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Lead levels in Prince Rupert drinking water could point to B.C.-wide problems

Lead levels in Prince Rupert drinking water could point to B.C.-wide problems

Leona Peterson doesn’t drink the water from her tap anymore. The single mother says she was warned about lead in the water by a neighbour as soon as she moved into the subsidized Indigenous housing complex where she lives in Prince Rupert, a city of almost 12,000 people in northwestern B.C. “She said, ‘There is lead in our water,’” Peterson said. “‘Don’t doubt it, just start flushing.’”