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Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Chief Chris Moonias looks into Neskantaga’s water reservoir on Oct. 26, 2020. A week earlier, an oily sheen had been detected on the water forcing the water to be shut off and the entire community evacuated.

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he was alarmed by revelations of a December investigation into construction practices in on-reserve water projects and said he would like to start collecting information about the performance of contractors working on First Nations infrastructure. “I’m keen to have as much data as possible. And if it’s helpful in ensuring that the people aren’t the subject of sharp practices, and I’m glad to do that,” Miller said in an interview on Jan.15.   The investigation by a consortium of journalists including Global News, APTN News and the Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIJ) exposed […]

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Grand opening of Trent Hills Emergency Services Base goes virtual

Grand opening of Trent Hills Emergency Services Base goes virtual

The grand opening of the new Trent Hills Emergency Services Base went virtual on Tuesday. Located in downtown Campbellford in the Municipality of Trent Hills, the base will house operations for both the Trent Hills Fire Department and Northumberland Paramedics on the ground floor, along with the Trent Hills council chambers on the second floor. Read more: Coronavirus — Northumberland County economic recovery task force delivers final recommendations The facility at 50 Doxsee Ave. S. will also act as the municipality’s emergency operations centre when required. A detailed self-directed virtual tour of the building and other highlights are available […]

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