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Eabametoong evacuees in Thunder Bay

By Tim Davidson Jul 11, 2023 | 10:33 AM

WG2011-0280-07 18 July 2011 Sandy Lake and Thunder Bay, Ontario Photo by: Cpl Piotr Figiel Residents of Sandy Lake, Ontario, arrive in Thunder Bay, courtesy of a Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules. The Canadian Forces have supported municipal and provincial authorities in Ontario in evacuating nearly 1,500 residents threatened by wildfires in the Northwest of the province. That number continues to climb as Canadian Forces aircraft continue the airlift of threatened Canadians in the region. Including the evacuation of Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan, Canadian Forces air crews have evacuated over 2,000 personnel from communities at risk in Northwestern Ontario and Northern Saskatchewan since June 1, 2011. © 2011 DND-MDN Canada

The City of Thunder Bay is once again playing host to evacuees from a northern First Nation.

About 200 people from Eabametoong are in the city due to water service disruptions in their community.

The province asked Thunder Bay to be a host community.

The city’s response is a coordinated effort between the Red Cross, Indigenous Services Canada, Matawa First Nations, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ontario Health North and Emergency Management Ontario.

Eabametoong is about 360 kilometers north of Thunder Bay.

(File photo)


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