In the first country of Kashesevan the water is declining and the risk of flooding is decreasing Pi News

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Water has receded near Kashechewan First Nation, which has reduced the risk to the community. Consultations to get people home are currently underway.

The Northern Ontario community experienced its annual spring flood from the nearby Albany River.

Hundreds of residents were flown in to run the communities of Kapuskasing, Thunder Bay and Val Rita-Hardy.

Wilbert Wesley, emergency management service manager for the Mushkhov Council, said the risk to the community was reduced. He is also the defender who assisted in the expulsion of the first nation.

“The conditions and reports of the river indicate that the river has broken and the water has receded and negotiations for its return are now underway,” he said.

Wesley explained that the water in the river is declining because of the breaking of ice.

“We had to wait for the ice to clear in James Bay, and upwards – it could be over 100-120 kilometers – which is an area we have to wait for. [for].

“To make sure it’s safe, we will not redouble our efforts for future evacuations because, like the old revelation, ‘we jumped at gunpoint,” he added.

The water in the Albany River has receded due to the breaking of ice and glaciers. The danger for the Kashechewan First Nation was mitigated. (James Goodwin)

With so much logistics to work on, including flights, there is no deadline for residents to return.

Wesley said preventing the return of Covid-19 with members in host communities is a big concern.

“We want to make sure that we do this wisely and safely for those who have been evicted, and that we work with our federal partners, our provincial partners. [partners]Our NGOs. “

Instead of relocating to host communities, about half of the communities went to their hunting camps with federal funding.

There are long-term plans to move the community out of the floodplain to avoid annual community evictions.