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Getting food into Pikangikum has a sense of urgency, as there is a narrow window of time when the RFDA is able to safely deliver food to the community before the winter freeze sets in. Both the Health Centre and School Meal Program are desperately in need of food, and cannot wait an additional two months until the ice roads fully form.
TORONTO - The Ontario government says people evacuated from their communities because of fires in the northern part of the province could be able to return soon.Deputy Community Safety Minister Ian Davidson says the govenment is starting to plan their return with affected First Nations communities and it could happen "relatively quickly."
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- DRYDEN, Ont. - It is not necessary to declare a state of emergency right now to deal with forest fires that have driven thousands of people from their homes in northwestern Ontar...