Timmins city council is helping to support the displaced residents of Kashechewan in the future, with many flying home today from host communities.

The remote, fly-in First Nations community is forced to evacuate every year as the community’s levee is crumbling, and the Albany River threatens to flood the area.

Mayor Steve Black says those evacuations force some residents as far as Toronto or Ottawa, but he says Timmins can help.

City council passed a resolution during last week’s meeting to have Timmins considered before cities further south.

It is now on Emergency Management Ontario to take the next step.

With files from: Taylor Ablett