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Manitoba First Nations add COVID-19 to worries as wildfire season approaches


The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation says she's already worried the summer wildfire season could bring more than just smoke to her community.

St. Theresa Point Chief Marie Wood says evacuations are always nerve-racking for many who live in the community of about 4,000 people. But this year, the risk of evacuees being exposed to COVID-19, and bringing it back to the isolated First Nation, adds to the stress.


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