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Okanagan band suing feds over poor drinking water – The Daily Courier

The Vernon-based Okanagan Indian Band is suing the federal government over what it says is Ottawa’s failure to improve water quality on the reserve.

Only one of the band’s seven water systems have been upgraded despite nine years of talks between the OKIB and the federal government.

“We have lost faith in a system I would describe as negligent,” Chief Byron Louis said in a release. “We are stuck in limbo between federal policy that underfunds our system and provincial infrastructure resources we cannot access.”

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