Water crisis in Cape Breton First Nation community is an emergency, says chief
Chief Wilbert Marshall says authorities will visit Potlotek next week
Officials from Health Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs and a group of engineers will be coming to Potlotek First Nation Tuesday, Oct. 4, to address the domestic water crisis in that community, according to Chief Wilbert Marshall.
“They’re going to explain to our community members what’s the next steps,” he said, following a meeting Wednesday at the Health Canada office in Halifax. “We gotta get this settled. It is an emergency.”
He added that officials suggested it would take two years to solve the problem of dirty, undrinkable water in Potlotek.