Northern First Nation hit hard by COVID sees help on skidoos

By Lynda Powless Imagine living in a community without a hospital. Where the closest doctor means flying out. Where food and supplies are limited to what can be flown in or in winter trekked in over ice roads. And then image that community hit by COVID-19 in numbers that end up shutting down the community. Shutting down services because the people that deliver those services are sick with COVID19. With only a nursing station and no other health services because the limited amount of services depend on people, and those people are sick with COVID 19. At Bearskin Lake First Nation the country’s nightmare is playing out with over half of the on reserve population positive for COVID. Add to it a Minister of Indigenous Services who’s job is to…

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