The Council of Canadians is supporting a run by Caribou Legs across the country to highlight the need to protect water.
He has now run 3,391 kilometres from Vancouver to White River, Ontario with this message.
This morning he witnessed the Barrick Gold Hemlo/ Williams underground and open pit mine, which is located about 350 kilometres east of Thunder Bay.
A CorpWatch report has noted, "The Hemlo Gold Camp is located on the north shore of Lake Superior near Manitouwadge. ...Workers at the mines have reported numerous cases of lung ailments at these mines, including some cases of silicosis and sarcoidosis. The company has fought worker compensation claims for these ailments ferociously."