More Evacuations ongoing in Fort Albany and Kashechewan

Kashechewan First NationTHUNDER BAY, Kashechewan – The evacuations from Fort Albany and Kashechewan continue. Emergency Measures Ontario advises, “The plan is to evacuate approximately 300 of the more vulnerable residents of Kashechewan and Fort Albany today. They would be going to Kapuskasing and Wawa respectively”.

“Weather conditions, access for St. Clair Island residents to the mainland, and aircraft availability are some of the factors that might impact the number of people evacuated from the two communities today”.

On Saturday there were fifty four of the most vulnerable people in the community who were evacuated.