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$1.2-million price tag for wildfire evacuations of First Nations in Ontario over last five years


August 7, 2019

People in northern Ontario - and especially First Nations communities - are increasingly having their safety and well-being threatened by wildfires.

According to numbers obtained by CBC News from Indigenous Services Canada, the cost of evacuating First Nations in Ontario as a result of wildfires has been over $1.2-million between 2013 and 2018. That number is not including the costs of evacuating Pikangikum First Nation twice, and Keewaywin First Nation once this year.


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