Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Water Dispatched to Drought-Stricken Stretch of Southwestern Nova Scotia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Water Dispatched to Drought-Stricken Stretch of Southwestern Nova Scotia

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N.S. sends water to drought-stricken stretch

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ARGYLE, N.S. - The Nova Scotia government is buying bottled water and dispatching tanker trucks to a southwestern stretch of the province grappling with an extended drought.

The Emergency Management Office said it has been working in Argyle, Barrington and Yarmouth to make sure people whose wells have run dry have access to drinking water.

The dry weather throughout the summer has caused many Nova Scotia wells to dry up, but the southwestern region has seen less rain than any other area.

There is rain in the forecast, but there was concern that it may not be enough to fill the region's water table.

Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter said Tuesday he has been speaking with the wardens in the area. …

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