The town of Kapuskasing is preparing to assist in the evacuation of the Kashechewan First Nation.
Historically, the evacuation has taken place in late April or early May.
Kapuskasing’s Mayor, Al Spacek, says the effort is a collaboration between the Fire Marshal’s Office, Indigenous Affairs Canada, the MNR and the town itself.
Evacuation Coordinator Gerry Demeules says Kap isn’t the only community that pitches in.
Others towns have stepped up to the plate, such as Smooth Rock Falls and Kirkland Lake to accept evacuees.
Demeules says thanks to modern technology, monitoring the situation in Kashechewan has become considerably safer.