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Yellowknife evacuee centre closes, KFN told ‘a few more days’ – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 2023111 Views

June 2, 2023

A centre for wildfire evacuees set up in Yellowknife has now closed. The Kátł’odeeche First Nation says most of its residents are staying elsewhere.

The First Nation has not reopened for people to return home following its May 14 evacuation order. Community leaders asked on Thursday for everyone “to be patient and stay put for a few more days,” wherever they may be staying.

According to the First Nation, most residents are in Fort Providence or Hay River. The Town of Hay River, across the river from the First Nation and nowhere near as badly affected by a recent wildfire that destroyed some of the First Nation’s homes, allowed residents to return last week.

On Friday morning, NWT health minister Julie Green said the Yellowknife evacuee centre – which initially offered emergency shelter to hundreds of people escaping the wildfire – had closed as “the few remaining guests have other accommodation.”

Read More: https://cabinradio.ca/131684/news/yellowknife/yellowknife-evacuee-centre-closes-kfn-told-a-few-more-days/

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