The Canadian Press

2015-12-21 | Deadly Fires Reserves

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An internal federal government report says almost half the First Nations across Canada have little to no fire protection and rely on poorly trained volunteer firefighters. The 2011 report, obtained by The Canadian Press through Access to Information, says only 56 per cent of First Nation sites across Canada have adequate fire protection. It says First Nations are 10 times more likely to die in a fire on reserve compared with the rest of Canada. Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, who represents northern Manitoba First Nations, calls that appalling. (Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett calls the findings unacceptable and says First Nations deserve better fire protection.)

Date: 2015-12-21
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

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