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Coffee producer installs first water purifier on First Nation near Ottawa


Todd Lamirande
APTN News

The owner of an Ontario coffee company is using proceeds from his sales to install water purification systems in First Nation communities.

As three systems were recently installed in homes on the Pikwakanagan First Nation, Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow of the Birch Bark Coffee Company says it’s “a very exciting day for me.”

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32 Responses to “Coffee producer installs first water purifier on First Nation near Ottawa”

  1. waawaaskesh@yahoo.ca'
    Question January 19, 2019 at 3:57 am #

    He says he can fix the drinking water crisis across the country if everyone buys one bag of coffee. The website says it is $1-2/bag that goes to the filters, that would be mean than $70 million. The Parliamentary Budget Officer in December 2017 issued a report that it would cost $3.2 billion: $1.8 billion for drinking water systems and another $1.4 billion for wastewater systems. Did APTN ask him about that?

    • ronaldrgeyer@gmail.com'
      Ron January 31, 2019 at 9:48 pm #

      You misunderstood what he said.
      If every Canadian bought a bag then he could buy 36 million dollars worth of purifiers. And that would be enough to install a purifier in the homes of the reserves where there is a boil water alert. These are the people who need protection first.
      Other cities and wast-water issues are not part of this quest.

  2. w**********@yahoo.ca'
    Question February 19, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    He says he can fix the drinking water crisis across the country if everyone buys one bag of coffee. The website says it is $1-2/bag that goes to the filters, that would be mean than $70 million. The Parliamentary Budget Officer in December 2017 issued a report that it would cost $3.2 billion: $1.8 billion for drinking water systems and another $1.4 billion for wastewater systems. Did APTN ask him about that?

    • r***********@gmail.com'
      Ron February 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

      You misunderstood what he said.
      If every Canadian bought a bag then he could buy 36 million dollars worth of purifiers. And that would be enough to install a purifier in the homes of the reserves where there is a boil water alert. These are the people who need protection first.
      Other cities and wast-water issues are not part of this quest.

  3. Mldyck@mac.com'
    Miranda January 17, 2019 at 3:24 am #

    Isn’t it irresponsible to be promoting this without even knowing if it’s effective? The video says the test results aren’t available for another four to five weeks. So there’s no evidence that the water filter works.

    • khutch3769@yahoo.com'
      Kevin January 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

      At least they’re trying to do something… what’s Trudeau done so far for them?

    • ronaldrgeyer@gmail.com'
      Ron January 31, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

      I have to agree with you there. We know what a purifier can do for municipal treated water, but for well water it may not work as well or be adequate. Thus the reason for the tests.

  4. Susanography@yahoo.com'
    Susan January 17, 2019 at 2:11 am #

    We’ve bought and loved Birch Bark Coffee! So glad to see their work come to fruition!! Well done!

  5. cooke_63@msn.com'
    Kenley January 17, 2019 at 1:00 am #

    This is awesome…..

  6. m*****@mac.com'
    Miranda February 19, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    Isn’t it irresponsible to be promoting this without even knowing if it’s effective? The video says the test results aren’t available for another four to five weeks. So there’s no evidence that the water filter works.

    • k*********@yahoo.com'
      Kevin February 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

      At least they’re trying to do something… what’s Trudeau done so far for them?

    • r***********@gmail.com'
      Ron February 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

      I have to agree with you there. We know what a purifier can do for municipal treated water, but for well water it may not work as well or be adequate. Thus the reason for the tests.

  7. Pichettedoreen@gmail.com'
    Doreen January 16, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

    I would gladly support your humanitarian efforts and buy your coffee. Please put the brand in the heading !
    Miigwetch to you !

  8. lapitzel1@gmail.com'
    Lisa January 16, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

    Can we purchase online?

  9. s***********@yahoo.com'
    Susan February 19, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    We’ve bought and loved Birch Bark Coffee! So glad to see their work come to fruition!! Well done!

  10. tmetallic@gmail.com'
    Mimiges January 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

    Birch Bark Coffee

    https://birchbarkcoffeecompany.com/

  11. gougeon.janice@live.com'
    Janice Gougeon January 16, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    I was just on the Pikwakanagan and asked several people about this and nobody had heard of it.

    • hartleycricket@gmail.com'
      cricket January 17, 2019 at 4:06 am #

      still no evidence it really happened?

  12. c*******@msn.com'
    Kenley February 19, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    This is awesome…..

  13. saratheknitter@gmail.com'
    Sara Miles January 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

    Where is this coffee sold?! I need to buy it!

  14. p*************@gmail.com'
    Doreen February 19, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    I would gladly support your humanitarian efforts and buy your coffee. Please put the brand in the heading !
    Miigwetch to you !

  15. l********@gmail.com'
    Lisa February 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Can we purchase online?

  16. t********@gmail.com'
    Mimiges February 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Birch Bark Coffee

    https://birchbarkcoffeecompany.com/

  17. g*************@live.com'
    Janice Gougeon February 19, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    I was just on the Pikwakanagan and asked several people about this and nobody had heard of it.

    • h*************@gmail.com'
      cricket February 19, 2019 at 5:41 pm #

      still no evidence it really happened?

  18. s*************@gmail.com'
    Sara Miles February 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Where is this coffee sold?! I need to buy it!

  19. Lbegan12@gmail.com'
    Laurie January 16, 2019 at 11:07 am #

    Thank you! Hard to believe this is still happening in Ontario. Put the brand name in the heading and where to buy it. I for one will buy your coffee.

  20. l*******@gmail.com'
    Laurie February 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Thank you! Hard to believe this is still happening in Ontario. Put the brand name in the heading and where to buy it. I for one will buy your coffee.

  21. maxcdm@yahoo.com'
    Max January 16, 2019 at 5:07 am #

    Great idea…how can one buy this cofee

  22. nshannacappo@gmail.com'
    NShannacappo January 16, 2019 at 3:01 am #

    Riiiiight on !!

  23. m*****@yahoo.com'
    Max February 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Great idea…how can one buy this cofee

  24. n***********@gmail.com'
    NShannacappo February 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Riiiiight on !!