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Okanagan Indian Band files suit against Canada

Posted On August 16, 2019
On August 15th 2019, the Okanagan Indian Band filed a suit against the Federal Government for its failure to follow through on a 2010 report by the firm Neegan Burnside. The report found that all of the drinking water systems were ranked an 8 out of 10 on a scale of potential risk to human health. To date, only one of those systems has seen significant upgrades. All OKIB members should be aware that the current water quality across IR#1 has not changed and that this action is meant to call Canada to account for its failures to safeguard our water systems from future contamination concerns. Any questions or concerns should be sent to Michael Fotheringham, Manager of Policy and Strategy at [email protected]
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