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Kashechewan evacuees land in Timmins (7 photos)

Hundreds of people are expected to arrive in the next couple of days

The first group of residents evacuated from Kashechewan has landed in Timmins.

A state of emergency was declared for the community on the James Bay coast April 12.

Just after 2:30 p.m. April 15, the first plane with evacuees landed in Timmins.

After exiting the plane, the group boarded a bus to head to the hotels that they'll call home for the duration of the evacuation. Flights with more residents are expected later today and over the next couple of days.

The City of Timmins can accommodate up to 700 evacuees. They'll be staying at the Senator Hotel and Ramada Inn. 

More details on the evacuation is available here


Maija Hoggett

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Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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