Kashechewan evacuees will be heading home this weekend.
About 373 people from the First Nation community will be flying out over the weekend after arriving in Timmins hotels on April 29th. The community was evacuated because the spring flooding risk put it into a state of emergency. Timmins Police Service Inspector Henry Dacosta says it was great working with the community groups to make sure everyone felt welcome and safe.
Dacosta says TPS and the Senator Hotel communicated on a regular basis. He says calls would go back and fourth on if traffic control was needed while evacuees were arriving or if anyone had safety concerns. He says officers were also part of the daily flood briefings to ensure everyone knew what was happening.
Dacosta says Timmins organizations really came together to welcome the evacuated families.
He adds that the evacuation plan ran very smoothly for it Timmins being the first year in a long time welcoming evacuees.