News Kash evacuation plan called off SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Tuesday, Apr. 13th, 2021 Albany River, Kashechewan, April 13, 2021. (Photo supplied by Stella Hughie) Kapuskasing was waiting for a plane to land and Timmins was on stand-by… but a flood evacuation of Kashechewan was called off early Tuesday night. Vulnerable residents of the James Bay coast First Nation community were to be the first flown out. However, officials decided it’s safe to stay for now. The average ice jam on the Albany River is ten kilometres long. The current one is more than three times that length, but water is still flowing to the south channels, and the bay is frozen. Kap was going to take up to 200 people. Timmins was in a state of alert, in case more had to be flown out.