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Muskrat Dam First Nation power generation issues appear to be improving – CBC

Feb 22, 2021

Officials in Muskrat Dam First Nation are optimistic the community will avoid a potential loss of power, after concerns last week that the community may have to evacuate.

The northwestern Ontario community had been in a state of emergency for two weeks, with its diesel power plant reduced to one operating generator, while an extended spell of frigid weather led to conditions with wind chill values of – 60C.

A media release issued on Friday now describes the community as being “in a good place” regarding the situation.

Community officials said a temporary generator was hooked up to the power plant, which is helping to increase capacity. As well, improved weather has lessened demand.

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