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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Crews from Saskatchewan, Quebec help in Manitoba wildfire fight

Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that forced the evacuation of residents from two northern Manitoba communities over the weekend.Residents from Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nation began arriving in Winnipeg Sunday after a nearby wildfire brought heavy smoke into the communities.Dave Schafer, director of the Manitoba Wildfire Program, says the fire, burning roughly 17 kilometres west of Little Grand Rapids, is the most troublesome one currently burning in the province.Story continues below“We’ve got a number of resources working on it,” he told 680CJOB Monday morning.READ MORE: Manitoba Red…

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Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smoke

The Canadian Red Cross is assisting in the evacuation of residents from Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations due to wildfire smoke in the communities.In a statement, the Red Cross says it will be evacuating “Priority 1” residents, which include the elderly, babies and those with chronic respiratory problems.READ MORE: Experts forecast wildfire danger increasing in parts of Western CanadaStory continues belowA maximum of 150 residents from Little Grand Rapids should be completely evacuated by the end of Sunday, while up to 50 residents will be evacuated from Pauingassi…

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