Little Grand Rapids First Nation residents return home after wildfire smoke evacuations

Residents from Little Grand Rapids First Nation are returning home after being evacuated due to wildfire smoke in the area over the weekend.More than 105 Priority One residents were moved to Winnipeg on Sunday, staying in hotels since their arrival.Priority One residents include the elderly, babies and those with respiratory issues.READ MORE: Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smokeManitoba Red Cross says it’s now safe for them to return home. Some will fly home Thursday, while the rest will return Friday.An additional 115 individuals…

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Pikangikum First Nation evacuees heading home as officials bring forest fire under control

The first of several hundred people evacuated due to a forest fire near Pikangikum First Nation are heading home on Monday as officials continue to hold the fire at its current size.About 90 people who had been flown to Winnipeg are going back to the community in northern Ontario. A total of about 420 people had been flown to Winnipeg, while other evacuees were staying in Thunder Bay, Red Lake and other Ontario towns and cities.Story continues below“There are two flights scheduled today to fly evacuees back to the northwestern…

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About 300 residents from Pikangikum First Nation flown to Winnipeg to escape fire

The evacuation of a northern Ontario First Nation continues as the Ontario government asked Manitoba for help housing evacuees.Almost 2,000 people have been evacuated from Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario as a nearby wildfire grows closer to the community. The most vulnerable, being affected by smoke, are currently being airlifted.READ MORE: Number of evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation hits 1,500 as wildfire growsStory continues below“The Manitoba government, at the request of the Ontario government, will support the evacuation of residents from Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario,” said the provincial government…

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Canadian Red Cross Pink Day is February 27

February 27 2019 8:22am Rebecca Ulrich, from the Canadian Red Cross joins us with more on what Pink Day is all about and how Winnipeggers can get involved. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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Agreement will improve health, safety in Manitoba First Nations communities

Isolated First Nations communities in Manitoba will soon have access to improved emergency response training and abuse prevention strategies.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Canadian Red Cross signed an agreement Thursday in Winnipeg.Story continues below“We need to make sure our own citizens are trained and in place to help out at the ground level when emergencies arise, especially in the more isolated communities,” Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said.RELATED: Feds commit $800K to Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs First Nations Family AdvocateConrad Sauvé, President of the Canadian Red Cross said the deal…

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