By Stephanie Taylor THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-The federal government still has not provided First Nations with the support needed to respond to emergencies such as wildfires and floods despite warnings almost a decade ago, according to a new report from Canada’s auditor general. Karen Hogan audited Indigenous Services Canada’s handling of emergency management, concluding the department was too reactive, instead of taking preventive steps to mitigate damages when floods, fires and landslides strike by spending on infrastructure. The report pointed out there are 112 such projects that do not have funding. “Until these projects are completed First Nations communities are likely to continue to experience emergencies that could be averted by investing in the right infrastructure,” it said. The auditor said there have been more than 1,300 emergencies in First
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