Indigenous Services Minister Visits Attawapiskat

Minister Says He Has a Plan, After Community Declares Drinking Water State of Emergency

Inidgenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says he has a plan to help Attawapiskat.

Related: Attawapiskat Declares Water State of Emergency

The community declared a state of emergency over the high levels of trihalomethanes in the water supply, while O’Regan says today extra medical teams will be brought in to evaluate residents, water technicians being brought in to help repair the water treatment system there.

Residents had previously been told not to even bathe in the water, let alone drink the stuff.