Province of Québec denies isolated Atikamekw community request for ambulance service after tragedy

Tom Fennario
APTN National News
The Atikamekw Nation community of Manawan says the province of Québec has turned down its request for an ambulance after an eight year old girl drowned.

Manawan is about 90 kilometres by gravel road to the nearest health centre.

But the community couldn’t convince the province to pay for the service.

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Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.