He just graduated from high school, now this teen is running the water plant in North Spirit Lake
By Jody Porter, CBC News, Posted: May 03, 2016
A 19-year-old from North Spirit Lake First Nation is the key to solving a boil water advisory in place in his community for nearly as long as he has been alive.
The remote First Nation, about 800 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ont., has been under a boil water advisory for 14 years.
Now, a unique program spearheaded by the Northern Chiefs Council (Keewatinook Okimakanak), is allowing people like Quentin Rae to take the initiative and the responsibility for providing clean water in their own communities.
“I have to take care of the plant, make sure chlorine gets in the water to clean the…
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