THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Feds have pledged to end drinking water advisories on all reserves.
After nearly 20 years of being cut off from accessible drinking water, a campaign has been launched to correct "a shameful situation."
Canada is a country with countless pristine rivers and lakes and an incredible seven per cent of the world's renewable freshwater supply. It might seem odd that any Canadian could be living without clean drinking water, but some are. What is shocking, however, is the wildly disproportionate degree to which water advisories affect Canada's First Nations communities.
MARTEN FALLS, Ont. - Water has consumed the daily routine of Chief Eli Moonias, and it's making him visibly agitated.His small, fly-in reserve in northern Ontario has had a boil-water advisory for sev...