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Canadian Forces delivers one hundred thousand books to northern Ontario First Nations

By soome2000     Feb 19, 2007 in World
It is a military mission to bring the joy of reading to children in Ontario's First Nations. One hundred thousand books are on their way north.
The Canadian forces were happy to help the children pile the books on to the military vehicles at a ceremony at Queen's Park.
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,James K. Bartleman is credited for the initiative he began to help the people in the far north. James Bartelman told CTV news that when he first visited some northern communities he couldn't believe what he saw. He says going into those communities is like going to the Third World, there were no books on the book-shelves in the schools.
Bartleman started asking for donations and books started rolling in. Kids from the First Nations School of Toronto also got on board.
It is not only books that are being transported today, there are supplies that are essential for survival in Ontario's north like; camping supplies and ammunition, those kinds of things that make it a little easier for Ontario's First Nations communities and the Reserve soldiers that patrol them.
What a great idea!!!
The conditions on some of the northern First Nations reserves would make Third World countries look like holiday resorts. Residents have to be evacuated because of e-coli water, poor sewage, busting dykes, flooding. Something has to be done.
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