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MMA seeks support from Island municipalities, First Nations calling for everyone to restrict travel and stay at home – Manitoulin Expositor
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April 9, 2020
MANITOULIN – Members of the Manitoulin Municipal Association (MMA) are requesting consideration and support from Island municipalities and First Nations on two messages, one reinforcing the federal/provincial governments message for everyone to restrict travel and stay at their principal residence; and secondly, to look at not permitting smelt fishing on shoreline road allowances and public property this year.
“In terms of how we all live, we are all regulated to some extent. If it is cold out, you wear clothes that protect you from the cold. And with COVID-19 we all have to do what we can to make sure everyone is protected,” stated Andrew Aguonie, chief of the Sheguiandah First Nation at an MMA meeting last week. “I support not having a smelt season this year, and following the government’s messages to restrict travel and for people to stay home. We have to do what we can to protect ourselves on the Island.”