11 Results for Indigenous Services Canada

Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation and Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, have announced that construction is underway on a new water treatment plant for the community. The new water treatment plant will provide clean, safe drinking water in homes and buildings on reserve and will effectively treat iron and…

October 05, 2018 @ 11:18am

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

Horse Lake First Nation has celebrated the grand opening of a new water treatment system, which came online in May 2018 after nearly three years of construction. Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Horse Lake First Nation on the opening of their new system. The new water treatment system…

September 20, 2018 @ 9:20am

In partnership with the Government of Canada, Eel Ground First Nation has implemented a water and wastewater infrastructure plan that should end a long-term boil water advisory by December 2018. Work is underway to upgrade the water and wastewater treatment systems on Eel Ground First Nation's Big Hole Tract reserve.…

June 25, 2018 @ 10:12am

Work is underway on an 800-metre watermain extension project in the community of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation, located approximately 10 kilometres east of Belleville, Ontario. Announced by Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte…

June 19, 2018 @ 4:54pm

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

Yesterday, the Office of Canada’s Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, released his 2018 spring reports. Report 5 indicated that Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has failed to make sufficient use of available data to overcome issues in First Nations communities, including with respect to water resources. “I want to stress the need for…

May 30, 2018 @ 10:25am

On Friday, Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Vernon Saddleback, Chief of Samson Cree Nation, took part in a sod-turning ceremony in Samson Cree Nation to mark the start of construction to upgrade the community's wastewater facility. “We are very excited about this wastewater project as it will have…

May 22, 2018 @ 9:20am

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

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