Canadian Armed Forces assist flooded First Nation community of Kashechewan
Ottawa – The Canadian Armed Forces, in support of Public Safety Canada and the Province of Ontario, has evacuated approximately 100 people from Kashechewan First Nation, Ontario.
Since April 26, 2018, Canadian Rangers have been assisting the community with voluntary evacuations. Given the risk of floodwaters overtaking the airport, the Province of Ontario requested additional support to evacuate members of the community on May 7. A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-130J Hercules aircraft and CH-146 Griffon helicopter were dispatched.
“The men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces are dedicated members of communities across Canada. They take pride in reassuring fellow Canadians that we’ll be there when we’re needed most.” — Lieutenant-General Steve Bowes, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command