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Neskantaga First Nation Fires Contractor Tasked With Fixing Water Treatment Plant

The First Nation has the longest-running drinking water advisory in Canada—25 years.
Hilary Beaumont
2.14.19
Indigenous water crisis

Low pay for First Nations water operators is threatening drinking water

Water operators on some First Nations make $12 an hour.
Hilary Beaumont
10.12.18
Indigenous water crisis

The Indigenous water crisis can be fixed

It will require training, funding, and work, but all First Nations can have clean drinking water.
Hilary Beaumont
9.8.17
Indigenous water crisis

Canada's Indigenous water crisis

Since 2015, VICE News Canada has been documenting the fight to bring clean drinking water to all First Nations across Canada.
VICE News Canada
9.8.17
Indigenous water crisis

Inside Ottawa’s failure to fix the First Nations drinking water crisis

Financial analysis shows Ottawa has been woefully underfunding many First Nations water projects.
Justin Ling
9.7.17
Indigenous water crisis

New Indigenous services minister talks progress and setbacks on the water crisis

Jane Philpott says that while the number of continuing boil water advisories is "discouraging," her government is still working to eliminate the long-term issues.
Justin Ling
Hilary Beaumont
9.7.17
Indigenous water crisis

Fact check: Indigenous water crisis isn’t improving, despite promises from Trudeau

In July, 2015, there were 114 First Nations on drinking water advisories. Two years later, there were 121 communities facing the same problem.
Hilary Beaumont
9.5.17
Indigenous water crisis

Water Week: A look at Canada’s Indigenous water crisis

We’re spending a week reporting on the lack of clean drinking water on First Nations reserves. Here’s why.
Hilary Beaumont
Martha Troian
9.5.17
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Despite Trudeau’s Promise, Liberals Haven’t Made a Dent in the First Nations Water Crisis

Last year there were 133 water advisories on reserves; today there are 132.
Hilary Beaumont
10.26.16
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Thick Black Liquid Is Coming Out of This Nova Scotia First Nation’s Water Taps

Not yet under boil water advisory, Potlotek First Nation chiefs are advising residents not to drink, cook or wash dishes with it.
Tamara Khandaker
10.1.16
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After 18 Years Without Clean Water, Canadian Government Finally Steps Up to Help Community

The Liberals are putting $10-million towards a water treatment plant for Shoal Lake 40.
Hilary Beaumont
12.16.15