Federal minister meeting Cat Lake chief amid housing and mould emergency

first_imgCanada’s indigenous services minister is meeting the chief of Cat Lake First Nation in Thunder Bay, Ont., today to discuss a housing and mould crisis.The northern Ontario band declared an emergency in mid-January but says nothing has happened since.Cat Lake leaders say terrible housing conditions have led to severe lung and skin ailments, especially among children.This week, a 48-year-old woman died in the community — reportedly exposure to mould made her ill.The First Nation is calling for immediate help from Ottawa to start replacing close to 100 dilapidated houses.Remote Cat Lake, a fly-in community, is about 180 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout, Ont.The Canadian Presslast_img

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