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First Nations teen solves remote community’s drinking water problems


Quentin Rae, 19, tests at water sample at the North Spirit Lake First Nation in his new role as water plant operator. (Jody Porter/CBC)

He just graduated from high school, now this teen is running the water plant in North Spirit Lake

By Jody Porter, CBC News, May 3, 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. Read the rest of this entry