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MLA initiates her own Prince Rupert water testing

NDP MLA Jennifer Rice continues to stir up the issue of elevated lead levels in drinking water.

The North Coast NDP MLA told members of the BC Legislature during question period Wednesday that she has initiated testing for lead at three social housing units in Prince Rupert.

Health Minister Terry Lake says health authorities are responsible for water at point of entry and says the government wants to make sure people know about mitigation measures for safe drinking water.

Rice says she wants the provincial government to start testing all of the drinking water in public buildings across the Northwest, particularly where children frequent.

The Prince Rupert School District has taken steps to mitigate lead in drinking water after health authority testing revealed elevated lead levels in the water of four schools.

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