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Dozens more Kashechewan children suffering with skin lesions to be evacuated


A former chief is calling for water testing in Kashechewan to rule it out as the cause of his niece’s skin lesions. Derek Stephen posted photos on social media of the angry-looking bumps and rashes on the girl’s legs and face. This baby is now receiving medical treatment in Timmins. (Derek Stephen/Facebook)

Former chief Derek Stephen says his infant niece survived open heart surgery in Ottawa just two months ago

by CBC News, March 21, 2016

Three children have been evacuated from Kashechewan First Nation, including a five-month old recovering from open-heart surgery, to get badly-needed medical help.

A total of 16 children with acute cases of skin infection have been identified for immediate help, said Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus. Read the rest of this entry