North Spirit Lake First Nation, located about 500 miles northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, has been under a boil water advisory for 14 years. A new program from the Northern Chiefs Council, asked people to take the initiative and the responsibility for providing clean water in their own communities, and 19-year-old Quentin Rae has stepped up.
"I have to take care of the plant, make sure chlorine gets in the water to clean the bacteria," said Rae with a smile during his first week on the job at the end of April. "I just graduated last year and they gave me the job." Read the full article here.
Once Rae is fully trained, the boil advisory can finally be lifted.