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Canadian First Nation Evacuates 60 Over Water Crisis


A First Nation community in northwestern Ontario that has been under a boil water advisory for more than 25 years says it is evacuating some of its members after a new issue with its water supply was discovered. In a tweet just before 5 p.m. ET, Neskantaga First Nation Chief Chris Moonias said it is “disheartening and sad” that he has had to evacuate the elderly, infants, chronically ill and vulnerable people from the community for a second time during his tenure. Earlier this week, an “unknown sheen” was discovered on the surface of the community’s water reservoir, which prompted a complete shut-off of the water supply on Monday.