Okanagan Indian Band suing federal government over water contamination

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Author: 
Kendra Mangione
Source: 
CTV News

The federal government is being sued for failing to ensure the safety of drinking water, the plaintiff alleges.

In a statement to media, the Okanagan Indian Band said it filed the suit in federal court Thursday, claiming the feds ignored pleas and responsibilities.

The OKIB, based in Vernon, B.C., says currently those who rely on its largest system have been ordered not to consume the drinking water it produces.

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