan Development BC
Golden - LP Golden Mill, Heather Mountain Lodge BC
Town of Lake Cowichan BC
Arnold's Cove NL
Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL
Heart's Delight-Islington NL
Spaniards Bay NL
Upper Island Cove NL
Bear River - Hillsborough Water Supply NS
Berwick -Town Hall NS
D'Escousse Civic Improvement Society NS
East Ship Harbour - Norse Cove Camping NS
Hatchet Lake - Brookside Junior High NS
Lunenburg - South Baptist Chapel NS
Marion Bridge - Mira Seniors Centre NS
Upper Clements - Upper Clements Cottages Limited NS
Upper Musquodoboit Elementary School NS
Wilmot- Just Right Child Care NS
Hastings - Valleyview Estates ON
Marshall - School SK
Sunset View Beach 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 December 31, 2016, there were 127 Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in effect in 85 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia; of these 31 were short-term DWAs, meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system and 96 were long-term DWAs, meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year. At the end of November 2016, there were 130 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 85 communities.
In the Atlantic provinces, there are 2 advisories in 2 communities. No new advisories were issued in December. Two advisories were issued and rescinded during December for the Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church), NB and the MillbrooK, NS Public Water Systems. One advisory was rescinded in Potlotek, NS.
In Québec, there are 3 advisories in Kitiban Zibi. Four BWAs were issued and rescinded in December for the Ekuanitshit (Mingan), Long Point, Mashteulatsh and Timiskaming Public Water Systems.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 83 advisories (77 BWA and 6 DNC) in 46 communities. There were 4 new BWAs issued during December for the Chapleau, Lac la Croix, Kashechewan and Pikangikum Public Water Systems; 5 advisories were lifted in Fort Albany, Pic Mobert, Rocky Bay, Wunnumin and Wapekeka; 1 advisory was issued and rescinded in December for the Shoal Lake #39 Public Water System.
In Manitoba, there are 11 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories in 11 communities. There were 2 new advisories in December for the Fox Lake (Gillam/Bird) Public Water System and the Pinaymootang Bottle Fill Semi-Public Water System.
In Saskatchewan, there are 19 BWAs in 15 communities. 1 new advisory was issued since the last report, for the Poundmaker, TLE community Public Water System. One advisory was lifted for the Peter Ballantyne Sandy Bay Public Water System; 4 advisories were issued and rescinded in December for the Cowessess-Marieval, Laplonge, Kiskaciwan and Turtle Lake Public Water Systems.
In Alberta, there are 8 BWAs in 8 communities. One advisory was rescinded for the Tsuu T'ina Community Centre Semi-Public System. 5 advisories were issued and lifted for the Kehewin, Fox Lake, Samson, Eden Valley and South Tallcree 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 Feb 28, 2017, there were 16 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 20 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 18 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 now included in our maps.
Previous First Nation/Inuit Water Reports
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