By Jessica Lee Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A proposed water system extension east and west of Mini Thni will pick up about 25 homes on the community’s pipe water distribution, eliminating private wells previously under boil water advisories. The water main extension, in its early design phase, is part of a large-scale upgrade to improve access to clean drinking water after Iyarhe (Stoney) Nakoda First Nation underwent a series of long-term boil water advisories from 2001-2005 and 2006-2014. “It takes some homes that are on wells or cisterns right now off truck-haul delivery and gets them tied into the water distribution system, which is much more reliable and safer in terms of potability,” said Blair Birch, director of capital projects and public works with Stoney Tribal Administration. “There were a
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