Canadian Rangers assisting in Kash evacuation – Timmins Press

Canadian Rangers assisting in Kash evacuation – Timmins Press

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019390 Views

Canadian Rangers are playing key roles in the evacuation of Kashechewan First Nation as it prepares for possible serious flooding.

April 22, 2019

KASHECHEWAN — Canadian Rangers are playing key roles in the evacuation of Kashechewan First Nation as it prepares for possible serious flooding.

The Rangers, who are part-time army reservists, are members of the Kashechewan Ranger patrol. The remote Cree community on the James Bay coast began evacuating more than 2,500 residents by plane on April 1, with evacuees going to Timmins, Kapuskasing, and Thunder Bay.

Every spring the community faces possible flooding when the ice on the Albany River breaks up and meets heavy ice on James Bay, raising water levels on the river to dangerous levels. The community has had to be evacuated several times in recent years.

Read More: https://www.timminspress.com/news/local-news/canadian-rangers-assisting-in-kash-evacuation

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