Whitefish River First Nation implements a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drug trafficking

Whitefish River First Nation chief and council have made their views quite clear that illegal drug trafficking will not be tolerated on the First Nation.

In a notice to the community, the council has declared a zero-tolerance policy for drug trafficking.

Various community partners including the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Tribal Police, medical and emergency services, educators, and Elders plan to work together to implement policies to fight illegal drugs on the reserve located some 20 minutes south of Espanola.

The band council is also considering implementing a state of emergency to deal with the problems.

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