Hotel owner says Métis Nation-Sask. president dismissed repeated warnings to follow COVID-19 rules
September 23, 2020
Métis Nation—Saskatchewan (MN-S) president Glen McCallum ignored pleas to follow COVID-19 protocols during a two-day meeting at a Waskesiu hotel last week, according to the hotel's owner.
McCallum got tested for COVID-19 last Tuesday, but did not isolate as he awaited the result. He attended the Waskesiu meetings with more than two dozen members of MN-S administration and government. McCallum received word Friday during the meeting that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Hawood Inn is now closed for extensive cleaning. Owner Nancy Wood said they'd just completed major renovations to improve ventilation and safety for customers and staff, and the sudden closure is devastating.