SUPERMARKETS PROVIDE WATER TO E. COLI-STRICKEN AREA

WALKERTON, Ont . -- Two grocery stores here helped provide pure water to a community stricken by E. coli contamination of its municipal water supply, even as the supermarkets themselves had to import water for store use.At least seven people have died since mid-May of the intestinal bacteria, authorities said, and about 1,000 have become ill.Ray Wright, owner of Wright's Knechtal Food Market, said

WALKERTON, Ont . -- Two grocery stores here helped provide pure water to a community stricken by E. coli contamination of its municipal water supply, even as the supermarkets themselves had to import water for store use.

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