Iglulik mom fights flu, mould, overcrowdingMarch 20, 2018 - Iglulik
Five of six children in Katherine Taqaogak’s cramped four-bedroom home are sick with flu-like symptoms and she feels that mould and crowded conditions are contributing to the health issues.
“At night they get really feverish and cry a lot. Some of them will throw up,” she said of the ailing youngsters.
Thirteen people live in Taqaogak’s public housing unit. One bedroom houses a mother, father, and four children ranging from 11 months to eight years. Another bedroom is used by a mom, dad and a four-year-old boy. Parents and their three-month-old baby occupy another room. The fourth room belongs to a teenager.Read More