Citizens of Walkerton, Ontario, where E.coli bacteria killed seven and sickened thousands, would get at least $1,400 each under a tentative resolution to a class-action lawsuit. Under the proposed agreement, people who suffered serious illness or the death of a relative could seek larger amounts.

The proposal, announced earlier this year, still requires court approval. If accepted, the agreement would eliminate the need for a lengthy court battle over responsibility for the E.coli contamination last May.