The Canadian Press

2015-05-04 | Manitoba Reserve Emergency

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A reserve under one of Canada's longest boil-water advisories is scrambling to fix its broken ferry after being cut off from the outside world. Shoal Lake 40 has no all-weather road and without the ferry, people on the man-made island have no way to get groceries or bottled water. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says the situation is untenable. (Shoal Lake 40 First Nation straddles the Ontario-Manitoba border and was cut off from the mainland a century ago to build an aqueduct which supplies fresh water to Winnipeg. The reserve has been under a boil-water advisory for 17 years.)

Date: 2015-05-04
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << every committee across Canada has a right to Safe Drinking Water but this situation where they're both physically isolated and don't have safe drinking water is appalled and it's scandalous >>


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