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Neskantaga First Nation detects 'high levels’ of hydrocarbons in water

Neskantaga First Nation says it is investigating the source of hydrocarbons detected in test results of its water after an oily sheen-like substance was found in the community’s reservoirs earlier this week, prompting it to declare a state of emergency and evacuate most residents.

The spotlight is on business thanks to newly launched website

Naotkamegwanning First Nation has launched a new business development website, which aims to showcase its community's startups and enterprises to northwestern Ontario.

Denise Lysak, CEO of Naotkamegwanning Business Corporation, said the website is a tool to raise the profile of businesses in the community, and offer assistance to start-ups.