A remote COVID-stricken First Nation in northwestern Ontario, Canada is going to get some military help, but not as much help as it asked for.
Canadian troops have arrived to conduct an “initial assessment,” according to federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair.
Three CAF members from a patrol group in Borden, Ont., conducted the initial assessment Saturday to determine how troops could help with the government’s response, according to a Defence Department spokesperson.
Bearskin Lake First Nation is about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.
More than half of the community’s 400 residents have tested positive and nearly the entire community is in self-isolation.
David Akin has more.
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