Grassy Narrows signs agreement for new mercury treatment facility – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202038 Views

April 2, 2020

The community of Grassy Narrows has inked an agreement for a mercury treatment centre to help community members dealing with mercury poisoning.

“Today I signed the agreement for our Mercury Treatment Home. A 24 bed care facility for the people of Grassy Narrows who are suffering from Mercury poisoning. It is worth 19.5 million dollars,” Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle shared to Facebook Thursday night.

The Trudeau government committed to constructing the mercury poisoning treatment facility in 2017.

A year later, former minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott reiterated the government’s commitment to building the centre.

The community unveiled its plan for the treatment facility in the spring of 2019.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/04/02/grassy-narrows-signs-agreement-for-new-mercury-treatment-facility/

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