13 Results for DWAs

Indigenous Services Canada has released an update on its progress in ending long-term drinking water advisories on reserve among First Nation communities. “I am pleased to share more progress on our government's commitment to lifting all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve,” said Minister of Indigenous Services,…

October 03, 2018 @ 10:14am

Yesterday, Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, congratulated Chief Mi'sel Joe and the community of Miawpukek First Nation for their work in lifting a long-term drinking water advisory. The Miawpukek First Nation (Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi) is a Mi'kmaq community of approximately 920 members located at the mouth of the Conne…

June 21, 2018 @ 3:33pm

British Columbia’s Interior Health (IH) has launched a real-time, interactive water advisory map, enabling people to search the entire IH region for current drinking water advisories. Users can also learn more about IH water suppliers, types of advisories, and the reasons for these advisories. Given the challenges to water suppliers…

June 05, 2018 @ 9:54am

Indigenous Services Canada has released a May 2018 update on the federal government’s progress in ending long-term drinking water advisories for public water systems on reserves. Ongoing investments from the federal government in water and wastewater infrastructure are helping to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories on these systems. One long-term…

June 05, 2018 @ 9:15am

Indigenous Services Canada has announced the elimination of a number of long-term drinking water advisories for First Nation communities in Saskatchewan. Investments in water and wastewater infrastructure are working to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve and to prevent short-term advisories from becoming long-term. Minister of…

April 05, 2018 @ 1:29pm

Slate Falls Nation has opened a new water treatment plant, allowing the Nation's Band Council to lift 11 long-term drinking water advisories (DWAs) that had been in place since 2004. On Monday, Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, joined Lorraine Crane, Chief of Slate Falls Nation at the official grand opening…

March 07, 2018 @ 10:19am

Slate Falls First Nation now have reliable access to safe, clean drinking water after ending long-term drinking water advisories that have been in effect since 2004. Eleven long-term drinking water advisories were lifted by the community on February 5th, 2018, after final testing was completed earlier this year. Minister of Indigenous…

February 12, 2018 @ 9:41am

Canada’s Department of Indigenous Services announced today that a long-term drinking water advisory in Tsal'alh First Nation in British Columbia was lifted on February 5th, 2018. Located in the Central Interior-Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia, Tsal'alh First Nation’s advisory was in effect since November 30, 2016. "I am pleased…

February 09, 2018 @ 10:49am

Mishkeegogamang First Nation has successfully ended long-term and short-term drinking water advisories, continuing progress towards the federal governments pledge to end long-term DWAs. Yesterday afternoon, Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, shared progress on this commitment. Mishkeegogamang First Nation has lifted short- and long-term drinking water advisories that have affected…

December 22, 2017 @ 10:11am

This week, experts have gathered in Montreal, Quebec to collaborate on First Nations-led solutions to the housing and infrastructure crisis facing many First Nations at the First Nations Forum to Address Housing & Infrastructure Crisis. AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, who holds the Water, Housing and Infrastructure portfolio for AFN, said:…

October 31, 2017 @ 1:20pm

The Government of Canada has congratulated the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) on its fourth Debenture Issuance, which assists with financing First Nations water infrastructure projects. Established under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FNFMA), FNFA enables First Nations to collaboratively access long-term financing at preferred rates through the issuance of bonds…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:59am

For World Water Week, Regional Chief of Ontario, Isadore Day, has released a statement on ending Boil Water Advisories (BWAs). “As we mark World Water Week, Canadians must be reminded that far too many First Nation communities in Ontario, and across the country, do not have access to clean drinking…

August 29, 2017 @ 3:26pm

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced an investment of approximately $12.5 million to support water infrastructure at Enoch Cree Nation. "All Canadians should have access to safe and reliable drinking water. Working in partnership with Enoch Cree Nation, our government is supporting sustainable solutions to address water infrastructure on-reserve while…

May 25, 2017 @ 10:43am